- This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position with a first shift schedule, Monday through Friday.
- This is a general-funded position located within the Identification Section of the Division of Scientific Services.
- The Fusion Center Analyst will work within the Identification Section in the Computer Crimes Unit. Their primary duties will involve the review of Cybertips provided by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC).
- The analyst will receive and forensically analyze Cyber tips from NEMEC; disseminate intelligence to the appropriate law enforcement agency for search warrants, surveillance and other investigative duties; perform Peer to Peer tracking research and forensically analyze, and disseminate intelligence to the appropriate law enforcement agency for search warrants, surveillance and other investigative duties; Forensic computer analysis of evidence submitted to DSS resulting from follow-up by Law Enforcement agencies; and Open source searching of social media including Dark Web for child cyber exploitation.
- Note: this position will be working with digital evidence connected to child exploitation.
State of Connecticut employees participate in a competitive benefits plan that includes:
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- NEW: A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown’s Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
- Sick and personal leave.
- We encourage a healthy work/life balance to all employees.
- State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service. Click here for more information.
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- Engage in a rewarding career.
- Assist our employees so they can achieve success.
- Make a difference in the public sector.
- Work together in a collaborative team environment.
The DESPP is committed to protecting and improving the quality of life for all by providing a broad range of public safety services, training, regulatory guidance and scientific services utilizing enforcement, prevention, education and state of the art science and technology.
The Division of Scientific Services provides forensic support to local, state and federal agencies throughout Connecticut. This division is divided into three analytical sections. They are the Chemical Analysis section (including toxicology, controlled substances, and arson), the Forensic Biology/DNA section, and the Identification section (including computer crimes).
The laboratory also has two non-analytical sections which include: the Quality section and the Laboratory Support Services section (including administration, evidence receiving, and case management). If you'd like to learn more about our division and our sections, please visit our webpage.
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Important Information After You Apply:
- In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.
- The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
- Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. 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 not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
- All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to DAS.SHRM@ct.gov.
- Candidate selected for an interview must provide the following at the time of interview:
- Two (2) most recent performance evaluations
- Cover Letter
- Completed CT-HR-13
- Two (2) professional reference contact information (Name, E-Mail Address, Phone Number, and relationship)
- Cover Letter
- Completed CT-HR-13
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- 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 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.
- 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 questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
- Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
- Note: 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: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the hiring agency.
- Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position.
- The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
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 pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Nick Naples at Nicholas.Naples@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
- Provide intelligence to increase the investigative capabilities of State and local law enforcement officers in the detection, investigation and apprehension of Internet Crimes Against Children offenders;
- Enhance the nationwide response to Internet Crimes against children by assisting other ICAC Task Forces as well as Federal, State and local agencies with the distribution of Cybertips and supporting intelligence;
- Provide preventative and assistance to parents, educators and community members regarding Internet Crimes Against Children;
- Responsible for the collection, classification and management of information for the development of intelligence from various databases and information systems;
- Extraction of data from digital devices for further analysis;
- Performs duties and responsibilities related to forensic intelligence for DSS;
- Collects, integrates, evaluates, analyzes and disseminates intelligence data associated with (ICAC) Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force Program;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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;
- 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 utilizing intelligence software programs.
- Experience providing written criminal intelligence reports using charts, graphs, and geospatial mapping to provide information on crime series, patterns, and trends;
- Experience managing and completing tasks simultaneously while meeting deadlines;
- Experience working in law enforcement;
- Experience evaluating, tracking and presenting data;
- Experience processing data for statistical analysis;
- Experience writing technical reports.
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.