Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

18562 - Operational Analysis Branch, Chief - NCTC/DTI - GS-14

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.

The primary responsibility of the Directorate of Terrorist Identities (DTI) is to maintain and enhance the USG's authoritative database on known or suspected international terrorists, the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE). In doing so, DTI develops processes for obtaining and integrating biometric (fingerprints, facial photos, iris scans) and other identity centric data into TIDE as well as enhance TIDE records through analysis of encounter data, correlation of big data, and identify resolution keyed from emerging threat information. DTI also houses NCTC's screening mission, which supports interagency partners by vetting their applicants against government data repositories. Our workflows are many and complex such that collaboration is an essential aspect of life. DTI's mission statement declares, "Discover, enhance, and share identity intelligence that advances the most complete and accurate identity picture to our partners in supporting terrorism analysis and successful screening activities that ultimately helps prevent terrorist plans and operations against US interests."

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs):

The group is looking for a highly motivated branch chief to lead a team of analysts whose focus is to discover, resolve, exploit, and analyze the identities of known or suspected terrorists (KST), especially those that pose a threat to the Homeland and US interests worldwide. The successful candidate will be responsible for overseeing the development of products focused on the targeted analysis of known and unknown terrorist identities, groups and networks to confirm identity attributes for future analytical and watchlisting purposes. They will also be responsible for supervising the triage of analytic reporting, and lead the development of time-sensitive products during fast-moving operational efforts and crises for the directorate. The branch chief should have experience on reviewing intelligence products, and must be able to multi-task effectively and excel at Community collaboration.

Foreign and domestic TDY opportunities are available.

• Provide leadership and expert guidance to the planning, analysis, and application of a full-range of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex analytical issues and incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, in-depth intelligence products.

• Plan, prepare, and present written and oral briefings to the most senior internal and external customers on counterterrorism and identity intelligence-related issues; explain the most complex concepts to non-expert customers and tailor the product to correspond to customer needs.

• Lead, plan, direct, and coordinate the preparation of tactical and multidisciplinary analysis that supports key US national security and foreign policy objectives and helps shape IC identity resolution analysis and priorities.

• Develop and continually expand personal knowledge in area of expertise and achieve a government-wide reputation as a subject matter expert in this area.

• Develop, utilize, and refine a full range of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of identity intelligence analytic issues and incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, sophisticated intelligence products.

• Lead, initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement agencies as appropriate and use these relationships to share information of interest; attend internal and external training, seminars, or conferences on broad or more strategic subject areas.

• Recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse collaborative networks with the ODNI and across the IC.

• Develop and continually expand personal knowledge in area of expertise and achieve a government-wide reputation as a subject matter expert in this area.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements:

• Superior ability to effectively plan and lead the development of high-quality, complex analyses, studies, projects, assignments, and briefings on key US foreign policy and national security objectives focused on a specific regional area and/or functional issue for IC consumers and policymakers at the highest levels of government.

• Expert knowledge of foreign military, economic, intelligence, technical, geographic, political, cultural, and/or social aspects of a specific country, region, or transnational issue.

• Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including superior ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment and mentor junior colleagues; creative problem-solving skills and superior ability to provide leadership in carrying out mission responsibilities.

• Expert ability to direct taskings, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel.

Desired requirements

• Previous experience working on counterterrorism issues.

• Previous experience in identity intelligence analysis

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.



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