Are you a technical cybersecurity analyst looking to grow your career in the field of Emergency Management?
If so, we encourage you to explore this opportunity to serve the State of Connecticut!
The State of Connecticut, Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP), has an exciting opportunity for a Fusion Center Analyst in the Connecticut Intelligence Center (CTIC) Unit within the Emergency Management Homeland Security Division.
As a State Employee you will benefit from:
- Industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage;
- Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings;
- Paid time off - including 13 paid holidays per calendar year;
- Professional growth and paid professional development opportunities; and
- A healthy work-life balance to all employees!
- Full time (40 hours per week)
- First shift, Monday - Friday (*flexible scheduling available!)
- Hybrid role with main Management Homeland Security Division office located in Middletown, CT
*This position may require your assistance on an "as needed basis" outside of normal working hours due to the nature of the emergency services provided by the Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, including possible work at the State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC).
The Fusion Center Analyst is responsible for independently performing a full range of tasks in the evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and intelligence. The role of this incumbent will be to perform a variety of work activities involving intake, research, collection, analysis, dissemination, and documentation of homeland security and crime-related information including information which has a possible nexus to terrorist activity and/or represents potential threats to homeland security and public safety within the State of Connecticut and, by extension, the region and nation.
Applicants with a strong background in cybersecurity analysis are encouraged to apply.
More details can be found in the job classification.
Learn more about what it's like to work for the State of Connecticut:
This is a competitive recruitment, open to the public.
- Complete a Master Application and directly apply to this recruitment.
- Please ensure that your application and professional experience is thorough and complete. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER YOU APPLY
Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board daily to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders daily in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, transcripts, diplomas, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.
Candidates selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
- Current State Employees: Two (2) most recent performance evaluations, Cover Letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
- Non-State Employees: Two (2) professional references contact information, Cover letter, and a completed CT-HR-13 form.
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.
Any pending disciplinary history within the past 2 years and review of attendance records are also considered in the selection process.
Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Should you have any questions about the position, please contact Samantha Rivera, Human Resources Specialist – Talent Solutions at Samantha.Rivera@CT.Gov
PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)
In the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of tasks in the evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and intelligence.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
- Performs duties and responsibilities related to intelligence sector assigned;
- Collects, integrates, evaluates, analyzes, and disseminates as appropriate intelligence data such as:
- the patterns, structure, trends and movement of any individual or group, business or partnership which directly relates to criminal/terrorist conduct or activity and for which there is reasonable suspicion;
- the state’s critical infrastructure systems and assets as they relate to the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), or similar plan and the National Critical Infrastructure Prioritization Program (NCIPP) or similar plan, including conducting and/or coordinating identification and security assessment of such infrastructure;
- cybersecurity intelligence information, including intelligence data of the federal intelligence cycle, network intrusion reports, including assessments to evaluate cyber security posture;
- creation, review and update of Geographic Information System points of systems and assets;
- Coordinates the exchange of interstate and intrastate information pertaining to criminal activity and criminal movement;
- Collects, rapidly analyzes, and disseminates as appropriate information on criminal activities to support law enforcement criminal investigations;
- Establishes links between crimes that include identification of criminal history and criminal relationships to aid in making connections between members of criminal organizations;
- Synthesizes input from multiple data streams to aid in criminal investigations;
- Uses deductive and inductive reasoning to formulate recommendations;
- Adheres to prevailing state and federal laws and policies regarding the handling of criminal offender record information and document classification markings including sensitive but unclassified and classified information;
- Derives criminal/terrorism related intelligence through blending, analyzing and evaluating relevant horizontal and vertical sources;
- Assists in developing and planning criminal/terrorism and intelligence data procedures;
- Assists with formulation and dissemination of intelligence data;
- Works with federal, state, municipal, military, tribal and private sector to obtain criminal/terrorism information and intelligence data;
- Tracks local, state, national and international trends;
- Collects, analyzes, and reports forensic and situational data associated with ballistic, DNA, or fingerprint system leads;
- Collates message traffic and other communications and alerts unit leadership of developments and or significant changes applicable to assigned area;
- Promotes the agency’s intelligence analysis units to relevant outside parties to encourage the exchange of criminal intelligence information between agencies;
- Prepares and makes presentations on intelligence data, developments and findings;
- Prepares comprehensive reports containing vetted intelligence data;
- Provides expert testimony on forensic analysis;
- Performs related duties as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY
Knowledge of research methods and techniques; knowledge of the Criminal Intelligence systems operating policies; knowledge of the Law Enforcement Analytic Standards; knowledge of national/international criminal/terrorism data systems and cycle; knowledge of state and federal constitutional and statutory privacy and civil liberties provisions; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and forecast data; ability to understand and use computerized databases; ability to utilize federal database systems; ability to analyze data.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE
Six (6) years of professional experience in the collection, integration, evaluation and analysis of criminal/terrorism information and/or intelligence.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - SUBSTITUTIONS ALLOWED
1. College training in 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, Intelligence Management, Law Enforcement, Political Science, Forensic Science or closely related field may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.
- Experience with intelligence regulations including open source intelligence collection.
- Experience collecting, analyzing, and disseminating intelligence data related to criminal conduct or activity including terrorism.
- Experience tracking and organizing data collection of trends associated with terrorist and other criminal activities.
- Experience providing analyses of cybersecurity issues and trends.
- Experience using written and oral communication to prepare multimedia presentations of analytical material including intelligence data and criminal activity findings.
1. For a DEMHS or CSP position, must obtain 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.
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 candidate is certified for appointment.
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.