Homeland Identities Targeting and Exploitation Center Targeting Branch Chief

Washington, D.C
Jun 25, 2022
Jun 29, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The incumbent is the supervisor of the HITEC Targeting Branch (TB). As the TB Chief, leads all targeting and vetting support analysis in one or more work locations, including but not limited to all-source targeting and counter-network analysis on data derived from Document and Media Exploitation (DOMEX) activities or other analytic starting points, in coordination of targeting analysis activities with external traditional and non-traditional agency users of the intelligence Community (IC). Leads all activities of the Targeting Team and Counterintelligence Exploitation Team.

Duties include but are not limited to:

Plans, organizes, and directs the activities of the Targeting Branch (TB), ensuring that TB research, analysis, production, and reporting activities comply with legal and regulatory requirements and meets customer needs and IC standards. Develops goals and objectives integrating organization and TB objectives. Engages and directs engagements with a wide range of external TB customers and stakeholders and builds relationships to enable the accomplishment of TB objectives and goals. Researches, interprets, analyzes and applies various guidelines, policies, regulations, etc. Establishes policies and procedures for accomplishment of TB analysis and production. Plans and schedules work in a manner promoting a smooth flow and even distribution. Coordinates plans and schedules with other organization managers and customers as appropriate. Identifies need for changes in priorities and takes action to implement such changes. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules.

Exercises supervisory personnel management responsibilities. Advises and provides counsel to employees regarding policies, procedures, and directives of management. Selects or recommends selection of candidates for vacancies, promotions, details, and reassignment in consideration of skills, qualifications, and mission requirements. Develops, modifies, and/or interprets performance standards. Explains performance expectations to employees and provides regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses. Holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Appraises subordinate workers performance ensuring consistency and equity in rating techniques. Recommends awards when appropriate and approves within-grade increases. Hears and resolves employee complaints and refers serious unresolved complaints to higher level management. Initiates action to correct performance or conduct problems. Effects minor disciplinary measures such as warnings and reprimands and recommends action in more serious disciplinary matters.

Ensures the TB implements proper safeguards and processes to protect the privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties of U.S. persons, and the TB's activities are executed in a manner consistent with applicable laws, regulations, directives, orders, and policies Implements and monitors the proper use of appropriate organizational performance metrics. Coordinates training for TB personnel, and where appropriate, customers on current TB-related capabilities, and the capabilities of the DHS within the bounds of TB authorities.

Maintains a continuous liaison with other IC organizations, other service counterparts, and DHS offices to ensure planning is consistent and integrated throughout the homeland defense community.

Prepares and presents briefings. Prepares and analyzes reports; responses to queries, justifications, and background papers on the technical aspects of areas of expertise and assignment. Researches and determines or recommends appropriate actions or interpretation of issues impacting the organization. Serves as the independent technical authority for the organization. Represents the organization on working groups; steering groups; or other meetings, conferences, seminars, etc. May chair such groups or meetings when the meeting is in the incumbent's area of assignment. Promotes interchange of information on requirements, capabilities, deficiencies, and technology applications of specialization. Defends recommendations to higher levels of management as necessary.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • Extensive knowledge in directing mission-essential programs to include short- and long-range programs addressing a broad range of DHS needs and interests.
  • Extensive background in planning and setting subordinate work and evaluating work performed using equitable performance and rating techniques.
  • General knowledge in the digital forensic examination of media and subsequent analysis, digital media exploitation, identity analysis, and counterintelligence.
  • Extensive knowledge in policy and procedures for the collection, production, and dissemination of intelligence products.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).