Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

BF055 - Systems Analyst - GS-15

Virginia-Northern Virginia

Component Mission:

The Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses (ADNI/SRA) is the principle staff assistant and advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on matters pertaining to program analyses, evaluation, and resource allocation through independent analyses and advice relevant to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military Intelligence Program. As the principle advisor to the DNI on these matters, the ADNI/SRA analyzes, evaluates, and provides alternative plans, programs, and budgets for DNI priority objectives, projected threats, estimated costs, and resource constraints.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs):

•Lead, plan, and design major analytic and evaluative studies and reviews of cross-cutting Intelligence Community (IC) issues and programs to identify investment alternatives for Director of National Intelligence (DNI) decision.

• Lead, plan, and apply knowledge of a broad range of systems analysis and statistical methods to assess current and proposed IC programs and make recommendations on how to improve program effectiveness.

• Provide strategic guidance and leadership in successfully managing and aligning multiple projects, capabilities, and investment strategies to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of IC-wide operations.

• Lead, direct, and manage the application of high-level scientific research methods, analytical techniques, and other methodologies in order to develop analysis that informs major decisions within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and the IC.

• Oversee, manage, and guide the development of systems analysis and statistical methods to assess current and proposed programs and propose alternative courses of action or solutions to promote improved functionalities.

• Direct, oversee, and, conduct in-depth analysis of portfolios to ensure alignment with organizational objectives, ODNI and IC policies, and guidance from Office of Management and Budget, Congress; present findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to ODNI senior management.

• Lead, design, and implement appropriate analysis, studies, investigations, and examinations of ODNI and IC programs and plans; construct and use simulation models, organize analysis teams and conduct analyses, and prepare written reports and briefings documenting these technical efforts.

• Lead, plan, and develop background papers, talking points and other analytic products to support IC senior leadership to make informed programmatic decisions.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements:

• Expert knowledge of the IC and its components, missions, and interrelationships, including the ability to lead broad-based teams regarding key IC issues.

• Superior interpersonal, technical, and analytical skills required to effectively manage sensitive issues and expert ability to plan, lead, and implement complex technical projects.

• Superior ability and/or academic background in systems engineering, operations research, systems analysis or modeling and simulation.

• Expert experience in at least one of the following: developing and applying quantitative and qualitative methodologies for decision support, systems analysis approaches to identifying and evaluating alternatives, or development of quantitative metrics for complex issues.

• Superior oral and written communications skills, including ability to clearly convey complex information and ideas at all levels of management.

• Superior ability to lead and promote the development and use of a broad range of analytical tools and approaches to research, analyze, and present findings, conclusions, and recommendations (systems analysis, statistical methods, simulation modeling, etc.).

Desired Requirements:

• Expert knowledge of and experience with any of the following: programmatic management, financial management, strategic planning, or performance management.

• Superior program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to conduct program and management assessments, to identify needs and requirements, and to develop non-linear process improvement recommendations for implementation across the IC. Expert knowledge of and experience with the IC analytic organizations' structures, missions, priorities, and resources.

• Superior ability to identify emerging trends and strategic issues and incorporate these in developing strategic plans for the organization.

• Expert knowledge of intelligence production and analytical methodologies, including strategic gaming, employed in the strategic forecasting/futures domain.

Applicants from Federal Agencies outside the IC, please visit www.dni.gov and search the vacancy number for directions on how to apply to this vacancy.
Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

What To Expect Next:

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. Due to the large number of applications received, applicants will be contacted ONLY if they have been selected for an interview.

Other Information:

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI-EEOD-RA-ACF@exchange.cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE.

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

ODNI Recruitment Team A

Mission Management
McLean, VA