Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Partnerships

Washington, D.C
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 06, 2022
Full Time

The Deputy Under Secretary for Intelligence Partnerships (DUS-IP) supports the Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis and is responsible for managing and directing a wide range of programs aimed at establishing and improving intelligence support to our State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) partners, as well as our Private Sector Partners, in coordination with the DHS Intelligence Enterprise and Intelligence Community.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Manages a mature, professional homeland security intelligence enterprise that addresses priorities set by the Secretary as well as the Director of National Intelligence's National Intelligence Priorities Framework and advocates on behalf of SLTT and private sector partners with the Federal Government and Intelligence Community.
  • Oversees DHS efforts to achieve and enhance the compatibilities and analytic capacity of state and major urban area fusion centers, which are the focal point of the broad effort to promote transparency among all levels of government through information sharing in the cross-cutting endeavor to thwart terrorism and other Homeland threats.
  • Provides guidance and direction in developing operational policies, procedures, and programs for fostering cooperation and coordination among Federal agencies, SLTT homeland security entities, and the private sector to effectively communicate and analyze threats to the homeland.
  • Develops robust outreach and support to operational components and DHS partners at the state, local, tribal, territorial, and private sectors to provide homeland security intelligence support and to promote analytic collaboration.
  • Manages an organization with several divisions of personnel working in the National Capital Region and deployed across the United States and US Territories. The Office includes a multi-million-dollar budget. The incumbent exercises delegated authority to oversee the overall planning, direction, and timely execution of program operations, including the development, assignment, and higher-level clearance of goals and objectives for subordinate managers.
  • Makes recommendations on multi-year and long-range work plans and budgets developed by subordinate managers. Oversees the implementation of long-range plans, goals, and objectives of the work directed. Adjusts policy and plans to respond to changes in levels of appropriations or other legislative changes manages operational changes throughout the organization, or major changes to the structure and content of the program or program segments directed.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • You may be required to undergo periodic drug testing.
  • You must be able to obtain/maintain a TS/SCI security clearance.
  • Selectee will be required to complete form OGE-278, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Form.
  • You will serve a one-year probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • You must submit to a pre-employment drug test.


As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible executive leadership and supervisory experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed below. Typically, experience of this nature will have been gained at or above the GS-15 grade level in the federal service or its equivalent in the private sector. As such, your resume should demonstrate that you have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully fulfill responsibilities inherent in most SES positions such as:
  • Directing the work of an organizational unit;
  • Ensuring the success of one or more specific major programs or projects;
  • Monitoring progress toward strategic organizational goals, evaluating organizational performance and taking action to improve performance;
  • Supervising the work of employees; and
  • Exercising important policymaking, policy determining, or other executive functions.

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-BASED. The applicant must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) within their resume. Resumes must not exceed five (5) pages.

We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the position. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.


ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE . This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. Leadership Competencies: Creativity & Innovation, External Awareness, Flexibility, Resilience, Strategic Thinking, Vision.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE . This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. Leadership Competencies: Conflict Management, Leveraging Diversity, Developing Others, Team Building.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN . This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Leadership Competencies: Accountability, Customer Service, Decisiveness, Entrepreneurship, Problem Solving, Technical Credibility.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN . This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. Leadership Competencies: Financial Management, Human Capital Management, Technology Management.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS . This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. Leadership Competencies: Partnering, Political Savvy, Influencing/Negotiating.

Detailed information on each ECQ, the underlying and fundamental competencies, sample narratives and a tips sheet for writing effective ECQs are available in the "Guide To Senior Executive Service Qualifications" GUIDE ( at Senior Executive Service Executive Core Qualifications


IN ADDITON, YOU WILL BE EVALUATED ON ALL OF THE FOLLOWING TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (TQs): Your responses to the TQs should be embedded/addressed within your resume not to exceed five pages.

TQ-1: Knowledge of federal government intelligence enterprise and direct experience developing, supporting and sharing information and intelligence across State, local, tribal, and territorial (SL TT), and private sector partners, including law enforcement, homeland security communities and the National Network of Fusion Centers.

TQ-2: Demonstrated leadership experience leading complex, geographically disparate organizations with diverse missions focused on establishing, maintaining, and enhancing strategic partnerships; providing intelligence support for federal, state, or local law enforcement; and leading the planning/execution of intelligence, law enforcement operations and related activities, such as the evaluation of collection plans and intelligence analysis and production.

NOTE: Your demonstrated leadership ability and the evidence of the ECQs and TQs must be clearly shown in your resume. A separate narrative statement will not be accepted.

A sample 5-page resume that incorporates ECQs and TQs can be viewed on this link (indexed at page 29 - 37)


Veteran's Preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.

Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers made to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employees in the Executive Branch. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES employee, please indicate this in your resume. Serving in a Schedule A, Schedule C, or Noncareer SES appointment WILL NOT eliminate you from consideration.


There is no educational requirement for this position.

Additional information

Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expenses will not be paid.

Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management's discretion.

Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) requires each and every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully complete a background investigation for Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartment Information clearance as a condition of placement in this Special Sensitive position. This review includes financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U. S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U. S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Pursuant to Executive Order 12654 and DHS policy, DHS is committed to maintaining a drug-free workplace and, therefore, conducts random and other drug testing of its employees in order to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. Headquarters personnel in safety- or security-sensitive positions are subject to random drug testing and all applicants tentatively selected for employment at DHS Headquarters are subject to drug testing resulting in a negative test result.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.