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Occupation Exhibit

CGR-IS-002

INTELLIGENCE SPECIALIST
IS3
IS2
IS1
ISC
ISCS
ISCM

Exhibit Dates: 2/12–Present.

Occupational Group: Intelligence.

Career Pattern
SN: Seaman (E-3). IS3: Intelligence Specialist, Third Class (E-4). IS2: Intelligence Specialist, Second Class (E-5). IS1: Intelligence Specialist, First Class (E-6). ISC: Chief Intelligence Specialist (E-7). ISCS: Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist (E-8). ISCM: Master Chief Intelligence Specialist (E-9).

Description
Summary: The Intelligence Specialist (IS) performs a wide range of duties associated with the collection, analysis, processing, and dissemination of intelligence in support of Coast Guard operational missions. The duties performed by IS’ include: identifying and producing intelligence from raw information; assembling and analyzing multisource operational intelligence; collecting and analyzing communication signals using sophisticated computer technology; providing input to and receiving data from multiple computerized intelligence systems; preparing and presenting intelligence briefings; preparing planning materials for operational missions, conducting mission debriefings, analyzing results, and preparing reports; preparing graphics, overlays, and photo map composites; plotting imagery data using maps and charts; and maintaining intelligence databases, libraries, and files. IS3: Operate in varied intelligence environments such as human, geographical, signals, electronic communications, and open sources; generate files and manage intelligence reports; perform structured intelligence analysis; understand elements of culture and social institutions as it relates to intelligence analysis; practice professional communication processes such as technical writing and presentation skills; and collect, analyze, and disseminate data. IS2: Able to perform the duties required for IS3; identify potential targets of interest; determine essential elements of information; determine relative risk and the four phases of targeting: detection, sorting, screening, and responding; perform operational analysis; and evaluate field intelligence reports. IS1: Able to perform the duties required for IS2; conduct data analysis; supervise departmental staffing, inventory, and training programs; apply human relations skills; understand national security and maritime law; manage data systems; provide input data for budgetary purposes; and research intelligence security. ISC: Able to perform the duties required for IS1; plan, organize, coordinate, and control all operations of the Intelligence Specialist; provide joint force coordination; provide quality control with data and trend analysis; supervise assessment planning; manage and advise subordinates in the various aspects of the intelligence cycle; and administer unit Global Command and Control System (GCCS) accounts and system maintenance programs. ISCS: Able to perform the duties required for ISC; develop unit security plans and investigations; communicate, both orally and in writing, necessary intelligence information to command staff; advise superiors and command staff regarding budget forecasting and other administrative supervisory matters; and manage human resources and implement policy and procedures. ISCM: Able to perform the duties required for ISCS; plan, organize, and develop the budget at the command staff level; conduct risk and system analysis; and assist in the development of the Intelligence Specialist doctrine and strategy.

Related Competencies
Communications topics include audience analysis, computer applications, computer ethics, cultural communication, database management, interpersonal communications, multi-media presentations, and technical writing. Cultural awareness topics include content analysis, critical thinking, elements of culture, government, language, non-participant observation, qualitative research methods, and social institutions. Intelligence analysis topics include analytical report writing, cryptology, information management, intelligence collection sources, military intelligence, structured intelligence analysis, and threat analysis. Data analysis topics include data collection; failure analysis; frequency characteristics; HF, VHF, and UHF radio waves; operational inspection; and signal analysis. Supervision topics include awards assessment, counseling, inventory control, mentoring, motivation, performance evaluation, problem solving, and supply chain. Intelligence law and procedures topics include case studies, intelligence community and structures, international law and agreements, jurisdictions, maritime law, national security law, and national security objectives. Management topics include controls, coordinating, financial management, leading, legal compliance, planning, procedures, staffing, supervision, and training and development. Tactical planning topics include assessment planning, communication protocol, joint force coordination, situational awareness, tactical plots, tactical radio communications, and threat assessment. Human resource management topics include conflict resolution, counseling, human relations, performance evaluation, personnel discipline, personnel supervision, policy and procedures, project management, safety, staff development, and training. Leadership topics include coaching, counseling, decision-making, ethics, mentoring, motivation, risk management, and strategic planning.

Recommendation, IS3
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in cultural awareness, 3 in intelligence analysis, and 3 in data analysis (2/12)(2/12).

Recommendation, IS2
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in cultural awareness, 3 in intelligence analysis, and 3 in data analysis (2/12)(2/12).

Recommendation, IS1
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in cultural awareness, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in data analysis, and 3 in intelligence law and procedures (2/12)(2/12).

Recommendation, ISC
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in cultural awareness, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in data analysis, and 3 in intelligence law and procedures. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management and 3 in tactical planning (2/12)(2/12).

Recommendation, ISCS
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in cultural awareness, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in data analysis, and 3 in intelligence law and procedures. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in tactical planning, and 3 in human resource management (2/12)(2/12).

Recommendation, ISCM
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in communications, 3 in supervision, 3 in cultural awareness, 3 in intelligence analysis, 3 in data analysis, and 3 in intelligence law and procedures. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in management, 3 in tactical planning, 3 in human resource management, and 3 in leadership (2/12)(2/12).

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