Principal Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Military Issues

Expiring today

McLean, Virginia
Jan 21, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
Full Time

Serving as the Principal Deputy NIO, advise and provide expert assessments to the DNI on worldwide military issues in support of the DNI's role of principal intelligence adviser to the President.

Orchestrate and direct Community-wide and long-term strategic analysis of military issues including managing the production and coordination of NIEs and other Community papers (IC Assessments, NIC Assessments and Memos, and Sense of the Community Memoranda) concerning worldwide military issues.

Prepare and coordinate background papers and briefing books for the DNI's participation in National Security Council Principals Committee, Cabinet meetings and Congressional testimony.

Assist with the development of the analytic portion of the relevant NIM Unified Intelligence Strategies (UIS) in concert with analysts from across the IC.

Establish and sustain a professional network with IC analysts, analytic managers, and collection managers on worldwide military issues.

Brief senior IC members, policy makers, military decisions makers, members of Congress, and other major stakeholders as necessary on worldwide military issues.

Review and analyze research and production plans on worldwide military issues of the Community's analytic components, identify redundancies and gaps, direct mitigation strategies to address gaps, and advise the DNI on gaps and shortfalls in analytic capabilities across the IC.

Establish and foster liaison relationships with academia, the business community, and other non-government subject matter experts to ensure the IC has a comprehensive understanding of worldwide military issues.

Represent the National Intelligence Officer for Military Issues in his/her absence at internal and external fora.

Lead, manage, and direct a professional level staff, evaluate performance, collaborate on goal setting, and provide feedback and guidance regarding personal and professional development opportunities.

Set priorities and drive programs to ensure senior Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) officials are prepared for policy meetings throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) and US Government (USG).


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.


Recognized expertise of military analysis and of the IC's military analysis community, and the ability to lead IC production on military issues.

Proven experience in successfully establishing, guiding, and overseeing IC working groups, boards, or committees, to support corporate goals or tackle difficult intelligence problems.

Excellent organizational and management skills with proven ability to effectively plan, lead, and implement complex analytical projects. Ability to work with and represent the community when analytic views differ among agencies.

Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively, independently, and in a team or collaborative environment.

Strong oral and written communication skills, including ability to clearly convey complex information to audiences of all levels of expertise on military issues.

Proven critical thinking skills and reasoning skills and the ability to prepare finished intelligence assessments and other written products with emphasis on clear organization, concise and logical presentation.

Extensive knowledge of and ability to apply analytic, diagnostic and qualitative techniques sufficient to produce authoritative finished intelligence products and the ability to employ new methodological approaches to analyze information.

Knowledge and familiarity with collaborative tools such as Intellipedia, SharePoint, and on-line Communities of Interest.

Expert knowledge of IC policy and procedures as well as an expert ability to maintain and develop contacts within ODNI and the intelligence and policy communities for purposes of exchanging information.

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.

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