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Arizona, United States, North America
Career Level:
Mid Career (3+ years of experience)
Bachelor's Degree
Job type:
Full time
$48,000 to $65,000, based on education and experience
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24 Feb, 2017

Criminal Intelligence Analyst Position

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The Arizona High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) is seeking a qualified candidate for a Criminal Intelligence Analyst position in the Phoenix Investigative Support Center (ISC) location. This position is a grant-funded position contingent upon annual HIDTA funding from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). This position will be responsible to the Arizona HIDTA ISC Director of Intelligence. 


Position Summary: 

The Criminal Intelligence Analyst provides strategic, tactical and operational intelligence support to numerous multi-agency drug enforcement task forces. The candidate must be capable of handling a wide range of intelligence and analytical related tasks in a fluid, law enforcement environment and in support of a dynamic intelligence program. The candidate must have strong critical thinking skills and demonstrate the ability to analyze information from various sources and develop conclusions. A proficient level of written and verbal communication skills, strong decision making ability, and attention to detail are equally important. The Criminal Intelligence Analyst candidate must be exceedingly well-organized and flexible. The ability to interact with other analysts and investigators in a fast-paced environment, sometimes under pressure, while remaining proactive, resourceful, and efficient, with a high level of professionalism, team player mentality, and confidentiality is crucial. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  •  Perform criminal research and analysis in support of multi-agency criminal drug investigations. 
  •  Collect, analyze, evaluate, produce and disseminate tactical, operational and strategic intelligence. 
  •  Prepare written products pertaining to tactical, operational and/or strategic intelligence. 
  •  Prepare presentations and conduct briefings to supervisors, managers, detectives and/or prosecutors concerning investigative, operational and/or strategic intelligence. 
  •  Use federal, state, and local criminal systems and databases to research and evaluate drug organization members, drug trafficking activities and investigative overlaps. 
  •  Conduct communications analysis and prepare organizational, phone link, and timeline charts using various intelligence/investigative software applications. 
  •  Monitor drug trafficking trends; identify emerging trends and officer safety issues; and prepare strategic intelligence assignments. 
  •  Prepare and document analytical findings in investigative reports. 
  •  Use investigative, analytical tools and word processing, graphics, and spreadsheet software to produce reports, presentations and special projects. 
  •  Complete special projects and perform other related analytical and research duties as required. 
  •  Testify in criminal prosecutions as needed. 
  •  Travel at government expense as needed. 
  •  Work flexible hours as needed. 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  •  Must meet requirements for a U.S. Government Secret Security clearance, including a polygraph. 
  •  Work effectively in an interagency environment with Federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement. 
  •  Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. 
  •  Possess advanced critical thinking skills and decision making abilities. 
  •  Display strong analytical and research skills. 
  •  Exercise sound judgment to carry out activities independently within guidelines. 
  •  Exercise strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a team environment. 


  •  Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in intelligence, law enforcement, and/or prosecutorial fields. 
  •  Preference will be given to those with Bachelor’s degree and experience in intelligence, law enforcement, and/or prosecutorial fields. 


This is a contract position renewable yearly based upon performance and program continuation. The salary ranges from $48,000 to $65,000, based on education and experience. 

This position is federally-funded, but the selected candidates will not be considered a Federal, state, or local agency employee for employment purposes. Healthcare and retirement benefits are not provided. 


Application Process: 

Submissions should include: an application letter; resume specifically addressing the items within this announcement and reference to announcement number 2017-ISC-PHX-1; the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, and a writing sample. Applications must be submitted by email to or by U.S. mail to Arizona HIDTA Director of Intelligence, 5350 N. 48th Street, Suite 225, Chandler, AZ 85226. 


Deadline to Apply: 

Applications must be submitted by February 24, 2017. Applicants will be screened and only the most qualified candidates will be interviewed.