Profession intelligence officer

Intelligence officers develop and execute plans to gather information and intelligence. They investigate the lines of enquiry which would provide them with the necessary intelligence, and contact and interview people who may provide intelligence. They write reports on their results, and perform administrative duties to ensure records maintenance.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Investigation research methods

    The methods and strategies used to conduct police, government intelligence or military investigation research, as well as the research regulations specific to the operation.

  • Surveillance methods

    Surveillance methods used in the gathering of information and intelligence for investigation purposes.

Skills

  • Think analytically

    Produce thoughts using logic and reasoning in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Maintain professional records

    Produce and maintain records of work performed.

  • Apply knowledge of human behaviour

    Practice principles related to group behaviour, trends in society, and influence of societal dynamics.

  • Conduct research interview

    Use professional researching and interviewing methods and techniques to gather relevant data, facts or information, to gain new insights and to fully comprehend the message of the interviewee.

  • Document evidence

    Document all evidence found on a crime scene, during an investigation, or when presented in a hearing, in a manner compliant with regulations, to ensure that no piece of evidence is left out of the case and that records are maintained.

  • Develop investigation strategy

    Develop strategies used in an investigation to gather information and intelligence in the most productive way, compliant with legislation, ensuring that the strategy is adapted to each individual case in order to obtain intelligence as efficiently and quickly as possible.

  • Undertake inspections

    Undertake safety inspections in areas of concern to identify and report potential hazards or security breaches; take measures to maximise safety standards.

  • Ensure information security

    Ensure that the information gathered during surveillance or investigations remains in the hands of those authorised to receive and use it, and does not fall into enemy or otherwise non-authorised individuals' hands.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform covert investigations present evidence write situation reports law enforcement promote human rights apply information security policies ensure compliance with policies ensure adherence to the constitution handle evidence hear witness accounts identify security threats check official documents handle surveillance equipment use different communication channels maintain operational communications constitutional law examine crime scenes

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