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Intelligence Analyst (Gangs)

Job Description

One year faculty position with regular benefits.  Position is open until filled, and applications received by November 19, 2018 will receive priority consideration.


The Intelligence Analyst - Gangs supports public safety, government, and private sector customers by identifying, creating and sharing relevant and actionable intelligence and information, through assessments, bulletins, briefings and/or investigative support.  We look forward to receiving your electronic application with a cover letter and resume and learning about your interest in and qualifications for our vacancy.  Please save your cover letter and resume as one document and attach it in the resume location.


The Intelligence Analyst -- Gangs directly supports the Gang Analysis Branch, by identifying, creating and sharing relevant and actionable gang intelligence information, briefings, and investigative support from various sources, along with assigned tasks associated with statistical gang related crime and intelligence data.  Principally it is in direct support of the partnering agencies in Maryland and the surrounding region.  The Analyst will also review, organize, and analyze all gang related activity, including, but not limited to, gang crimes, trends, and their respective patterns. This will entail analysis of investigative case files to identify uncovered areas of investigation and possibly identify new leads for follow-up investigation. In addition to analytical responsibilities, the gang analyst conducts liaison and outreach activities that require strong interpersonal skills in order to develop lasting relationships throughout the federal, state and local law enforcement communities as they relate to gang activity. This position works in conducting statewide liaison and outreach activities as they relate specifically to gang awareness, analysis, reporting and training.  The analyst contributes to annual assessments relaying the vulnerabilities, threats, consequences, and overall risk originating gang activities and organizations.


Key Functions/Responsibilities/Tasks:


Threat and vulnerability analysis investigative case support, and reporting:
o    Research, compile, organize, and analyze intelligence and information and produce assessments, bulletins, maps, charts and specialized reports to assist law enforcement, homeland security, government and private sector customers in securing and protecting persons, infrastructures or organizations.
o    Evaluate information and intelligence products from local, regional, national and international reporting for dissemination to public safety partners.
o    Prepare graphs, charts, maps and other illustrative products for visual presentation of data to customers.
o    Identify and research intelligence needs/trends/patterns related to the gang activities and organizations.
o    Provide full support to all facets of local, state and federal gang intelligence sharing initiatives.
o    Supports and assists detectives and prosecutors directly in the compilation and analysis of case specific information in order to more effectively reach law enforcement objectives.
o    Prepares oral briefings, written reports, and/or supporting and illustrative narrative and statistical material in the form of charts, tables and graphs, and develops recommendations in a detailed factual format to be used by law enforcement agency management and field supervisors in order to evaluate law enforcement investigative priorities and case development.
o    Evaluates and analyzes criminal intelligence information to predict the capabilities, intentions and vulnerabilities inherent in specified areas of expertise and makes recommendations for investigative strategies.


Knowledge, intelligence, and information management:
o    Establish and subsequently maintains a subject knowledge expertise as it is associated with a specific group or topic related to gang intelligence.
o    Manages the collection of information and monitors trends in specified areas of expertise within the State of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region.
o    Data entry associated with the utilization of local, regional and national intelligence databases, to ensure correct and timely sharing of information with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
o    Data entry associated with the utilization of local, regional and national intelligence databases, to ensure correct and timely sharing of information with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies.
o    Coordinates the exchange of interstate and intrastate information pertaining to specified areas of expertise and availability within the State of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic region and exercises independent judgment to insure that accurate and reliable information is disseminated.
o    Edits raw data and evidence for accuracy, completeness and consistency in order to recommend appropriate investigative action.
o    Develops and promotes intelligence sources to maintain the exchange of pertinent information among law enforcement agencies.
o    Assists in the design or modification of computer databases used in the analysis of data.


