Gang Intelligence Subject Matter Experts (Los Angeles)

LE/IC Los Angeles, California


This is a contingent opportunity.

SNA International is seeking Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to strategically integrate with Correctional Intelligence Task Force (CITF) partners, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) investigative and intelligence units as well as the Federal Bureau of Prison (BOP). The SMEs will support the coordination of intelligence sharing regarding top gang threats operating both inside and outside of the correctional facilities. These positions will be located in the Los Angeles, CA Area of Responsibility, and within the Los Angeles, CA FBI field offices, to include a Resident Agency.

The following list is representative of the types of activities and responsibilities anticipated to be performed by the candidates, and is not intended to be all-inclusive:
  • Contribute to a hybrid work role and address and satisfy FBI, CDCR, and BOP intelligence collection and dissemination needs to answer intelligence threats and gaps related to gang and other criminal threats, as assigned.
  • Utilize historic expertise in keeping current of threats facing the United States Intelligence Communities (USIC), to include the top prison gang threats operating both inside and outside correctional institutions.
  • Work closely with FBI Violent Gangs Safe Streets Task Forces (VGSSTFs), CDCR Special Services Units (SSU), parole, and county jails.
  • Continue to expertly identify prison gang conspiratorial ties from federal and state prisons, to county jails, and to the community and identify gang leadership, their criminal associates and facilitators, methods of communications and criminal strategies and activities.
  • Utilize expertise in identifying gang and criminal threats, new and emerging threats, and the ability to concisely articulate those findings in formal work products and reports.
  • Strong working knowledge of assigned Area of Responsibility (AOR), to include the task force partners of the CDCR, FBI, and BOP, as well as the greater intelligence community (IC).
  • Adapt to the continually changing intelligence needs and priorities of the FBI and its partners and the law enforcement community.
  • Utilize LEO contacts and is a demonstrated expert regarding prison gangs, corrections, intelligence collection, and/or law enforcement investigations.

Required Qualifications:
  • A minimum of six (6) years of general experience of which four (4) years must be specialized years of direct experience working gangs, criminal enterprises.
  • Investigative/analytical intelligence experience related to security threat groups (STG) within correctional institutions and its operations, protocols, and structure, to include inmate STG identification, investigation and handling.
  • Experience with a wide variety of information systems, to include federal, state and local law enforcement and intelligence databases, commercial software and public source systems.
  • Experience handling sensitive intelligence within the intelligence community (IC), to include IC product production, handling and dissemination.
  • Experience in synthesizing vast amounts of data to derive meaningful actionable or informative intelligence products to the IC, to include strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in identifying emerging threats or trends related to gangs operating inside and outside of prisons and their effect on communities.
  • Experience in working with multiple agencies in a task force environment while using intelligence to identify subjects, associates, methods of operations, communications, and de-confliction of investigative or analytical efforts.
  • Experience in interagency liaison and working in a task.
  • Strong presentation skills, to include producing written reports, providing oral briefings and developing support materials such as charts, PowerPoint presentations, and other handouts/pamphlets.
  • Successfully work in a constantly changing environment and adapting to the shift of work priorities and direction.
  • Have a current DoD Top Secret security clearance (no polygraph required).

Desired Qualifications:
  • A B.A. or B.S. degree in Criminal Justice, Sociology or related field is highly desired, but is not required as long as an additional eight (8) years of specialized experience can be demonstrated equaling a total of fourteen (14) years of experience, including twelve (12) years of specialized experience.
  • Familiarity with CDCR databases, highly desirable and critical;
  • Familiarity with California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) / Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP) administration operating procedures and policies, highly desirable and critical.
  • Previous experience working within the FBI performing investigative and intelligence gang related functions.

SNA International is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.