Deputy National Intelligence Officer - Russia & Eurasia

McLean, Virginia
Nov 24, 2022
Dec 01, 2022
Analyst, Intelligence
Full Time

The National Intelligence Council (NIC) consists of the most senior and expert intelligence analysts supporting the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) in carrying out responsibilities as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC) and as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to national security. The NIC produces a variety of all-source, IC coordinated intelligence reports, including its flagship product, the National Intelligence Estimate, which represents the Intelligence Community's most authoritative statement on a key national security issue.

Lead the Lead the IC's production of strategic analysis on issues of importance to US interests in Russia and Eurasia and advise the DNI on key developments and issues.

Manage the preparation, production, and coordination of NIEs and other Community papers (IC Assessments, National Intelligence Council Assessments, Sense of the Community Memoranda, and others).

Provide authoritative guidance on priorities, based on customer needs and analytic requirements, for both national intelligence collection and analysis matters.

Provide expert assessments to the DNI and Principal Deputy DNI (PDDNI) on collection and analysis regarding Russian and Eurasian regional issues supporting the DNI's role of principal intelligence adviser to the President; help prepare and coordinate background papers and briefing books for the DNI's and PDDNI's participation in the National Security Council Principals Committee, Deputies Committee, Cabinet meetings, and Congressional testimonies.

Brief senior IC members, policymakers, military decision-makers, members of Congress, and other major stakeholders as necessary on Russian and Eurasian regional issues.

Develop and sustain a professional network with IC analysts, analytic managers, and collection managers on Russian and Eurasian regional issues.

Review and analyze research and production plans on Russian and Eurasian regional issues of the Community's analytic components, identify redundancies and gaps, direct strategies to address gaps, and advise the DNI on gaps and shortfalls in analytic capabilities across the IC.

Establish and sustain professional networks with academia and other non-government subject matter experts to ensure the IC has a comprehensive understanding of Russian and Eurasian regional issues.

Support and/or act for the NIO on Russian and Eurasian issues.

Recognize, value, build, and leverage diverse collaborative networks with the ODNI and across the IC.


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.


Expertise on Russia and/or Eurasia and a deep understanding of relevant US foreign policy priorities; proven ability to synthesize complex issues involving Russia and Eurasia for senior policymakers.

Superior interpersonal, organizational, and management skills and an expert ability to conceptualize and effectively lead complex analytic projects and promote consensus building across the IC when analytic views differ across agencies.

Superior oral and written communications skills, including an expert ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels of the IC, deliver effective oral presentations, prepare finished intelligence assessments and other written products with emphasis on clear organization and logical presentation, and represent the NIC in interagency meetings.

Expertise working with all parts of the IC in order to shape analytic production and encourage sound tradecraft.

Expert ability to prioritize and manage multiple short-term and longer-term tasks and projects and perform senior staff functions as required.

Expert knowledge of and superior ability to apply research capabilities and analytic, diagnostic, and qualitative techniques in order to produce authoritative finished intelligence products; expert ability to employ new methodological approaches to analyze information.

Creative problem-solving skills and superior ability to provide leadership in carrying out mission responsibilities.

Desired Requirements

Proficiency at Reading level 3 and/or Listening level 3 is desired in the following languages: Russian

A selected candidate who has the desired foreign language capability may qualify for language use pay in the ODNI if he or she has current test scores at the minimum proficiency levels in each modality as specified. If qualified, the ODNI will provide language use pay at the rate applicable to the parent agency.

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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