Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

18735 - Chief, Operations Center Group, NCTC/DOS-SNIS ExecTier 1

Senior National Intelligence Service
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)

• Lead the NCTC Operations Center and execute its mission by maintaining global terrorism situational awareness, and advancing a common terrorism intelligence picture across the federal, state, local, tribal, and private sector elements of the CT Community, and focusing on mission accomplishment emphasizing customer support, collaboration and communication.

• Manage NCTC Operations Center terrorism situational awareness products and processes by meeting established reporting criteria and adhering to reporting methods, fostering interagency collaboration, and incorporating CT Community feedback.

• Optimize NCTC Operations Center organizational structure, operations, systems, and facilities to meet mission requirements and CT Community needs. Integrate and leverage collocated NGA GSAG, NSA CSG, and DIA/DCTC, DIA/DIU, and DHS activities into information-sharing and situational awareness actions.

• Strengthen CT Community collaboration by leading or facilitating Community forums and sponsoring or hosting informational exchanges with domestic and international CT counterparts; improve CT Community watch operations and collaboration by developing and implementing initiatives to enhance training, communications, and professional development.

• Direct and lead the workforce; ensure all personnel are appropriately challenged, rewarded, and given the support and tools they need to succeed. Ensure subordinate managers provide employees with individual development plans, performance feedback, access to training and career development opportunities, make regular contact with Department and Agency (D/A) home offices of rotational employees, and consult D/A seniors as needed to support employees' career development. Be responsive to issues identified by the workforce.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Extensive leadership and management experience as a Senior National Intelligence Service (SNIS) officer or equivalent.

• Senior-level experience in the intelligence or operational communities with an emphasis on providing time-sensitive intelligence support during crisis and contingency operations.

• In-depth knowledge of NCTC and functions of the U.S. Government CT Community to include experience with international terrorism and combating terrorism programs and policies.

• Superior ability to provide strategic and tactical planning pertaining to NCTC policies, regulations, and operational intelligence in a CT environment.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to coordinate, network, and communicate across the IC, law enforcement organizations, Department of Defense, counterterrorism responder organizations at the national level, and stakeholders at the state, local, and tribal levels.

• Exemplary interpersonal skills with proven ability to work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.

• Strong ability to work with senior officials, to build and sustain professional networks in a diverse, fast-paced, multi-task environment, and to manage competing priorities.

• Comprehensive knowledge of NCTC Operations Center systems, processes, procedures, products, and services to include scheduling, leading, and managing a 24x7 watch cycle.

• Advanced experience in designing CT intelligence products that provide daily and event-by-event situational awareness for senior intelligence consumers.

• Executive experience in facilitating and executing crisis and continuity operations within a CT context and coordinating collaborative, mutually supportive operations between and among inter-agency operations centers.

• Demonstrated experience in annual financial and human capital resource planning and execution.

• Previous operational and leadership experience within the NCTC Operations Center is highly desired.

Desired Requirements: None

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.

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.

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
Senior National Intelligence Service
McLean, VA