Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

15614 - Partnership & Liaison Officer - GS-14

Virginia-Northern Virginia

*** 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 Office of the Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Partner Engagement (ADNI/PE) is to "Advance partnerships and responsible intelligence and information sharing to enhance decision-making" while we lead and effectively manage a diverse and highly skilled workforce; strengthen partnerships to enable integration, promote mutual understanding, and support accountability; promote interoperable capabilities to drive intelligence and information sharing while protecting privacy, civil liberties, and civil rights; optimize intelligence and information sharing to identify and address threats and opportunities; and develop and implement repeatable business practices to support PE decision making and achieve mission performance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs):

• Coordinate, plan, and perform intelligence information review and release activities for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) to ensure accurate, timely, relevant, and complete responses to public, executive, legislative, or judicial requests.

• Perform complex, of high importance intelligence information analysis and make extensive recommendations for information review and disclosure/release of such information; plan for and coordinate quality control reviews for products leaving the ODNI.

• Develop and implement strategies to identify information protection issues and problems, including those resulting from unauthorized disclosure, inadvertent release, declassification, and the collective mosaic effect of release and mitigate those issues and problems; provide key input and extensive knowledge to position papers when executive-level decisions are required.

• Provide extensive and thorough guidance on information review and release issues to colleagues and co-workers, and mentor and educate junior analysts to improve their information review and release knowledge and capabilities.

• Plan, coordinate, and document information review and release determinations within the ODNI and, as appropriate, with other government agencies; participate in inter- and intra-agency information review and release forums and represent the ODNI as needed.

• Promote knowledge and understanding of existing information technology (IT) used in the declassification review business area, as well as new innovations and developments in IT tools and processes.

• Plan, develop and communicate policies, guidelines, and procedures that support information sharing with partners (foreign, military, private sector, etc.) and provide a framework for managing the relationships between partners.

• Apply extensive knowledge of project management methodologies to information review and release needs.

• Plan, develop, and implement strategies to identify shortcomings and inefficiencies in existing processes and suggest system development improvements; plan and oversee the implementation of search strategies for ODNI records.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated ability to apply Freedom of Information Act, Privacy Act, Executive Order (EO) 13526, ODNI policies and procedures governing the information review and analytic methodologies to conduct foreign disclosure and/or release activities.

• Demonstrated experience implementing policies and procedures related to classification, control markings, and declassification.

• Extensive knowledge of the ODNI's structure and history, including mission and business functions; considerable knowledge of ODNI search and retrieval technologies and methodologies.

• Demonstrated negotiation, influencing, and conflict management skills; extensive experience resolving complex, cross- component and cross-program issues; extensive experience implementing highly visible information review and release activities.

• Demonstrated customer service skills and ability to anticipate and respond to customers' needs in a manner that provides added value and generates customer satisfaction, even in situations in which the outcome is not what the customer desired.

• Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and ability to express complex and at times controversial ideas, explanations, and concepts in a manner appropriate for the audience (one-on-one, small groups, etc.) using a variety of formats (e-mail, counseling, briefing, etc.).

• Extensive knowledge and experience in balancing competing work requirements to ensure that priorities and deadlines are met; demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to identify complex problems, a range of options, and preferred courses of action.

• Demonstrated highly developed interpersonal skills, as evidenced by effective working relationships with colleagues and managers; demonstrated ability to work effectively as a team member; demonstrated ability to understand the differences in roles to build team cohesiveness, reach consensus, and achieve team goals; share information, knowledge, and information with the team.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.

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.

1. IC employees must apply by the vacancy close date. The IC employee application should include the following...
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 rotational assignment.

2. Consistent with IC Standard 601-1, IC employees must be nominated by their employing (home) element within 10 days of the vacancy close date in order to be considered by the gaining element. Please contact your employing element's Joint Duty Program Office for nomination procedures as some agencies may require written supervisory endorsement at the time of application. IC Element Joint Duty Program Office contact info can be found at: https://jointduty.dni.ic.gov/Contacts.aspx

Any application sent directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.

ODNI Recruitment Team A

Mission Management
McLean, VA