The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC). The DNI also acts as the principal advisor to the President, the National Security Council and the Homeland Security Council for Intelligence matters related to the national security; and oversees and directs the implementation of the National Intelligence Program. The DNI leads intelligence integration and forges an intelligence community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) builds understanding of foreign cyber threats to US national interests to inform decision-making by federal cyber centers, departments and agencies, and policymakers. CTIIC works with its partners to integrate threat intelligence and related information from the network defense, intelligence, and law enforcement communities; facilitate information-sharing; lead community analysis of cyber threat; and support interagency planning to develop whole-of-government approaches against cyber adversaries.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
If you like working with people across agencies to make progress against complex problems, then consider joining a small, agile team designed to provide senior decision makers with the intelligence support and insightful ideas they need to take actions to counter the most complex and intractable cyber threats from our top adversaries. The successful applicant will play a significant role in advancing the CTIIC/Threat Opportunity Section (TOS) mission: supporting and facilitating interagency planning efforts to counter foreign cyber threats using all instruments of national power. The position includes opportunities to develop close, collaborative relationships with stakeholders not only within the IC but across the Federal cyber community, contribute to policy meetings chaired by the National Security Council, and develop a broad understanding of the authorities and capabilities that interagency stakeholders can leverage. TOS finds innovative solutions for providing senior policymakers the insights they need to make decisions on complex national security issues, promotes more efficient interagency coordination processes, and identifies new methodologies for evaluating the impact of U.S. Government actions. The foreign cyber threat is a high-profile policy issue drawing substantial attention among USG executive and legislative seniors; foreign liaison; and the private sector. As such, this account offers excellent opportunities for supporting senior policy and operational customers, and for developing a strong portfolio as a multidisciplinary, expert officer with identifiable impact on national security. The successful applicant can expect to be on the forefront of innovation in developing U.S. Government responses to the cyber threat problem. Experience with cyber issues is welcome and helpful but not a requirement; our strongest need is for officers with demonstrated skills in providing effective intelligence support to decision-making to counter national security threats, whether those threats involve cyber, terrorism, proliferation, or take some other form. Officers with backgrounds in regional or functional national security can expect to gain valuable expertise with the cyber threat mission and customer set. CTIIC is committed to developing our joint duty workforce through training and other opportunities, and seeks personnel who can contribute related expertise to our mission. Interested in learning more? Check out our blog: https://go.ic.gov/58EcFGQ Identify specific, actionable, and timely opportunities to counter foreign cyber threats through any or all instruments of national power, in coordination and collaboration with other US Government agencies, and communicate potential courses of action that reflect varying degrees of potential risk and benefit. Support implementation of interagency plans by coordinating and integrating competing requirements and priorities of multiple stakeholders; plan and participate in interagency discussions. Identify gaps and impediments that are negatively impacting successful plan implementation efforts and develop solid and well-researched recommendations for reducing these gaps. Prepare and present briefings, reports, and presentations to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) leadership, senior policymakers, National Security Staff, and other U.S Government consumers in a manner that meets their specified requirements. Coordinate interagency and cross-directorate collaboration on programs and objectives; evaluate and assess these efforts to ensure their success. Promote and share information and knowledge within ODNI and with other government agencies, and effectively recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse and collaborative networks within these organizations. Develop and continually expand personal expertise in facilitating the cooperation and effective coordination of organizations within ODNI, the IC, and other U.S Government agencies. Mentor more junior officers in their efforts to support counter-cyber planning and collaboration; work to develop the capabilities and efforts of the overall Center.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Thorough knowledge and experience with planning processes, critical analysis-particularly opportunities analysis-and consensus building. Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate the integration of existing and emerging interagency capabilities to accomplish operational or strategic objectives. Substantial experience harnessing cross-organization perspectives and insights to deliver comprehensive intelligence support to operational or policy decision-making efforts. Substantial experience providing opportunities analysis and intelligence support-preferably in collaboration with the broader IC-to aid the development of USG efforts under various authorities to counter foreign threats, such as threats involving adversary cyber activity, WMD proliferation, or state support to terrorism. Superior ability to develop innovative and flexible solutions for complex cross-organizational issues, making key contributions to group efforts through personal initiative and effective collaboration. Thorough knowledge and experience with the mission, charter, roles and responsibilities of the IC and the interrelationships of its customers and stakeholders. Expert ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences, to include senior-level policymakers. Superior ability to lead cross-organizational planning efforts for complex projects, taking into account a diverse range of considerations and ensuring that the activities can be successfully completed. Demonstrated ability to advance overall mission capacity through effective peer mentoring. Experience: At least seven years of experience in the Intelligence Community. Thorough understanding of the instruments of national power, strategy, and planning. Strong critical thinking, interpersonal, writing, and communications skills. Experience briefing and providing intelligence support to senior leadership as they consider complex national security challenges and options.
Given: This position is not supervisory, but the selected candidate may be called upon to mentor more junior personnel as a substantive leader. Received: Receives general guidance and direction on new projects or assignments from supervisor.
Key Requirements and How To Apply:
Current Federal Employees Applying for a Detail Assignment:
Applicants from federal agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees. Applicants from within the IC must submit an application through the classified IC Joint Duty Program website.
Applicants from federal agencies outside the IC must provide:
a. WRITTEN ENDORSEMENT from the employing agency concurring with the detail.
b. RESUME: Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.
c. PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their two most recent performance evaluations. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide the two most recent evaluations.
d. VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.
e. CURRENT SF-50: Federal Government employees must provide an SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to verify current federal status, position, title, grade, and organization of record.
f. COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter as a supplement to the resume to elaborate on their qualifications and previous work performed.
WHERE TO SUBMIT: Applications should be sent to either DNI-MSD-HR-RR-Team_D_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamD@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both firstname.lastname@example.org (Candace M.) and email@example.com (Greta H..) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.
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 D 703-275-3811 Recruitment_TeamD@dni.gov