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NIM-Near East Levant Director

McLean, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 5, 2022

Serve as director and staff lead on Levant (Lebanon, Syria and Jordan) issues.

Foster and cultivate strategic alliances and professional networks with interagency partners and other Community elements to facilitate priority attention on requirements.

Maintain situational awareness of significant issues affecting NIM Near East in general, the Levant in particular, and the broader community; alert senior NIM-NE and ODNI/DMI staff regarding emerging issues that affect the office.

Provide collaboration tools and policies for successful collaboration efforts.

Drive integration and collaboration within and across IC intelligence initiatives.

Lead assessments to leverage best practices and lessons learned.

Lead the development and preparation of internal and external memoranda, tasking responses, and other correspondence, to include policy analysis documents in response to tasking from policymakers.

Brief senior IC leadership, Department of Defense (DoD) officials, members of Congress, policymakers, and other major stakeholders as necessary on NIM Near East challenges and opportunities.

Represent NIM Near East leadership, in their absence, at internal and external meetings, conferences, and other public fora.

Other duties, as assigned.


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.


Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, including the demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, develop recommendations, and evaluate outcomes against goals and objectives.

Extensive knowledge of the Levant countries and the Middle East region.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to draft and edit written reports of varying length and complexity, and to communicate effectively with audiences of varying seniority and expertise.

Desired Requirements

Demonstrated interpersonal skills and superior ability to work effectively, independently and in a team or collaborative environment.

Demonstrated skills and ability to lead interagency working groups, build coalitions with IC elements to achieve common goals.

Senior knowledge of IC organizations; IC mission posture, structures, capabilities, processes, and policy development.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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

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