Intelligence Analyst II

Commonwealth of Massachusetts - Maynard, MA (30+ days ago)3.9


SPECIAL NOTE: You must state your desired regional preference in your cover letter: North Shore, South Shore, Western Massachusetts or any location.

Serve as watch officers in public safety and security operations centers to maintain a front-line point of contact and security presence, process incoming information from multiple sources, collect, classify and route information, and contribute to a stable state of situational awareness within the agency and the Commonwealth; Conduct research into secure and open-source law enforcement and information databases to identify and acquire data that may prove relevant to developing actionable intelligence for criminal cases, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement agency use, and current and future public safety and homeland security operations; Process incoming requests for data and generate complex qualitative and quantitative reports and other appropriate intelligence products to support law enforcement operations and criminal investigations; Engage in multiple methods of data treatment, such as collecting, organizing and validating raw data through link analyses, flow analyses, financial analyses and/or time series analyses, in order to create reports, summaries and preliminary data products to build cases, assess and evaluate information received, and initiate the production of actionable intelligence; Synthesize input from multiple data streams, such as geographic, intelligence and statistical reports, to create topographical, resource, crime and related maps, models and graphic representations via computer-aided design and simulation applications; Draw conclusions based on deductive and inductive reasoning to formulate recommendations; Prepare intelligence reports by writing summaries and detailed analyses and developing related charts, graphs, matrices, tables, maps and other illustrative devices in order to present and organize information, support findings and conclusions, and substantiate recommendations; Monitor open-source and law enforcement sensitive communications such as internet traffic, teletype messages, scholarly and general interest articles, professional publications, public safety bulletins and advisories, and public information exchanged via meetings, minutes and summaries to maintain awareness of threats, trends and critical information in multi-jurisdictional law enforcement domains such as violent fugitive apprehension and financial crime; Perform liaison duties for intake and outreach with federal, state, local and private sector entities within the criminal information, intelligence, and public safety and homeland security communities to build relationships on behalf of the agency and secretariat. Solicit user participation in contributing information to various intelligence databases and information networks and promote unit services to relevant outside parties to encourage the exchange of criminal intelligence information between agencies; Maintain current inventory of statewide critical infrastructure and key assets. Contribute actionable intelligence upon request to support prevention and security efforts within the state relative to protecting critical infrastructure, key assets and the integrity of enterprises, industries and institutions; Adhere to prevailing state and federal laws and policies regarding the handling of criminal offender record information and document classification markings including sensitive but unclassified and classified information; Collect and rapidly assimilate information to author special topics bulletins, advisories, reports and related publications, to produce special flyers on criminal subjects and to disseminate reports, bulletins, advisories and related publications in support of law enforcement operations; Coordinate the exchange of interstate and intrastate information pertaining to criminal activity and criminal movement; Establish criminal pedigrees that include identification of criminal history and criminal relationships to aid in making connections between members of criminal organizations; Evaluate cellular/telecommunications data such as phone calls, email activity, text messages etc. to quantify criminal plotting and conspiracy activities; Create and maintain tables, coding and queries within relational databases to capture the ongoing collection of intelligence in an assigned area of specialty or to support criminal investigations; Coordinate projects and operations by tracking time-sensitive events, securing, obtaining and/or disseminating resources, to include intelligence collection equipment and devices, and organizing and scheduling activities in order to meet deadlines and milestone goals; Attend meetings and conferences to obtain or disseminate information and criminal intelligence and to receive or share information regarding unit issues and work activities; Train internal and external personnel on intelligence collection techniques and resources available to provide information on unit services and to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws; Determine authorization of requestors to receive intelligence and other confidential or sensitive information and collect and disseminate information in accordance with applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules, policies and guidelines. Exercise professional judgment and discretion in the dissemination of oral and written communication in order to safeguard confidential information; Gather and summarize data to provide accurate information for briefs, reports and correspondence. Submit reports (e.g. monthly activity, budgetary, statistical etc.) upon request to provide accurate information to management; Coordinate security and application access for agency end-users of criminal justice