HS798 - Branch Chief, Europe Branch, NCTC/DI/AEG - GS-15
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)
Provide expert guidance and leadership to team in the production of well-crafted sophisticated, complex analytic finished intelligence products on sometimes controversial or particularly difficult issues in support of United States (US) foreign policy and national security objectives; review final analytic products, written and oral, for clarity, organization, accuracy, and logic; effectively explain highly complex concepts and results to non-expert customers and tailor products to correspond to customer needs. Lead and direct team in areas of analytic expertise in substantive analytic and management operations; plan, coordinate, and oversee work in a manner consistent with fulfilling organizational directives and accomplishing mission goals. Manage a professional staff in the planning and production of a broad range of finished intelligence products in support of US foreign policy and national security objectives and serve as an expert within the ODNI. Manage a professional staff in the development and implementation of research strategies that result in the acquisition of key, highly complex, all-source information in support of US interests and policy objectives. Provide substantive guidance and leadership to staff in the identification and analysis of a broad array of source materials to ensure that the information is synthesized into sophisticated, complex finished intelligence products on sometimes controversial or difficult issues. Manage staff in the development and implementation of strategies to identify gaps in highly complex analytical information and assess source information for accuracy, validity, relevance, and timeliness. Manage, initiate, cultivate, and maintain cooperative and productive relationships with individuals in the USG, Intelligence Community (IC), and ODNI that inform and contribute to high-quality and complex analyses of interest to the USG and serve as a subject matter expert on regional and/or functional areas or issues for the ODNI. Plan, develop, utilize, and refine methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex and significant analytic issues and incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, sophisticated finished intelligence products. Plan and prepare written and oral briefings and present them to the most senior internal and external customers on key regional or functional areas r issues; explain the most complex concepts to non-expert customers and tailor products to correspond to customer needs. Lead a team of professional staff and assess performance, collaborate and oversee goal setting, and provide feedback on personal development.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Demonstrated ability to efficiently and effectively review analytic products for senior policymakers. Expert knowledge of analytic tradecraft and superior ability to effectively plan and lead the development of high-quality, complex analyses, studies, projects, assignments, and briefings on key US foreign policy and national security objectives focused on a specific regional area and/or functional issue for IC consumers and policymakers at the highest levels of government. Superior ability to lead and promote the development and use of a broad range of methodological tools and approaches to research, analyze, and present information; Superior ability to effectively express complex, multi-discipline ideas and insights verbally and in writing to a variety of audiences up to and including senior leadership. Expert ability to direct taskings, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel. Superior ability to effectively and efficiently address employee skill deficiencies or performance shortcomings and take measurable steps to increase proficiency. Superior interpersonal skills and ability to remain open-minded and change judgments on the basis of new information and requirements, perform multiple tasks and change focus quickly as demands change, and support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers.
Prior experience as a first-line supervisor. Demonstrated ability to design, organize and execute plans for an organizational unit and to monitor the efficacy of structural or procedural changes. Experience with or knowledge of the US counterterrorism mission, or key US foreign policy and national security objectives for Europe, Russia, and the Caucuses. Demonstrated ability to make and support management decisions that put corporate needs ahead of personal interests. A strong passion for safeguarding the Homeland and US interests abroad, promoting a culture of continuous learning, and modeling values for a diverse, inclusive work environment.
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.
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
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