Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

25982 - Liaison Officer for Strategy, Outreach and Communication - NCTC/DTI - GS-13

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)

• DTI's Strategy, Outreach and Communication Staff (SOC) is DTI's primary element responsible for coordinating and responding to tasks from the White House and senior IC executives related to the screening and watchlisting mission. The team manages all requests for DTI support, interacts with NCTC, ODNI, and interagency forums, coordinates outreach efforts, and tracks policy and legislation impacting DTI's mission. SOC staff is required to continually expand skills and support to DTI, gleaning subject matter expertise on DTI's mission sets to facilitate intelligence integration and effective coordination between NCTC, ODNI, and other agencies and partners. As a member of SOC, you will:

• Brief DTI customers, partners, and other major stakeholders as necessary on DTI's mission, challenges, and initiatives (domestic and possible international travel is required <25% of time).

• Lead DTI's outreach efforts, coordinating with NCTC's Liaison Engagement Office and other NCTC components.

• Participate in partnerships with foreign, military, federal, state, local, tribal, and/or private sector entities; participate in collaborative activities with these partners in accordance with ODNI's intelligence integration strategy.

• Support DTI's participation in high-level policy meetings, developing talking points, background information, and the summarizing results of relevant principal meetings.

• Attend meetings and participate in IC and ODNI working groups, meetings, boards, and other forums to exchange information, develop recommendations, resolve issues, and implement specific ODNI/NCTC policies regarding partner relations issues.

• Support and assist in coordinating conferences and events.

• Assist with office taskings, records management, and requests for information.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Experience in and thorough knowledge of the ODNI and IC (e.g. intelligence policy, IC missions, and interagency coordination) to build and sustain effective working relationships and promote the sharing of information with partner organizations.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills, with demonstrated experience communicating effectively with audiences of varying seniority and expertise.

• Superior analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, develop recommendations, and evaluate outcomes against goals and objectives.

• Ability to develop collaborative solutions for issues of common concern with partner organizations; ability to manage sensitive matters and/or complex problems, make key contributions to group efforts, and exercise appropriate leadership and initiative.

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

Desired Requirements

• Experience working watchlisting efforts and working in TIDE.

• Thorough understanding of the IC's watchlisting and screening process.

• Experience drafting responses to senior policy makers.

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_C_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamC@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both saksdav@dni.ic.gov (David S.) and longvj@cia.ic.gov (Vince L.) 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 703-275-3955.

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.

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