Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

10157 - Collection Strategy Officer - 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)

•Oversee and direct branch staff in the development of assessments of the responsiveness of intelligence collection to the nation's highest intelligence priorities. These assessments are provided to National Security Council Staff, as well as senior NCTC and ODNI leaders, to support high level policy decisions.
• Lead branch staff in the identification of critical collection gaps by working with Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) components and Intelligence Community (IC) partners.
• Direct branch staff to partner with IC stakeholders in the planning, definition, and development of integrated, all-source collection strategies to address critical gaps against the most difficult targets; foster collaboration between analysts and collectors; and monitor and evaluate collector results.
• Lead branch staff in the development of integrated collection responses to national plans and strategies, emerging analytic community information needs, special events, and crises; establish, prioritize, and communicate objectives, actions to be taken, and timelines to achieve mission objectives.
• Lead and oversee branch in the planning, preparation, and presentation of briefings, reports, and presentations to ODNI and organizational leadership, senior policymakers, IC members, and other intelligence consumers in a manner that meets their specified requirements; provide structured recommendations to address emerging issues, congressionally directed activities, and legislated requirements.
• Develop and present findings and recommendations to support strategy efforts, enhance collection efforts, and inform budget decisions.
• Lead a team of professional staff in the capture and translation of customer information needs into strategic priorities and tasking for collectors through the National Intelligence Priorities Framework (NIPF) and collection discipline standing requirements.
• Serve as an expert ODNI or NCTC representative on specific collection projects, interface with key stakeholders across the IC and the United States Government (USG) to assess collection capabilities.
• Lead a team of professional staff and assess performance, collaborate and oversee goal setting, and provide feedback on personal development.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

•Knowledge of the intelligence collection discipline and of collection organizations' capabilities and challenges.
• Ability to lead collection organizations in synchronizing and coordinating the implementation of plans and programs.
• Experience in developing and implementing all-source collection strategies, which includes knowledge of evaluative analysis and the ability to plan, conduct, and produce complex assessments and analyses of the effectiveness of collection programs.
• Knowledge of processes and systems for submitting information needs and collection requirements.
• Expert knowledge of IC organizations' missions in order to develop the national-level strategies and policies necessary to support U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
• Expert leadership experience and analytic expertise to support strategy and policy development, strategic planning and implementation efforts.
• Expert ability to evaluate strategic trends, strategy and implementation plans, results, and programmatic data, propose innovative solutions, and implement change.
• Expert ability to conceptualize, organize, and draw inferences from incomplete data and present a compelling analysis of findings and issues; expert ability to identify, articulate, document, and mitigate knowledge gaps or alternatives approaches.
• Superior ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in written reports, and to logically analyze, synthesize, and evaluate multiple sources of information for their inclusion in briefings and written documents.

Desired Requirements

•Advanced communication (oral and written) skills.
• Knowledge of the intelligence collection discipline and of collection organizations' capabilities and challenges.

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.
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

Mission Management


McLean, VA