Civilian Employment

Position Information

Application Due By: February 11, 2014
Title: Program Research Specialist 2 (2 vacancies)
Location: Division Headquarters - NYSIC
Albany , NY 12226
Albany County
Grade: 18
Employment Type: Full Time
Work Days: Various
Union Representation: PS&T
Duties & Responsibilities: Perform research and analytical functions in support of NYSIC initiatives.

Identify relevant data sources, extract and validate relevant data and assemble that information into written communication.

Assemble, collate, analyze and interpret incoming reports, available intelligence and investigative information.

Compose descriptive analytical intelligence reports through analytical techniques and methods to identify links, trends and patterns in intelligence, operational and investigative activities.

Monitor internal database systems and recommend additions and/or modifications.

Establish and maintain contacts with counterparts in other law enforcement organizations and intelligence units for securing, validating and disseminating information.

Minimum and/or Preferred Qualifications: Four years of experience in intelligence research or a related field.

OR

A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university, and at least two (2) years experience in intelligence research or a related field.

AND

Must be available to work all shifts, including HOLIDAYS and WEEKENDS.

Additional Comments: Starting Salary: $51,268.00.

Resumes will be evaluated to determine whether candidates will proceed to the interview phase of the process.

The New York State Intelligence Center (NYSIC) serves as a central repository for numerous intelligence databases currently being used by the New York State Police and other local law enforcement agencies across the State. The NYSIC is a twenty-four hour, seven-day a week operation which will entail working all shifts with varying pass days, including HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS. The goals of this facility are to provide for "one stop shopping" for criminal intelligence data that is currently stored in a multitude of automated files, improve and strengthen the NYSIC's intelligence program, and protect the state against future terrorist attacks.

The Program Research Specialist 2 will need to possess the following technical knowledge/skills:

Knowledge of the principles, concepts and methodologies of work in the intelligence field that enables the collection, analysis and dissemination of relevant intelligence information.

Ability to apply analysis to raw information to communicate trends and patterns.

Knowledge in compiling statistics and construction of charts/graphs to correlate with analytical finds.

Understanding of the information contained within and capabilities of relevant databases, and to effectively request and/or retrieve information from the various systems.

Analytical ability to apply advanced techniques to problem solving aspects of work and to make decisions concerning proper approaches for resolution of complex problems.

Ability to deal with counterparts in other law enforcement organizations and intelligence units for the purpose of gathering and sharing information.

Ability to communicate orally and in writing to report the results of research efforts and analytical findings.

Demonstrated skill with various Microsoft applications including Access, Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

Special consideration will be given to those candidates who possess a demonstrated skill with a Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping software and its applications that capture, store, analyze, manage and present data that is linked to locations.

This position does not require that the candidate have taken and passed a NYS Civil Service examination, or currently hold a qualifying position within the NYS Civil Service System.

Contact Information

Contact Name: MaryEllen Tedesco, Assistant Director of Personnel
Contact Address: New York State Police
Building 22
1220 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12226
Contact Phone: 518/457-3840
Contact Fax: 518/485-2293
Additional Instructions: Kindly submit via U.S. Mail or FAX a letter of intent and complete resume.


Web page posted January 21, 2014.