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 expert guidance and leadership to multiple teams in the production of well-crafted, sophisticated, complex analytic finished intelligence products on sometimes controversial or particularly difficult issues in support of United States foreign policy and national security objectives; review final analytic products, written and oral, for clarity, organization, accuracy, and logic; effectively explain highly-complex concepts and results to non-expert customers and tailor products to correspond to customer needs.
Lead and direct teams with regional or functional expertise in substantive analytic and management operations; plan, coordinate, and oversee work in a manner consistent with fulfilling organizational directives and accomplishing mission goals.
Lead and direct multiple teams in the gathering of political, social, cultural, economic, military, scientific, and historical information in support of US interests and policy objectives; guide teams in the development and identification of highly relevant information from internal and external sources to meet client needs.
Set priorities and drive programs to ensure senior Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) officials are prepared for policy meetings throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and US Government (USG).
Develop and maintain working relationships with senior ODNI officials and, as necessary, principals throughout the intelligence and policy communities; identify issues and developments with internal and external peers, communicating regularly to exchange subject information.
Develop the substantive analytic and management skills of subordinate employees and supervisors, and contribute to the broader corporate mission of the organization.
Serve as the primary approver for the allocation of resources, including but not limited to training, travel, and contracts; advise senior leadership on resource needs for the entire unit.
Evaluate and develop first-line supervisors; serve as a substantive supervisory and analytic resource, teaching and guiding team chiefs; provide substantive feedback to include career development counseling and skills development.
Oversee the Group's relationship with FBI by maintaining excellent rapport with mid- and senior-level FBI leadership.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Demonstrated ability to address analysts' skill deficiencies or performance shortcomings and take measurable steps to increase proficiency; expert ability to delegate responsibility and empower team chiefs to make decisions.
Direct experience at managing a CT analytic program and using intelligence information in support of FBI operations.
Extensive knowledge of NCTC, including close and continuing working relationships with senior- and mid-level NCTC leadership in all of NCTC's directorates; and experience making presentations to an audience that includes members of the NCTC senior leadership team.
Active involvement in developing NCTC policies and practices regarding use of FISA-obtained information; exploitation of open source information; and retention of US Persons information obtained from other US Government agencies.
Proven, sustained success at reviewing targeting products aimed at operational and/or collection components of the following US Government agencies: FBI, CIA, NSA, DHS, Treasury, and DCTC.
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.
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
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