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Senior SIGINT Functional Advisor

McLean, Virginia
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

*Evaluate, integrate, review, and develop planning efforts for area of responsibility in coordination and collaboration with other U.S. Government agencies.

Manage the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) portfolio, including a wide range of topics and issues spanning the SIGINT domain.

Communicate SIGINT Functional Management strategy and community concerns to ODNI leadership. Provide ODNI insight and priorities to the National SIGINT Committee (SIGCOM) in accordance with ICD 113; prepare ODNI senior leadership for IC engagement regarding SIGINT topics. Ensure SIGCOM strategies align with IC guidance.

Conduct in-depth assessments of SIGINT collection and analysis capabilities and provide expert counsel to Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) senior leadership and National Intelligence Managers (NIMs) and National Intelligence Collection Officers (NICOs) to support decision-making on collection and analysis enterprise issues.

Develop new SIGINT system and associated Tasking, Collection, Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (TCPED) requirements, represent National Intelligence Manager (NIM) requirements/needs through Intelligence Community Capability Requirements (ICCR) process, and follow parallel DoD Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process.

Analyze, develop and provide mission impact to ODNI acquisition reviews. Advocate for adequate resources to develop and deliver SIGINT capabilities supporting advanced analytics and automated collection.

-Analyze, develop and provide policy oversight/assessments regarding commercial Radio Frequency capabilities and standards.

Develop substantive inputs to the intelligence planning, programming, budgeting, and evaluation process in order to secure funding for SIGINT-related collection capabilities.

Act as liaison with ODNI elements and other agencies with responsibility for SIGINT collection to ensure alignment of programs, procedures, budgets, acquisitions, and guidelines.

Advise Director for Mission Integration (DMI), Director for Mission Priorities, Analysis and Collection (MPAC), and Chief for Functions and Collections Group (FCG) leadership on SIGINT programs; serve as a subject matter expert for integrating SIGINT capabilities; and facilitate technical reach back to SIGINT organizations to support ODNI decisions.

Lead the development of initiatives that will improve partnerships, promote best practices, and foster integration across the spectrum of Multi-INT disciplines.

Support DMI initiatives to address cross-cutting enterprise challenges and mission management priorities which can leverage SIGINT capabilities.

Support community decision-making forums for SIGINT collection, analysis and mission prioritizations issues to align collection capabilities against enduring and emerging national intelligence priorities, programs, and initiatives, ensuring coordination among the major collection disciplines.

Brief senior ODNI leaders, IC members, policymakers, military decision makers, members of Congress/staffs, and other major stakeholders on SIGINT collection issues.


Conditions of Employment

Must be a current permanent ODNI employee.


Expert knowledge and experience with the breadth of SIGINT collection, SIGINT planning processes, critical analysis, and consensus building, as well as an understanding of how SIGINT integrates with other intelligence disciplines.

*Superior interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including a demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment.

Superior ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences, to include senior-level policymakers.

Desired Requirements:

Superior ability to develop innovative and flexible solutions for complex cross-organizational issues, taking initiative and making key contributions to group efforts.

Ten years of experience leading strategic planning, managing, and directing the successful efforts of a government or private organization or ten or more years of experience in SIGINT collection, collection management, requirements policy development and requirements management.

Superior ability to plan and coordinate the integration of existing and emerging interagency capabilities to accomplish operational or strategic objectives.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

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 REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS 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.

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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