Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

17124 - Public Affairs - Chief, Strategic Communications - GS-15

Virginia-Northern Virginia

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

• Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead staff in planning, developing, and executing a comprehensive ODNI strategic communications plan for assigned areas of responsibility that effectively communicates the ODNI's mission, vision, and goals to stakeholders; plan should include, but not be limited to, goals and objectives, situational analysis, key messages, target audiences, and planned communications events, programs, and activities.
• Oversee and lead professional staff serving as communications consultants to senior leadership at the Office of the Director National Intelligence (ODNI) and ensure that staff provides leaders and components with substantive advice and counsel on the development of internal communications, strategic communications, and/or media relations.
• Lead staff in initiating, cultivating, and maintaining productive working relationships with staff in other communications organizations in the Intelligence Community (IC), and, as appropriate, members of the media, community leaders, policy groups, and/or concerned constituencies to provide information about ODNI mission, programs, and activities.
• Lead staff in the planning, development, and dissemination of information to stakeholders using a full range of media and communication methods; based on assignment, methods may include Town Halls, roundtables, ODNI senior principal speeches and Congressional testimony, workforce memorandums, ODNI brochures and publications, press releases, questions and answers (Q&A) and frequently asked questions (FAQs) documents, Internet and web 2.0 communications, and/or video presentations.
• Lead digital innovation to include the development and implementation of digital communication strategies, and the use of digital tools such as the web and social and interactive media to enhance communication capabilities.
• Lead staff in reviewing internal and external surveys/studies to evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns and communication programs to varied audiences.
• Lead staff in planning, developing, and producing informational materials concerning ODNI mission, programs, and activities for dissemination to stakeholders and in obtaining feedback on the effectiveness of these materials.
• Lead, manage, and direct a professional level staff, evaluate performance, collaborate on goal setting, and provide feedback and guidance regarding personal and professional development opportunities.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
• Demonstrated ability to design and implement innovative communication strategies for IC initiatives and programs.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to produce concise products that clearly and logically convey complex information and ideas.
• Demonstrated leadership and managerial capabilities, including the ability to effectively direct taskings, assess and manage performance, and support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel.
• Demonstrated leadership capabilities with the experience to effectively communicate organizational vision and to align employee and program performance to the mission.
• Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.
• Demonstrated ability to work with senior officials, to build and sustain professional networks in a diverse, fast-paced, multi-task environment, and to manage competing priorities on deadline.
• Extensive analytical and critical thinking skill, including the demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations and solutions.
• Demonstrated expertise with developing and implementing digital strategies, and with the use of digital tools and infrastructure including social networking/Web 2.0 tools and concepts.
• Expert knowledge of the ODNI, IC, Congress, and the overall national security apparatus.
• TS/SCI security clearance required.

Desired Requirements

• Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Desired:
• Direct experience writing and editing using the Associated Press Style Guide

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.

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.

Agency Contact Information

ODNI Recruitment; Phone: 703-275-3811; Email: Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov

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.

ODNI Recruitment Team B

Mission Management
McLean, VA