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):
ODNI's Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) is seeking analysts from any discipline who have strong tradecraft and interpersonal skills to join our Analytic Integration Section in leading and integrating IC analysis of foreign cyber threats from both government and non-state actors. Cyber is increasingly infused in all national security topics, making this position an excellent opportunity for analysts with background in regional or functional relevant national security issues to gain expertise with the cyber threat mission and customer set. Experience with cyber issues is of course welcome but not a requirement. CTIIC is committed to developing our joint duty workforce through training and other opportunities, and seeks personnel who can contribute analytic talent and other related expertise to our mission.
As with all analysis, CTIIC works to tell the most important stories to a wide range of customers, and in doing so, make the cyber story approachable in a way that allows our customers to understand the significance of the information and identify opportunities to take action in the interests of US national security.
CTIIC provides direct support to the NSC Staff and as such provides opportunities to gain insight into the development of cyber policy. CTIIC also works across the IC and other USG agencies with interests in US critical infrastructure, providing opportunities for analysts to develop a diverse range of contacts and gain exposure to a broad range of USG activities and perspectives. The selected applicant will:
Plan, research, develop, and communicate in-depth analyses of complex and significant national, regional, and/or global issues for senior policymakers and key components in the Intelligence Community (IC), law enforcement, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).
Use diverse methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex analytical issues and incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, in-depth intelligence products.
Plan, prepare, and present written and oral briefings to senior internal and external customers and analytic counterparts on significant intelligence issues; clearly articulate complex concepts to non-expert customers and tailor the product to correspond to customer needs. Address analytic gaps and points of disagreement across the USG.
Cultivate communities of interest and identify key internal and external sources of information that meet customer and self-derived needs.
Cultivate, and maintain collaborative working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement agencies, as appropriate, and leverage these relationships to share information of interest.
Attend relevant internal and external training, seminars, or conferences that will contribute to analytic expertise.. *ODNI All Source Analysis areas of expertise include: Counterintelligence, Counterproliferation, Counterterrorism, Cultural Expertise (Economic, Regional, Military, Political, Leadership, Psychological, etc.) Cyber, Intelligence Disciplines (INTs) Intelligence Topics, Languages, Scientific and Technical Intelligence (S&TI), and Targets.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Demonstrated analytic and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to think strategically.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, research, develop, and author high-quality, complex analyses, studies, projects, assignments, and briefings on key US foreign policy and national security objectives focused on a specific region or transnational issue for IC consumers and senior policymakers.
Superior ability to apply knowledge of ODNI, IC, military and law enforcement organizations in order to provide tailored responses that meet customer needs.
Demonstrated knowledge of analytic tradecraft and superior ability to communicate intelligence information and judgments to generalists as well as specialists.
Demonstrated ability to produce analytic finished intelligence related to the subject matter issue, either as lead analyst or manager of analysts.
Demonstrated ability to lead and promote the development and use of a broad range of methodological tools and approaches to research, analyze, and present data.
Demonstrated ability to maintain and develop regular IC contacts for analytic exchange and collaboration.
Superior ability to support group decisions and solicit perspectives from coworkers.
Demonstrated ability to promote information sharing practices across the ODNI and IC.
Demonstrated ability to execute senior-level guidance in a fast-paced environment and accomplish strategic goals using metrics and other measures of effectiveness to track progress.
Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, negotiating, and resolving significant and controversial issues.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment, and mentor junior colleagues.
Creative problem-solving skills and initiative in carrying out mission responsibilities. Experience: Five years of related work experience. Education: Bachelor's degree in subject matter area, or closely related discipline.
Russia expertise desired but not required.
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.
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.
APPLICATION PROCESS: 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 D 703-275-3663 Recruitment_TeamD@dni.gov
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