Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

29590 - Publications Officer- GS-13

Virginia-Northern Virginia

Component Mission:

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC). The DNI also acts as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council for Intelligence matters related to the national security; and oversees and directs the implementation of the National Intelligence Program. The DNI leads intelligence integration and forges an intelligence community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) builds understanding of foreign cyber threats to US national interests to inform decision-making by federal cyber centers, departments and agencies, and policymakers. CTIIC works with its partners to integrate threat intelligence and related information from the network defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities; facilitate information-sharing; lead community analysis of cyber threat; and support interagency planning to develop whole-of-government approaches against cyber adversaries.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs):

• The candidate edits, formats, and publishes daily and periodic intelligence products for senior IC and law enforcement officials, using a variety of software applications and dissemination platforms. Position requires periodic evening hours.

• Reviews product sources to ensure the material is accurately represented and classified in the product.

• Applies corporate writing standards, critical thinking skills, and expertise in grammar, punctuation, and copy editing to identify and resolve editorial issues and inconsistencies in complex text and graphics.

• Manages multiple projects concurrently and efficiently; adheres to production timelines; ensures the delivery of high-quality products on or before deadline.

• Briefs team, senior management, and customers on the status of production, anticipates and negotiates scheduling issues; facilitates senior review; incorporates reviewers' comments; and finalizes product for publication.

• Monitors and updates production databases; revises corporate style guidance as necessary.

• Conducts research to develop ideas for presenting content and product layouts; analyzes multiple complex options and approaches for executing a project and effectively selects optimal tools and strategies that ensure timely and efficient completion.

• Applies knowledge of publishing tradecraft, principles, and practices to conceptualize, develop, and format complex layouts that facilitate the rapid comprehension of complex substantive issues.

Mandatory Requirements:

• Demonstrated understanding of publishing principles and practices as well as knowledge of sound principles of publication design.

• Demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex publication projects and to work effectively and efficiently within a diverse, fast-paced team environment.

• Experience reviewing sources for prepublication fact checking, classifications, and dissemination restrictions to determine who is cleared to receive publications; experience downgrading publications to expand readership.

• Demonstrated editorial and grammatical skills, editing and proofreading expertise, and an understanding of corporate writing standards, including classification regulations.

• Demonstrated ability to perform research, use creative problem solving, and apply analytical thinking skills to identify and develop effective solutions for routine and complex publishing problems.

• Demonstrated ability to create custom products for various project requirements.

• Demonstrated experience with production methodologies for publishing and disseminating products in hardcopy and electronic formats.

• Demonstrated ability to write logically, clearly, and concisely.

• Demonstrated communication and negotiation skills for eliciting and sharing information; demonstrated ability to brief team members, customers, and management at all levels to discuss project requirements and status.

• Demonstrated interpersonal skills to interact effectively with customers, senior management, technical staff, and project team members.

Desired Requirements:

• Technical knowledge of electronic publications and design, to include specific knowledge of current technologies in electronic and web publishing.

• Knowledge of typography, desktop publishing, Internet and IC intranet networks, page layout and design, and publication styles; ability to conduct minor troubleshooting on computer systems/networks.

• Knowledge of graphic conversion techniques and methodology.

• Experience reviewing sources to determine who is cleared to receive publications; experience downgrading publications to expand readership.

• Experience using Adobe Creative Suite or other electronic and web publishing software.

• Experience creating/modifying graphics, tables, and other visual elements.

Current Federal Employees Applying for a Detail Assignment:

Applicants from federal agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency.

Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees.

Applicants from within the IC must submit an application through the classified IC Joint Duty Program website.

Applicants from federal agencies outside the IC must provide:

a. WRITTEN ENDORSEMENT from the employing agency concurring with the detail.

b. RESUME: Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

c.VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.

WHERE TO SUBMIT: Applications should be sent to either DNI-MSD-HR-RR-Team_D_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamD@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both mcpherc@dni.ic.gov (Candace M.) and hoylegr@dni.ic.gov (Greta H.) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.

Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 703-275-3663.

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.

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.Agency Contact InformationODNI Recruitment; Phone: 703-275-3663; Email: Recruitment_TeamD@dni.gov

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 D

Analysis & Production
McLean, VA