Develop and maintain relationships and liaison with law enforcement, homeland security, and customers as related to enforcement awareness and public safety:
o    Partner with other state, local and federal government agency outreach, liaison and training programs supporting enforcement, awareness, and public safety.
o    Develop briefing and outreach materials supporting the mutual sharing of information and intelligence related to gang enforcement, public safety and awareness.
o    Develop relationships supporting the identification and partnerships with Subject Matter Experts in the region.
o    Serve as a gang liaison and collaborate with various groups of law enforcement, regional fusion centers, and public sector agencies/individuals.
o    Participates in intra and inter departmental meetings to exchange and develop intelligence information.
o    Collaborates on special projects and performs duties as required and/or requested by the Command Staff.
o    Participates in intra and inter departmental meetings to exchange and develop intelligence information.
o    Participating in and/or leading conference sessions related to gang intelligence findings and anti-gang initiatives and strategies.


Continuing Education, Training and Conferences:
o    Attend contemporary and continuing education/training opportunities supporting maintenance and advancement of analytical tradecraft and analytical systems and procedures to remain current with all necessary intelligence analysis systems and procedures
o    Participate in and/or lead conference sessions related to Gang intelligence, information sharing, and training
o    Attendance of continuing education and training opportunities for advancement of analytical knowledge to remain current with all necessary gang intelligence sharing systems, along with procedures associated with their secure use.
o    Participating in and/or leading conference sessions related to gang intelligence findings and anti-gang initiatives and strategies.


Other duties as assigned.


Required Education and Experience:
Baccalaureate degree or higher in sociology, psychology, criminal justice, law enforcement, business/public administration or a closely related field; experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis. Five years of criminal or terrorism analysis, investigative or law enforcement experience.


Preferred Education and Experience:
Master's degree or higher in intelligence, communications, sociology, psychology, criminal justice, law enforcement, business/public administration or closely related field. Five or more years of experience in conducting outreach, liaison, training, analysis and reporting related to criminal or terrorism activities.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
o    Knowledge of the Intelligence Cycle and criminal investigations.
o    Knowledge of classified and open source research and data analysis methods and techniques.
o    Ability to research, collect, compile, assemble, analyze, evaluate and map all gang related intelligence, lending to the ability to draw logical conclusions as it pertains to identifying and reporting on trends, patterns, activity and draw logical conclusions in order to effectively solving gang related crimes.
o    Capable of writing original products, as well as contributing to work products of other analysts.  Products include, but are not limited to, as needed, daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, bi-annual and annual reports on diverse topics and needs.
o    Ability to create case specific methodologies to be utilized in combination with, and as modifiers for standard analytical processes used for the analysis of interrelated gang activity.
o    Experience working with Arc GIS Mapping, Pen Link or i2 analytical software.
o    Familiarity with statistical analysis using Microsoft Excel or other software.
o    Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office Products, to include, but not limited to: Word, Access, Excel, and PowerPoint.
o    Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to a wide range and number of audiences including those with limited gang intelligence experience.
o    Experience working with federal, state and local law enforcement databases.
o    Displays commitment to continued growth as an analyst through continuous professional development and education.
o    Ability to obtain and maintain a general police and correction certification as an instructor in both general topics and gang specific instructor, through the Maryland Police and Correctional Training Commissions.
o    Attend contemporary and continuing education/training opportunities supporting maintenance and advancement of analytical tradecraft and analytical systems and procedures to remain current with all necessary intelligence analysis systems and procedures.


Physical Demands/Work Environment
Employee works in an office environment and must be able to do light lifting as it pertains to files, supplies, personal office equipment, etc.


Security Clearance/Background
Due to the nature of the work in this position, the candidate may be required to pass a drug screening test and must possess (or be able to obtain) a government-issued secret security clearance, pass a criminal background check and polygraph.


Special Hours
Employee may be required to work outside of normal duty hours during significant or special events and during crises or high-level investigations related to terrorism or criminal activities.


The University of Baltimore ("UB" or "University") does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, religion, age, disability, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other legally protected characteristics in its programs, activities or employment practices. UB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Compliant Employer & Title IX Institution.



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