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Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Counterintelligence

McLean, Virginia
Closing date
Dec 3, 2022

Support the NIO for Counterintelligence in leading the Intelligence Community's (IC) production of strategic analyses on issues of importance to United States' (US) interests on East Asia Counterintelligence (CI) issues. Advise the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on key developments and issues. Primary expertise should be in China and Taiwan with additional experience in North Korea, South Korea, and Japan.

Lead and oversee the preparation, production, and coordination of national-level products and other community-coordinated papers (Intelligence Community Assessments and Sense of the Community Memoranda).

Provide expert analytical assessments to the DNI regarding East Asia CI issues.

Lead, plan, and oversee the preparation of background papers and briefing books for the DNI's participation in National Security Council, Cabinet meetings, and other senior-level policymaking meetings.

Provide strategic guidance, direction, and leadership to establish national intelligence collection and analysis priorities, and in doing so identity critical intelligence gaps and support collection initiatives based on customer needs and analytic requirements.

Lead, plan, and facilitate community sessions attended by IC specialists and non-US Government subject matter experts to address CI trends. Represent the IC, DNI, National Intelligence Council (NIC), and the National Intelligence Officers (NIO) in the sessions.

Lead and oversee the preparation of correspondence and/or products in response to congressional tasking, including testimony, talking points, and statements for the record for the DNI and senior DNI staff.

Brief senior IC members, policymakers, decision makers, members of Congress, and other major stakeholders on East Asia CI issues.

Review and analyze IC analytic components' research and production plans regarding East Asia CI issues, 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 foster liaison relationships with IC analysts, analytic managers, and collection managers as well as academia, the business community, and other non-government subject matter experts to ensure the IC has a comprehensive understanding of CI trends.

Support and/or act for the National Intelligence Officer for CI when required.

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.


Mandatory Requirements:

Expert knowledge of USIC CI priorities and national-level foreign intelligence threats, particularly from China and North Korea. Demonstrated ability to pivot to and develop expertise in new CI threats as needed.

Expert knowledge and experience in CI analysis relevant to a regional or functional national intelligence priority area, including familiarity with USIC databases and research tools, and the ability to locate relevant analysis and reporting on short notice to inform short-deadline tasking.

Expert knowledge and experience in collaborating with strategic CI components from across the USIC, including knowledge of different components' missions and capabilities.

Superior and recognized analytic and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to think strategically.

Demonstrated ability to produce high-quality, national-level CI analytic products for senior policymakers.

Significant experience providing feedback, edits, and constructive criticism on CI and non-CI draft intelligence products from across the USIC.

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills and an expert ability to conceptualize and effectively lead complex analytic projects and promote consensus-building across the USIC when analytic views differ. Proven ability to mentor junior colleagues.

Excellent communications skills, including the ability to communicate strategic CI issues effectively with people at all levels of leadership and all levels of expertise on CI issues, including non-CI expert policymakers; ability to give effective oral presentations and to represent ODNI, the NIC, and the NIO/CI team in interagency meetings and other fora.

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

Superior ability to oversee and direct information sharing across ODNI and USIC.

Superior levels of flexibility and superior ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements; superior ability to support group decisions and solicit opinions from coworkers.

Other duties, as assigned.

Desired Requirements:

Proficiency at Reading level 3 and/or Listening level 3 is desired in the following languages: Mandarin, but not required.

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.

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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