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National HIDTA Assistance Center Multimedia Unit

Multimedia Unit Support Specialist GS Level – 7 Salary Range: $43,971 – $57,161 

The position of Multimedia Unit Support Specialist is a responsible staff position within the NHAC reporting to the Multimedia Unit Manager. Under the supervision of the
Multimedia Unit Manager, this position will provide overall multimedia support to a variety of projects including training users in the proper use of the HRMS and Survey Systems via web meetings, phone conferences, or one-on-one training. Responds to telephone calls, e-mail and personnel requests for system support; documents tracks and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. The Multimedia Unit Support Specialist is involved in performing duties described in the following functional categories. 


  • Utilize various desktop publishing software programs to create, edit and distribute newsletter, quarterly reports for the DHE and the NHAC. Includes interviewing HIDTA personnel and vendors, researching and writing articles, creating sections and text boxes, designing color schemes and adding illustrations 
  • Works closely with graphic designers to produce various artwork including interactive (extensive linking) maps, posters, banners, brochures and other collateral needed for individual HIDTA outreach. 
  • Host instructional webinars teaching HIDTA employees how to use HRMS 
  • Create instructional videos to be posted on HRMS 
  • Create and edit HIDTA certificates in support of all HIDTAs nationwide (large quantities with short turnaround requirements) 
  • Use various desktop publishing programs in conjunction with iPhoto for the creation of HIDTA IDs 
  • Take ID photos for building access cards using image capture utilizing the HID machine for renewal or new employees 
  • Assist in project management by creating spreadsheets and running logs of tasks such as artwork design, and threat assessment maps 
  • Utilize HIDTA Novi survey system to create, to design and edit a survey to distributed to all HIDTA Directors and other personnel on request 
  • Develop questionnaire research on the Novi survey system by reviewing and exporting the results for individual surveys 
  • Edit and maintain HIDTA logos and other artwork logs ensuring proper information and imagery is in the NHAC database (file management) 
  • Set up and maintain A/V equipment in both training rooms for meetings 
  • Assist Media Unit Manager in obtaining and coordinating specs and the set-up of large banners and booths at meetings and conferences (IACP; DHE, etc.). 
  • Narration talent: National HIDTA Conference and individual training videos


A combination of a bachelor’s degree and two to three years of application experience. Advanced knowledge of company-supported applications. Ability to learn and support new applications. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite (including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator; and Acrobat Pro) iMovie and/or Camtasia, Snag-It , as well as Microsoft Office including Word, PowerPoint Excel and Outlook. Ability to seamlessly work between PC and Apple environments. 


  • Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution 
  • Ability to prioritize and act quickly (agility) 
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written 
  • Ability to be an independent thinker and problem solver through remote service 
  • Ability to maintain supporting records, assemble and organize data and complete accurate reports 
  • Familiar with office procedures 
  • Familiar with training procedures 
  • Travel nationwide 


This position has no supervisory authority. 


This position requires extensive time sitting at a computer workstation and may require lifting equipment to fifty pounds. 


The work requires no risk or discomforts and is typically performed in an office setting. Higher step and grade progression requires additional education and/or training and length of service. Some travel is required for this position.

WORK LOCATION: Miami, FLResumes and cover letters can be submitted to Jackie Serra at jxserra@nhac.org by close of business day on October 29, 2018

