Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

12139 - Security Executive Agent National Assessments Program (SNAP) Manager- GS-14

Maryland-Montgomery County

Component Mission

The mission of the National Counterintelligence & Security Center is to lead and support the counterintelligence and security activities of the US Government, the US Intelligence Community, and US private sector entities who are at risk of intelligence collection, penetration or attack by foreign and other adversaries.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

• The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), Special Security Directorate (SSD), supports the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in his role as Security Executive Agent (SecEA) for the Executive Branch, as established by Executive Order (EO) 13467. As the SecEA, the DNI has established the SecEA National Assessments Program (SNAP) to assess personnel security processes and procedures in the Executive Branch. This program helps strengthen personnel security programs and gives agencies an opportunity to provide input into future SecEA initiatives. SNAP activities include, but are not limited to:

• Distributing a self-assessment survey to capture a baseline of processes and procedures;

• Coordinating, planning, and conducting site visits;

• Disseminating feedback reports and combining findings in a summary report;

• Obtaining agency input to better inform policy-makers; and,

• Codifying agencies' authorities to investigate and adjudicate national security cases through Memorandums of Understanding.

• In support of the SNAP program, the selected candidate will:

• Lead a team of three United States Government (USG) employees in the conduct of in-depth, detailed assessments of personnel security programs within departments and agencies across the Executive Branch;

• Prepare, review, and/or edit comprehensive written reports documenting assessment findings and recommendations;

• Plan, develop, and present findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to Executive Branch department and agency leadership (to include Security Directors and other senior leaders) and to ODNI senior management;

• Manage ODNI participation in applicable Intelligence Community (IC) and Executive Branch working groups and other inter-agency forums to develop, update, and implement SecEA clearance reform initiatives;

• Serve as Program Manager for the Quality Assessment Reporting Tool (QART). QART is being developed as a repository to report metric and trend analysis to assess the quality of background investigations across the federal government to ensure that investigative requirements have been completed. Work with the Quality Assessment Working Group and technical experts from across the personnel security community on the tool development based on investigative quality assessment standards and business rules, as well as with the ODNI/NCSC Information Technology Governance Board for necessary approvals and funding to sustain the initiative.

• Initiate, cultivate, and maintain partnerships with key stakeholders across the IC and USG through an open, collaborative approach as part of outreach, assist visits, and assessments, which may require occasional CONUS travel; and,

• Provide briefings and presentations to agencies across the USG on ODNI initiatives, policies, and procedures as well as emerging issues pertaining to National Security.

Mandatory Requirements

• Minimum of seven years of personnel security experience, to include successful completion of at least one tour conducting background investigations or adjudications;

• Demonstrated ability to effectively and successfully engage with and brief senior leadership on difficult issues and foster a collaborative relationship with partners across an organization or agencies; excellent use of tact when expressing ideas and recommendations to senior leaders, customers, peers, team members, and other stakeholders;

• Demonstrated ability to balance responsibilities among security project activities; to manage transitions effectively from task to task, adapting to varying internal and external customer needs;

• Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team/collaborative environment; and,

• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate (both verbal and written) complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.

Desired Requirements

• Completion of tours conducting both background investigations and adjudications;

• Knowledge of IC and Executive Branch personnel security policies, programs, and procedures;

• Knowledge of security clearance reform initiatives and challenges;

• Supervisory or quality control/assurance experience in either investigations or adjudications; and/or,

• Work experience at more than one federal agency.

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_B_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to both joswida@dni.ic.gov (Dan J.), mitchsl@dni.ic.gov (Stephanie M.), and mccleea@dni.ic.gov (Anthony 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 301-243-0734.

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 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. 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.

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.

Employees must obtain permission through written endorsement from your employing IC element. Please contact your agency's Joint Duty Program Office for internal nomination procedures.
If the employing element nominates an employee for the joint duty rotational assignment; it will notify that employee and the joint duty program manager will forward the application package to an appropriate official of the gaining element.
Any application submitted directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.

In accordance with ICS 601-01, all elements will accept a JDA application package that includes the items listed below. No additional written application, nomination, or procedural requirements will be imposed. The standard JDA application package includes:
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 assignment;
c. An employing element nomination/endorsement

ODNI Recruitment Team B

Mission Management
Bethesda, MD