Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

19010 - Group Chief - Western Hem/Homeland, CVE & Cyber Group, NCTC/DSOP - SNIS Executive Tier 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 effort to shape the counterterrorism environment for the IC.

• Lead development of strategic plans, evaluation of plan effectiveness and Community performance, and development of performance and resource recommendations to support the Community's overall attainment of the U.S. Government's strategic objectives.

• Lead and coordinate planning and implementation of U.S. Government CT strategies and action plans to ensure alignment in accordance with DSOP strategic plans, policies, and procedures.

• Support the roles and responsibilities of Counterterrorism, represent DSOP to the broad Community, and oversee the work of Community-focused groups with interagency representation.

• Manage, direct, and set strategies to facilitate NCTC support to U.S. Government departments and agencies regarding the implementation of CT issues to ensure operational alignment with national CT plans, goals, and objectives.

• Coordinate and collaborate with interagency partners to ensure integration and deconfliction of CT policy planning direction and resultant activities to effectively and efficiently implement CT plans and objectives.

• Direct and lead the workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensure staff members are appropriately recruited, selected, trained, appraised, developed personally and professionally, and rewarded.

• Develop and maintain a professional network with senior officers from key departments agencies to promote habitual communication and collaboration regarding CT strategic operational planning and implementation initiatives.

• Establish effective internal controls, mechanisms, and processes to identify and implement strategic objectives as defined in national CT plans and policies and stay abreast of intelligence pertaining to terrorism and CT issues.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Expert knowledge and direct experience/interaction with senior levels of the U.S. Government to include the NSC, policy elements, Department of Defense, and the National Security Staff.

• Senior level experience and expert knowledge of the functions of the U.S. Government CT departments and agencies to include experience with international terrorism and programs and policies related to combating terrorism, as well as an understanding of different department/ agency organizational cultures, missions, authorities, and roles.

• Extensive knowledge and experience with U.S. Government strategic operational plans and programs to include a background in the use of deliberate and dynamic planning processes, preferably within context of CT and violent extremism.

• Senior level experience and expert knowledge of CT, strategic planning and metrics, and analysis and collection.

• Broad strategic vision with superior management and planning skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct program and management assessments to implement and manage strategic tactical operational plans, identify interagency planning objectives, and to develop non-linear process improvement recommendations for implementations across the Intelligence Community.

• Proven senior level experience managing programs and directing, leading, and counseling both senior government and contract personnel within the IC. Demonstrated experience successfully addressing bureaucratic and organizational challenges, in addition to CT policy problems or similar issues from related fields.

• Superior written and oral communication skills. Ability to exert influence with senior leadership and policymakers, and communicate complex thoughts and arguments to others, both internal and external to the organization, including state, local, private sector and foreign partners.

• Well-developed superior interpersonal skills and effectiveness in working with and leading teams.

Desired Requirements

• Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs):

• Leading People: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, and Team Building.

• Leading Change: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Competencies: Creativity and Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, and Vision.

• Results Driven: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, and Technical Credibility.

• Business Acumen: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, and Technology Management.

• Building Coalitions: This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, and Influencing/Negotiating.

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

Mission Management
Senior National Intelligence Service
McLean, VA