Job Title: Intelligence Research SpecialistJob Announcement Number: 14-DEU-167-VAE
Department: Department Of Justice
Agency: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
/ Per Year
Thursday, February 20, 2014 to
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
Full Time -
2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Trenton, NJ View Map
Philadelphia, PA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
Applications will be accepted from all U.S. citizens.
About the Agency
These positions are located in the following Office of Field Operations Divisions and Field Offices:
Philadelphia Field Division, Philadelphia V Field Office - Duty location is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Salary range $61,857 - $96,382
Newark Field Division, New Jersey IV Field Office - Duty location is Trenton, New Jersey. Salary range $65,377 to 101,866
Serves as a technical consultant to the Special Agent in Charge (SAC) and other division managers on intelligence issues affecting the division and the agency. Provides information and makes recommendations to law enforcement personnel based on significant and critical intelligence trends, developments, analyses, and changes in procedures.
Note: Although the full promotion potential of these positions is GS-13, promotion to this level is not automatic nor guaranteed. In order to advance, employees must meet ATF's performance standards and demonstrate the potential to perform work at the GS-13 level to be promoted. The successful candidates will be provided with additional information regarding advancement once hired.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- May be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- Pass drug screening and subject to random drug test.
- Males must meet Selective Service System requirements. See www.sss.gov
- Must successfully obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
GS-11: You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level. Specialized experience for this level include: Collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information; Using a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analyses, 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; Developing, maintaining, and modifying computerized intelligence databases to generate statistical and relational reports;and Drafting multiple, complex intelligence reports that contain original analysis, conclusions and recommendations.
Education: Applicant must have a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, in a field of study related to this position such as social sciences, business and public administration, behavioral sciences, and sociology or other field of study that provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Combination of Education and Experience: Applicants must possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience totaling 100% of the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Only graduate education in excess of two years (i.e., 36 semester hours) may be combined with experience under this standard.
All academic degrees and coursework 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.
If using education to qualify, transcripts must be included to be considered.
GS-12: You must possess one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level. Specialized experience for this level include: Collecting, analyzing and disseminating intelligence information; Using a variety of intelligence-gathering methods including link analyses, 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; Developing, maintaining, and modifying computerized intelligence databases to generate statistical and relational reports;Drafting multiple, complex intelligence reports that contain original analysis, 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 and investigative personnel with the organization.
To qualify, you must meet all qualification requirements described in this announcement by the closing date.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under ATF's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Gold - applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of possession of all evaluation criteria, Silver - applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of possession of the evaluation criteria or Bronze - applicants possessing the specialized experience. Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the Gold category who are eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans preference eligibles. The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:
1. Knowledge and skill in the application of intelligence techniques and analytical methodology.
2. Knowledge and experience in law enforcement intelligence techniques and operations.
3. Knowledge and skill in performing evaluations of trends and patterns of violent crime, performing analyses of such areas as firearms trafficking and trace information and ballistics technology.
4. Experience in providing instruction to law enforcement personnel on the results of evaluations of violent crime.
5. Knowledge and skill in creating maps, charts, and diagrams in support of analyses.
6. Knowledge of automated systems to determine the need for and the design of intelligence databases.
7. Oral and written communication skills.
To preview questions please click here.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
This job is filled through a 3-step on-line application process. STEP ONE - (Online Resume- USAJOBS) You must create a user account and at least one Federal resume at USAJOBS. Information you provide in USAJOBS is general information completed by all applicants. The information you provide and your Federal resume will become part of your application and will automatically be transferred to CareerConnector when you apply online. If you have an existing USAJOBS account, simply login and select the resume you wish to include with your application package for this announcement. STEP TWO - (Vacancy Specific Questions CareerConnector) In CareerConnector, you will answer vacancy specific questions necessary to evaluate your qualifications for the job to which you are applying. When completed, the information you provided at USAJOBS and the answers to the CareerConnector questions will become your application package. STEP THREE - (Supporting Documentation) You may upload supporting documentation in one of two ways: (l) Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application package. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process, or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS, or simply fax supporting documentation, which will provide you the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted to the appropriate vacancy announcement. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet. (2) You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you have located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online". Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select "Upload" in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded and click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g. DD-214) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
It is your responsibility to ensure all documents are received on time and the materials are readable. If applying on-line poses a hardship to any applicant, please contact us at the telephone number listed on this announcement. Applicants MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE to speak to someone who can provide assistance for on-line submission. Requests for extensions will not be granted. Paper applications submitted without prior approval from the agency point of contact may be handled as incomplete. IMPORTANT INFORMATION: If your contact information changes after the closing date of this vacancy announcement, update your profile information in MYUSAJOBS as well as contact the Human Resources Specialist listed on this vacancy announcement to ensure you can be contacted throughout the selection process.
(1) Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional) (2) Veterans' preference documentation (includes DD-214, member copy #4; VA letter; SF-15, October 2013 version will only be accepted), if applicable. (3) CTAP/ICTAP documentation, if applicable. (4) unofficial or official transcripts. Prior to selection, the candidate may be required to provide an original copy of any supporting/validating documentation as well as other documentation to verify eligibility. All required materials must be uploaded using the supporting documentation instructions described in the announcement. Failure to provide the required documentation by the closing date of this announcement will result in elimination of further consideration for this position.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After the vacancy closes, the Human Resources Office will use the application package to automatically rate, rank and certify candidates. You can check the status of your application anytime by accessing the USAJOBS online application system at http://www.usajobs.gov. You will need to provide your USAJOBS User ID and Password to access the Track your Online Job Application feature. You may also click on the link provided to access additional information on Career Connector. All applicants will be notified at four (4) stages in the hiring process: (1) upon receipt of your application; (2) after your qualifications have been assessed; (3) whether or not you've been referred to the Selecting Official; and (4) whether or not you've been selected for the position. The hiring manager makes a selection from among applicants in the Gold category. If your name is sent to the hiring manager, you may be invited for an interview.