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Intelligence Research Specialist

Company: Department Of Justice
Location: Mcallen
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

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Summary

One position is located in the Office of Field Operations, Houston Field Division, Houston IV (CGIC), in Houston, TX. Three positions are located in the San Antonio IV (CGIC), in San Antonio, TX, Laredo, TX, and McAllen, TX.

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Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of Senior Intelligence Research Specialist or Special Agent, clarifies the nature of investigative intelligence indicators, provides investigative leads, request data to suggest possible new avenue of investigation, and researches information for use in responding to collateral requests.
  • Performing complex analyses of raw primary and secondary data queried from various sources, i.e., internal and external automated data base systems, intelligence reports and case.
  • Providing detailed analytical reports of the activities of crime groups.
  • Conducting validation of sources and evaluates information derived from cooperating witnesses, assets and informants, and preparing production reviews of asset/informant/cooperating witness validation efforts.
  • Accessing local and national intelligence information databases to respond to and validate requests for information.
  • Developing and maintaining computerized intelligence databases to generate statistical and relational reports.
  • Makes recommendations for modifications and improvements to existing systems and establishes new collection techniques for unique investigations.
  • Performing liaison and coordination functions with counterparts and personnel throughout the intelligence communities.

Responsibilities will increase and assignments will become more complex as your training and experience progresses.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - This position requires the incumbents, upon selection and acceptance of this position will be required to attend a mandatory 4-week training. Travel to attend this mandatory training and to provide on-site analytical support during missions in the field or with other counterpart agencies during significant events may be required. The duration of the travel may be approximately 30-days or more.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

13 - Employee must meet ATF's performance standards and demonstrate the potential to perform at the GS-13 level to be promoted. The successful candidate will be provided with additional information regarding advancement once hired.

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0132 Intelligence

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Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See www.sss.gov
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.

The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

MOBILITY PLAN: New employees hired pursuant to this vacancy announcement must sign a mobility agreement. The purpose of ATF's mobility policy is to enhance career development and progression, and achieve mission and business effectiveness. To accomplish these objectives, the mobility plan will facilitate the movement of employees through special short-term assignments or permanent reassignments throughout the Bureau. Applicants who decline to sign a mobility agreement, as required, will be removed from the hiring process.

Qualifications

To qualify for the Intelligence Research Specialist at the GS-11, candidates must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-9 grade level performing duties such as: Collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information; using a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analysis, visual investigative analyses, crime mapping, and telephone toll record analyses to support investigative operations; extracting, compiling and analyzing factual information based on requests from special agents; presenting briefings on a variety of intelligence topics to other law enforcement and intelligence agencies and organizations; maintaining and modifying computerized reports that contain original analyses, conclusions and recommendations. Producing finished intelligence reports based on a review of data from various sources; and providing guidance and technical assistance to junior intelligence research specialist within the organization.

Please do not cut and paste the position description, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume, as this will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

The GS-11 salary range for Houston, TX starts at $74,334. The GS-11 salary range for San Antonio, TX starts at $65,106. The GS-11 salary range for Laredo, TX starts at $66,283. The GS-11 salary range for McAllen, TX starts at $64,649. If you are a new federal (civil service) employee, your starting salary will be set at the Step 1 for this position and the grade level for which you are selected.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). The ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): (for Merit Promotion announcements) VEOA allows eligible veterans to apply and compete for positions announced under merit promotion procedures when the hiring agency is recruiting from outside its own workforce. To be eligible for a Veteran Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) appointment, a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed three (3) or more years of continuous active military service. If you are applying for a Merit Promotion announcement and wish to be considered under the VEOA, you must submit a copy of the Member Copy 4 of your DD-214, in addition to any other required documents listed on this announcement.

Education

In lieu of experience you may qualify with a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a degree in a field of study related to this position such as social sciences, criminal justice, business and public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology or other field of study that provides them with knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position OR LL.M., if related OR combination of education and experience.

If using education to qualify, must provide a copy of unofficial or official transcripts.

All academic degrees and course work must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria see www.ed.gov.

Keywords: Department Of Justice, McAllen , Intelligence Research Specialist, Other , Mcallen, Texas

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