Area Security Officer

McLean, Virginia
Oct 01, 2022
Oct 05, 2022
IT, Security Engineer
Full Time

Identify and resolve sensitive security related issues and concerns, serving as an Area Security Officer (ASO) for one or more Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) components.

Plan and participate in the identification and resolution of complex or sensitive security related issues and concerns, serving as an ODNI Security Area Security Officer (ASO).

Facilitate collaboration between ODNI Security and CIA partners when needed.

Collect and analyze complex security related information, utilizing knowledge of ODNI policies, ICDs, and SEADs to develop recommendations and guidance.

Interview personnel and conduct investigations of security incidents.

Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the ODNI Security program and provide recommendations to bolster security.

Provide security briefings to educate the workforce (includes staff and contractor EOD, operational security briefings, and One Time Access briefings).

Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with security colleagues, CIA counterparts, and ODNI senior leadership to share information of interest, explain the specifics of security programs/processes/procedures, and negotiate common ground when required.

Conduct other security duties, as needed, as a member of the ODNI Security Group.


Conditions of Employment

Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
Thorough knowledge of personnel, physical and technical security principles, concepts, regulations, and practices sufficient to serve in an ASO capacity for one or more ODNI components.

Extensive knowledge of IC and ODNI security regulations, policies, and procedures in order to address and resolve ODNI security issues, violations, and questions.

Ability to manage a complex security program, assess customer requirements, identify dependencies, and manage risk.

Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate with a diverse customer base and establish partnerships.

Desired Requirements

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to build and leverage professional networks; and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Additional information

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. A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.

A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary.

Reasonable Accommodations:
The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. 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.

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The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.