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APPENDIX 4-24 INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST (ANTI-FRAUD), GS-0132-12
This position is located in one of the 5 Service Centers. This position serves as the primary liaison and contact between the Bureau and the Intelligence community. The incumbent provides policy input for the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security and leads major intelligence projects. The incumbent is responsible for the production of immigration intelligence for major functional or geographic areas and for the dissemination of an intelligence product that supports the mission of the office.
This position is located in the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security, BCIS. Subject position is located at one of the 5 Service Centers and serves as liaison between the FDNS Service Center and the Intelligence community. The parenthetical (Anti-Fraud) is added since subject position, among other responsibilities functions to identify fraud trends and patterns through complex analyses and investigations; e.g., analysis of data captured from applications, petitions, and leads obtained from a varie
ty of sources.
POLICY AND PROCEDURE DEVELOPMENT 20%
Assists in identifying key technical issues and evaluating alternatives for complex administrative and technical policies or procedures, such as proposing revisions to an existing procedure for collecting, controlling, and disseminating document-related intelligence information in different geographic echelons.
Participates in developing and drafting polices, procedures, and guidelines required to accomplish overall or special segments of the Intelligence program. Identifies or determines the need for revisions, changes, and deletions of existing policies, procedures, and practices, based on awareness of current operational needs/problems and intelligence factors external to the agency. Performs research and analysis and drafts written documentation. Obtains input, review, and concurrence of the affected parties.
Identifies key policy issues, evaluates alternatives, and makes recommendations to senior management officials. Analyzes the long-term impacts of existing and proposed legislation.
INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH STUDY REPORTING 20%
Subject position identifies fraud trends and patterns through complex analyses of intelligence data captured.
Determines the content and extent of highly technical intelligence to be included in reports and briefings for high-ranking officials or policy makers. Prepares analyses that identify, interpret, and explain pertinent issues and developments to the formulation and execution of actions or policy.
Prepares reports that recommend organization positions on controversial or disputed issues. Establishes relationships with and coordinates results and release of information between other jurisdictions and agencies. Represents the organization on committees and work groups that address issues of critical interest to the intelligence research and analysis program. Ensures that organization needs and interests are effectively represented and that highly sensitive information is shared or released.
LIAISON AND OPERATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS 15%
Analyzes complex problems or interrelated issues in developing and maintaining relationships with various stakeholders, such as resolving issues affiliated with implementing plans for enhancing relationships with individuals in the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Independently plans and carries out a wide variety of tasks to participate in the planning and execution of major liaison activities in support of an organizational program. Develops and implements plans designed to enhance relationships with targeted stakeholders.
Serves as an interface between the agency and components of the U.S. Intelligence Community. Provides on-site intelligence input to field officers involved in criminal investigations. Coordinates and monitors intelligence operations related to the Immigration and Nationality Act, Maintains liaison with other government agencies on intelligence projects relating to national security or criminal cases.
Serves as a contact for agency program managers (field and headquarters) for resolving questions and problems, exploring issues or ideas, and coordinating specific activities and projects. Participates in inter-or intra-agency task forces or special project groups that evaluate and/or implement established program policy objectives.
INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION 15%
Analyzes and evaluates large volumes of intelligence materials of a highly specialized, particularly sensitive nature, relative to their importance and impact on foreign policy. Assesses the validity, accuracy, reliability, relevance, and urgency of all information related to the assignment area. Develops additional methodologies to supplement conventional intelligence evaluation.
INTELLIGENCE DATA DISSEMINATION OPERATIONS
Performs long-range planning for the data dissemination program, applying different and unrelated methods to develop and recommend solutions to minimize actual and potential problems. Provides information pertaining to the most complex or strategically important intelligence dissemination operations. Provides and interprets detailed information about a specific project. Maintains liaisons with personnel in assigned and related fields, such as those in other intelligence agencies and allied and foreign gover
nments, to discuss mutual intelligence problems and production efforts.
INTELLIGENCE DATA ACQUISITION PLANNING AND OPERATIONS 15%
Monitors intelligence trends to determine levels of coverage provided and required, and to anticipate and formulate new operations requirements. Plans and provides projected data and requirements and estimates scope or form of future situations affecting a wide range of agency intelligence activities.
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problems which involve many variables. Prepares basic-descriptive and current-reportorial intelligence reports, collection manuals, and instructions to field collectors in their assigned area of responsibility. Evaluates incoming reports and information. Arranges for and participates in the briefing and debriefing of attaches and other returning from, or undertaking, foreign travel.
Advises on potential information sources within and outside the intelligence community. Reviews collection requirements and directs requirements to the proper collection activity. Serves as liaison representative with officials of government agencies and non-governmental organizations.
Analysis and evaluation consists of developing material to a point of substantial completion and validating for purpose for which it is being used. When analysis and evaluation assignments include data with significant gaps or data not satisfactorily validated, interpretations and projections are developed under the guidance of a senior specialist.
FACTOR 5-4 SCOPE AND EFFECT
Represents organization with private contractors and outside intelligence sources. Travels domestically and oversees when problems and projects are of a highly specialized or significant nature require the attention of a highly qualified technician.
Participates in the development of research programs and reviews and evaluates the results of these program until they are fully operational. Prepares justification of projects and briefs top agency personnel on the purpose and progress.
FACTOR 6-3 PERSONAL CONTACTS
Maintains contacts with counterparts in other intelligence organizations to keep abreast of current developments, to resolve problems, to eliminate duplication, and to provide free flow of information on matters of intelligence interest.
Carries out personal coordinating and liaison with counterparts and colleagues throughout the intelligence community and using agencies.
FACTOR 7-3 PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
The purpose of contacts is to explain the intelligence needs of the agency or to give guidance and assistance in the field of competence. Gives professional guidance and technical assistance in the intelligence area of expertise, and serves as coordinator of projects jointly undertaken with other agencies.
FACTOR 8-1 PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is sedentary and is usually accomplished seated comfortably at a desk. Some walking and some travel away from the work site are required. No special physical effort or ability is required to perform the work.
FACTOR 9-1 WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment is normally an office, conference room, library, or similar setting. Common sense safety precautions are observed. There may be intermittent exposure to varied weather conditions when traveling in the course of performing the work.