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Appendix 4-27 Intelligence Research Specialist (Anti-Fraud), GS-0132-07
The incumbent of this position serves as a advance trainee who assists in compiling preliminary analysis of immigration intelligence data for higher-graded specialist. In addition, makes operational decisions, 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 application, petitions, and leads obtained f
rom a variety of sources.
PERFORMS TRAINEE WORK 100%
As an advanced trainee, increases knowledge, skills, and abilities in the occupation. Researches regulations and other pertinent directives for answers to questions prior to consulting with the supervisor or a higher-grade employee. Successfully completes required formal and on-the-job training, and demonstrates a progressive ability to independently accomplish assignments.
Assignments are varied in nature, yet limited in complexity. They are structured to provide a means by which the incumbent can display and validate a working knowledge of regulations, policies, and analytical procedures and apply an increasingly full-range of the principles, concepts, and work processes common to the occupation. Makes acceptable recommendations with respect to policies and procedures.
Increases networks and contacts beneficial to the successful performance of assignments. Conducts regular interactions with colleagues and supervisors in order to complete work assignments. Contacts extend beyond the immediate work area and the work requires effective coordination and solicitation of cooperative efforts from other administrative or support staff.
Interprets and applies pertinent regulations and style manuals governing written communications in order to prepare written materials which communicate the intended information. Researches and analyzes data, issues, and information that support project recommendations or the work assignments of higher-grade specialists. Prepares well-researched and logically organized presentations related to work assignments. Presents facts, issues, and positions that convey the intended information with the appropriate di
plomacy and emphasis.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
Performs other duties as assigned.
FACTOR 1-6 KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED BY THE POSITION
The work requires a basic foundation of the concepts and principles of the conventional methodology required within the occupation. The knowledge would typically be gained through extensive practical experience and formal training in the occupation or a bachelor's degree program in the occupation and additional experience/internship in the field. Additionally, a general familiarity with the Agency's practices, policies, and procedures is required for the advanced trainee to perform assignments independently
A top secret clearance is required.
FACTOR 2-2 SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
The supervisor provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what is to be done, limitations, quality and quantity expected, deadlines, and priority of assignments. The supervisor provides additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods or advice on source material available.
Uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instructions, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions to the supervisor for decision or help. The supervisor assures that finished work and methods used are technically accurate and in compliance with instructions or established procedures. However, review of the work increases if the employee has not previously performed similar assignments.
FACTOR 3-2 GUIDELINES
Uses established guidelines in the form of standard instructions, literature, precedents and practices concerned with the assigned function. Judgment is required in locating and selecting the most appropriate guidelines and references. This may include exercising discretion, such as selecting among alternatives and making minor deviations occasionally to adapt guidelines to specific cases. Situations to which existing guidelines are inapplicable or those requiring significant deviations are referred to the
Factor 4-2 Complexity
Assignments consist of specific, well-defined tasks, which typically are designed to orient the employee in the administrative policies and regulations, technical programs, organization operating procedures, and the specialty area with which the organization is concerned. The differences among assignments are easily recognized and are of a factual nature such as a specified analysis, action, or procedure to carry out. Typically, work is routine and includes carrying out common qualitative and quantitative a
nalyses; implementing routine programs; and/or preparing guides, draft decisions, or tentative opinion.
FACTOR 5-2 SCOPE AND EFFECT
Work involves routine or well-established procedures that comprise a complete segment of an assignment or project of broader scope. Work efforts affect the accuracy and reliability of the work being performed by other administrative employees.
FACTOR 6-2 PERSONAL CONTACTS
Contacts are with a number of individuals in the employee's organization or setting, but outside the employees immediate work unit. Contacts typically include customers seeking assistance or services from the employee.
FACTOR 7-1 PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
Contacts are for the purpose of exchanging factual information.
FACTOR 8-1 PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Work is primarily sedentary, although some walking or bending may be involved in coordinating services.
FACTOR 9-1 WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is usually conducted in offices and office areas where there may be occasional exposure to unsafe practices or conditions associated with office operations that require normal safety precautions.