Selection System for Spy Recruitment Essay

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World War II Spy Assessment for the Office of Strategic Services



As a Selection Specialist to the Office of Strategic Services, my responsibility is to work with a team of three or four other individuals to create a selection system that will be utilized in identifying operatives to conduct a hazardous intelligence-gathering mission. The mission will be carried out behind enemy lines in order to ensure the safety of the operatives. The main goal of this task is to develop a selection system for spies who will work in various countries i.e. Italy, Japan or Germany. This paper examines the development of a selection system for World War II spy assessment for the Office of Strategic Services using the IAPIE case analysis process.

Case Analysis



IAPIE case analysis process will be utilized in examining the creation of a selection system for World War II spy assessment for the Office of Strategic Services because it provides a comprehensive measure for examining a case or situation. The culmination of this process is the establishment of a course of action or plan to resolve the current challenges.

Identify



The major issues in carrying out this assignment include the lack of detailed job information such as competencies, job description, performance criteria, and KSAOs relating to the job position. Secondly, there are issues relating to the increased likelihood of attracting undesirable candidates because the advertisements for this position must be vague in order to maintain secrecy.
Third, the task is faced with the challenge of lack of adequate time to validate the assessment techniques since they need to be implemented immediately.

Analysis



In light of these challenges, the Selection Strategist needs to develop a suitable selection system that will ensure the identification of the most suitable candidates for the job. This process needs to be carried out in consideration of the prevailing circumstances during this period such as lack of computers, satellites or video phones. The desired situation in this assignment is to create a recruitment and selection system for spies that will help in identification and hiring of the most suitable candidates for the job. The current situation is that there is no structural approach or selection system at the Office of Strategic Services. While the Office of Strategic Services is faced with the need to hire spies to work in different countries, it has not established a selection system that will guide the hiring and recruitment process.



Due to the lack of a selection system at the Office of Strategic Services, the gap between the desired state and current state is 100%. This gap can be addressed through establishing a recruitment process that will still maintain the secrecy of the job while ensuring the most suitable candidates are selected. The first step in this process….....

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References

Bojalil, C.G. (2012, October 17). World War II Spy Assessment for the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). Retrieved September 29, 2017, from https://prezi.com/v0htt4gfxafv/world-war-ii-spy-assessment-for-the-office-of-strategic-services-oss/

Cohen, Z. (2017, July 7). FBI Documents Detail How the Russians Try to Recruit Spies. CNN. Retrieved September 29, 2017, from http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/15/politics/russia-spy-recruitment-tactics-fbi-carter-page/index.html

Suciu, P. (2016, June 1). Spy Training – What it Takes to Make it in an Intelligence Career. Retrieved September 29, 2017, from https://news.clearancejobs.com/2016/06/01/spy-training-takes-make-intelligence-career/

 

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