*** 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)
Lead CI community mission integration by developing CI strategies, implementation plans, the Unifying Intelligence Strategy for CI, and a State of the CI mission presentation.
Engage IC leadership on strategic priorities, opportunities, gaps, and interdependencies to link strategy to resources and capabilities.
Plan and communicate emerging strategic issues and trends, evaluate them in context of U.S. Government plans, and make recommendations for improvements.
Plan and prepare briefings, reports, and presentations to organizational leadership and senior stakeholders in a manner that meets their specified requirements and provide analysis and recommendations that ensure IC strategic plans and programs align with strategic objectives.
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 broad or more strategic subject areas.
Manage a professional staff to achieve NCSC mission objectives.
Recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse collaborative networks with the ODNI and across the IC.
Support briefings to senior IC officials and other major stakeholders on collaboration progress, issues and challenges.
Develop and continually expand personal knowledge in counterintelligence and achieve a government-wide reputation as a force for integration.
Support briefings to senior IC officials and other major stakeholders collaboration progress, issues and challenges.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Expert knowledge of strategy development, planning and with the intelligence cycle.
Understanding of IC organizations' missions in order to provide input to national-level strategies and plans and support U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
Previous experience in leading/supervising a team in a fast paced environment.
Excellent written, oral communication, and critical thinking skills, as demonstrated by the ability to articulate complex issues to a wide audience and develop products for the senior USG officials;
Excellent 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.
Ability to handle multiple taskings, assess and manage performance, and collaborate on goal setting.
Demonstrated ability to develop effective professional and interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the IC, and U.S. Government and to earn their confidence and trust.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in mission specialty area.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to draft and edit written reports of varying
Experience and demonstrated success developing and coordinating IC strategies and plans.
Previous Counterintelligence experience.
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_A_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamA@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both email@example.com (Monica C.) and firstname.lastname@example.org (Zina 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 703-275-3799.
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. 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.
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 A 703-275-3799 Recruitment_TeamA@dni.gov