16433 - Information Sharing and Safeguarding Officer - GS-14
***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 applicants received during the previous two-weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***
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.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs):
Plan, develop, and implement programs, policies, and procedures that result in the effective sharing of information across the Government while protecting Intelligence and Law Enforcement sources and methods, operational equities, and U.S. persons' privacy.
Assess, identify, and evaluate the potential impact of obstacles to information flow across the Intelligence Community (IC) and work with policy analysts and IC partners to develop and implement policy and process improvements.
Plan, identify, and develop effective solutions to intelligence access issues experienced by departments throughout the IC and U.S. Government.
Ensure the maximum exchange of information throughout the IC and to non-traditional customers by balancing the responsibility-to-provide principle with the need-to-know standard as defined by existing policies, laws, and regulations.
Plan and direct the negotiation process for defining agreements with other IC and Government agencies in support of information sharing; plan, develop, and write Memorandums of Understanding establishing information sharing agreements with these components.
Plan, define, and direct the organization's sensitive intelligence and information technology system access approval operation ensuring that customers' needs are met and that information is timely and accurate.
Continually expand personal expertise with regard to the development and implementation of information sharing tools, technology, plans, and policies to facilitate the cooperation and effective coordination of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the IC, and other U.S. Government agencies.
Plan, direct, and orchestrate inter-agency and cross-directorate collaboration on the development of internal information sharing policies, guidelines, and procedures, and/or broker information sharing agreements with external entities; evaluate and assess these efforts to ensure that they are successful.
Plan, develop, and oversee the implementation of interagency information sharing activities and programs by coordinating and integrating the competing requirements and priorities of multiple stakeholders, to include planning and participating in interagency meetings.
Plan, prepare, and present briefings, reports, and presentations to ODNI leadership, senior policymakers, IC members, and other intelligence consumers in a manner that meets their specified requirements.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Extensive knowledge of information sharing theory, policies, procedures, and technologies, as well as detailed knowledge of how to develop and facilitate the implementation of those mechanisms. Extensive knowledge of the mission, charter, roles, and responsibilities of the ODNI, IC, and U.S. Government agencies, and how these organizations can effectively cooperate in implementing information sharing plans and programs. Demonstrated ability to identify emerging information sharing trends and issues, as well as the demonstrated ability to assess the influence of these trends and issues on the effectiveness of U.S. Government programs. Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, orally and in written reports and documents, policies, plans, and programs related to improving information sharing across the U.S. Government. Demonstrated ability to logically analyze, synthesize, and judge information, as well as the demonstrated ability to review and incorporate multiple sources of information in performing assignments. Demonstrated ability to develop effective professional and interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in ODNI, the IC, and U.S. Government, and to earn their confidence and trust. Extensive interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively at a senior level within an interagency environment on complex issues requiring negotiation and consensus-building. Demonstrated ability to objectively evaluate U.S. Government and interagency information sharing policies and plans, taking into account a diverse and complex range of considerations in performing the evaluations. Extensive knowledge of Information Assurance standards and practices to include attribute-based access, automated user authorization, auditing, and security at the data-level to enable a trust-based model for the free-flow of information among participants. Demonstrated ability to balance responsibilities among assigned activities; including the demonstrated ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, and demonstrated adaptability to varying customer needs. Demonstrated ability to effectively diagnose, isolate, and expediently resolve complex problems pertaining to data and security engineering, and prior exposure to implementing security in a cloud environment. Demonstrated ability to identify emerging information sharing trends and issues, as well as the demonstrated ability to assess the influence of these trends and issues on the effectiveness of U.S. Government programs. Extensive experience supporting the exchange of intelligence information between collectors, analysts, and end users in order to improve national and homeland security.
Experience: Six years of experience leading strategic planning, managing, and directing the successful efforts of a government or private organization or nine or more years of experience in technical collection, collection system development, requirements policy development and requirements management. Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience as determined by mission specialty area.
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, 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.
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.
TO APPLY FOR THIS POSITION: 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.
APPLICATION PACKAGE: 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
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