Illustrative Examples of Work Performed

Duties/Responsibilities: The Rhode Island Office of the Attorney General is seeking an Intelligence Research Specialist with excellent organizational, analytical, and information technology skills. The Intelligence Research Specialist will join investigators and prosecutors in the Attorney General’s Office—as well as partner law enforcement agencies and members of the community—in building a new initiative that combines data analysis, information sharing, and community outreach to set enforcement strategies and reduce violent crime.

The position offers a unique and challenging experience for a highly motivated person with significant experience in intelligence and data analysis. The Intelligence Research Specialist will provide investigative, analytical, and data manipulation support for the violent crime reduction initiative with specific responsibilities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting investigators and prosecutors in implementing intelligence-driven prosecution strategies targeting priority offenders, serious offenses—including those involving firearms and gang-related activity, and neighborhoods where violent crime persists;
  • Assisting with the organization, research and analysis of investigations being pursued by the office’s cold case unit.
  • Collecting, evaluating, analyzing, and extracting information from various Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) sources—sometimes involving raw intelligence, social media platforms and digital media data extractions—and compiling it into useful, finished analytical products, reports, and presentations;
  • Developing reports, charts, and maps pertaining to firearm-related offenses and organized criminal group activity across multiple law enforcement jurisdictions, linking data from local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies and ballistic records from the National Integrated Ballistic Identification Network (NIBIN);
  • Building and documenting processes for data collection and handling, coordinating with other local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies around data collection and quality control; and
  • Assisting investigators with analysis and research to build criminal prosecutions against priority offenders as well as developing written and visual products to assist prosecutors in court presentations.

Required Qualifications for Appointment

Qualifications: The applicant should have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, or a combination of relevant education, training, experience, and postsecondary credentials that would enable the applicant to effectively perform the duties of the job.

This position requires a critical thinker with a combination of analytical and computer skills and is not an entry-level role. Successful applicants will also have experience in:

  • Collecting, analyzing, and evaluating data to develop intelligence reports and analytical products;
  • Using industry current database, intelligence-gathering, analytical, and mapping programs;
  • Organizing and manipulating data and information gathered from multiple sources; and
  • Designing data models that explain trends and inform strategies.

Additionally, successful applicants will have strong organizational, time management, and oral and written communication skills. These communication skills include the ability to communicate and present investigative results to other team members as well as the ability to work effectively with law enforcement and community partners to build institutional relationships.

Supplemental Information

PAY GRADE 8724 ($58,533 – $68,102)
November 3, 2023 – November 24, 2023

About the Office of the Attorney General
: The Attorney General is the state’s top lawyer and law enforcement official, protecting and serving the people and interests of Rhode Island through a broad range of duties. Every day, the Office’s attorneys, investigators, and paraprofessionals fight to ensure the public safety of the state’s communities, improve the economic security of its citizens, safeguard the state’s spectacular natural resources, and restore the public’s trust in government. The Office is unique among attorneys general offices across the country. Out of fifty states, only two other offices share the same broad criminal mission. The Office’s attorneys prosecute complex and violent crimes but also functionally serve as one of the nation’s largest district attorney’s offices, prosecuting all felonies throughout the state.

If applying for the position by submitting cover letter and resume via mail or email, no need to apply through online system.

How to Apply: Applicants should email or mail (1) a cover letter summarizing why you are interested and describing the skills and abilities you possess that will enable you to succeed in this position, (2) resume, and (3) list of three references to:

Aida Crosson
Director of Administration
Office of the Attorney General
150 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Attorney General’s Office is stronger, more credible, and more capable when its employees bring diverse backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to their work. The Office encourages all qualified applicants from all ethnic and racial backgrounds, veterans, LGBTQ individuals, and persons with disabilities to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, disability, or covered veteran status.

Other Information: Finalists will be subject to a background investigation including reference checks. All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the background investigation.

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