HC PM Legislation & Policy Expert

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 05, 2022
Oct 07, 2022
Full Time

Advocate for human capital legislation and policy on behalf of the IC.

Advise the leadership on potential legislative requirements to support the Right, Trusted, Agile Workforce and other IC Human Capital initiatives.

Review and analyze policies, processes, and guidelines that are contained in United States Government (U.S.) Government and Intelligence Community (IC) Directives, Policy Guidance, Standards, plans, and memoranda to ensure human capital equities are captured.

Plan, develop, and manage complex HC projects or programs that may require generating new concepts, principles, and methods to ensure their successful implementation within the IC.

Advise IC and ODNI leadership on the development, implementation, and management of complex HC programs, and ensure that the programs are aligned with and directly support the IC's strategic mission objectives.

Develop strategic and tactical plans to support HC program initiatives and workforce assessments in support of the IC mission.

Serve as an expert liaison; listen to and understand the needs of the organizations and tailor HC programs, methods, policies, and procedures to ensure they fully meet the organization's needs and overall mission.

Plan, develop, and present written and oral briefings on significant HC issues supporting the IC mission.

Provide direction to ODNI and/or IC managers in development of legislation and policies.

Cultivate and maintain productive working relationships with IC HC leadership, colleagues, HR experts, and ODNI senior leadership to share information of interest, explain the specifics of HC programs and, when appropriate, present, justify, defend, negotiate, and/or settle matters involving significant issues.


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.


IC Human Capital (HC) follows a matrix-management approach to organization and mission. Each person has a primary supervisor and group, but participates in other office initiatives according to their skill sets and mission needs.

Lead and develop legislation in support of human capital programs. Laisse with the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of General Counsel, and Congressional staffs on human capital initiatives and legislation required for the establishment of human capital programs or to revise legislation as needed.

Extensive knowledge of the requirements for drafting legislation.

Expert ability to build and sustain professional networks and collaborate with both management and staff to continuously improve community relationships, products, and services.

Knowledge of human capital and related U.S. Government policies and directives.

Superior ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.

Superior ability to listen to, clarify, and convey an understanding of others' ideas, comments, and questions, and integrate and build upon diverse opinions in a manner that encourages the formation of integrated solutions and positions.

Expert ability to develop and deliver briefings to senior leaders and staff.

Strong organizational and interpersonal problem solving skills, and ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment.

Superior ability to establish regular contact with senior leadership and customers, supplying or seeking information on programs and issues.

Expert program management, analytic and critical thinking skills, including the ability to conduct program assessments, identify needs and requirements.

Superior oral and written communication skills and demonstrated success conveying complex information to IC senior leaders and managers, and Congressional staffers.


Knowledge and experience with HC principles, concepts, regulations, and practices, and demonstrated consultative skills sufficient to plan and manage HC functions for large-scale ODNI and/or IC programs.

Knowledge of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the larger Intelligence Community mission, operations, tradecraft and capabilities.

Demonstrated capability to effectively manage HC projects, assess customer requirements, identify dependencies, recommend improvements, and mitigate risks.

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 dni_reasonable_accommodation_wma@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, 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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