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APPENDIX 4-25 RESEARCH SPECIALIST (ANTI-FRAUD) GS-0132-11
[Reserved for additional position description]
Typically the specialist is thoroughly familiar with the guidelines that apply to routine work situations and also is becoming adept at interpreting and applying guidelines and precedents in non-routine situations without referring question to others. The work assigned typically has aspect of sensitivity, which requires more mature judgment regarding the implications of choices of methodology.
Factor 4-4 Complexity
Applies (and modifies, if necessary) established intelligence practices to specific 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 5-3 SCOPE AND EFFECT
Prepares finished studies of factual data, which may be complete, or assigned portions of contributions of larger studies, statistical compilations, or intelligence publications. Finished intelligence does not require projection of data or estimates of probability.
Prepares collection instructions, guides, and manuals for use by collection activities, and participates in the review and evaluation of the collection process.
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 7-2 Purpose of Contacts
Participates on a working level in interagency conferences and meetings concerned with coordination and planning or projects and establishes mutual working relations with counterparts.
Performs liaison functions with other organizations. Is not the major official channel of communication between the organizations but is responsible for effective presentation of each organization's needs in specific cases and for establishing harmonious working relations with counterparts.
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.