Director, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Fusion Center

Merrifield, Virginia
Dec 04, 2022
Dec 11, 2022
Executive, Director
Full Time

*Special Note: This position is located in Merrifield, Virginia at the OCDETF Fusion Center. Telework is authorized consistent with component policy The incumbent serves as the Principal Associate Director/Intelligence of the OCDETF Program and as the Director, OCDETF Fusion Center. As Director, the incumbent develops policies and procedures to support the day-to-day operations of the Fusion Center and its technical infrastructure; obtains the resources necessary to accomplish the Center's mission to support investigative and prosecutorial operations; works with senior executives in the law enforcement, inter-agency, and intelligence communities to develop strategic partnerships; augments and adapts the intelligence products and services available to federal investigators, federal prosecutors, and other Executive Branch organizations tasked with combating organized crime; and establishes performance indicators which measure efficiency, effectiveness, and productivity.

-The incumbent manages daily operations of the Fusion Center, including oversight of operational capabilities, budget, workforce development, information technology, and customer outreach.

-Provides leadership and management of all substantive functions of the Fusion Center, including management of a sizeable staff of law enforcement agents, intelligence analysts, and support professionals.

-The incumbent is responsible for expanding the proactive development of intelligence products, enhancing the center's analytical tools, and augmenting its technological systems to accommodate new information sources.

-Serves as a spokesperson for the Fusion Center and meets with senior executives from the OCDETF components, U.S. Attorney's Offices, DOJ's Criminal Division, and ten law enforcement agencies, as well as Fusion Center member agencies, the intelligence community, and the Departments of Treasury, State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Labor, and Defense.

-Develops strategic partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure that the Fusion Center provides a full array of operational intelligence products and services responsive to evolving threats, and the growing complexity and scope of transnational criminal organizations.


Conditions of Employment

Conditions of Employment:
  • You must be a United States Citizen or National.
  • Veterans' preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born on, or after, December 31st, 1959. Those not registered should have an approved exemption on file.
  • You will be required to complete a pre-employment security investigation and background check for the security level designated for this position.
  • You will be required to undergo a drug screening and obtain favorable results prior to being appointed.
  • You may be subject to a one-year probationary period effective from the date in which you are appointed.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter in accordance with DOJ and Federal ethics guidelines.
  • You must meet all minimum qualifications to be deemed eligible. Only experience obtained by closing date of this announcement will be considered.
  • As a basic requirement for entry into the SES, applicants must provide evidence of progressively responsible leadership experience that is indicative of senior executive level management capability and directly related to the skills and abilities outlined under the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications.

    Note regarding COVID-19: To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide 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. 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 application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME-ONLY. The applicant must address the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) within their resume. Your responses to the MTQs should be addressed/embedded within your resume not to exceed seven (7) pages.

    We recommend that your resume emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of the programs managed, and your program accomplishments, including the results of your actions. You will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required of the position and on the extent your application demonstrates that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of the Director, Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Fusion Center. Please be sure to give concrete examples of your experience and demonstrate the complexity of the knowledge you possess.

    MTQ 1: Extensive demonstrated experience working on multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional transnational organized crime matters as a federal or state prosecutor, supervisory federal law enforcement agent or supervisory task force officer, or supervisory intelligence analyst or intelligence manager. Demonstrated experience managing the resources (human, financial, data, and technology) that support law enforcement operations, investigations, prosecutions, or Executive Branch sanctions processes in a multi-agency environment.

    MTQ 2: Demonstrated experience managing national level federal programs and experience leveraging interagency information to maximize operational impact against transnational criminal organizations while complying with the federal laws, regulations, and policies that govern the use of law enforcement investigative information.

    MTQ 3: Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining harmonious relationships in order to foster an inclusive environment where people work together cooperatively to achieve shared goals and priorities. Extensive experience unifying diverse equities in a multi-agency setting.

    Additionally, your demonstrated leadership ability and the evidence of the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) must be clearly shown in your resume. A separate narrative statement will not be accepted.

    Note: Applicants who have completed the SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) and have had their ECQs certified by OPM must provide a copy of their certificate as part of their application. Candidates must still satisfy the MTQs of the position.

    ECQ1 - LEADING CHANGE. This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

    ECQ2 - LEADING PEOPLE. This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

    ECQ3 - RESULTS DRIVEN. This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

    ECQ4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN. This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

    ECQ5 - BUILDING COALITIONS. This core qualification involves the ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

    Please refer to OPM's Guide to the Senior Executive Service Qualifications for more detailed information. . Copies of the Office of Personnel Management's "Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications" may be obtained via the Internet at .

    **Please be advised for individuals entering the Senior Executive Service for the first time, you will not have to submit a separate ECQ narrative at this phase in the application process. If you are selected for the position once the Executive Review Board (ERB) and Interviews have concluded, then you will need to provide the separate ECQs not-to-exceed 10 pages per the OPM requirements for Case Documentation under Criterion A-Resume Based Qualifications Review Board (QRB) submission. **


    There is no educational requirement for this position.

    ***Highly desired candidates MAY possess the following:
    • Juris Doctor (J.D.) or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university.
    • Demonstrated experience as a federal or state prosecutor, supervisory federal law enforcement agent or supervisory task force officer, or supervisory intelligence analyst or intelligence manager.
    • Demonstrated experience managing or leading information sharing or intelligence analyst efforts in a multi-agency or joint environment.

    Additional information

    DIVERSITY STATEMENT: As the federal agency whose mission is to ensure the fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans, the Department of Justice is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. To build and retain a workforce that reflects the diverse experiences and perspectives of the American people, we welcome applicants from the many communities, identities, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, abilities, religions, and cultures of the United States who share our commitment to public service.

    EEO Policy Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor. The complete DOJ EEO Statement/Policy is found at: .

    Reasonable Accommodation
    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    Legal and Regulatory Guidance
    • Social Security Number - Your Social Security Number may be requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks, and others who may know you.
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    • Signature - Before you are hired, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.
    • False Statements - If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.
    • Selective Service - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law.