Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

20750 - Senior Security Advisor - GS-15

Maryland-Montgomery County

*** OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be
open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week
increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

Component Mission

The mission of the National Counterintelligence & Security Center is to lead and support the counterintelligence and security activities of the US Government, the US Intelligence Community, and US private sector entities who are at risk of intelligence collection, penetration or attack by foreign and other adversaries.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

• Serve as senior technical advisor to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) and the DNI for Security Executive Agent (SecEA) personnel security policy and program management.

• Lead the planning, development, and advancement of a broad range of SecEA personnel security policies, processes, and procedures and communicate this information across the USG and Intelligence Community (IC).

• Serve as the ODNI liaison to the Suitability and Security Clearance Performance Accountability Council (PAC) Program Management Office (PMO) and represent ODNI/NCSC on interagency working groups and forums.

• Manage and oversee the Cross-Agency Priority Goal for Insider Threat and Security Clearance Reform activities for ODNI and SecEA for reporting on performance.gov and ensures ODNI compliance with PAC/SecEA strategic goals.

• Manage the interagency SecEA Advisory Committee to inform and update stakeholders on SecEA priorities and strategic goals; and manage SecEA outreach activities to foster an environment of partnership, transparency and collaboration with key stakeholders, congressional staff and GAO.

• Lead the planning, preparation, and presentation of high level briefings, position papers, policy documentation, reports, and other information to the PAC, ODNI senior leadership, Federal Partners, and other major stakeholders on issues related to personnel security policies and standards.

• Lead, plan, and conduct meetings with senior PAC and ODNI leaders to provide advice, guidance, and structured recommendations on matters relating to SecEA personnel security policies, standards, and procedures.

• Represent the ODNI/NCSC position on key personnel security policy issues and advocate on behalf of the SecEA/ODNI at interagency working groups, conferences and other public forums.

• Maintain solid professional relationships with Executive Branch colleagues, IC security experts, senior USG staff, PAC PMO and ODNI leaders across government and industry to enable transparency, collaboration and support to address emerging, transformational SecEA and PAC priorities.

• Oversee, guide, and monitor the governance structures to ensure decisions are made through the appropriate fora and disputes are resolved expeditiously.

Mandatory Requirements

• Expert knowledge of personnel security and/or counterintelligence, as well as applicable federal laws, Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, and Intelligence Directives.

• Expert knowledge of and superior ability to develop and coordinate Security Executive Agent, IC and related USG personnel security policies, directives, and standard operating procedures.

• Superior ability to anticipate issues relevant to the IC and United States Government and recommend/implement needed actions.

• Superior written and oral communication skills and a superior ability to articulate complex national and intelligence issues to a wide audience, including the ability to develop policy products for the senior USG officials.

• Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills and a superior ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment.

• Superior ability to build and sustain professional networks and collaborate with both Executive Branch and IC management and staff to continuously improve products and service offerings.

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.
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.

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, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense.

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
Bethesda, MD