Group Chief for Research and Analysis

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 06, 2022
Oct 14, 2022
Executive, Chief
Full Time

The NCSC Enterprise Threat-Mitigation Directorate (ETD) serves the US Government and its public and private sector partners, providing guidance and advocacy to promote active, integrated mission practices that counter all aspects of adversarial and insider threats to public health and safety, economic security, and national security. ETD executes ODNI responsibilities under Executive Order (E.O.) 13587 by leading the National Insider Threat Task Force; National Security Presidential Memorandum 28 by leading the National Operations Security Program; Intelligence Community Directive 701 for Unauthorized Disclosures in the Intelligence Community; and by promoting a defensive counterintelligence posture among our public and private sector partners.

Lead the ETD Research & Analysis team and plan and author IC resource strategies, analytical issue papers, strategic evaluations, background papers, talking points, resource issue papers, and/or other analytic products, applying extensive subject matter knowledge to support the IC senior leadership in making informed programmatic decisions.

Research and communicate trends in risk mitigation, insider threat (InTh), operations security (OPSEC), defensive counterintelligence (CI), and unauthorized disclosures (UD) to organizational leadership, senior policymakers, and other senior U.S. Government officials.

Conduct substantive reviews of an extensive volume of written materials, and prepare or contribute to written and verbal products including congressional testimony or responses to inquiries, senior-level issue papers or briefings, and letters and memoranda.

Initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, DOD, federal partners, and policy committees and use these relationships to support analysis and share information of IC interest.

Lead a team of professional staff and assess performance, collaborate and oversee goal setting, and provide feedback on personal development.


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 Requirements:

Expert knowledge and relevant experience in one of the following disciplines: InTh, Security, CI, OPSEC, or risk mitigation practices.

Demonstrated knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of executive branch departments and agencies, as well as White House and congressional oversight bodies.

Superior ability to develop effective professional and interpersonal relationships with peers and colleagues in the ODNI, the IC, and U.S. Government and mission partners.

Superior organizational and interpersonal skills, including and superior ability to establish and lead IC-wide teams, and effectively and independently coordinate and lead collaborative efforts.

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.

Desired Requirements:

Familiarity with the National OPSEC Program.

Familiarity with EO 13587, NSPM-28, CI Enhancement Act of 2002, ICD701, and OPM Circular A-123.

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.