Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

18758 - Tradecraft Reviewer, NCTC/DI - 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.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs):

NCTC/DI is seeking an energetic officer to serve as a Tradecraft Reviewer in the DI Front Office.

This position requires the skills of a motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills who can work collaboratively with analysts, managers, designers, cartographers, and the President's Analytic Support Staff at CIA to ensure our senior intelligence consumers receive the highest quality counterterrorism-related finished intelligence.

Review PDB, NTB, and Current products to ensure they adhere to DI tradecraft principles.

Review draft publications for clarity, brevity, organization, logic, and grammar, and work with authors to add context as necessary. Provide timely feedback to analysts and managers as appropriate in a constructive manner.

Ensure publications provide compelling and convincing information to support arguments contained in the intelligence publications.

Cultivate and maintain productive relationships with intelligence officers to provide direct input in substantive and procedural processes for producing Community-coordinated intelligence analysis.

Serve as a Front Office representative in assisting analysts in conceptualizing products and in providing tradecraft and writing feedback to analysts and managers.

Manage the workflow of production after hours.

Mandatory and Educational Requirements:

Previous experience writing finished analytic DI products. Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to think strategically.

Extensive knowledge of the high priority issues and items of interest to intelligence publications' customers.

Demonstrated interpersonal skills and superior ability to work effectively with individuals at the highest levels of government; confidence and effectiveness in working with government officials as well as with senior Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) officers.

Demonstrated time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines and superior ability to work effectively under extremely tight deadlines.

Desired Requirements:

Previous experience reviewing finished intelligence products.

Penchant for thoroughness and a sharp eye for detail.

A willingness to innovate. Ability to identify opportunities to improve on existing capabilities and practices and to follow through with practical, collaborative, and creative solutions.

Strong mentoring skills and experience providing guidance to other officers, including managers.

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.
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.

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.

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