information systems or external users of agency-based intelligence information systems when needed; Conduct computer-based background research on suspects or known criminals under investigation, applicants for security clearances, and other persons of interest; Participate in accreditation compliance activities for the work unit when applicable; Provide testimony in various legal proceedings and forums relative to prosecutions and ongoing criminal investigations; Meet with law enforcement officials to identify gaps in existing criminal investigation and intelligence data, to collect raw data, and to evaluate investigatory progress for the purpose of exchanging or gathering information to start or build a case file; Analyze criminal intelligence information to predict the capabilities and vulnerabilities of investigative and public safety strategies. Utilize contrarian analysis, alternative competing hypotheses, scenarios, alternative futures analysis and other techniques to develop analytical findings; Evaluate complex data and received intelligence to cultivate possible leads and develop further direction for deeper investigation into criminal activity and public safety threats. Conduct research and intelligence analysis of significant criminal threats to public safety and homeland security on a proactive basis; Conduct threat/vulnerability assessments. Produce intelligence related to critical infrastructure and maintain relationships with critical infrastructure operators; Prepare comprehensive documentation (i.e. case files) of intelligence products generated, and classified and unclassified data researched, to accurately reflect the information collected and analyzed over the course of an investigation; Determine the structure and operation on a tactical level of criminal groups such as organized crime families, terrorist cells, and gangs by researching and analyzing intelligence relating to patterns, trends and group movements. Study assets of suspects to determine the flow of money into and out of targeted groups. Analyze intelligence data to anticipate future gang, organized crime, and terrorist activity; Coordinate services and resolve problems and facilitate the flow of intelligence information between the agency, criminal information networks and other stakeholders; Supervise and monitor the establishment, maintenance, retention, discontinuation and security of criminal information, intelligence and public safety databases and files to ensure confidentiality, comply with federal, state and local laws, and assure accuracy and proper dissemination of information. Assist in the research, development, testing and modifying of new or revised databases by providing input on required fields, values, formats and logic in order to ensure accuracy of data transfer, compliance with regulations and to meet user needs; Conduct meetings to exchange information pertaining to criminal activities or unit issues and procedures to maintain effective unit operations; Design, develop, and modify training curricula and/or content and materials in a specialty area. Administer specialized training programs for an assigned subject matter area, to include scheduling, equipment handling, workspace organization and procedures; Review analytical intelligence and law enforcement publications, bulletins and teletypes, attend meetings and undergo training to remain current on job-related procedures, law enforcement investigation and intelligence issues, and methodological innovations; Contribute to the update and maintenance of effective standard operating procedures for unit activities by making recommendations, conducting research and collaborating on drafting appropriate language, references and source citations; Perform periodic reviews of existing reports and records to determine those which should be purged based upon records retention laws, unit procedures, and related factors ;Based on assignment, incumbents at the Intelligence Analyst II level may also: Inspect devices and systems to identify digital evidence. Acquire and preserve electronic data from systems, mobile devices, and servers via forensically accepted methods and practices. Examine digital evidence in support of criminal investigations.

Qualifications

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.
SPECIAL NOTE: IF YOU DO NOT MEET THESE MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS, DO NOT APPLY, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS OPENING. THIS IS NOT AN ENTRY LEVEL POSITION.

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have (A) at least four years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in work for which analysis, research, investigation or communications was the primary responsibility, which may include service in the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of Intelligence Specialist or a similar MOS, and (B) a Bachelor's degree or higher in a social science or liberal arts discipline, or (C) an equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.

Applicants must be able to obtain a Secret-level security clearance.

Candidates are required to have a current and valid motor vehicle operator’s license at a class level specific to assignment.

Substitutions:
I. A post-undergraduate certificate in crime analysis, intelligence research or a similar area of study may be substituted for one year of the required (A) experience.

II. A Master's degree in criminal justice or a related social science discipline may be substituted for one year of the (A) required experience.

III. A Master’s degree in criminal justice or a related social science discipline, plus a post-undergraduate certificate or completed graduate-level fellowship or internship in crime analysis, intelligence research or a similar area of study, may be substituted for two years of the required experience.