Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

30445 - Staff Officer - GS-13

Maryland-Montgomery County

*** 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.***

Component Mission

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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

• NCSC is looking for a top-performing GS-13 Staff Officer to support US Government-wide efforts of the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). This is an opportunity to gain experience in a national level environment that requires the integration of counterintelligence, security, and information assurance expertise. By serving on the NITTF, the incumbent will expand his/her knowledge, skills, and abilities in all the core qualifications and fundamental competencies necessary to prepare him/her for positions of greater responsibility.

• NITTF staff officer will support a broad range of functional areas within a multi-agency task force established by Executive Order 13587 to build a US Government-wide program to deter, detect and mitigate insider threats including the safeguarding of classified information from exploitation, compromise, or unauthorized disclosure and the identification of anomalous behavior posing a potential risk, threat, or vulnerability to agency resources or capabilities. This national program is implemented through individual programs within approximately 100 executive branch departments and agencies.

• Major duties and responsibilities:

• Plan and develop communications, reports and policies at a national level.

• Conduct substantive reviews of an extensive volume of written materials, and prepare or contribute to written and verbal products, including congressional testimony or responses to inquiries, senior-level issue papers or briefings, and letters and memoranda.

• Represent organizational equities to the IC and other government agencies at meetings, conferences, and other public fora.

• Advance implementation of EO13587 and National Insider Threat Policy across the USG.

• Engage with federal departments and agencies to identify challenges to program implementation and operations, and recommend solutions.

• Contribute to assessments of department and agency insider threat programs to gauge progress.

• Plan, develop, and provide substantive briefings, presentations, reports, and other materials to inform senior leadership and other stakeholders on policy issues.

• Support community working groups and other fora to address specific policy issues.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Extensive knowledge of U.S. government department and agency missions and interrelationships;

• Extensive understanding of the authorities, roles, and responsibilities of the organizations within the IC, the Department of Defense and the federal community.

•Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment effectively with senior officials, management, teams and colleagues.

• Demonstrated superior written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write policy or analytic products for senior U.S. Government officials and the federal workforce.

• Demonstrated ability to build and sustain professional networks and collaborate with both management and staff to continuously improve community relationships, products, and services.

• Demonstrated project leadership capabilities, including the ability to effectively coordinate business processes, deliver within time constraints, manage competing priorities, and adjust quickly to deal with time sensitive requirements.

Desired Requirements

• Experience working in or closely with a department's or agency's Insider Threat Program.

• Expertise in one or more of the counterintelligence, security, or information assurance fields.

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.

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 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. 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.

Employees must obtain permission through written endorsement from your employing IC element. Please contact your agency's Joint Duty Program Office for internal nomination procedures.
If the employing element nominates an employee for the joint duty rotational assignment; it will notify that employee and the joint duty program manager will forward the application package to an appropriate official of the gaining element.
Any application submitted directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.

In accordance with ICS 601-01, all elements will accept a JDA application package that includes the items listed below. No additional written application, nomination, or procedural requirements will be imposed. The standard JDA application package includes:
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 assignment;
c. An employing element nomination/endorsement

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