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Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Title: Criminal Intelligence Analyst

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Area of Responsibility: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina

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


Overview:

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, local and tribal 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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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.

Salary range from GS 7/Step 1 to GS 8/Step 1 (depending on experience) – on the U.S. Federal Salaries Pay Scale for the locality pay area of Atlanta—Athens, Clarke County—Sandy Springs, GA-AL. Plus partial Employee Only benefits.

Background Check/Credit Check: All applicants must successfully pass a thorough

background and credit investigation. Continuation of the employment is contingent upon the ability of the applicant to obtain/possess and maintain a Security Clearance.

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 1/27/2020.










Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Title: Public Health Analyst

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Area of Responsibility: Georgia

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


Overview:

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

common goal.

The Overdose Response Strategy (ORS) is a partnership between 21 HIDTAs and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) designed to enhance public health-public safety collaboration and strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths. The mission of the ORS is to reduce fatal and non-fatal drug overdose rates by improving information sharing across public health and public safety agencies and supporting evidence-based interventions.

State Teams comprised of one Public Health Analyst (PHA) and one Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) form the foundation of the ORS. These teams are responsible for helping promote overdose prevention and response efforts and increase communication, data flow, and intelligence sharing between public safety and public health within and across ORS states. The ORS currently has State Teams in 30 states and the District of Columbia and DIOs in four additional states. The Atlanta-Carolinas HIDTA seeks one full time PHA to join the ORS State Team in Georgia through December 31, 2020. This position will support efforts of the ORS, AC-HIDTA, Georgia State Health Department, the Georgia State Fusion Center, and other key partners in the development and implementation of drug overdose information sharing systems and evidence-based prevention programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate data sharing and joint initiatives between public health and public safety agencies and organizations that are designed to address illicit drug use and overdose
  • Collaborate with Georgia DIO to build partnerships between local HIDTA program(s) and public health entities
  • Develop specialized knowledge of significant drug use and overdose related datasets in Georgia
  • Identify and promote promising overdose prevention interventions at the intersection of public health and public safety in Georgia
  • Support and evaluate public safety-led interventions designed to connect people who use drugs to care and treatment
  • Conduct overdose, drug use, and drug availability related data analyses on behalf of partner agencies, as needed
  • Present to diverse audiences on overdose trends and local response efforts
  • Support projects that enhance public health/public safety collaborations through the identification of appropriate local partners, qualitative and quantitative data collection, and dissemination of project findings

Required qualifications

  • A 4-year degree from a college or university, plus at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and within teams
  • Demonstrated interest in substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse partners, including law enforcement professionals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

Desired qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health, the social sciences or a related field
  • Professional experience related to substance use disorder treatment, harm reduction, drug policy and/or public health and public safety partnership
  • Experience working collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and engaging in strategic partnerships
  • Familiarity with Georgia public health infrastructure
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection
  • Strong quantitative data analysis skills and experience working with SAS, SPSS, STATA or a similar statistical software package
  • Experience in program evaluation, including logic model development
  • Experience developing scientific documents, including abstracts and proposals

Salary range: –GS 10/Step 1 on the 2018 U.S. Federal Salaries Pay Scale for the locality pay area of Atlanta—Athens, Clarke County—Sandy Springs, GA-AL. One year contract-$69,050.16 which includes an 18% fringe benefit. This Contract Position is funded through 12-31-2020 only with a possibility for continuation.

Background Check/Credit Check: All applicants must successfully pass a thorough

background and credit investigation. Continuation of the employment is contingent upon the ability of the applicant to obtain/possess and maintain a Security Clearance.

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 2/7/2020.

 
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