Assistant DNI (ADNI) for Requirements/Cost/Effectiveness

McLean, Virginia
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 08, 2022
Full Time

Component Mission

The Policy and Capabilities (P&C) Directorate identifies, develops, and articulates the path forward for the IC. It makes future bets through strategic initiatives that address enduring challenges and emerging issues and looks for opportunities to combine information, data, and technologies from different INTs to do the unexpected. It envisions high-risk, high-payoff research that delivers innovative technology to the IC elements. It ensures innovation is informed by and manifested through transformative policy and strategy, and supports the communication of such developments to Congress and the public.

The Deputy DNI for P&C has seven reporting components: Acquisition, Procurement and Facilities (APF), Domestic Engagement Information Sharing & Data (DEISD), IC Human Capital (IC HC), Requirements, Cost and Effectiveness (RCE), and Policy and Strategy (P&S) and Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and Science and Technology (S&T).

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

The ADNI for RCE is the DNI's designated advisor to carry out those policies and programs with respect to systems analysis; intelligence net assessments; leveraging cost, programmatic, and technical acumen; IC requirements; and cost estimation.

As a member of the DNI senior leadership team, promote the IC vision and mission, and implement, lead and guide the DNI's strategic intent for IC workforce wide policies, programs and resources.

Represent DNI positions, priorities and/or perspectives to National policy makers, Congress, OMB and White House staff.

Lead, manage and drive the ODNI core values of Commitment, Courage and Collaboration, and lead through example to ensure the efficient use of personnel and funding resources while maintaining ODNI commitment to diversity and opportunity.

Ensure that RC&E informs decision making by delivering insight on the future intelligence environment and fact-based analysis on strategic issues, capabilities, cost, and effectiveness. To do this, RC&E must: provide systems analytic capability and conduct intelligence net assessments to inform decisions; deliver sound analysis that marries cost, programmatic, and technical acumen with discipline and collaboration; lead an effective IC requirements process; produce accurate cost estimates for major systems and services; and lead the development of the Consolidated Intelligence Guidance in partnership with USD (I&S).

Lead an office of seasoned government and industry professionals and experts to be the IC's trusted analytic organization that marries significant cost, programmatic, and technical acumen with discipline, collaboration with the IC's experts, and thought leadership that the DNI, IC, and DoD rely upon to inform decisions.

Evolve RC&E capability, culture, leadership, talent, and tradecraft to ensure strategic and programmatic analysis, net assessments, systems analysis, requirements analysis and management, cost analysis, affordability analysis, and consolidated intelligence guidance are integrated to inform data driven decisions and recommendation.

Foster a culture of excellence and demonstrate independent initiative to identify and communicate challenges facing RC&E, P&C, the ODNI, and the IC; develop innovative and creative ways to address challenges to achieving ODNI and P&C goals and outcomes in a collaborative manner that advances efforts to lead the IC to future mission success; and work with P&S and leadership to build and execute plans or processes that will move solutions forward.

Champion and sustain efforts to build a more agile, diverse, inclusive, and expert workforce and to create a culture that values and connects each employee to the mission. Lead and manage to advance development of officers through regular, constructive, actionable, and timely feedback. Encourage collaboration and teamwork, flexibility, fairness, and transparency, and promote diversity, cultural understanding, and equal opportunity. Set clear goals and communicate them to the workforce and leverage feedback to improve organizational and individual performance. Advance professional development of self and staff through additional training and application of new skills and knowledge.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current permanent ODNI employee. Only Senior Service (SNIS, SES, SIS, DISES, DISL) candidates may apply.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements

Broad knowledge of the IC mission, objectives, policies, and current events within the IC.

Understanding of major NIP and MIP requirements, funding priorities, and affordability for major system acquisitions (MSAs), special interest acquisitions (SIAs), services of common concern (SoCCs), and experimental research demonstrations (ERDs).

Working knowledge of products and processes of the IC Acquisition Model (ICAM) and IC Planning, IC Capabilities Requirements (ICCR), and Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation (IPPBE) oversight processes. Understand the process and preparation of Cost Estimates, Statements of Capabilities, Services of Common Concern, and Analysis of Alternatives.

Exhibit a solid understanding and value of the importance of systems of systems engineering to ensure requirements for capabilities and services meet the end-to-end needs for mission, address mission gaps, and support or avoid redundancy as appropriate.

Familiarity with the ICs' procurement and contracting efforts and enhancing the collective performance of these disciplines in support of attaining mission needs in a rapidly changing threat environments.

Exhibit excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work effectively with senior leaders from inside and outside the USG, to advocate and advance ODNI policy, and to communicate, coordinate, and develop a professional network across the IC.

Expert leadership and managerial capabilities, including the ability to effectively direct tasking's, assess and manage performance, and support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel.

Possess superb oral and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to conduct filter and synthesize data, and produce clear, logical, and concise products.

Record of success in building teams, leading change, and working effectively with others in a diverse, complex and evolving environment.

Expert ability to plan, manage and complete complex, multi-faceted projects involving government and contractor personnel.

Proven superior analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, to use data analytics to inform strategic decisions, and to develop recommendations for decision makers.

Desired Requirements

Systems engineering or management experience of large acquisition programs portfolios.

Experience driving innovative acquisition, preferably in other Federal or private sector organizations.

Demonstrated expertise in federal policies, portfolio development and management, and regulations relative to national security programs.

Ability to coordinate programmatic and interface activities with OMB, USD (A&S), USD (I&S), and IC components. Degree in technical discipline such as Engineering, Math, Sciences, or Management.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C. area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

Salary Determination: The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.

Other Information

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

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the ODNI 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. Safer Federal Workforce Task Force guidance on other Federal agency safety protocols based on vaccination status remain in effect.

Therefore, the ODNI may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purpose of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

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