Detail Opportunity (NTE 1-Year) Strategic Planner

Vienna, Virginia
Jun 30, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Full Time

The United States Transnational Organized Crime - Strategic Division (USCTOC-SD) is a multi-agency organization established to conduct whole-of-government strategic planning in support of the US Council on Transnational Organized Crime (USCTOC) to counter transnational organized crime (TOC) threats. The Strategic Planning Unit develops strategic plans against a variety of TOC threats to synchronize US Government's CTOC capabilities and resources. The Strategic Planner leads and participates in the design and development of interagency strategic plans as directed by the USCTOC principals. Strategic planners provide subject matter expertise and are thoroughly familiar with their agencies ongoing plans, programs, and operations.

The duties and responsibilities for a Strategic Planner, GS-13/14/15, generally include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Conduct independent research, mission analysis, and writing in support of developing comprehensive, whole-of-government strategic planning for US government CTOC efforts.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert from your agency for TOC-related issues, providing technical consultation for strategy development and publication.
  • Liaise with strategy and intelligence stakeholders to inform strategy development and then validate results with field and headquarters elements.
  • Organize and synthesize information for USCTOC-SD leadership and National Security Council (NSC) stakeholders.
  • Facilitate interagency working groups.
  • Develop briefing and decision materials for USCTOC-SD leadership, and the USCTOC principals.
  • Participates in interagency planning, and program design in support of counter-TOC efforts.
  • Identifies programs, policy, legal authorities, and resourcing gaps as part of whole-of-government strategic planning efforts.
  • Develop strong partnership networks with interagency partners involved in planning, programming, and operational counter-TOC efforts.
USCTOC may also add other duties as assigned once you are detailed, based on what is included and allowed by the position description.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • You may be required to undergo a security/background investigation and a drug screening.
  • This would be a one-year detail, with the possibility to extend up to three years.
  • Must have a Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance.
  • COVID vaccination status may be requested for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols.


Eligible candidates must be currently employed within an agency under one of the following USCTOC member Departments: Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Department of State, Department of Treasury, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, or Department of Defense.

Federal employees outside of the 0089 (Emergency Management), 0130 (Foreign Affairs), 0132 (Intelligence), 0301 (Miscellaneous Administration and Programs), 0340 (Program Management), 1811 (Law Enforcement), 1895 (US Customs and Border Protection), or 1896 (Border Patrol Enforcement) job series will be considered if they have significant military, federal, state, and local planning training/experience.

Desired Qualifications
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Experience with department level planning processes.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with federal strategic and/or operational planning.
  • Experience collecting and summarizing complex information into coherent, concise written products.
  • Familiarity with Transnational Organized Crime (TOC) threats.
  • Ability to maintain productive, collaborative relationships with stakeholders.
  • Ability to serve as a liaison and provide "reach-back" to their department and/or agency.
  • Preferred GS 13/14 or higher.
  • Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance.
  • Positions are eligible for Joint Duty credit, in accordance with each Department's Joint Duty approval process.
  • Ability to provide input on the future strategic direction for the US government's efforts against transnational organized crime.
  • Exposure to USG-wide strategy development and strategic intelligence across the TOC mission space, including the Law Enforcement, Intelligence communities and the White House.
  • Minimum one year detail, possibility to extend up to three years.


Additional information

Additional Requirements: Applicants must obtain supervisory approval prior to applying to this detail opportunity. Additionally, applicants must have a rating of Fully Successful or higher on their most recent performance appraisal.