Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

18581 - Analytic Methodologist, NCTC/DTI - GS-12

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)

• MIO is responsible for the integrity of the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE). MIO conducts proactive analytic assessments of TIDE data, ensuring valuable intelligence is made available for CT analysis as well as exported appropriately in support of screening and vetting of potential travelers to the US. MIO is the primary liaison between NCTC and the TSC and serves as a focal point for engagement with the watchlisting and screening community. MIO creates, implements, and enforces TIDE policies and procedures in accordance with various USG laws and directives and provides training and outreach to counterterrorism partners across the USG.

Major duties and responsibilities:

• Provide support to quality assurance efforts in NCTC's Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE) database by identifying and prioritizing data integrity issues and improvements to analytic processes.

• Collaborate and coordinate with other analysts and professionals to determine their specific analytical information and support needs and recommend and successfully apply a variety of quantitative or qualitative approaches to analyze and resolve the analytical issues identified.

• Create macros/scripts to automate workflow processes.

• Maintain positive customer relationships in order to gather input and feedback for addressing analytical issues; provide effective briefings to senior internal and external customers on the analytical content of complex intelligence products and the development of future analytical tools and methodologies.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Ability to independently plan, research, develop and conduct complex analytical methodological analyses to provide information that meets the information needs of clients and contributes to the development of high-quality intelligence products.

• Thorough knowledge of analytical methods and tools in one or more of the following areas: statistics, mathematics, econometrics, operations research, computer or mathematical programming, survey research, design, and analysis, and gaming.

• Superior ability to clearly present information through the spoken or written word, interpret complex, technical information, and communicate effectively with customers.

• Situational judgment and superior interpersonal, negotiating, and networking skills to work collaboratively and build strong team relationships across occupations and organizational boundaries with customers, service providers, and staff.

Desired Requirements

• Basic understanding of USG counterterrorism community and watchlsting issues.

• Experience with: Python, Visual Basic, Perl, XQuery, XML, HTML, MS Access, MS Excel

• Additional Information: The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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

Analysis & Production
McLean, VA