18921 - Partnership and Liaison Officer, NCTC/OSC - GS-13
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):
Participate in partnerships with foreign, military, federal, state, local, tribal, and/or private sector entities; participate in collaborative activities with these partners in accordance with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) intelligence integration strategy.
Develop and coordinate engagement strategies for an assigned region, aligning to DNI, NCTC, and Directorate goals and strategic intent.
Develop subject matter expertise on relationships with partners in your AOR, on key political and counterterrorism-related trends in said region, and develop recommendations for Center engagement.
Develop and communicate a preliminary framework for managing the relationships between partners, the ODNI, and Intelligence Community (IC) elements.
Attend meetings and participate in IC and ODNI working groups, meetings, boards, and other forums to exchange information, develop recommendations, resolve issues, and implement specific ODNI policies regarding partner relations issues.
Develop and present initial drafts of briefing papers, meeting guidance, and other related information on partner information sharing issues, partner relationships, and policies for ODNI senior leaders.
Manage partner visits with ODNI leadership, to include advancing coordination with partners, developing drafts of meeting agendas, developing Memorandums for the Records, and monitoring the completion of follow-on actions.
Complete assigned staff actions and ODNI internal and external taskings pertaining to partner relationships in a timely manner; participate in partner meetings, interagency forums, and special events, and address questions about partner relations.
Cooperate with partners, ODNI components, IC agencies, and other government agencies in performing assignments; as requested, represent ODNI in interagency working groups, and in doing so, effectively recognize and build collaborative networks with these organizations. Continually expand staff officer skills and subject matter expertise to facilitate intelligence integration and effective coordination between ODNI components, the IC, United States (U.S.) Government agencies, and other partners, and in so doing improve unit performance and staff procedures.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Experience: One year equivalent to at least next lower grade level in the normal line of progression. Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience as determined by mission specialty area.
Thorough knowledge and ability regarding key attributes of effective staff officers, to anticipate requirements, demonstrate initiative, and seek/follow guidance, and perspective.
Thorough knowledge and experience in working with individual ODNI partners that may include foreign, military, federal, state, local, tribal entities, and/or private sector partners.
Experience in and thorough knowledge of the ODNI and IC (e.g. intelligence policy, IC missions, and interagency coordination) to build and sustain effective working relationships and promote the sharing of information with partner organizations.
Ability to lead and support cooperative relationships within the IC, U.S. Government, and foreign partners in protecting the U.S. and its interests abroad.
Ability to develop collaborative solutions for issues of common concern with partner organizations; ability to manage sensitive matters and/or complex problems, make key contributions to group efforts, and exercise appropriate leadership and initiative.
Interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment.
Ability to listen to, clarify, and convey understanding of others' ideas, comments, and questions as well as ability to integrate and build upon diverse opinions in a manner that encourages the development of integrated solutions and way ahead strategies.
Ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.
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.
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.
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.
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