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State of Massachusetts Intelligence Analyst II in Maynard, Massachusetts

This is a staff position in the Commonwealth Fusion Center. Incumbents use the methods of applied research and the intelligence cycle to analyze data, draw conclusions, formulate hypotheses, assess resources, create intelligence products, and provide valuable intelligence services to law enforcement and other public safety and homeland security officials in specific subject matter areas or for a specialty work unit. /DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:/ 1. Meet with law enforcement officials to identify gaps in existing criminal investigation and intelligence data, to collect raw data and to evaluate investigatory progress for the purpose of exchanging or gathering information to start or build a case file. 2. Analyze criminal intelligence information to predict the capabilities and vulnerabilities of investigative and public safety strategies. Utilize contrarian analysis, alternative competing hypotheses, scenarios, alternative futures analysis, and other techniques to develop analytical findings. 3. Evaluate complex data and received intelligence to cultivate possible leads and develop further direction for deeper investigation into criminal activity and public safety threats. Conduct research and intelligence analysis of significant criminal threats to public safety and homeland security on a proactive basis. 4. Prepare comprehensive documentation (i.e., case files) of intelligence products generated, and classified and unclassified data researched, to accurately reflect the information collected and analyzed over the course of an investigation. 5. Determine the structure and operation on a tactical level of criminal groups by researching and analyzing intelligence relating to patterns, trends, and group movements. Study assets of suspects to determine the flow of money into and out of targeted groups. Analyze intelligence data to anticipate future gang, organized crime activity. 6. Supervise and monitor the establishment, maintenance, retention, discontinuation and security of criminal information, intelligence and public safety databases and files to ensure confidentiality, comply with federal, state, and local laws, and assure accuracy and proper dissemination of information. Assist in the research, development, testing and modifying of new or revised databases by providing input on required fields, values, formats, and logic in order to ensure accuracy of data transfer, compliance with regulations and to meet user needs. 7. Conduct meetings to exchange information pertaining to criminal activities or unit issues and procedures to maintain effective unit operations. 8. Design, develop, and modify training curricula and/or content and materials in a specialty area. Administer specialized training programs for an assigned subject matter area, to include scheduling, equipment handling, workspace organization and procedures. 9. Review analytical intelligence and law enforcement publications, bulletins, and teletypes, attend meetings and undergo training to remain current on job-related procedures, law enforcement investigation and intelligence issues, and methodological innovations. 10. Perform periodic reviews of existing reports and records to determine those which should be purged based upon records retention laws, unit procedures, and related factors; Based on assignment, incumbents at the Intelligence Analyst II level may also: Inspect devices and systems to identify digital evidence. Acquire and preserve electronic data from systems, mobile devices, and servers via forensically accepted methods and practices. Examine digital evidence in support of criminal investigations. 11. Conduct research into secure and open-source law enforcement and information databases to identify and acquire data that may prove relevant to developing actionable intelligence for criminal cases. 12. Process incoming requests for data and generate complex qualitative and quantitative reports and other appropriate intelligence products to support law enforcement operations and criminal investigations; Engage in multiple methods of data treatment, such as collecting, organizing and validating raw data through link analyses, flow analyses, financial analyses and/or time series analyses, in order to create reports, summaries and preliminary data products to build cases, assess and evaluate information received, and initiate the production of actionable intelligence. 13. Draw conclusions based on deductive and inductive reasoning to formulate recommendations; Prepare intelligence reports by writing summaries and detailed analyses and developing related charts, graphs, matrices, tables, maps and other illustrative devices in order to present and organize information, support findings and conclusions, and substantiate recommendations; Collect and rapidly assimilate information to author special topics bulletins, advisories, reports and related publications, to produce special flyers on criminal subjects and to disseminate reports, bulletins, advisories and related publications in support of law enforcement operations. 14. Establish criminal pedigrees that include identification of criminal history and criminal relationships to aid in making connections between members of criminal organizations; Evaluate cellular/telecommunications data such as phone calls, email activity, text messages etc. to quantify criminal plotting and conspiracy activities; Create and maintain tables, coding and queries within relational databases to capture the ongoing collection of intelligence in an assigned area of specialty or to support criminal investigations. 15. Determine authorization of requestors to receive intelligence and other confidential or sensitive information and collect and disseminate information in accordance with applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules, policies, and guidelines. Exercise professional judgment and discretion in the dissemination of oral and written communication in order to safeguard confidential information. 16. Provide testimony in various legal proceedings and forums relative to prosecutions and ongoing criminal investigations. /PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:/ 1. Knowledge of both strategic and tactical intelligence products and how to create them. 2. Ability to use reasoned arguments to support assertions with data and analysis and to analyze information from disparate sources to produce a clear and concise intelligence product. 3. Familiarity with the criminal investigation process and ability to extract relevant information to substantiate elements of crime in accordance with applicable statutes. 4. Ability to present information on a wide variety of topics through presentations, trainings, and briefings, to audiences of various sizes, both in person and via telecommunications solutions. 5. Knowledge of the applicable laws, rules, policies and guidelines for information and records management within the intelligence domain. 6. Ability to exercise sound judgment and foster collaborative and cooperative relationships with colleagues, superiors, and subordinates within the work environment. 7. Ability to understand, apply and explain the policies, procedures, specifications, standards, guidelines, laws, rules, and regulations governing assigned unit activities, to identify deficiencies and discrepancies in standard operating procedures and to recommend updates and changes to unit practices and procedures when needed. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. /MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS:/ Applicants must have (A) at least four years of full-time or equivalent part-time professional experience in work for which analysis, research, investigation or communications was the primary responsibility, which may include service in the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) of Intelligence Specialist or a similar MOS, and (B) a Bachelor's degree or higher in a social science or liberal arts discipline, or (C) an equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Applicants must be able to obtain a Secret-level security clearance. Candidates are required to have a current and valid motor vehicle operator’s license at a class level specific to assignment. /Substitutions:// / 1. A post-undergraduate certificate in crime analysis, intelligence research or a similar area of study may be substituted for one year of the required (A) experience. 2. A Master's degree in criminal justice or a related social science discipline may be substituted for one year of the (A) required experience. 3. A Master’s degree in criminal justice or a related social science discipline, plus a post-undergraduate certificate or completed graduate-level fellowship or internship in crime analysis, intelligence research or a similar area of study, may be substituted for two years of the required experience. *Comprehensive Benefits* When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Public Safety* *Organization: Department of State Police *Title: *Intelligence Analyst II Location: Massachusetts-Maynard - 124 Acton Street Requisition ID: 230002RQ