Intelligence Research Specialist

US Department of the Treasury    Vienna, VA
Job Description

    Duties

    Summary

    The mission of the Intelligence Division is to provide data-driven tactical and strategic perspectives to a broad range of customers, including law enforcement, regulators, the intelligence community, foreign partners, and the financial industry focused on illicit finance and financial criminal networks compromised financial institutions and jurisdictions, and schemes and methods related to a geographic region or functional area.


    Responsibilities

    4-Security Clearance: This position has been designated National Security Level IV, Special Sensitive and requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain eligibility for a Top Secret (TS) clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) access. Applicant must meet and continue to adhere to the requirements of a Tier 5 level background investigation. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Continued employment with FinCEN is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the Tier 5 level background investigation, the results of which fully meet the FinCEN s special employment criteria. All employees are subject to satisfactory completion of periodic reinvestigation and a continuing life style in conformity with applicable national and FinCEN directives. Any unfavorable information developed during an investigation or other official inquiry may result in termination of employment in accordance with established security policies and procedures.

    The following are the duties of this position at the GS-13, Intelligence Research Specialist. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    • The Crime and Corruption Section focuses on the analysis of organized crime groups and their financial activities abroad, financial crime trends, methods, and vulnerabilities abroad, and on international corruption and kleptocracy. This team works closely with law enforcement and other partners, and produces timely and informative assessments of organized crime networks, state corruption, and current financial crime schemes used by foreign entities and individuals.
    • The Illicit Finance Methodologies Section analyses methods and techniques criminal and terrorist organizations employ to effect illicit finance and money laundering. The section also studies the misuse of traditional and emerging payment systems by criminals to support their criminal enterprises.
    • The Inter-American Money Laundering Section analyses financial intelligence to produce intelligence products that inform FinCEN customers on illicit activities and threats to the U.S. financial system emerging from Latin America and the Caribbean.
    • The Terrorism and Proliferation Networks Section focuses on the tactical-level analysis of individuals and networks involved in terrorist activities worldwide. This team is responsible for the identification and analysis of key individuals that may be facilitating terrorism activities, and networks that provide logistical and material support to terrorism activities. This team also is responsible for analysis of key individuals, entities, and networks that enable the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, dual-use technologies, and other items and financial means that may be sanctioned by the US Government.
    • The Terrorism and Proliferation Trends and Methods Section focuses on the strategic-level analysis of terrorist groups worldwide. This team is responsible for analysis of the longer-term trends of terrorist and associated groups’ activity, including their operational patterns, financial and logistical methodologies, and vulnerabilities. This team works closely with law enforcement and other partners to provide analytic support to long-term efforts to combat terrorism. This team is responsible for analysis of WMD and other proliferation trends, including the identification of vulnerability or use of particular countries, commercial industries, or financial methodologies worldwide.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - 1-5 nights per month

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0132 Intelligence

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • Please refer to Conditions of Employment. Click Print Preview to review
    • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals

    This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 19-FinCEN-39. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

    The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

    Qualifications

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-13, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:

    • Independently developing research methodologies and utilizing a variety of analytical tools to evaluate large data sets, such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data; AND
    • Conceptualizing, conducting, and presenting analytical products to consumers; AND
    • Identifying and generating financial intelligence founded on data collected from research and analysis of domestic and foreign financial crimes; AND
    • Guiding research and written analytic products of junior analysts.
    Specialized experience: For the GS-12, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:

    • Representing your work unit to counterpart organizations to establish mutually cooperative working relationships, gather information, present organizational needs, and resolve issues; AND
    • Independently designing and executing analytic projects using programing language and/or other analytical tools to analyze large data sets, such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data; AND
    • Developing research-based written products and participating in interagency working groups, meetings, or conferences.

    Specialized experience: For the GS-11, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:

    • Drafting or contributing to the development of research-based written products and participating in interagency working groups, meetings, or conferences; AND
    • Designing and executing analytic projects using programing language and/or other analytical tools to analyze large data sets, such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data.

    OR you may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
    • a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR
    • three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
    • a LL.M. (if related);
    OR you may qualify by a combination of experience and education.
    Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 36 semester hours (54 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.
    Specialized experience: For the GS-09, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service.
    Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in ALL of the following:

    • Assisting in designing and executing analytic projects using programing language and/or other analytical tools to analyze large data sets, such as Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) data; AND
    • Working closely with senior analysts in the development of written products (e.g. proposals, reports, studies, briefings and instructional materials, and other related materials).

    OR you may substitute education for specialized experience as follows:
    • a Masters or equivalent graduate degree; OR
    • two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR
    • a LL.B. or J.D., (if related);
    OR You may qualify by a combination of education and experience.
    Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions. Only graduate level education in excess of the first 18 semester hours (27 quarter hours) may be combined to be considered for qualifying education.

    Education

    Additional information

    Become part of the team that safeguards the financial system from the abuses of financial crime. At the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), we are at the forefront in preventing and detecting terrorist financing, money laundering, and other financial crime. Serve at the nation s financial intelligence unit and protect the United States financial system from criminals and terrorist financiers.

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
    • We offer opportunities for telework.
    • We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    • A one year probationary period may be required.
    • Must successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    • Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.

    All candidates will be considered regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, status of a parent, lawful political affiliation, marital status, physical/mental disability (if not a job factor), membership, non-membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factor. To file a complaint of discrimination, contact FinCEN, Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity on (703) 905-5052 or TDD (703) 905-3838.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified determination.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Specialized experience, Communication, Analytical, and Technical. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold, Silver, or Bronze depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified to receive special selection priority.



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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Yes

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional.) To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view resume tips.

    VETERANS PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    EDUCATION DOCUMENTATION: You are not required to submit transcripts for this initial phase of the application process. Candidates will be referred for consideration based on their self-certification. If you are selected for a position which has a positive education requirement (as described in the vacancy announcement) and/or you are qualifying solely on your education, you will be required to submit official transcripts verifying your qualifications prior to a job offer being issued.

    A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

    If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency, if you are selected. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    FinCEN offers flexible work schedules, 10 paid holidays, financial subsidies to employees who use public transportation to commute, in-house training, fitness center reimbursement, alternate work schedules (AWS) and telework opportunities, and eligibility for performance awards. FinCEN also offers attractive health, life, and long-term care insurance programs, and the employees health insurance contributions are out of pre-tax dollars. Newer employees are covered by a three-tier retirement plan that includes a pre-tax retirement contribution program with matching funds or, as applicable, continuance in the Civil Service Retirement System. All employees are assigned individual state-of-the-art computers. Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


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