13638 - Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Space - GS-15
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration (DDNI/II) serves as the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) senior leader for intelligence integration across the IC enterprise. DDNI/II is responsible for ensuring customer outcomes by leading advances in collection and analysis that ensure the quality, timeliness, and utility of insights for the nation's decision-makers. Additionally, DDNI/II is responsible for increasing expertise and improving tradecraft at all levels through specialization, integration, and collaboration. DDNI/II is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, and planning to deliver a more integrated IC reflecting the collective wisdom of our collection and analytic components to advance, in support of the National Intelligence Managers, the Unifying Intelligence Strategies (UIS).
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
Support the National Intelligence Officer for Space in his role as the principal advisor to the DNI on foreign space and counterspace capabilities.
Collaborate with the Space Intelligence Group, the Weapon and Space Systems Intelligence Committee, and other foreign space intelligence entities to promote the NIM S&TI's Unifying Intelligence Strategy and make effective use of IC resources assessing foreign space capabilities.
Provide expert assessments on collection and analysis regarding foreign space and counterspace capabilities; prepare and coordinate background papers and briefing books for the DNI, PDDNI, DDNI/II, NIM, S&TI, NIO Space and other ODNI senior leaders' participation in the National Security Council Principals, Deputies, and Interagency Policy Committees; Cabinet meetings; and Congressional testimonies.
Lead the IC's production and coordination of strategic intelligence assessments, to include NIEs, Intelligence Community Assessments, Sense of Community Memorandums, and NIC Memos, on foreign space capabilities.
Brief senior IC members, policymakers, military decision makers, members of Congress, and other major stakeholders as necessary on foreign space and counterspace capabilities.
Provide authoritative guidance on foreign space and counterspace priorities, based on customer needs and analytic requirements, for both national intelligence collection and analysis matters.
Review IC research and production plans on foreign space and counterspace capabilities; identify redundancies and gaps; develop mitigation strategies to address gaps; and advise the NIO Space on IC gaps and shortfalls.
Develop and sustain a professional network with IC analysts, analytic managers, and collection managers on foreign space and counterspace capabilities.
Establish and foster liaison relationships with academia, the business community, and other non-government subject matter experts to ensure the IC has a comprehensive understanding of foreign space and counterspace capabilities.
Recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse collaborative networks with the ODNI and across the IC.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Expert knowledge of foreign space and counterspace capabilities, the IC's space analytic community, and IC collection issues sufficient to lead the IC's analytic production and identify collection requirements and gaps.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and management skills to conceptualize and effectively lead complex analytic projects with limited supervision; ability to work with and represent the IC when analytic views differ among agencies, and ability to effectively work independently and within a team or collaborative environment.
Excellent communications skills, including ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of leadership and all levels of expertise on foreign space capabilities, ability to give effective oral presentations, and to otherwise represent the ODNI, NIC, and NIO Space in interagency meetings and other fora.
Proven critical thinking skills and reasoning skills and the ability to prepare finished intelligence assessments and other written products with emphasis on clear organization, and concise, logical presentation.
Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply analytic, diagnostic, and qualitative techniques sufficient to produce authoritative finished intelligence products, and the ability to employ new methodological approaches to analyze information.
Creative problem-solving skills and superior ability to provide leadership in carrying out mission responsibilities.
Working knowledge of and skills to use collaborative tools such as I-Space, Intellipedia, SharePoint, or other on-line Communities of Interest.
Proficiency at Reading Level 3 is desired in any of the following languages: Russian, Chinese, Korean and/or French. A selected candidate who has the desired foreign language capability may qualify for language use pay in the ODNI if he or she has current test scores at the minimum proficiency levels in each modality as specified. If qualified, the ODNI will provide language use pay at the rate applicable to the parent agency.
Applicants from Federal Agencies outside the IC, please visit www.dni.gov and search the vacancy number for directions on how to apply to this vacancy.
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.
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.
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 D 703-275-3663 Recruitment_TeamD@dni.gov
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