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16904 - IC-DoD Defense Strategic Capabilities Officer - GS-15

Company name
Office of the Director of National Intelligence

McLean, VA, United States

Employment Type

Military, Government

Posted on
Jan 04,2019

Valid Through
Apr 19,2019

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Duty Description

***OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut off point, all compliant applicants received during the previous two-weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

Component Mission

National Security Partnerships synchronizes IC support and whole of government efforts with federal, state and local governments, the private sector and the Department of Defense, ensuring IC outreach is coordinated, timely and relevant. It also provides key leadership for activities in four domains that operate across national sectors - aviation, maritime, space and cyber -- bringing the IC's activities in these domains into alignment, and facilitating coordinated engagement internal to the ODNI, across the IC and with the rest of the federal government.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

• Lead, plan, and facilitate efforts to create a culture of strategic intelligence planning across the IC by promoting best practices in strategy development, execution, and evaluation and communicating priorities, activities, and impact of the strategy to the IC to promote shared vision, values, and goals. Advance and integrate NSP component outreach activities across the ODNI, IC and DOD. Develop creative alternatives informed by the latest and best efforts across the U.S. Government, industry, and foreign partners. Areas of focus may include automation, artificial intelligence, and augmenting intelligence using machines as applied to Integrated Mission Management concepts. Represent the ODNI at IC forums; interagency working groups and on DOD planning teams. Participate in IC and DOD strategy and planning activities. Provide the requisite analysis to ensure that ODNI, IC and Defense Intelligence Enterprise element capability plans and programs align with the strategic objectives of the National Intelligence and National Defense strategies. Effectively communicate critical emerging strategic issues and trends germane to modern warfare. Partnering with IC and DOD experts, evaluate current IC capabilities and develop innovative recommendations to improve intelligence capabilities critical to the warfighter. Provide subject matter expertise for ODNI senior leadership and their IC-DOD counterparts regarding the nexus between modern warfare (current and future) and IC resource/investment planning and programming Advise senior IC leadership on collection and analytic strategic priorities, intelligence needs and gaps, and cross-IC interdependencies in order to link resources to strategy. Partner with ODNI staff, Functional, Mission, and Enterprise Managers, and IC elements to promote implementation of mission and enterprise objectives Lead, plan, and prepare briefings, reports, and presentations to organizational leadership, senior policymakers, and senior United States (U.S.) Government agencies USG officials in a manner that meets their specified requirements. Provide expert analysis and recommendations that ensure IC strategic plans and programs align with the requisite capabilities required to prevail in modern warfare. Lead, initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with senior policymakers and planners across the Defense Intelligence Enterprise. Build and sustain strong internal partnerships across the ODNI and Centers to ensure early awareness and collaboration on the most pressing IC-DOD shortfalls. Develop and maintain a network of IC-DoD subject matter experts. Oversee, lead, and guide discussions to ensure ODNI senior leadership maintains a comprehensive awareness of modern warfare requirements. Facilitate DOD briefings that address defense strategic planning and priorities. Educate and enable coordinated, complimentary IC-DOD efforts.

Required Languages

Desired Languages

Minimum Qualifications Required

Mandatory and Educational Requirements

• Superior knowledge of DOD and IC strategies and enterprise capabilities, to include but not limited to analytic production processes, collection management capabilities, intelligence priorities, and mutually supporting IC-DOD resourcing processes. Expert ability to identify emerging defense and technological trends (e.g., automation integration; non-kinetic military capabilities) Experience in assessing such trends and their relationship to IC readiness to support modern warfare. Significant experience in a range of IC and DOD challenges and Inter-dependencies, ranging from enterprise operations to policy formulation, allied military partnerships and resourcing. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to work independently or collaboratively on a team. Solid experience building and leveraging IC-DoD professional networks to achieve results. Demonstrated experience in negotiation. Solid knowledge of each phase of the Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (IPPBE) system. Familiarity with companion DOD PPBE processes necessary for intelligence capability procurement. Strong oral and written skills, particularly in synthesizing challenging, complex issues. Demonstrated capability to develop options and recommendations for decision makers at the highest level.

Desired Requirements

• Prior Military Experience and/or experience working in a DoD element such as a Combat Support Agency, the Joint Staff, USDI, or a Combatant Command.


Applicants from Federal Agencies outside the IC, please visit and search the vacancy number for directions on how to apply to this vacancy.

Other Comments

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, by unclassified email at, 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.

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.

How to Apply


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: Any application sent directly by an IC employee to the gaining element will not be considered.



Vacancy Open Date


Vacancy Close Date


Primary POC

ODNI Recruitment Team A


Secondary POC

Mission Category

Mission Management

Work Level(s)


Position Grade


Additional Grades Considered


Duty Station

McLean, VA

Travel Percentage


Tour Length (months)


Reimbursable Position


Security Clearance Required


Polygraph Level Required




Company info

Office of the Director of National Intelligence
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