Drug Enforcement Administration Supervisory Intelligence Research Specialist in Newark, New Jersey

Job Overview

Job Overview

About the Agency

TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.

Position will be filled subject to availability of funds.


The position is located in the New Jersey Division, HIDTA Intelligence Group, Newark, New Jersey.

  • Plans and directs the activities of staff in the collection, evaluation, production and dissemination of drug law enforcement intelligence.
  • Oversees and plans the operations of an intelligence program with worldwide implications. Assesses unforeseen developments, new phenomena, and difficulties encountered.
  • Initiates, plans, and evaluates broad and comprehensive research and analysis programs, procedures, and policies.
  • Prepares and presents briefings to high-level federal, state, and local law enforcement representatives and to foreign dignitaries in regards to difficult, complex, and controversial drug trafficking issues.
  • Performs the administrative and human resource management functions relative to the staff supervised.
  • Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff members.
  • May be required to testify during career as an Intelligence Research Specialist.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional Travel may be required; Domestic and International
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Relocation Expenses are authorized in accordance with DEA policy
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Current Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment in the competitive service and eligible displaced and surplus DOJ employees in the local commuting area may apply.

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
  • Open to DEA Employees ONLY
  • Drug testing designated position
  • Polygraph Required
  • Mobility Agreement Required

GS-14:Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 Federal grade level performing such duties as providing direction and leadership to a multi-agency staff engaged in the collection, analysis, evaluation, production, and dissemination of drug law enforcement intelligence in support of drug law enforcement activities; and performing preliminary research, analysis and evaluation of raw intelligence data for segments of large research projects and studies.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Oral Communication
  • Research
  • Writing

Conditions of Employment:

  • If selected, you must sign a mobility agreement that confirms your understanding and agreement to accept relocation to any location depending on the needs of the DEA and the Intelligence Program. This mandatory agreement remains in effect throughout your career as an Intelligence Research Specialist. The opportunity to transfer to other assignments as advertised is available to you.
  • Successful completion of the mandatory Basic Intelligence Research Specialist Training Course.
  • Successful completion of a one-year supervisory or managerial probationary period (unless already completed).

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site.

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).

Security Clearance

Top Secret

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.

We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.

If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.

Regarding Interviews: The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Accommodations maybe made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a withdrawal from further consideration for employment regarding this vacancy.


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Other Information

**Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)**

SELECTIVE SERVICE:MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.


Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476898500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-20

Salary: $115,652 to $150,349 / per year

Pay scale & grade: GS 14

Series: 0132 Intelligence

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: F-NC-17-10033950-MP-SAS

Control number: 476898500