Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

PB030 - Program Analyst - GS-13

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)

•Conduct analysis and evaluation of the National Intelligence Program (NIP) investments to independently document resource utilization, efficiency, productivity, and cost effectiveness levels.

• Implement plans to support analysis through NIP policies, missions, plans, and capabilities, ensuring linkage to the National Intelligence Strategies and other Intelligence Community (IC) priorities.

• Conduct the research and identification of key program issues; evaluate alternatives and proposals for decision by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) senior leadership.

• Determine relevance of source material, implement procedures, and analyze data to support ODNI senior leadership decisions.

• Research and identify key intelligence program and budget issues, evaluate program alternatives, and provide structured recommendations in accordance with the organizational policies, procedures, and viewpoints.

• Conduct initiatives to maintain a comprehensive awareness of analytical and statistical methods; conduct independent evaluative studies of cross-cutting IC issues and techniques to assess program effectiveness.

• Present findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to senior management.

• Produce analytical issue papers, background papers, resource issue papers, and other analytic products applying extensive subject matter knowledge to support the senior leadership in making informed programmatic decisions.

• Provide independent analyses of IC capabilities and programs, identifying cost and mission impacts, and clarifying the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements:

•Thorough knowledge of the IC and its components, missions, and interrelationships, including an ability to evaluate key IC issues.

• Thorough knowledge of programmatic and financial management, strategic planning, and performance management.

•Thorough knowledge of the ODNI's processes, programs, and policies especially as they relate to program evaluations (to include quantitative and qualitative methods and techniques).

•Ability to apply analytic, quantitative, and qualitative techniques to analyze, evaluate, and recommend appropriate alternatives to complex issues.

• Oral and written communication skills, including ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products.

• Organizational and interpersonal skills, and ability to negotiate.

• Ability to develop consensus recommendations and to solicit input from colleagues and peers; ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements.

• Program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including 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. Thorough knowledge of and experience with the IC analytic organizations' structures, missions, priorities, and resources.

• Thorough knowledge of IC organizations' missions in order to develop the national-level strategies and policies necessary to support United States (U.S.) national security and foreign policy interests. Thorough knowledge of the executive/legislative decision making process.

• Ability to work effectively with senior leadership to build consensus on contentious issues and to foster a collaborative work environment across the ODNI, IC and mission partners.

Desired Requirements:

•Experience examining program/project successes and failures and making recommendations to improve products and services; ability to deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.

• Thorough knowledge of the methods used to evaluate organizational performance against strategic objectives and ability to advise the organizations on the application of evaluation methods.

• Ability to balance responsibilities among program/project activities; ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, adapting to varying customer needs.

• Ability to assess complex programmatic issues and apply diagnostics to assess risks and implement innovative solutions related to sensitive issues.

• Thorough knowledge of the rules of governance and project lifecycle methodologies; thorough knowledge of Project Management concepts and principles; and successful completion of appropriate project management courses and/or certificate programs.

• Ability to think strategically, identifies needs and requirements, and develops recommendations. Ability to develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and instructions.

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

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.

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