Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Fusion Center Intelligence Director

Recruitment #200515-8559MP-001

Introduction

                                                                                         

The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection is recruiting for a Fusion Center Intelligence Director located in the Emergency Management Administration Unit within the Emergency Management Homeland Security Division in Middletown, CT.  This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position, Monday-Friday schedule, however, this position will require your assistance at the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, Emergency Operations Center (EOC) on an “as need basis” due to the nature of the emergency services provided in this Division.

This position is critical to the state’s homeland security program, through operation of the Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC), which provides information sharing/coordinating the State’s counterterrorism program with the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), CT State Police (CSP) Cyber Crime Investigation Unit (CCIU) and CSP Office of Field Operations (OFO), in addition to our other federal, state, local, and tribal partners. The individual in this position manages and/or coordinates regularly with at least 25 employees/agency representatives at CTIC.  This individual will report to the DEMHS Deputy Commissioner, allowing Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) to achieve its statutory mandate of a coordinated, integrated program of emergency management and homeland security.   

Selection Plan

Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview

 State Employees:

  • Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
  • Cover letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13

Non-State Employees:

  • Two (2) letters of professional reference from a current and/or previous supervisor
  • Cover Letter
  • Completed CT-HR-13

Candidates who have been selected for employment with the Department of Emergency Services & Public Protection are subject to a detailed background investigation, including a fingerprint supported state and federal criminal history record check along with reference checks.  Selection for employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of the background investigation. 

Click here CT-HR-13 to complete the Criminal Convictions addendum.  The CT-HR-13 can also be found on the DAS website http://portal.ct.gov/das by typing in "CT-HR-13" into the "Search Department of Administrative Services" search field.  Also considered in this selection process:  Any pending or disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records.  Failure to provide the required documents listed above or submit your application accurately and on time, will eliminate you from the recruitment process.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Jeanne Anderson at Jeanne.Anderson@ct.gov or 860-685-8200.  

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for directing the Itelligence Fusion Center System and coordinating with Federal intelligence agencies, countrywide State Fusion Centers, state agencies, municipalities, tribal and private sector entities.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Directs the staff and operations of the State Intelligence Fusion Center System; coordinates, plans and manages communication with Federal Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation, countrywide Fusion Centers, state, municipal, military, tribal, and private sector entities; formulates program goals and objectives; develops related policy; interprets and administers pertinent laws; evaluates staff; prepares department budget including Federal Program funds; maintains contact with individuals both within and outside the center who might impact on program activities including federal and state agencies and municipal officials; develops and maintains Memorandum of Understanding with Federal, state municipal members of intelligence community to secure agency liaison from Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Homeland Security, Federal Transportation Security Administration, United State Coast Guard, Connecticut National Guard, Department of Correction and Law Enforcement community; designs and develops methods to communicate to local, state, national and international members of the multidisciplinary team; fosters intelligence and law enforcement community connectivity with all entities; promotes the vertical and horizontal connectivity of criminal/terrorism information and intelligence with multidisciplinary team to anticipate, indentify, prevent, and /or monitor statewide activities; drafts comprehensive briefs and reports focused on current threat level intelligence; may perform on-call duties as required; performs related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY

Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply management principles and techniques; considerable knowledge of relevant State and Federal Statutes regulations and guidelines; considerable knowledge of the principles and practices of the National Criminal Intelligence Sharing Plan and Intelligence and Information Sharing Initiative; considerable knowledge of the Criminal Intelligence Systems Operating Policies; knowledge of the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards; knowledge of the Criminal Intelligence systems operating policies; knowledge of national/international criminal/terrorism data systems and cycle; knowledge of state and federal constitutional and statutory privacy and civil liberties provisions; considerable ability to develop and implement an effective communication system within intelligence community; considerable interpersonal skills; considerable oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to foster connectivity of multidisciplinary intelligence community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE

Ten (10) years of experience in law enforcement with responsibility for the collection, analysis and sharing of intelligence and criminal information community.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SPECIAL EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years of the General Experience must have been in a management capacity.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED

1. College training may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.
2. A Master's degree in Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement, Political Science or a closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Management capabilities, including ability to communicate up and down the chain of command and with local, state, federal, and private sector partners; demonstrate significant “people” skills.        
  • Ability to direct the activities of our regional intelligence liaison partners, state intelligence liaison partners, and other local, state, and federal agency partners assigned to the state fusion center on a 24/7 basis for events which may occur across the state.      
  • Ability to direct staff and operations of all aspects of a fusion center to include:  critical infrastructure and integration; coordination and information sharing with, among other entities, federal task force members, counter terrorism investigators and cybercrime investigators.
  • Ability to represent the Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) at high level and/or high profile meetings and large and small group speaking events, to include the CTIC Executive Board, the Homeland Security Working Group, DEMHS Advisory Council and the Regional Collaboration Sub-Committee.
  • Ability to supervise multiple staffing levels; assist or direct in assisting staff and various intelligence operational aspects of CTIC.
  • Ability to build, manage and coordinate with local, state, tribal and federal partners to ensure effective intelligence gathering and dissemination of information to safeguard the states homeland security efforts.
  • Ability to maintain and sustain coordinating operations, training, and preparedness of all state, local, tribal and federal partners assigned to the states fusion center.
  • Ability to coordinate, plan, and manage communications with our federal partners and other fusion centers nationwide, to include state, municipal, military, tribal, and private sector entities.
  • Considerable skills in collaborating, coordination and integration in order to foster information sharing and analysis within a multidisciplinary intelligence community.
  • Ability to formulate program goals and objectives; develop related policy; interpret and administer pertinent laws and policies as required; draft written reports and other critical communications.
  • Ability to prepare budget materials as directed by the DEMHS Deputy Commissioner; knowledge of the federal DHS grant structure.
  • Knowledge of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and state emergency plans, including the DEMHS State Response Framework and the division regions; may assist at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC), as required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

1. Must obtain an Federal Bureau of Investigation Top Secret Security clearance and a Department of Homeland Security Secret Security clearance within nine (9) months of appointment to class.
2. Incumbent in this class must possess and retain a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
3. Incumbent in this class may be required to travel.
4. Emergency management drills and actual emergencies may require work outside of normal business hours.

CHARACTER REQUIREMENTS

In addition to reference check and facts stated in application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made by the United States Department of Homeland Security and/or the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection before candidates are certified for permanent appointment.

Conclusion

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.



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The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.