Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

23515 - Political Analyst, NCTC/DI/ AAG-South Asia Branch - GS-14

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)

•Plan, research, develop, and communicate in-depth political, counterintelligence, or CT analyses for senior policymakers and key components in the IC, law enforcement, and the ODNI.
•Lead the production of a broad range of finished intelligence products in support of USG foreign policy and national security interests.
•Plan, prepare and present written and oral briefings to senior internal and external customers on significant intelligence issues.
•Conduct and produce tactical, multidisciplinary, and strategic analysis that supports key US national security and foreign policy objectives and helps shape IC analysis and priorities.
•Utilize a variety of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex and significant analytic issues; incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, sophisticated intelligence products.
•Independently gather political, social, cultural, intelligence, or historical information in support of US interests and policy objectives; identify key internal and external sources of relevant political, socio-cultural, counterintelligence, or CT information that meet customer and self-derived needs.
•Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement agencies as appropriate, and use these relationships to share information of interest; attend internal and external training, seminars, or conferences on broad or strategic subject areas.
•Develop and continually expand personal knowledge in area of expertise and achieve a government-wide reputation as a subject matter expert in this area.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

•Demonstrated ability to effectively research, develop, and write high quality, strategic analyses, studies, projects, assignments, and briefings on key US foreign policy and national security objectives focused on a specific region or transnational issue for IC consumers and policymakers at the highest levels of government. Thorough knowledge of IC policy and procedures, and thorough knowledge of IC analytic tradecraft.
•Ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements; ability to support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers.
•Interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including an ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment, and mentor junior colleagues; creative problem-solving skills and initiative in carrying out mission responsibilities based on senior-level guidance.

Desired Requirements

•Demonstrated and exemplary intelligence community collaboration skills, including authoring strategic intelligence products with other intelligence community organizations.
•Experience with South Asia political/military or CT intelligence analysis.
•Experience working in Asia.

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.
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

Analysis & Production

McLean, VA