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APPENDIX 4-26 INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH SPECIALIST (ANTI-FRAUD), GS-0132-09
The incumbent of this position assist in compiling preliminary analysis of immigration intelligence data for higher-graded specialist. In addition, makes operational decision, acquires and allocates resources and policy input for the Office of Fraud Detection and National Security.
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 assist the identification of fraud trends and patterns through analyses and investigations; e.g., analysis of data captured from applications, petitions and leads obtained f
rom a variety of sources.
INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH STUDY REPORTING 30%
Prepares routine research study reports, or contributes to sections of major study documentation, statistical compilations, or other intelligence materials, that comprise a variety of factual background information on developments or trends significant to the topic or intelligence goals. Selects and reviews relevant data from classified and unclassified library resources, foreign equipment, documents, photography, raw data, and databases.
INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION 23%
Evaluates all available intelligence information pertaining to a complete but limited topic or assigned area of study, or contributing to a larger study in an area, such as one related to political, economic, social, technical or military conditions in one or more foreign countries. Alerts supervisor or higher-grade specialist of new information or emerging trends that merit further examination or study.
INTELLIGENCE DATA DISSEMINATION OPERATIONS 23%
Plans and carries out successive steps responding to oral, written or electronic requests from other organizations for intelligence information, applying the full range of established security protocols and rules to safeguard intelligence. Assists in the review and evaluation of the dissemination process.
INTELLIGENCE DATA ACQUISITION PLANNING AND OPERATIONS 23%
Collaborates with other intelligence organizations on straightforward intelligence-gathering problems, such as identifying intelligence gaps. Prepares general instructions, guides, and manuals describing aspects of intelligence collection for use by activities and organizations within the organization. Participates in the review and evaluation of the collection processes. Answers questions from policy officials regarding the sources and methods used to collect materials. Assembles corroborating information
regarding the source's reliability and credibility, the level of agreement between the information in question with known data, and the significance of the information.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
Performs other duties as assigned.
FACTOR 1-6 KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
Requires a good knowledge of the basic technical or operational aspects of subject-matter assignments, a familiarity with intelligence techniques and sources, and an understanding of current organization policies and attitudes.
Skill in intelligence gathering operations related to program activities and knowledge of interrogation and debriefing techniques in order to gather information and evidence.
A top secret clearance is required.
FACTOR 2-3 SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
Follows standard work procedures independently. Judgment is exercised in adapting basic intelligence techniques to a particular situation and in evaluating validity and pertinence of data and reports.
Completes most assignments without assistance from supervisors. Assistance and advice are available on problems and major changes in approach are approved prior to implementation. Keeps supervisor informed on problems and progress and reviews work for completeness and validity of data, compliance with instructions and procedures and for adequacy of results.
Factor 3-3 Guidelines
Procedures for performing the work are established and some specific guides are available. Guides are not completely applicable to many work situations.
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 an aspect of sensitivity, which requires more mature judgment regarding the implications of choices of methodology.
FACTOR 4-3 COMPLEXITY
In a research setting, position performs analysis, assimilation, and evaluation of all available intelligence information relating to assigned area of responsibility. Selects new and pertinent material for files and recognizes the need to call to the attention of superiors, important new information which may suggest the necessity for further examination or study.
In an operational setting, position fills requests for intelligence information levied on the organization by other intelligence organizations. May carry out liaison functions with other intelligence organizations with respect to uncomplicated individual problems.
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 6-2 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.
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 is 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.