Title:   Investigative Assistant
Location:                         Columbia, SC  
Area of Responsibility:    South Carolina
Organization:                  Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA and the National HIDTA Program, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) funds High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Programs (HIDTA) across the country that focus on reducing drug trafficking and it’s harmful consequences, particularly drug abuse and drug-related crime.  HIDTA programs invest in federal, state, and local partnerships to build safe and healthy communities.  Each HIDTA serves as a force-multiplier in their region, leveraging resources and joining agencies toward a common goal.
Performs the following administrative duties: 
  • Maintain information confidentiality according to departmental/section policy. Establish and maintain DEA case files and ensure proper distribution of DEA case related reports and documentation. Transcribe case related tapes (highly sensitive and confidential), letters, memoranda and other documents. Maintain current reference manual/materials. Collect and analyze statistical data to assist Group Supervisor with the preparation of various monthly, quarterly and annual reports to support DEA, ONDCP and HIDTA objectives and initiatives.
  • Reconcile monthly fleet card statements and enter monthly vehicle information into the Vehicle Management Information System (VMIS) provided on the DEA Form 349’s received from the agents.
  • Complete bi-weekly time and attendance for all Task Force Officers
  • Assures that the clerical and administrative work of the group is accomplished effectively in accordance with established procedures, allowing the supervisor and staff to concentrate on management and investigative duties.  The work affects the accuracy and reliability of further processes.
  • The Investigative Assistant performs complex office automation duties requiring different approaches and methods from assignment to assignment. Chooses from a range of software applications, (e.g., word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, and project management), to perform a broad range of duties. Selects the application appropriate to the search, sort, and calculation requirements of documents generated. Produces a variety of reports, tracks suspense actions, produces charts, creates specialized databases.
  • Maintains photocopy, printer, and fax machines by performing tasks such as clearing paper jams, replacing toner cartridges, and calling for repair when appropriate. Troubleshoots printer and other computer equipment problems for group and coordinate with IT support personnel as necessary to correct deficiencies.The work involves different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done are based on knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and goals of the supervisor and staff and require analysis of the subject, phase or issues involved in many situations.
  • Plans and coordinates the work of the office including contacting individuals or offices to obtain, clarify or provide information for action items are completed within deadlines.
  • Responds to caller’s questions, requests and requests to gain access to HIDTA facility.  Greet visitors courteously. Determines nature of their business or problem and directs them to the appropriate staff for assistance. Uses sound judgment and knowledge of the organization and its policies and procedures to respond to routine questions, requests or needs. Records messages accurately and legibly according to established procedures.
  • Communicates accurate information to others in a professional and courteous manner; conveying a willingness to assist. Consistently shows consideration for others working cooperatively with co-workers. Displays an appreciation of differences in approach, personalities and viewpoints of others. Solicits input from those who are affected by plans or actions. Accepts responsibility and take action showing initiative to improve workplace. Demonstrates an eagerness to learn and assume responsibility. Works within the system in a resourceful manner to accomplish reasonable work goals, demonstrate flexibility in response to process changes and adapt to and accommodate new methods and procedures. Cross trains appropriate personnel. Assists and trains new administrative and incoming Task Force personnel concerning the day to day operation of Atlanta HIDTA policies, procedures and agency guidelines. Serves as liaison between Group Supervisor and HIDTA Management on administrative support services.
Qualifications & Skill Requirements:
Five years professional secretarial experience required – prior public safety background and/or administrative support experience preferred.   Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills and formal training on Microsoft Office products. 

One Year, salary equivalent to GS 6/Step 1 dependent upon experience- on the U.S. Federal Salaries Pay Scale for the locality pay area of the Rest of U.S., plus partial benefits.

Travel, transportation and relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid by the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA. 

Background Check & Credit Check:  The individual hired for this position will require
a background investigation and extensive credit check.  Continuation of
employment is contingent upon the successful adjudication of the results of this investigation.

How to Apply:  If you are a U.S. citizen, qualified, and interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to: careers@achidta.org by COB 11/05/18.  



Title:                   Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Location:                              South Carolina

Area of Responsibility:         South Carolina

Organization:                       Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA, funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy


The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) funds High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Programs (HIDTA) across the country that focus on reducing drug trafficking and it’s harmful consequences particularly drug abuse and drug-related crime.  HIDTA programs invest in federal, state, and local partnerships to build safe and healthy communities.  Each HIDTA serves as a force-multiplier in their region, leveraging resources and joining agencies toward a common goal.


  • Possesses knowledge and expertise in intelligence support to drug law enforcement.  Maintains a working knowledge of the various law enforcement databases and other information sources available.
  • Provides intelligence/analytical support to ongoing drug-related investigations.
  • Assesses cases to determine intelligence gaps and assists the case agent in the development of a plan to collect information addressing these gaps.
  • Collates data by merging new data with existing related data through indexing, coding and cross-referencing.
  • Utilizes specialized computer programs to organize and manipulate information.
  • Prepares comprehensive reports to be used by agents, investigators, supervisors and
  • Prosecutors to coordinate, direct, and set priorities for investigations.
  • Provides agents, investigators, and prosecutors with the most appropriate and effective
  • method of visually portraying events, including link, event and association charts
  • Reviews raw data for acceptability and utility.  Evaluates the data for reliability and content validity.  With the case agent, classifies data and determines the sensitivity to the extent that it can be disseminated. 
  • Analyses information for trends, predictions and unique crime indicators.  With the case agent, identifies and prioritizes criminal targets for additional investigation.
  • Disseminates information/reports to appropriate law enforcement agencies on a need to know basis.
  • Communicates with law enforcement personnel to provide analytical services, documents trends and will make recommendations to determine data to be entered into the intelligence cycle.
  • Prepares strategic and special reports summarizing research of information relevant to drug law enforcement.
  • Conduct surveys, researches outside sources and interviews persons concerning law
  • enforcement topics.
  • Applies basic knowledge of statistics and data management in order to organize, analyze and properly portray data.
  • Conducts, or provides assistance with training of other law enforcement personnel on the intelligence process, specialized analytical techniques and report writing.
  • Conducts liaison activities with law enforcement agencies, private companies such as phone companies and credit bureaus, and with law enforcement associations such as the Georgia State Intelligence Network, Regional Organized Crime Information Center and the Atlanta Criminal Intelligence Network.
  • Additional duties:   Other duties, as assigned, in support of the Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA mission.

Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • Experience working as a Criminal Intelligence Analyst or relevant experience
  • An undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are an absolute necessity
  • A demonstrated ability to analyze information, identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and develop solutions; plan and organize work; and aptitude to work independently and as part of a team.


One Year, salary equivalent to GS 7/Step 1 to GS 8/Step 1 dependent upon experience – on the U.S. Federal Salaries Pay Scale for the locality pay area of Rest of U.S., plus benefits.


Background Check & Credit Check:  The individual hired for this position will require a background investigation and extensive credit check.  Continuation of the contract is contingent upon the successful  adjudication of the results of this investigation.


How to Apply:  If you are a U.S. citizen, qualified, and interested in applying for this position, please send your resume to: careers@achidta.org by COB 11/05/18

Opioid Response Strategy (ORS)


Title: Public Safety Senior Advisor
Location: Any ORS HIDTA office 

Division/Unit: Opioid Response Strategy
Area of Responsibility: Across 24 ORS States 

Organization: New York/New Jersey HIDTA and the District of Columbia (funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy)



The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) funds HIDTA programs across the country that focus on reducing drug trafficking and its harmful consequences, particularly drug abuse and drug-related crime. HIDTA programs invest in federal, state, and local partnerships to build safe and healthy communities. The Opioid Response Strategy (ORS) is an initiative, in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), designed to enhance public health-public safety collaborations that promote, strengthen and improve efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths across 11 High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs) and 24 states and the District of Columbia. The mission of the ORS is to reduce fatal and non-fatal opioid overdose rates by improving information sharing across agencies and disciplines, and by supporting evidence-based interventions. The four strategic directions that shape the boundaries of the ORS are: law enforcement, response, treatment and recovery, and prevention. ORS State Teams are comprised of one Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) and one Public Health Analyst (PHA). These teams form the foundation of the ORS and operate in each ORS state. In this capacity, DIOs and PHAs are responsible for helping to increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health sectors within and across ORS states and beyond. 

A Public Safety Senior Advisor will be hired to improve law enforcement intelligence sharing across the unprecedented interstate networks and lead the DIOs on ORS efforts. The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who, together with their public safety and public health partners, is able to think analytically, innovatively and collaboratively to help shape the ORS network in an efficient, effective, and sustainable way. Funding is guaranteed for a one-year contract. Continued funding will depend on available resources and the success of the ORS. This position will require considerable travel across the 24 ORS states. 


  • Oversee and collaborate in the creation, development and implementation of policies, systems, events and practices that will assist the ORS Executive Committee, the ORS HIDTAs and the PHA/DIO State Teams in achieving the goals of the ORS. 
  • Build partnerships with the ORS PHA/DIOs State Teams to develop and implement opioid response strategies within states and across the region and identify new opportunities for collaboration. 
  • Review data analysis and intelligence reports to identify drug trends across the ORS and beyond. 
  • Oversee the drafting of intelligence reports and trafficking trends reports. 
  • Prepare, present, and disseminate regional and national intelligence reports and briefings. 
  • Develop strategies to effectively connect law enforcement agencies for the sharing of intelligence and leads across the country, including but not limited to the Felony Arrest Notification and ODMap projects. 
  • Ensure clear communication between the Executive Committee, the ORS leadership team and the ORS DIO network. 
  • Oversee DIO individual or joint projects (with other DIOs or PHAs), such as disseminating objective summary and tasks and setting deadlines for task completion. 
  • Draft, review and provide thoughtful feedback on all ORS reports, documents and projects. 
  • Conduct regular check-ins with DIOs and provide briefings to the Executive Committee and the ORS leadership team on progress of the ORS. 

Required Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 
  • Excellent writing and public speaking skills. 
  • Extensive executive and managerial level law enforcement experience. 
  • Extensive experience with project management, development and execution. 
  • Knowledge of intelligence architecture systems and information-sharing policies and regulations at the federal, state, county and local level, and familiarity with the capabilities of data analytics. 
  • Able to work and lead collaboratively in an environment that intersects the worlds of public safety and public health. 

Contract Term & Rate: One-year, $80,000--$90,000 

Benefits: The selected candidate will be hired as contractor and will not receive benefits. 

Background Check: The individual hired for this position may require a background investigation. If required, continuation of the contract is contingent upon the successful adjudication of the results of this investigation. 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and two professional references by November 21, 2018 by e-mail to: 

Posting Date: 10/23/2018 

Annette Caunedo at acaunedo@nynjhidta.org 

Post until: 11/21/2018 

The Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA is an equal opportunity employer

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