Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal


Virginia-Northern Virginia

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

• Research, draft, and revise speeches, briefings, talking points and messages for senior ODNI leaders.

• Draft and edit columns and op-ed articles under bylines of senior ODNI leadership for submission to print and web-based media.

• Review and edit speeches, briefings and presentations written by others for ODNI leaders to ensure synchronization of message.

• Develop talking points, speech inserts, and fact sheets for major ODNI events or themes.

• Compose workforce communications for senior ODNI leadership, keeping ODNI staff informed about upcoming events, and serving as a liaison between staff and senior ODNI leadership.

• Write/edit official correspondence on behalf of ODNI senior leadership in response to internal & external stakeholder inquiries.

• Serve as a public outreach officer, coordinating appearances at events for senior ODNI leadership.

• Staff speaking events by senior ODNI leaders when requested, including assisting with advance work, media coordination, and logistics.

• Develop and maintain standard ODNI "command briefing" for use by ODNI representatives.

• Contribute written content such as news articles for internal publications and new and emerging communication vehicles, such as blogs, audio, video, and other online publications to ensure that key messages are available to all members of the IC and the general public.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Experience working as an executive-level speechwriter and preparing executive-level presentations and correspondence.

• Strong oral and written communication skills including the demonstrated ability to communicate complex information and ideas to general audiences.

• Knowledge of the ODNI & Intelligence Community's missions, disciplines, and functions.

• Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.

• Ability to prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced work environment and respond to changing demands.

• TS/SCI security clearance required.

Desired Requirements

• Writing experience using the Associated Press Style Guide.

• Media relations experience.

• Script writing experience.

• Supervision Given: NA

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_A_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamA@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both clrkmon@dni.ic.gov (Monica C.) and merrikb@dni.ic.gov (Keith 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 703-275-3799.

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

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.

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 A

Mission Management

McLean, VA