Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

30175 - Information Sharing and Safeguarding Officer - GS-14

Virginia-Northern Virginia

Component Mission

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)

• Provide oversight and leadership to the planning, development, and implementation of programs, policies, and procedures to ensure the National Counterterrorism Center's (NCTC) compliance with its data-handling and safeguarding obligations pursuant to legal authorities, data provider agreements, internal policy, and other relevant policies, guidelines, and procedures while supporting the innovative use of data in pursuit of the Center's counterterrorism mission, effective information sharing, the protection of intelligence and law enforcement sources and methods, operational equities, and the privacy and civil liberties of United States persons.

• Lead and oversee the planning, identification, development, and implementation of effective solutions to data handling compliance and intelligence access issues experienced by NCTC.

• Lead, oversee, and orchestrate inter-agency and cross-directorate collaboration on the development of internal information sharing and safeguarding policies, guidelines, and procedures, and/or broker information sharing and safeguarding agreements with external entities; evaluate and assess these efforts to ensure that they are successful.

• Lead, oversee, plan, and develop the implementation of information safeguarding and compliance activities and programs that coordinate and integrate the competing requirements and priorities of multiple stakeholders.

• Provide leadership, oversight, and guidance in the preparation of briefings, reports, and presentations for NCTC and ODNI leadership, senior policymakers, IC members, external oversight entities, and other intelligence consumers in a manner that meets their specified requirements.

• Lead a team of professional staff and assess performance, collaborate and oversee goal setting, and provide feedback on personnel development.

• Oversee a team of contract personnel, in coordination with the COTR, to ensure timely thorough completion of deliverables and adherence to statement of work.

• Continually expand personal expertise with regard to the development and implement of data safeguarding and information sharing tools, technology, plans, and policies to facilitate the cooperation and effective coordination of the National Counterterrorism Center, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), the IC, and other U.S. Government agencies.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

Competencies Required:

• Superior ability to communicate clearly, orally and in written reports and documents, policies, plans, and programs complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives, objectives, and levels of technical understanding.

• Superior ability to logically and objectively analyze, synthesize, and judge information, as well as the demonstrated ability to review and incorporate multiple sources of information in performing assignments.

• Superior ability to develop effective professional and interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in NCTC, ODNI, the IC, and U.S. Government, and to earn their confidence and trust.

• Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively at a senior level within an interagency environment on complex issues requiring negotiation and consensus-building.

• Superior ability to balance responsibilities among assigned activities; including the demonstrated ability to manage transitions effectively from task to task, and demonstrated adaptability to varying customer needs.

• Extensive experience in cross community complex programs and making recommendations to improve products and services; considerable ability to deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.

• Demonstrated on-the-job experience leading a high-performance team of staff and contractor personnel;

Desired Requirements

• Demonstrated knowledge of the mission, charter, roles, and responsibilities of the NCTC, ODNI, IC, and U.S. Government agencies, and how these organizations can effectively cooperate in implementing information sharing plans and programs.

• Demonstrated knowledge of NCTC legal authorities, policies, and procedures governing information sharing and data-handling.

Minimum Qualifications Experience:

Six years of experience leading strategic planning, managing, and directing the successful efforts of a government or private organization or nine or more years of experience in data handling oversight and compliance, information sharing, policy, technical collection, collection system development, requirements policy development or requirements management.


Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience as determined by mission area.

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.
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.

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 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.


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

Mission Management
McLean, VA