Department of Homeland Security Seal

Analytic Methodologist (NPPD)


The DHS/National Protection and Programs Directorate/Office of Cyber and Infrastructure Analysis's mission is to inform decisions that protect the Nation 's critical infrastructure. OCIA takes an all-hazards/all-threats approach to analyze risk to critical infrastructure by conducting complex analysis which focuses on threats, vulnerabilities, and consequences to critical infrastructure from natural, man-made, or cyber events.

The incumbent will be located in the OCIA/ Analytic Support Divisions/Production Management Branch. The Production Management Branch of OCIA is responsible for facilitation pre-planning and pre-writing discussions and reviewing all OCIA analvtic products. The Production Management Branch ensure OCIA steadv-state products adhere to analytic standards, are clearly written with the primary audience in mind, contain a logical flow to the answer the analytic question, and use sound analytic methodologies. The incumbent will develop and apply analytic methods to add rigor and precision to OCIA analytic products. The incumbent will provide statistical, operations research, econometric, mathematical, geospatial modeling, or survey support to OCIA analysis, and communicate
findings via a broad range of written products and verbal presentations.

The incumbent will facilitate, lead, or participate in various pre-planning and pre-writing analytic discussions with OCIA leadership and analysts. Additionally, the incumbent will participate in all reviews of OCIA analytic products. During a crisis event, OCIA stands-up the incident response cell, in which the Production Branch reviews all crisis related products. The incumbent will participate in crisis action planning sessions and products produced for the event.

• Skills in understanding, explaining, utilizing, and implementing Analytic Tradecraft Standards.
• Skills in producing and editing effective written complex analytic products
• Skills in effective collaboration and oral communication regarding analysis and analytic tradecraft standards
• Skills in facilitating planning and writing sessions with analysts and leadership to ensure products adhere to
analytic tradecraft standards and present information using logical argumentation.

Applications will be forwarded to the selecting manager as they are received and if a selection is made prior to the end of this announcement; the start date will be adjusted accordingly.

The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible
interview. We expect to make a selection within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.

Applicants will be contacted ONLY if they have been selected for an interview. EOD is negotiable and will be dependent upon when a selection is made (generally, 15-30 days after MOU is signed).

Please contact the primary POC if you have further questions about this announcement.

The DHS-IE Joint Duty POC is Synette Isaac, Program Manager. The Program Manager may be contacted at (202) 447-4238 or DHSJointDuty@dhs.ic.gov (classified email) or DHSJointDuty@hq.dhs.gov (unclassified email).

Employees must obtain permission through written endorsement from your employing IC element. Please contact your agency's Joint Duty Program Office for internal nomination procedures.
If the employing element nominates an employee for the joint duty rotational assignment; it will notify that employee and the joint duty program manager will forward the application package to an appropriate official of the gaining element.
Any application submitted directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.

In accordance with ICS 601-01, all elements will accept a JDA application package that includes the items listed below. No additional written application, nomination, or procedural requirements will be imposed. The standard JDA application package includes:
a. A brief (two-page limit) candidate resume or biographical summary;
b. A short narrative describing the applicant's qualifications (general and specific) for the joint duty assignment;
c. An employing element nomination/endorsement

Michael Berk

Analysis & Production
1401 South Clark Street, Arlington, VA