Chief of Operations

Bethesda, Maryland
Dec 01, 2022
Dec 02, 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.

Oversee, manage, and lead programmatic initiatives and the daily operations of the organization and collaborate with office leadership to ensure strategic alignment with the mission, goals, and objectives of NCSC and the ODNI.

Lead, manage, and oversee personnel, training, budget, contract administration policies and procedures, as well as, information technology, facilities, equipment, and logistics to foster successful achievement of the organization's mission.

Oversee budget planning and execution, strategic resource planning, and budget decisions and serve as the primary approving official for the office.

Oversee and facilitate human resources planning and personnel actions and work closely with ODNI/Human Resources (HR) to plan, implement, and monitor actions and new HR initiatives.

Manage and coordinate tasking responses, work activities, assignments, and projects internal to the organization and within NCSC, ODNI and across the IC, ensuring the effective completion of initiatives and requirements.

Oversee and manage organizational action processing, standard operating procedures and processes, file maintenance and record-keeping, and morale, welfare, and recreation activities.

Manage corporate communication ensuring workforce awareness of IC, ODNI, NCSC, and ETD organizational programs, initiatives, requirements, training, and other opportunities; facilitate two-way communication between workforce and leadership.

Liaise and maintain effective working relationships with other NCSC Directorate Chiefs of Staffs/Operations, ODNI components, and within the organization to address issues that span multiple mission or program areas.

Manage and execute internal business management processes for the organization; ensure management and staff are kept abreast of emerging developments.


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.


Superior organizational, managerial, and leadership skills, including ability to effectively manage the professional development of staff employees.

Expert knowledge of the IC and ODNI budgetary process, personnel regulations, contract regulations, and resource allocation policies and procedures.

Superior strategic and tactical planning, critical thinking, and analytical skills in order to propose innovative solutions and implement change with resourcefulness and creativity.

Superior ability to coordinate, network, and communicate across the ODNI, IC, and U.S. Government agencies.

Superior oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly convey complex information to audiences of all levels.

Expert knowledge and experience with resource planning, budget forecasting, and execution.

Superior ability to establish goals, manage workflow, and identify professional development needs for employees.

Superior leadership skills and training consistent with organizational direction to develop and value a workforce representing a wide spectrum of diverse backgrounds.

Desired Requirements

Serve as a Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR)

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.