18551 - Chief, Africa and Americas Branch, NCTC/NIM-CT/CSIG- GS-14
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 efforts to assess the state of collection against the nation's highest intelligence priorities; identify gaps against those priorities; develop integrated, cross-intelligence collection strategies to fill gaps; as appropriate task collection activity; evaluate collector responsiveness and success in filling collection gaps and meeting mission requirements.
Serve as lead NCTC officer on specific collection projects, interface with key stakeholders across the IC and USG to assess collection capabilities.
Direct branch staff to partner with IC stakeholders to foster collaboration among collectors, and monitor and evaluate collector results.
Lead branch staff in developing integrated collection responses to national plans and strategies, emerging analytic community information needs, special events, and crises.
Lead and oversee branch 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 legislative requirements.
Partner with ODNI staff, Functional, Mission, and Enterprise Managers, and IC elements to promote implementation of mission and enterprise objectives.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Demonstrated 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.
Knowledge of IC organizations' missions in order to develop national-level strategies and policies necessary to support U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.
Ability to conceptualize, organize, and draw inferences from incomplete data and present a compelling assessment of findings and issues; ability to identify, articulate, document, and mitigate knowledge gaps or alternatives approaches.
Superior ability to exercise independent judgment on time-sensitive issues and work collaboratively across the IC. Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience as determined by mission specialty area.
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.
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