Intelligence Research Specialist

Washington, D.C
Dec 04, 2021
Dec 11, 2021
Full Time

  • Incumbent is responsible for tactical, operational, and strategic level all-source analysis of classified and unclassified reporting to identify threats posed by those internal to the agency and those associated with foreign intelligence entities who are targeting CBP and/or U.S. national security interests.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external partners on CI and Insider Threat (InT) activities to include the development of finished intelligence and counterintelligence products.
  • Ensure that all intelligence analytical processes align with all pertinent CBP legal authorities, policies, and guidelines; and complies with accepted standards, including those established by the CBP Intelligence Enterprise Key Intelligence Officials.
  • Contribute to short and long term planning and use intelligence processes and methods to support threat prioritization.
  • Through systematic and comprehensive research, identify and evaluate the adversarial capabilities, composition, and nature of the threat posed by the adversary. In addition, assess the impact to CBP's mission and assist in formulating potential courses of action for threat mitigation.
  • Produces analytic assessments, reports, and briefings regarding topics of CI or InT significance
  • that impact CBP personnel, assets, operations, and information. In addition, produce or assist in the production of products that inform CBP and IC stakeholders of counterintelligence anomalies, efforts by foreign intelligence entities to compromise CBP programs and operations, and counterintelligence trends, threats, and intelligence gaps.
  • Establish and maintain a close working relationship with regional and national-level counterparts on CI matters to promote unity of effort and synergy throughout the whole of government.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at or above the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Display excellent writing skills, including the completion of sophisticated written assignments;
  • Exhibit the ability to identify risks and vulnerabilities to agency operations, including the identification of potential problems with some aspect of how your employer or client conducted its operations
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).