High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area



CONTRACT POSITION:               Chicago HIDTA Drug Intelligence Officer

LOCATION:                                   Chicago, Illinois

AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY:      State of Illinois

ANNUAL COMPENSATION:        $75,000 to $85,000 based on experience

CLOSING DATE:                           January 15, 2018


OVERVIEW:      The HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area) Program is a federally funded program of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which provides funding, training, intelligence sharing, and analytical support to illegal drug focused law enforcement operations in designated areas.   The HIDTA Program is designed to significantly disrupt the market for illicit drug activities and dismantle Drug Trafficking Organizations and Money Laundering Organizations through the cooperative efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement.  The Chicago HIDTA was recently added to the Heroin Response Strategy (HRS), funded by ONDCP, to address the severe heroin and fentanyl threat in our communities.  The HRS, a cooperative effort between the ONDCP/HIDTA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), emphasizes a public health/public safety collaboration and places Drug Intelligence Officers (DIOs) and Public Health Analysts (PHAs) in participating HIDTAs to work within their state and nationally.  The Chicago HIDTA DIO will gather, analyze, collate, and facilitate the distribution of drug-related intelligence throughout Illinois in coordination with the HRS at large.  The DIO will work under the direct supervision of the Executive Director of the Chicago HIDTA, who reports to the Chicago HIDTA Executive Board.  The DIO shall be an independent contractor of Kendall County Sheriff’s Office, a Fiduciary/Fiscal Agent of the Chicago HIDTA. Continued employment will be at the discretion of the Chicago HIDTA Executive Board and continued funding of the HRS by the ONDCP.  The initial contract will run for one year from the date of hire.



Ø  Establishes points of contact with key federal, state and local drug enforcement representatives to:

1)  Promote awareness and utilization of the Drug Intelligence Officer (DIO) Network,

2)  Promote awareness of priority intelligence requirements through coordinated meetings, training and liaison outreach opportunities, and

3)  Coordinate use of central databases for the timely exchange of information.

Ø  Implements the Felony Arrest Notification Program to transmit information about all reported felony drug arrest incidents in Illinois involving out of state residents to the DIO responsible for the area where the person arrested permanently resides.

Ø  Conducts frequent interviews with authorities in law enforcement and public health sectors to better understand intrastate and interstate heroin/fentanyl markets and analyze drug use related data for possible distribution. 

Ø  Coordinates the collection and dissemination of relevant intelligence obtained from a variety of law enforcement and other sources to develop a timely and accurate picture of existing local drug markets.

Ø  Serves as a conduit for interstate Requests for Information.

Ø  Works with the Chicago HIDTA statewide Public Health Analyst (PHA) to facilitate collaboration between public safety and public health entities, including data sharing, joint initiatives, and policy considerations.

Ø  Works closely with Chicago HIDTA Investigative Support Center personnel to ensure coordination in the sharing and effective utilization of opioid overdose related information and intelligence.

Ø  Prepares extensive briefs, charts, graphs, and written reports as requested or needed, including monthly, quarterly and annual reports.

Ø  Periodically represents the C-HIDTA program and Director by participating in law enforcement meetings and community forums in furtherance of the HIDTA mission.

Ø  Performs other duties as required to achieve the Chicago HIDTA mission.



Minimum Requirements

Ø  Must be a citizen of the United States and possess a valid driver’s license.

Ø  Must be able to travel statewide, and periodically nationally. Reimbursable.

Ø  Have at least ten years of recent law enforcement experience at the federal, state or local level.

Ø  Possess the ability to work effectively in an interagency environment with federal, state and local law enforcement.

Ø  Have strong project management, coordination and implementation skills.

Ø  Possess exceptional writing and public speaking skills.

Ø  Able to work independently and set priorities to meet the demands of the position.

Ø  Have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.

Ø  Willingness and ability to travel locally, regionally, and periodically nationally, as the position requires.

Ø  Proficiency in data collection, analysis and interpretation.

Ø  Able to obtain a federal level security clearance.

Ø  Able to represent the Chicago HIDTA in a professional manner at various meetings and events with professionals from a variety of disciplines.

Ø  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or University.

Preferred Requirements

Ø  Master’s degree or higher in law, criminal justice, public administration or a similarly related discipline from an accredited college or university.

Ø  Network of law enforcement personnel across Illinois.

Ø  Extensive knowledge of law enforcement operations focused on drug and gang related crime and criminal investigations.

Ø  Supervisory experience in multi-level narcotics investigations.


Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume by e-mail to:


Nicholas Roti

Executive Director

Chicago HIDTA