NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness is hiring a

21-01-S Counterterrorism Watch Specialist

Ewing Township, United States

POSTING NUMBER  #21-01-S                       STATEWIDE 



An opportunity currently exists in the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) within the unclassified service for applicants who meet the minimum job requirements specified below:


TITLE                                    Counterterrorism Watch Specialist

                                               (Part-Time/Hourly Temporary Employee Service)

ISSUE DATE                         January 19, 2021

CLOSING DATE                  Continuous Recruitment 

SALARY                              $29.00 per hour - Minimum of 456 hours / Maximum 944 hours per fiscal                                                      year

LOCATION                          West Trenton, New Jersey (Mercer County) 



The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) is seeking to fill Temporary Employee Service part-time/hourly positions (midnights, holidays, and weekends) for the Counterterrorism Watch (CT Watch) Unit within the Intelligence Management Bureau, located at the Office of the Regional Operations Intelligence Center (ROIC) in West Trenton, NJ.   

Responsibilities will include: collecting counterterrorism information of a sensitive nature in the form of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) from various sources, including public, private sector, and law enforcement entities; querying investigative information and databases from a variety of systems, as well as open source reporting and develop reports on activities, investigations, and findings; monitoring open source media reports and sensitive documents to determine potential threats to the United States and New Jersey and provide situational awareness updates to the NJOHSP Intelligence Division as well as conducting background investigations on individuals. 

The ideal candidate will have a background in intelligence, homeland security, or criminal justice as this job requires a basic understanding of the current threat environment.  This position will require strong research and writing skills and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects in collaboration with various members of NJOHSP.  The successful candidate will be a team member with the ability to adapt easily to meet priorities and deadlines in a fast-paced changing environment. 

This position is designated as Weather Essential, which requires the employee to report to work at their regular starting time during inclement weather or adverse conditions, even if the normal hours of operation of the state are altered. 



Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree. 


Three (3) years of experience in conducting civil or criminal investigations related to compliance, enforcement, detection and surveillance activity, including the preparation of investigative reports; or Three (3) years of experience in conducting investigative administrative audits and/or regulatory examinations of records maintained by businesses and organizations; or Three (3) years of experience in conducting investigations for the government, the military, consumer protection programs, public advocacy organizations or the public interest.

Applicants who do not possess the required education may substitute experience as indicated on a year-for-year basis.  Completion of a supervised internship field placement of 300 hours in an undergraduate curriculum in Criminal Justice or a related degree program may be substituted for one (1) year of the experience. A Juris Doctorate degree or a Master's Degree in Criminal Justice, Public Administration, Business Administration, Law or other related field may be substituted for one (1) year of the indicated experience. 

Resume Note:  Eligibility determinations will be based upon information presented in resume only.  Applicants who possess foreign degrees (degrees earned outside of the U.S.) are required to provide an evaluation indicating the U.S. equivalency prior to the closing date.  Failure to do so will result in your ineligibility. 

License:  Appointee will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform duties of the position.


Applicants accepting employment with NJOHSP are required to adhere to the Conflicts of Interest Law N.J.S.A. 52:13D-12 et seq., the Uniform Ethics Code N.J.A.C. 19:61-1.1. et seq., and LPS Supplementary Ethics Code which may limit or preclude outside activities and/or outside employment.  Employees in certain positions are required to annually file financial disclosure statements.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume.  All submissions must be received no later than close of business on the closing date.

Applicants should be aware that all NJOHSP employees must be a U.S. Citizen due to the fact that they need to be eligible to obtain a Secret or Top Secret Clearance from the federal government.  U.S. citizenship is a requirement for obtaining such clearance.  Additionally, a comprehensive criminal and personal background investigation is conducted on all NJOHSP personnel.

In accordance with the New Jersey First Act P.L. 2011 c70, effective September 1, 2011, new public employees are required to obtain New Jersey residency within one (1) year of employment.

The NJ Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.



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