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Drug Intelligence Officer
Center for Drug Policy and Prevention
Vacancy Number 301113
Position Type: Regular, full-time exempt position with full, competitive benefits package
Opens: 01/13/21 Closes: Open Until Filled
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications
Position is open until filled. Applications received by January 28, 2021 will receive priority consideration.
** Due to the nature of work, analyst may be required to pass a drug screening test and must possess or obtain a government-issued security clearance and pass a criminal background check. US citizenship is required to receive the required security clearance.
The Center for Drug Policy and Prevention houses the Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (W/B HIDTA), which is a federally funded program under the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). The W/B HIDTA provides funding, training, intelligence sharing, and analytical support to law enforcement drug operations in designated areas of the state. The HIDTA program serves as a force-multiplier in the region, leveraging resources and partnering agencies toward a common goal. The HIDTA program partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop the Overdose Response Strategy (ORS), an initiative designed to enhance public health-public safety collaborations and to strengthen efforts to reduce drug overdose deaths across country. The ORS places Drug Intelligence Officers (DIOs) and Public Health Analysts (PHAs) in states to work collaboratively with various local, state, and federal agencies. The DIO and PHA gather, analyze, and disseminate vital information about substance use with a focus on actionable intelligence, trend information, and best practices for developing evidence-based responses to the opioid epidemic in their area. The DIO position will support Maryland and facilitate interagency, public health-public safety collaborations, and distribute drug-related intelligence throughout Maryland in coordination with the other HIDTA ORS DIOs. The position will work collaboratively with Maryland officials to disseminate nationally recognized best practices in Maryland and support analysis and tracking of all drug related data for the state.
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Intelligence/analytical Support - Prepare intelligence reports, bulletins and specialized reports dealing with criminal organizations, drug trends and patterns, and potential officer safety, public health or drug policy concerns. Collect, organize and analyze large amounts of public health data, law enforcement information, and criminal intelligence. Integrate various software/databases to facilitate the intelligence analysis process. Prepare graphs, charts, and other illustrative reports for visual presentation of data.
Work closely with Public Health Analysts to facilitate collaboration between public health and public safety entities, such as data sharing, public safety-led linkage to care, naloxone distribution, and overdose spike responses.
Establish points of contact with key federal, state, and local drug enforcement representatives to promote awareness and utilization of the DIO Network to:
• Promote awareness of priority intelligence through coordinated meetings, trainings, and outreach opportunities
• Coordinate the use of centralized databases for the timely exchange of information
• Identify drug trafficking operations across jurisdictions
Implement the Felony Arrest Notification program to track all drug felony arrests in Maryland and notify the appropriate law enforcement agencies.
Prepare written reports and make public presentations on drug and health related trends nationally and within Maryland.
Participate in monthly heroin coordinators roundtable meeting at the HIDTA to share information, trends, and best practices. Respond to 100% of requests for analytical support from the Heroin Coordinators.
Promote the use of the Overdose Detection Mapping Application Program (ODMAP), a real time surveillance tool developed by W/B HIDTA for overdose reporting and analysis. Provide training and demonstrations on the use of the ODForm for ODMAP and Case Explorer - this is a mobile data entry vehicle for overdose related information.
Required and Preferred Qualifications
Baccalaureate degree in Criminal Justice, Intelligence studies, History, Public Administration, or other related field/discipline that contributes to the incumbent’s success is required. Three years of progressive experience in law enforcement, public safety or intelligence is required. Five years of experience in a law enforcement, public safety or intelligence is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience performing data analysis, developing reports, reporting and presenting data, policy recommendations, etc. Knowledge of opioid and substance abuse threats. Knowledge of the law enforcement and substance abuse field. Demonstrated skill in developing reports and making policy recommendations. Demonstrated skills in project management, data analysis and ability to review data and make formal recommendations. Knowledge of and ability to use MS Office and analytical tools. Demonstrated skill in developing and providing formal presentations. Demonstrated communication skills including oral, electronic and writing abilities. Ability to form, maintain and leverage working partnerships with government agencies on health policy. Ability to network with organizations and professionals in related fields.
** Employee may be required to work outside of normal duty hours during significant or special events and during server or software crises or high-level investigations related to terrorism or criminal activity.
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