Intelligence Analysts

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About the Job

Gather, analyze, or evaluate information from a variety of sources, such as law enforcement databases, surveillance, intelligence networks or geographic information systems. Use intelligence data to anticipate and prevent organized crime activities, such as terrorism.

It is also Called

  • Chief Investigator
  • CIA Agent (Central Intelligence Agency Agent)
  • Counter Intelligence Agent
  • Counterintelligence Analyst
  • Crime Analyst
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst
  • Criminal Intelligence Analyst Supervisor
  • Criminal Intelligence Specialist
  • Criminal Research Specialist
  • Detective and Intelligence Analyst
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What They Do

  • Validate known intelligence with data from other sources.
  • Gather, analyze, correlate, or evaluate information from a variety of resources, such as law enforcement databases.
  • Prepare comprehensive written reports, presentations, maps, or charts based on research, collection, and analysis of intelligence data.
  • Study activities relating to narcotics, money laundering, gangs, auto theft rings, terrorism, or other national security threats.
  • Collaborate with representatives from other government and intelligence organizations to share information or coordinate intelligence activities.
  • Gather intelligence information by field observation, confidential information sources, or public records.
  • Evaluate records of communications, such as telephone calls, to plot activity and determine the size and location of criminal groups and members.
  • Link or chart suspects to criminal organizations or events to determine activities and interrelationships.
  • Study the assets of criminal suspects to determine the flow of money from or to targeted groups.
  • Design, use, or maintain databases and software applications, such as geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and artificial intelligence tools.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: IEC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests, but also prefer Enterprising and Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Achievement, but also value Working Conditions and Recognition in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Education Required

Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

Wages

In 2018, the average annual wage in Kansas City, MO-KS was $81,990 with most people making between $44,990 and $131,710

Outlook

3.93%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 585 people in Kansas City, MO-KS. It is projected that there will be - employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 23 openings due to growth and about 142 replacement openings for approximately 165 total annual openings.

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