PF400 - National Counterintelligence Officer for South Asia - GS-15
*** 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.***
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.
The National Counterintelligence and Security Center's (NCSC) National Intelligence Manager - Counterintelligence Directorate (NIM-CI) supports the Director of NCSC in his role as the National Counterintelligence Executive (NCIX) for the Federal Government. Our primary mission is to deepen the U.S. Government's understanding of foreign intelligence entities' plans, intentions, capabilities, tradecraft, and operations targeting U.S. national interests and sensitive information and assets. We lead the IC's mission to identify and counter foreign intelligence threats by incorporating CI into national-level decision making and leading integrated analysis, collection, and CI initiatives to address priority intelligence gaps and CI mission needs. Our Directorate is growing to address the expanding CI threat. We are looking for qualified personnel to:
Lead the identification of foreign intelligence threats, priorities, and gaps
Lead and guide IC analysis, collection, and CI initiatives to address priority intelligence gaps and counter foreign intelligence threats
Lead the IC in assessing progress against CI priorities and gaps
Lead the development of solutions to address CI capability needs
Integrate CI into national decision making
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
Serve as the principal counterintelligence advisor to the Director of NCSC and the National Intelligence Manager for South Asia (NIM-SA) on national CI initiatives pertaining to the South Asia region, to include: leading analysis, collection, and CI initiatives to address foreign intelligence threats, priorities, and gaps; leading the IC in assessing progress against key intelligence gaps; and leading the development of solutions to address CI resource and capability needs. Support other NCSC components, ODNI, and IC agencies as applicable to include South Asia-related CI Campaigns.
Lead annual CI Community threat prioritization initiatives for South Asia.
Collaborate with NCSC counterparts on the implementation of the National CI strategy/Roadmap, CI mission reviews, and evaluation of key gaps; advance the mission objectives of the National CI Strategy, National Intelligence Strategy, and Unifying Intelligence Strategy for CI.
Lead briefings to senior policy and IC officials and other major stakeholders on South Asia CI threats, priorities, and gaps.
Lead, initiate, 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 South Asia issues.
Manage a professional staff to achieve NCSC mission objectives.
Recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse collaborative networks with the ODNI and across the IC.
Develop and continually expand personal knowledge in counterintelligence and achieve a government-wide reputation as a force for integration.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Expert knowledge of IC analysis and collection sufficient to lead South Asia CI initiatives and identify CI-related analytic and collection requirements and gaps.
Expert knowledge of and experience in the intelligence cycle.
Expert written, oral communication, and critical thinking skills, as demonstrated by the ability to articulate complex issues to a wide audience and develop products for senior USG officials.
Outstanding interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills; ability to build and leverage professional networks; and ability to work effectively both independently and in a team/collaborative environment.
Expert ability to direct taskings, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel.
Knowledge of South Asia security issues and/or experience working with the IC's South Asia community.
One year equivalent to at least next lower grade level in the normal line of progression.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in mission specialty area.
Key Requirements and How To Apply
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. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their two most recent performance evaluations. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide the two most recent evaluations.
d. VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.
e. CURRENT SF-50: Federal Government employees must provide an SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to verify current federal status, position, title, grade, and organization of record.
f. COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter as a supplement to the resume to elaborate on their qualifications and previous work performed.
WHERE TO SUBMIT: Applications should be sent to either DNI-MSD-HR-RR-Team_B_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both firstname.lastname@example.org (Dan J.), email@example.com (Stephanie M.), and firstname.lastname@example.org (Anthony M.) 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.
APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
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 301-243-0743.
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.
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.
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
ODNI Recruitment Team B 301-243-0734 Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov