Office of the Director of National Intelligence Seal

23529 - Political Analyst - SIG - Strategic Analysis Branch - 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's Strategic Intelligence Group (SIG) provides Intelligence Community-coordinated products in support of national counterterrorism missions and manages the activities of the Interagency Intelligence Committee on Terrorism, a warning mechanism for collaboration on terrorist threat reporting.

•Plan, research, develop, and communicate in-depth analyses of complex and significant national, regional, and/or global issues for senior policymakers and key components in the Intelligence Community (IC), law enforcement, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

•Plan, promote, and lead the production of a broad range of finished intelligence products in support of United States (US) foreign policy and national security interests.

•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 senior internal and external customers on significant intelligence issues; explain complex concepts to non-expert customers and tailor the product to correspond to customer needs.

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

•Apply a full range of methodological tools and approaches to gain a comprehensive understanding of complex and significant analytic issues and incorporate insights and findings into well-crafted, sophisticated intelligence products.

•Develop and implement strategies for gathering intelligence, or historical information in support of US interests and policy objectives; cultivate and identify key internal and external sources of relevant information that meet customer and self-derived needs.

•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.

•Build and leverage diverse collaborative networks within the ODNI and across the IC.

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

Mandatory Requirements:

•Superior ability to both lead and independently perform the research, development, and production of high-quality, complex analyses, studies, projects, assignments and briefings on key US foreign policy and national security objectives for IC consumers and policymakers at the highest levels.

•Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including an ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment; creative problem-solving skills and initiative in carrying out mission responsibilities based on senior-level guidance.

•Demonstrated ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements; ability to support and defend group decisions and assessments, accept and incorporate feedback, solicit opinions from coworkers and collaborate on a variety of assignments.

Desired Requirements:

•Background in or familiarity with terrorism or counterterrorism issues worldwide.

•Expert ability to apply knowledge of ODNI, IC organizations, and relevant customer organizations or operations to translate their requirements and provide appropriate output or responses to meet customer needs.

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