High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area


LOCATION:                                   Chicago, Illinois

 CONTRACT POSITION:               Chicago HIDTA Deconfliction Analyst

 ANNUAL COMPENSATION:        $55,000 - $65,000/Year

 CLOSING DATE:                           November 9, 2018



The HIDTA Program, created by Congress with the Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1998, provides assistance to Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies in areas determined to be critical drug trafficking regions of the United States.  The Chicago HIDTA, established in 1995, assists Federal, state, local and tribal law enforcement agencies by promoting cooperation among participating law enforcement agencies to share information, provide reliable law enforcement intelligence, and facilitate the design of effective enforcement strategies and operations.  The Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) encompasses Cook, Will, Kendall, Grundy, and DuPage Counties. 


The Chicago HIDTA provides Event/Target Deconfliction services to participating law enforcement agencies by accessing a secure web accessible pointer index system.  Deconfliction is a process which determines whether different agencies are present in the area of a planned law Enforcement event or are investigating the same target.  An “Event” is a law enforcement action conducted within specific time frames such as, but not limited to, surveillance, drug buys, search warrants, and reverse stings.  A “Target” is the subject of a law enforcement investigation.  Targets include persons, telephone numbers, vehicle license plates, businesses, and internet addresses. The primary responsibility of the Chicago HIDTA Deconfliction Analyst (DA) will be to provide accurate and timely event and target deconfliction information to inquiring law enforcement personnel as well as short term analytical support. The Chicago HIDTA DA will be supervised by the Chicago HIDTA ISC Manager and Chicago HIDTA Management Staff, and will be an independent contractor of the Chicago HIDTA and Kendall County, Il., the Fiduciary of the Chicago HIDTA.  Continued employment will be dependent upon approval of the C HIDTA Executive Board and the continued funding of the Program.  The initial contract will run for one year from the date of hire. No benefits are provided with this position.


  • Interacts with law enforcement personnel to provide information, exchange data, and assist in investigations.

  • Provides accurate and timely event and target/subject deconfliction to inquiring law enforcement personnel.

  • Performs routine requests for information which may be time sensitive.

  • Responds to short term analytical requests, such as providing criminal histories, subject backgrounds, and driver’s license photos.  

  • Analyzes criminal intelligence data and information received from a variety of sources.

  • Coordinates activities with the Chicago Police Department Crime Prevention and Information Center (CPIC), and the Illinois State Police Statewide Terrorism and Intelligence Center (STIC).  

  • Maintains written logs and summaries of analytical support provided.

  • Monitors proper functioning of the C-HIDTA SAFETNet Deconfliction system.

  • Conducts deconfliction familiarization and protocol presentations.

  • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties above.


Minimum Requirements

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

  • At least five years of recent law enforcement or criminal justice experience.

  • A bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, public administration or a similarly related discipline from an accredited college or university, or a combination of law enforcement and analytical experience, training and education that would likely provide the knowledge, skills and abilities required for the position.

  • Requires proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Requires ability to communicate clearly, concisely and logically, both orally and in writing.

  • Requires knowledge of federal, state and local criminal laws and regulations as they relate to the criminal investigative process.

  • Requires knowledge of computers as utilized in criminal investigation analysis.

  • Requires knowledge of criminal intelligence analytical research methods and procedures.

  • Requires ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with coworkers, other law enforcement personnel, and legal personnel.

  • Requires ability to perform specialized and sensitive criminal intelligence analysis.

  • Requires ability to coordinate and conduct training seminars for in-house or user agency personnel.

  • Requires ability to work flexible hours.

  • Must be able to pass a background investigation and obtain a federal secret level security clearance.

Preferred Attributes:

  • Five years of recent professional criminal investigative experience.

  • Recent professional work experience utilizing Citizen and Law Enforcement Analysis and Reporting (CLEAR) or other police records management systems.

  • Familiarity with the Law Enforcement Agencies Data System (LEADS) and the ability to obtain and maintain a LEADS certification.


Submissions will be reviewed and selected applicants will be interviewed by C-HIDTA management staff. The best qualified Candidate will be recommended to the Chicago HIDTA Executive Board for appointment.


Interested parties should submit a cover letter and resume to: