28157 - Senior Biometric Integration and Innovation Officer - GS-15
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)
NCTC's Directorate of Terrorist Identities is seeking a Senior Biometric Integration and Innovation Officer-a technical visionary with a unique skill set who will have the no-fail mission of leading and integrating the Center's growing biometric program. This includes managing the identification, development and deployment of both current and future critical biometric initiatives.
Develop strategies for the synthesis of identity intelligence into the USG watchlisting and screening architecture and Intelligence Community Identity Intelligence (I2) efforts.
Form and sustain partnerships and collaborate with intelligence, law enforcement, and Homeland Security offices in the I2 community.
Evaluate options for capturing, sharing and exploiting I2 information.
Develop and socialize strategic vision for future biometric and identities efforts.
Clearly articulate strategic initiatives, anticipate resistance areas, and work with stakeholders to gain buy-in and overcome obstacles.
Ensure performance requirements, goals, measures, and assessment activities are established, met, tracked, and reported.
Manage and assess the status of projects on a continuous basis, to include resource management and contractor support.
Minimize internal and external duplicative efforts, identify gaps and impediments and develop mitigation recommendations.
Guide, plan, direct, and orchestrate inter-agency and cross-directorate collaboration on programs and objectives, and evaluate and assess these efforts to ensure that they are successful.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Expert knowledge of the mission, charter, roles, and responsibilities of the ODNI, IC, and USG agencies, and how these organizations can effectively integrate terrorist identities capabilities and synchronize screening roles and responsibilities.
Expert knowledge of terrorist identities analysis coupled with extensive knowledge of associated databases and watchlisting and screening procedures.
Expert knowledge in biometric capabilities and applicability within the intelligence, law enforcement, homeland security, screening/vetting, and military communities.
Experience in the interagency developing standards that can drive budgets and systems across the interagency in order to implement multi-year identity intelligence technical solutions.
Experience in technical system design, development and implementation from a strategic, program management level.
Expert ability to plan strategically, analyze and assess programmatic initiatives, and report trends impacting mission objectives.
Experience overseeing development of new data correlation and information sharing capabilities.
Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build consensus, work effectively and independently, and influence key stakeholders to build a broad coalition promoting an inter-agency and national approach to terrorism and counter terrorism.
Superior ability to develop effective professional and interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in the ODNI, the IC, and USG, and to earn their confidence and trust to manage negotiations and consensus building.
Superior ability to logically analyze, synthesize, and judge information, and the ability to review and incorporate all source information in performing assignments.
Ability to advise subordinates on strategies to overcome identified CT intelligence gaps pertaining to terrorist identities, prepare requirements for, and implement methodologies to collect required information to fill the gaps.
Superior ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.
Commercial biometric certification from recognized organizations.
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 offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities for ODNI cadre.
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Annual and Sick Leave: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care: http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Paid Federal Holidays
Alternative Work Schedules
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.
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