Job Announcement - Regional Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) Analyst

The Regional Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC) Analyst would report to the Northeast All-Hazards Region Homeland Security Coordinator, the Northeast All-Hazards Region Chair/Designee(s) or the Colorado Information Analysis Center (as subject matter requires).

NEAHR CIAC Analysts will coordinate and facilitate information sharing between the State of Colorado’s North East All Hazards Region (NEAHR) and the Colorado Information Analysis Center (CIAC). The analysts will be the primary contact for the NEAHR concerning current threat intelligence, critical infrastructure protective measures, and industry best practices. In this role, the NEAHR CIAC Analysts will facilitate and produce intelligence products that are disseminated by the CIAC and/or products that will be focused on the NEAHR. The position is primarily located within the North East All Hazards Region.

Regional CIAC Analysts are responsible to:

  • Provide outreach and education on information sharing systems and processes to NEAHR membership; attend NEAHR meetings to facilitate this outreach as required.
  • Promote and educate NEAHR membership on the Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO) program. Develop relationships with a primary point of contact within law enforcement and emergency management agencies throughout the Region.
  • Study a variety of criminal intelligence products and prepare link analyses to reflect contacts and associations among criminals and criminal organizations and domestic and international extremist organizations. Develop and disseminate a wide variety of CIAC reports and products as needed.
  • Review intelligence and open source information contained in automated information systems; refer to databases, periodicals, and electronic media to remain aware of current events as they pertain to homeland security and related criminal activity; and obtain relevant information from other agencies.
  • Analyze intelligence to support law enforcement investigations and critical infrastructure protection preparations in order to develop security alerts for government and private entities, and to link cases, investigations and information with the goal of preventing acts of terrorism and criminal activities.
  • Prepare written reports and Intelligence Bulletins; assist with threat assessments on persons and infrastructure; update and maintain intelligence databases; develop and maintain working partnerships with state, federal and private sector intelligence professionals; and collaborate with other analysts and outside agencies to fully develop case analyses.
  • Develop and complete the Regional Risk Assessment in concert with relevant NEAHR stakeholders.
  • Support and participate in exercises (HSEEP compliant) within the North East All Hazards Region. Participation will include exercise design team membership.
  • Provide monthly summary/update briefings to the NEAHR Steering Committee and relevant groups, which are identified by the Analyst selection/monitoring committee as required.
  • Promptly respond to/answer all requests for information (RFI) from agencies and jurisdictions within the North East All Hazards Region.
  • Participate in Regional Committees as required, or directed
  • Participate in State, ODP and FEMA training classes/sessions as required.
  • Provide a variety of administrative support functions (e.g., meeting/conference notices & support packages, plan documentation, trip reports, AAR documents, etc.) as required.
  • Perform other duties and functions as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • U.S. citizenship required.
  • Must be able to pass a Background Investigation, Polygraph Examination and have the ability to obtain a Secret security clearance from the Department of Homeland Security. Signing a statement of acknowledgment and consent to release information form will be required.
  • Selected candidate must have a valid Colorado driver’s license, ability to drive and attend meetings within the Region.
  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent transferable experience and training) from an accredited college or university with major coursework in a field appropriate to the assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Must be able to work with multi-disciplinary and diverse groups.
  • Ability to maintain deadlines, work independently and adapt to flexible and changing requirements.
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel) software suite.
  • Selected candidate must reside within the NEAHR.
  • Selected candidate must be willing to work nights and weekends in support of an ongoing emergency within the Region and/or State.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Criminal intelligence analyst training from an accredited organization such as the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts (must be completed within 6 months of hire).
  • Familiarity with Homeland Security directives and guidance (DHS publications, State strategy, etc.). Specifically, knowledge of HSPD-5, HSPD-8, HSPD-9, the National Incident Management System (NIMS), the National Preparedness Goal, the National Response Framework (NRF) and the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP).
  • Familiarity with emergency management function and structure within the NEAHR.
  • Experience as a First Responder (e.g., Law Enforcement, Firefighter, Emergency Medical Technician, Emergency Management, and Military).

Position Type:
Entirely Grant Funded, full time position with benefits supporting the North East All-Hazards Region. Continuation of the position is dependent upon annual grant and/or local governmental budget funding. Current grant funded amounts are expected to support the position for an estimated duration of two years with an expectation that the positions will be renewed depending upon annual grant and/or local budget funding.

Monthly Salary Range:
$3500 to $4500 per month depending on qualifications. A benefit package is currently being considered.

Education and/or Experience:
4 Year Baccalaureate Degree (or equivalent training & experience) in Public Administration, Management, Finance, Political Science, Fire Science, Criminal Justice, Emergency Management or other related field. Experience in Homeland Security, Emergency Management or Emergency Response fields is highly desirable.

Those interested in being considered for the position should send a cover letter, resume and salary history to:

NEAHR Coordinator
Re: Analyst/Planner
16527 WCR 70
Greeley, CO. 80631

All Application packages are due by July 8, 2011