Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist

Arlington, Virginia
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Full Time

These Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist positions are located in the following locations:
  • NIT - Global Strategic Intelligence Unit (NITG)
  • NIT - Predictive Intelligence Unit (NITP)
  • NSI - Sensitive Intelligence Support Unit (NSIS)
Among other duties, these positions will:
  • Plans and directs the activities of staff in the collection, evaluation, production and dissemination of drug law enforcement intelligence.
  • Oversees and plans the operations of an intelligence program with worldwide implications. Assesses unforeseen developments, new phenomena, and difficulties encountered.
  • Initiates, plans, and evaluates broad and comprehensive research and analysis programs, procedures, and policies.
  • Prepares and presents briefings to high-level federal, state, and local law enforcement representatives and to foreign dignitaries in regards to difficult, complex, and controversial drug trafficking issues.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members.
  • May be required to testify during career as an Intelligence Research Specialist.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Open to DEA Employees and CTAP Eligibles ONLY
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Polygraph Required
  • Mobility Agreement Required
  • Successful completion of a one-year supervisory probationary period is required (unless already completed)
  • Successful completion of the mandatory Basic Intelligence Research Specialist Training Course.


GS-14: Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 Federal grade level performing such duties as providing direction and leadership to a multi-agency staff engaged in the collection, analysis, evaluation, production, and dissemination of drug law enforcement intelligence in support of drug law enforcement activities; and performing preliminary research, analysis and evaluation of raw intelligence data for segments of large research projects and studies.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Research
  • Writing


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)


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