Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

18770 - Analytic Methodologist - GS-15

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)

• Lead and oversee the development and application of new or established analytical methods and tools within the component's area of focus, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), and across the Intelligence Community (IC) that add value, rigor, and precision to the organization's analysis and collection programs and activities.

• Direct and lead the collaboration and coordination with other analysts and professionals to determine their specific analytical information and support needs and recommend and successfully apply a variety of quantitative or qualitative approaches to analyze and resolve the analytical issues identified.

• Lead, plan, and conduct statistical, operations research, econometric, mathematical, or geospatial modeling support to the analytical work of a component, the ODNI, IC, and other United States Government (USG) agencies; interpret and effectively communicate the results of these analyses in terms that can be understood by technical and non-technical clients and staff.

• Provide leadership in the application of a full-range of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex analytical issues for USG agencies and organizations; lead, plan, and direct the inclusion of the results of these analyses and findings into a broad range of well-crafted, insightful, and sophisticated intelligence products or actionable intelligence.

• Lead the planning, analysis, evaluation, and assessment of appropriate quantitative and qualitative data (using statistical software, computer models, geospatial models, or software languages) to contribute to or produce analytic reports or actionable intelligence in response to customer requirements.

• Provide leadership and expertise in the development of a wide range of analytical tools that add value, rigor, and precision to the identification of current and potential intelligence issues and collection strategies; lead or manage the collection and preparation of data in order to build data sets for databases and effectively direct the use of C++, Fortran, Java, and similar programming languages for simulation analysis.

• Lead, cultivate, and maintain positive customer relationships in order to gather input and feedback for addressing analytical issues; provide effective briefings to senior internal and external customers on the analytical content of complex intelligence products and the development of future analytical tools and methodologies.

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

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Superior ability to plan, research, develop and conduct complex analytical methodological analyses to provide information that meets the information needs of clients and contributes to the development of high-quality intelligence products.

• Expert knowledge of analytical methods and tools in one or more of the following areas: statistics, mathematics, econometrics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) remote sensing, operations research, computer or mathematical programming, survey research, design, and analysis, elections analysis, and gaming.

• Superior ability to represent the office and management on sensitive, controversial, or difficult analytical issues and interpretations; superior ability to clearly present information through the spoken or written word, interpret complex, technical information, and communicate effectively with customers.

• Superior ability to establish regular contact with internal persons of importance and influence and to demonstrate considerable tact, discretion, and persuasion in obtaining desired actions and/or outcomes; superior ability to manage possibly difficult and sometimes contentious personal relationships by exhibiting high-level interpersonal skills in working with customers, senior managers, technical staff, and project team members.

• Expert knowledge of national security regulations on classification, dissemination, and source attribution and expert knowledge of collection methods, capabilities, and tasking processes.

• Superior ability to plan, organize, delegate and/or implement strategic initiatives in support of program requirements; superior ability to contribute to the development of strategic and operational plans; superior ability to establish and implement short- and long-term operational goals and objectives.

• Superior situational judgment and superior interpersonal, negotiating, and networking skills to work collaboratively and build strong team relationships across occupations and organizational boundaries with customers, service providers, and staff.

Desired Requirements

7 years of related experience is preferred. Bachelor's degree in quantitative or technical field of study (e.g. statistics, mathematics, computer science, physical science, economics, or GIS.) Depending upon assignment, may require Contracting Officer Technical Representative certification.

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

Analysis & Production
McLean, VA