Senior Cryptologic Operations Officer

Fort Meade, Maryland
Dec 06, 2022
Dec 14, 2022
Full Time

Serves as the Army and INSCOM principal cryptologic intelligence technical advisor. Provide senior intelligence expertise, judgment, and advice on SIGINT and Cybersecurity operations and programs applicable to national, joint, and Army Component intelligence resources. The incumbent is recognized throughout the Defense establishment and Intelligence Community as the Army's leading authority regarding intelligence and technical issues related to cryptologic operations and planning. As the cryptologic intelligence advisor for INSCOM and the Army, participates in national and international meetings and committees. Provides technical oversight in the development of long-range positions in the cryptologic arena and ensures that positions are consistent, accurate, and adequately reflect trends and developments within the Intelligence Community. Develops intelligence methodologies to assess trends and viability of emerging technologies, both foreign and domestic, with potential
cryptologic applications to support Army modernization requirements. Advocates, defends, and pursues Army policy interests with the Director, National Security Agency. Advises, counsels and provides the foundations for the establishment of INSCOM and Army policy related to the technical aspects of the cryptologic mission. Advises on the most technical issues influencing the directions of INSCOM and Army endeavors on cryptologic issues and the resulting establishment of policy. Advises on highly technical issues in the resource programming process, including developing, justifying, and defending all program documentation for the Army portion of the Consolidated Cryptologic Program (CCP). Defines, develops, reviews, evaluates, justifies, and defends operational and resource matters that drive the mission direction of the Army service cryptologic element or otherwise alter the service cryptologic element's operational or support posture. Coordinates INSCOM and ARSTAFF positions on doctrinal cryptologic policy, training requirements, collection activities, and issues with the NSA leadership. Serves as the primary staff officer of INSCOM in the exercise of the CG INSCOM's responsibilities as the Army service cryptologic component commander. Coordinates efforts with senior-level intelligence professionals in OSD, DIA, CIA, NSA, State Department, selected foreign governments, and representatives of private companies which support mutual intelligence programs and missions.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.

You must be able to obtain/maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial period may be required. You will serve a two-year probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period as a DISL.
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • This position requires you to submit a Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 278) upon entry, and annually thereafter.
  • The incumbent is required to travel on both scheduled and unscheduled aircraft, and other modes as required, under conditions specified under the DoD Joint Travel Regulations.
  • Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required
  • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
Suitability: Selectee will be required to complete a OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in his/her application, prior to entry into this DISL position. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of position offer, dismissal after beginning work, fine or imprisonment.

Political Recommendations: The Army is barred by 5 USC 3303 from accepting or considering political recommendations regarding appointment or any other personnel action; any violation of the bar on recommendations is a prohibited personnel action. The Army is obligated to take appropriate adverse action against employees who solicit, or Army officials who consider prohibited political recommendations.


Applicants must address the following Technical Qualifications factor in separate written statement. Failure to meet or address the Technical Qualifications and the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualifications Standard automatically disqualifies an applicant from consideration: MANDATORY JOB-RELATED RATING FACTORS:

Technical Qualifications - Mandatory

TQ 1: Demonstrated knowledge of U.S. Intelligence Community (IC) laws, mission and function, program and budget system; comprehensive, highly-technical knowledge of new technology and requirements relating to Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) processing techniques, their purpose, and how they fit into the national intelligence effort.

TQ 2: Demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop, access, prioritize, and defend long-range plans in support of existing and projected Signal Intelligence (SIGINT) programs. Ability to advise, guide and defend resources affecting program management.

Intelligence Community Senior Office Core Qualification Standard - Mandatory
Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all senior executive positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values. (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency).

(1) Collaboration and Integration: IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decision; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results. Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.

Candidates assessed against this competency must:

a. Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.

b. Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.

(2) Enterprise Focus: IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities. Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates.

Candidates assesses against this competency must:

a. Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.

b. Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.

(3) Values-Centered Leadership: IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:

a. A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.

b. The Integrity and Courage (moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.

c. Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.

d. Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.

e. Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.

Candidates for this position will be reviewed for receipt of joint duty credit. You must provide evidence of having obtained joint duty credit by submitting a previously approved Joint Duty Claim Form(s) or by requesting approval of a joint duty claim by submitting the Joint Duty Claim Form with supporting documentation. Your claim will be reviewed, approved/disapproved and returned to you. Information, to include forms and instructions on joint duty can be found on the JDA website by clicking the link below.

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**NOTE: Applicants without Joint Duty Credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected a Joint Duty waiver will be required prior to final appointment. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to provide proof of Joint Duty credit apply for credit prior to appointment.

Additional information

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

Moving Expenses
: Permanent Change of Station costs may be authorized. Department of Defense National Relocation Program services will be authorized for current Federal employees in accordance with applicable regulations.

Drug Testing: This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). The incumbent must successfully pass a urinalysis test before entering this position and reasonably thereafter. Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to sign a Condition of Employment form prior to entry into this DISL position.

Security Clearance: In order to qualify for this position, you must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
Financial Disclosure: The individual selected will be required to file a 'Public Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.

Probationary Period: You will serve a two-years probationary period unless you have previously completed the probationary period in the DISL.

Non Discrimination: All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disabling condition, membership in an employee organization, or any other non-merit factors.
Adverse Information Screening: Applicants proposed for selection are subject to inquiries as to any incidences of misconduct, malfeasance, neglect of duty, or the appearance thereof. Information gained in this check will be considered in the approval decision.

Travel and Mobility: Incumbent must be available to travel (both stateside and overseas) related to the duties of this position. An essential element of the DISL is mobility across geographic, organizational and functional lines. Individuals selected for Army DISL position may be subject to reassignment that requires them to be mobile. The incumbent may be required to sign a Mobility Agreement prior to entry into this DISL position.

E-verify: Documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system.

False Statement: 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.