Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

18718 - CT Analyst South Asia Branch, NCTC/DI/Asia and Americas Group - GS-14

Virginia-Northern Virginia

Component Mission

The National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) leads our nation's effort to combat terrorism at home and abroad by analyzing the threat, sharing that information with our partners, and integrating all instruments of national power to ensure unity of effort. The Center serves as the primary organization in the United States Government (USG) for analyzing and integrating all intelligence possessed or acquired by the USG pertaining to terrorism and counterterrorism, and its Director serves as the Counterterrorism Mission Manager. NCTC also serves as the central and shared knowledge bank on known and suspected terrorists and international terrorist groups, as well as their goals, strategies, capabilities, and networks of contacts and support. In addition, NCTC conducts strategic operational planning for counterterrorism activities, coordinating and integrating the efforts of departments and agencies across the Federal Government.

Group Mission:
The Asia/Americas Group (AAG) within the NCTC DI seeks an energetic analyst to provide current and strategic assessments and support to NCTC leadership pertaining to Sunni terrorism across East and South Asia and the Western Hemisphere. Generally, branch analysts will write intelligence products for senior CT officials across the USG, brief policymakers and IC counterparts, and travel domestically and overseas. The successful ODNI candidate will join a group with a skilled mix of employees on rotation from across the IC as well as Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) staff employees.

Branch Role: The South Asia Branch strives to lead the IC in warning of emerging terrorist threats in/from South Asia and to be our customers' premier resource for strategic analysis on terrorism and counterterrorism in the region to shape U.S. policy by incorporating innovative approaches to key intelligence questions and integrating CT community partner efforts. We are committed to setting the IC standard for personnel development, leadership, and tradecraft. The successful candidate will be part of an interagency team of highly motivated and knowledgeable officers and embody interagency cooperation and collaboration, working closely with IC colleagues.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Plan, research, develop, and communicate in-depth political, counterintelligence, or CT analyses for senior policymakers and key components in the IC, law enforcement, and the ODNI.

• Lead the production of a broad range of finished intelligence products in support of USG foreign policy and national security interests.

• Plan, prepare and present written and oral briefings to senior internal and external customers on significant intelligence issues.

• Conduct and produce tactical, multidisciplinary, and strategic analysis that supports key US national security and foreign policy objectives and helps shape IC analysis and priorities.

• Utilize a variety of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex and significant analytic issues; incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, sophisticated intelligence products.

• Independently gather political, social, cultural, intelligence, or historical information in support of US interests and policy objectives; identify key internal and external sources of relevant political, socio-cultural, counterintelligence, or CT information that meet customer and self-derived needs.

• Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement agencies as appropriate, and use these relationships to share information of interest; attend internal and external training, seminars, or conferences on broad or strategic subject areas.

• Develop and continually expand personal knowledge in area of expertise and achieve a government-wide reputation as a subject matter expert in this area.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

•Demonstrated ability to effectively research, develop, and write high quality, strategic analyses, studies, projects, assignments, and briefings on key US foreign policy and national security objectives focused on a specific region or transnational issue for IC consumers and policymakers at the highest levels of government. Thorough knowledge of IC policy and procedures, and thorough knowledge of IC analytic tradecraft.

• Ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements; ability to support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers.

• Interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including an ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment, and mentor junior colleagues; creative problem-solving skills and initiative in carrying out mission responsibilities based on senior-level guidance.

Desired Requirements

•Demonstrated and exemplary intelligence community collaboration skills, including authoring strategic intelligence products with other intelligence community organizations.

• Experience with South Asia political/military or CT intelligence analysis.

• Experience working in Asia.

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

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.

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 C

Analysis & Production

McLean, VA