Intelligence officers gather data and information and analyse it to develop a picture or understanding of a person or issue. Intelligence officers typically work for government agencies and their work helps operational planning and prevents threats or security breaches.
Work is in an office of a government agency or large corporation. Some personal risk can be expected when gathering evidence or information. Long or irregular hours and long periods away from home can be expected.
Suits people who can see patterns in information, have close attention to detail and skills in observation and problem solving. Strengths in communication, analysis and relationship building, and knowledge of politics, law and government are important.
Qualifications through higher education are generally required, with relevant subjects including the arts, politics, international relations, science, engineering, law, IT, finance/business and economics.
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