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):
Provide leadership and/or oversight to complex IT projects or programs that may include ill-defined requirements, ambiguity, parallel tasks, multiple dependencies, high risks, and multiple interfaces; ensure alignment with strategic or corporate objectives; lead the definition and review of customer and stakeholder requirements; ensure plans and schedules are developed and followed throughout the life of the project.
Develop analysis of program alternatives.
Lead and guide the resolution of issues in project plans and schedules based on a clear understanding of customer requirements and information on project cost, schedule, quality, and performance; provide expert oversight of cost and resource estimates; participate in budget planning activities and develop cost estimating strategies for future projects.
Provide leadership and/or oversight to the successful execution of spend plans and assess variances from cost and schedule baseline; oversee the reallocation of resources in response to change considering impact to project cost, schedule, and quality of deliverables.
Provide leadership, guidance, and oversight to project implementation and quality assurance by effectively evaluating and monitoring cost, schedule, and performance, assessing variances from the plan, and overseeing the execution of necessary corrective actions; lead project performance reviews and control gates, gather important information, and make authoritative decisions about required next steps; oversee the development and maintenance of appropriate project documentation.
Manage the expectations of senior-level customers and ensure the delivery of quality products and services; lead the examination of project successes and failures and develop solutions to improve products and services.
Provide leadership and guidance to the identification and mitigation of project risks by identifying the risk tolerances of senior-level customers and other stakeholders to determine overall acceptable levels of risk; conduct risk analysis to identify and prioritize risks; characterize threats and opportunities to determine mitigation strategies.
Lead project teams to ensure project is completed on time, effectively apply team building and coaching techniques, and exchange project or technical information with team members and contractors at formal and informal meetings.
Oversee the work of team members; monitor work activities to ensure counterintelligence and security policies and procedures are followed; provide help or assistance to team members or others when needed; communicate needs and requirements to project team members.
Based on assignment, may lead all aspects of contract management and oversight to include leading competitions and contract renewal from beginning to end; work closely with mission customers, organizational management, and the Contracting Officer (CO); serve as the Contractor's principal point of contact for technical management after contract award; direct and coordinate technical and program issues, establish objectives, develop requirements, establish schedules, estimate costs, develop budgetary controls, monitor technical aspects of the contract, and monitor the contractor's performance; work closely with the CO to assist in contract negotiations, including determining viable options for cost.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Expert experience in providing leadership, oversight, and guidance to the effective management of complex projects; in managing and mitigating risks, assessing customer requirements, identifying dependencies, and developing responsive project plans; in estimating costs and other resources using quantitative analysis to project requirements.
Expert experience examining project successes and failures and making expert recommendations to improve products and services; considerable ability to deal with service failures and prioritize customer needs.
Expert knowledge of the rules of governance and project lifecycle methodologies; considerable knowledge of Project Management concepts and principles.
Experience One year of specialized experience at the next lower GS-grade (or equivalent). IT related experience may be demonstrated by paid or unpaid experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training (for example, IT Certification). IT- related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies (Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving). Four years of program or project management experience, shall include one year of experience in federal programs and project, within the last ten years. The one year on Federal programs can either be as Federal civilian or member of industry.
Education Degree in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management or degree that provided a minimum 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems or networks.
Certifications/Licenses FAC-C P/PM or equivalent PM certification; DOD Level III PM certification.
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.
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.
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 C 703-275-3955 Recruitment_TeamC@dni.gov