Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

24221 - Security Policy Officer- GS-14

Maryland-Montgomery County

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)

• Plan and conduct the review and evaluation of United States Government (USG) security standards and Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) policies to ensure appropriate protections for national security information are reflected, based on current technologies, capabilities, and conditions.

• Plan, promote, and develop a broad range of security policies, processes, and procedures and communicate this information across the Intelligence Community (IC) and ODNI to ensure the protection of national security information.

• Plan, develop, and provide high-level briefings, position papers, policy documentation, reports, and other information to ODNI's senior leadership and other major stakeholders on issues related to security policies and standards.

• Plan, research, produce, and communicate trends and developments relative to security policies, processes, and procedures for IC and ODNI leadership, and other senior USG officials.

• Plan, research, and conduct substantive reviews of charters, public laws, directives, and other official statues in support of security policies and standards development and implementation.

• Plan and conduct meetings with senior ODNI leaders to provide advice, guidance, and structured recommendations on matters relating to security policies, standards, and procedures.

• Represent the ODNI and participate in relevant IC working groups, conferences, and other public forums to share information relative to ODNI's security policies and programs and to elicit information and expertise on policies in support of the protection of facilities and information.

• Initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with security colleagues, IC security experts, senior USG staff, and ODNI leaders to share information of interest and to develop and implement policies to improve the security posture of facilities in overseas locations.

Mandatory Requirements

• Extensive knowledge of technical security and physical security with a detailed understanding of Cyber Security and Information Assurance.

• Extensive knowledge of and demonstrated experience in developing and coordinating IC and related USG policies, directives, and standard operating procedures.

• Extensive knowledge of applicable federal laws, Presidential Directives, Executive Orders, and Intelligence Directives in the following disciplines: Technical Security, Physical Security, Cyber Security, and Counterintelligence Awareness.

• Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with proven ability to articulate complex intelligence issues to a wide audience, including the ability to develop policy products for the senior USG officials.

• Demonstrated critical thinking skills and the ability to integrate security architecture and protocols through enterprise-wide coordination.

Desired Requirements

• Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment.

• Demonstrated ability to build and sustain professional networks and collaborate with both management and staff to continuously improve products and service offerings.

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_B_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both joswida@dni.ic.gov (Dan J.), mitchsl@dni.ic.gov (Stephanie M.), and mccleea@dni.ic.gov (Anthony M.) 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.

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-0734,

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

ODNI Recruitment Team B

Enterprise Management & Support
Bethesda, MD