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):
The Branch Chief of the Operational Analysis Branch is an experienced identity intelligence officer with strong critical thinking, and oral and written communications skills.
The Branch leads the Directorate's identity intelligence mission through the identification, exploitation, and analysis of known or suspected terrorists (KST) using NCTC's unique access to foreign and domestic data to enhance the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) with new identities information.
The Branch enriches CT Community identity intelligence capabilities by providing analytic services that achieve identity resolution of KSTs keyed from emerging CT threat information.
The Branch provides intelligence support to collection and targeting of international terrorists-known, inconclusive and unknown-associated with threats against the US and US interests abroad.
The Branch Chief is responsible for managing a professional staff in the planning and performance of research and analysis for defined target identities--using both traditional and non-traditional classified and unclassified sources of intelligence--to conduct targeted analysis of known and unknown terrorist identities, groups and networks to confirm identity attributes for future analytical and watch listing purposes.
Manage staff in order to resolve terrorist identities targets through the integration of biographic, biometric, contextual and behavioral information, and validate data within terrorist identity records in TIDE using a variety of traditional and non-traditional intelligence sources.
Manage staff in utilizing a variety of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of KSTs, including appropriate use of social media and other publically available information sources; incorporate policies, strategies, tactics, techniques, procedures to reveal the true identity of individuals, personas, or groups by analyzing and exploiting data related to sets of identity attributes to build the most comprehensive terrorist identity record available to the US Government.
Initiate, cultivate, and maintain effective working relationships with counterparts in the CT, Intelligence, and Law Enforcement Communities to support NCTC mission requirements and analytic undertakings--and to promote intelligence integration.
Plan and prepare written products, graphic presentations and oral briefings for senior customers on significant issues pertaining to and/or affecting terrorist identities intelligence and analysis.
Provide guidance to lower-level Identity Intelligence Analysts on all-source analytic tradecraft, intelligence production, and methodological issues pertaining to terrorist identities intelligence and analysis.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of terrorist identities, including identity intelligence research and analysis processes and tradecraft, and ability to work under pressure with IC and law enforcement community counterparts to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to research and logically analyze, synthesize, and judge information, as well as the ability to review and incorporate multiple sources of information in performing assignments.
Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; and lead, guide, direct and evaluate diverse Teams in analytic research and production activities.
Interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interagency environment on complex issues requiring negotiation and consensus-building. Desired Requirements
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 301-243-0704 or by FAX at 301-243-1200. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.
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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 C 703-275-3955 Recruitment_TeamC@dni.gov
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