This position is located in the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DCHSEMA), Fusion Center (Washington Regional Threat Analysis Center (WRTAC). The mission of DCHSEMA is to support and coordinate homeland security and emergency management efforts, ensuring that the District of Columbia's all-hazards emergency operations are prepared to protect against, plan for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made hazards. DCHSEMA assumes the continuity of government during and following major disasters. The mission is accomplished in partnership with District, federal and regional agencies as well as many private sector organizations.
Incumbent will, under supervision, provide intelligence support and information dissemination to members of local and federal homeland security agencies throughout the District of Columbia, National Capital Region (NCR), and other similar centers in the United States. The work involves the collection, analysis, evaluation, interpretation, and dissemination of information on political, economic, social, cultural, physical, geographic, or scientific conditions, and trends and forces in domestic areas that directly and indirectly affect the security of the NCR. The work requires the application of analytic proficiency and sound judgment to all conclusions and recommendations.
The incumbent will perform and provide intelligence analysis, information dissemination, and liaison with other stakeholders. The incumbent will work alongside other analysts to plan, coordinate, and conduct strategic and tactical analysis of information and intelligence, as well as assist in determining and defining essential elements of information required and the most effective method for collection efforts.
Communicate regularly and effectively (orally and in writing) with a range of federal, state, local, private sector, academic, non-governmental organization (NGO), and professional association entities. Provide rapid response to ad hoc requests from decision makers (e.g., special intelligence analysis or personal briefings). Provide deconfliction services for first responders.
Plan, coordinate and conduct the collection and analysis of strategic and tactical intelligence. Develop analytical tools and methodologies to fill present gaps and address future gaps. Plan and establish short and long-range collection requirements. Assess difficulties encountered and recommend changes in direction and approach for collecting data.
Maintain awareness of key customer/stakeholder information needs through both direct contact and research. Maintain continuous liaison with diverse homeland security organizations, states, regional operational watch centers, and national intelligence community organizations. Identify and prioritize intelligence gaps and communicate them to customers/stakeholders. Cultivate and maintain a current and thorough understanding of assigned subject matter, to include awareness of other agency activities related to assigned subject matter portfolio. Maintain an in-depth understanding of foreign and domestic terrorist threats facing the District of Columbia.
Review reported tips and leads for threat information and situational awareness, including determining location, activity and reporting trends. Collect and validate intelligence, assessing the credibility of information and reliability of sources. With guidance from the Bureau Chief, produce information for customer release relating to public safety education and prevention of criminal activity.
Explore anomalies, new developments, and trends that threaten security. Review and analyze new data with information already in intelligence databases and disseminate intelligence as appropriate. Disseminate and use intelligence material in compliance with classification restrictions, law, and procedures and policies.
Assist in planning and establishing short and long range collection requirements, and initiate new administrative procedures in fusion intelligence collection. Assess unforeseen developments, new phenomena, and difficulties encountered, and recommend changes in direction and administrative procedures in fusion intelligence collection. Assess unforeseen developments, new phenomena, and difficulties encountered, and recommend changes in direction and approach.
Conceptualize, develop, and coordinate value-added synthesis and analysis products to address key customer/stakeholder information needs in a manner suitable for the subject matter and audience. Apply analytic expertise and sound judgment to all conclusions and recommendations.
Participate in the development and refinement of product lines and schedules for assigned subject matter portfolios, ensuring relevance and value for respective customers/stakeholders. Ensure that content and style of intelligence products adheres to the quality standards set forth by the intelligence community, meets customer and stakeholder needs, and corresponds to intelligence requirements.
Provide analysis of incoming raw information to Emergency Operations Center personnel and stakeholders. Sort, collate, and process incoming data. Generate tactical reports to include value-added situation reports. Disseminate, research, and respond to requests for information (RFIs).
Assist in the development of analytical tools and methodologies to fill present gaps and address future gaps. Assist in determining and defining essential elements of information required and the most effective method for collection efforts. Help to plan, coordinate, and conduct the collection and analysis of strategic and tactical intelligence.
Evaluate and interpret information and form judgments. Participate in interagency committees and meetings as representatives of the organization within their assigned area.
Follow standard work procedures. Seek assistance and advice for problems and approval for major changes in approach. Exercise judgment in adapting basic intelligence techniques to particular situations and in evaluating the validity and pertinence of data and reports.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
This position is a part of the Collective Bargaining Unit (CBU) FAH/HSEMA.
Experience that equips the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
General experience is one (1) year of progressive experience, which was equivalent to at least a one (1) grade below, which demonstrates the ability to:
1. Analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions
2. Plan and organize work
3. Communicate effectively orally and in writing
Such experience may have been gained in administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work. Experience must be functional and relevant in legislative and policy issue, regulations, legislative decisions, or other responsible work may be qualifying as long as it provides evidence of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) necessary to perform the duties of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience directly related to the line of work of the position that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
Experience in a general clerical nature (typing, filing, routine procedural processing, maintaining records, or other non-specialized tasks) is not creditable.
Licensures, Certifications, and Other Requirements
Incumbent must possess or be able to acquire and maintain a SECRET level security clearance from the Department of Homeland Security. Incumbent is subject to work call-back to support critical or emergency situations.
The incumbent will fulfill all training and activation requirements as part of the Incident Management Support Team (IMST) within the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Demonstrate competence in the EOC role and complete position specific training towards certification in designated role.
A Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a field of study related to terrorism/counterterrorism, critical infrastructure protection, fire/emergency medical service, emergency management, public health, cyber security, law enforcement, or related field is required or a Master’s degree in a related field of study can be substituted for experience, requiring two years of the aforementioned experience with a Master’s degree preferred.
Minimum of three years of experience working as an intelligence analyst or in a relevant analysis function, preferably with the US intelligence, fusion center, and/or law enforcement communities is required for applicants with a Bachelor’s degree.
The work is performed in an office environment, conference room, and similar settings. Common sense safety precautions are observed. There may be intermittent exposure to varied weather conditions when traveling to and from the work site.
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Applications must be submitted online. You can obtain assistance by visiting the D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Customer Care Center located in the South Lobby at 441 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, or by visiting one of our partner agencies. All questions and inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.
Information to Applicants
Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.
Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligible applicants participating in the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.
A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.
Veteran’s preference is granted by law to disabled veterans, veterans who served on active duty in certain time periods or military operations, and, under certain conditions, to the spouses, widows, widowers, or mothers of deceased or disabled veterans.
Applicants who will retire or have retired at or above the rank of Major or Lieutenant Commander are not eligible for veteran’s preference unless your retirement is based upon a service connected disability. Applicants claiming veteran’s preference must submit official proof at the time of application.
Foster Care Youth Employment
A person currently or within the past five years participated in the Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) foster care program applying for a position within Career Service at the time of the application for the position may be awarded a 10-point foster care preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present a letter or other documentation from the Child and Family Services Agency.
Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.
The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.
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