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)
The Operational Analysis Branch (OAB) Identity Intelligence Analyst will research, resolve, and provide intelligence support to the targeting of known or suspected terrorist (KST) identities within a fast-paced team environment using NCTC's unique access to foreign and domestic data. The Analyst coordinates with NCTC and community partners to aggregate identity-centric data on terrorist identities that are part of high profile threat streams as well as those that require action based on operational considerations. The Analyst then develops robust profiles on those terrorist identities within the Terrorist Identities Datamart Environment (TIDE), the USG's authoritative database on KSTs, to ensure the United States can effectively identify them.
Perform in-depth, all-source research and analysis for specifically defined KST identities; prioritize and resolve identities to support targeting through the integration of biographic, biometric, contextual and behavioral information; reveal and aggregate identity attributes for future analytic, screening, and watchlisting purposes; use both traditional and non-traditional information sources. Present findings as appropriate via written products, graphic presentations or oral briefings.
Respond to breaking events, crises, and requests for information on imminent threats by incorporating policies, strategies, tactics, techniques, procedures and mechanisms to reveal the true identity of individuals, develop comprehensive summaries of subjects' USG footprints, and evaluate for intelligence gaps.
Communicate regularly with internal and external peers and counterparts to collaborate on intelligence issues and conduct initial assessments of the types of information and circumstances that may create opportunities to pursue joint-targeting activities.
Plan and prepare written presentations and oral briefings for internal and external customers on issues pertaining to and/or affecting terrorist identities intelligence and watchlisting and screening.
Provide guidance to junior Identity Intelligence Analysts on all-source analytic tradecraft and methodological issues pertaining to terrorist identities intelligence, and identity resolution in the context of current CT threat reporting.
Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Knowledge of terrorist identities intelligence and watchlisting, coupled with extensive knowledge of associated databases and identity research processes.
Knowledge of IC organizations, policies, and procedures, and their requirements with regard to terrorist identities intelligence research and analysis.
Demonstrated ability to research and logically analyze, synthesize, and judge information, as well as the ability to review and incorporate multiple sources of information in performing assignments.
Ability to work under pressure with strict deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Demonstrated ability to be flexible to perform a wide variety of tasks, change focus quickly, and adapt to meet mission requirements.
Exemplary teamwork and collaboration skills, including a demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing.
Interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interagency environment requiring negotiation and consensus-building.
Applicants from Federal Agencies outside the IC, please visit www.dni.gov and search the vacancy number for directions on how to apply to this vacancy.
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.
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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.
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