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CETC Deputy Director

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 11, 2023

As Deputy Director, the incumbent assists the Director in developing, implementing and managing CETC activities, to include representing CETC and I&A in the Director's absence at meetings, conferences and during times of crisis requiring CETC 24/7 leadership coverage.

The incumbent assists the Director in evaluating, coordinating and consolidating CETC actions associated with budgetary planning and developing recommendations for senior I&A leadership to include supporting and participation in CETC briefings to the Department, OMB and Congressional committees.

The incumbent oversees the day-to-day functions of the CETC front office staff, managing and directing all center administrative functions, to include personnel actions. In addition, the Deputy Director oversees the day-to-day functions of the three CETC branches: I&A Intelligence Watch, the Intelligence Support Branch, and Special Events Program Branch managing the functions of each branch through a staff of professional GS-15 level Branch Chiefs. Incumbent executes several complex tasks, including:

Manages the Chiefs of the CETC Intelligence Watch Branch, CETC Intelligence Support Branch, and the Special Events Program/Branch. The incumbent will help manage the transition of the Special Events Program from DHS Operations into DHS I&A as a third branch under the CETC Director. Oversight of all CETC Watch first-phase intelligence analysis, editorial efforts, and review. Watch oversight includes some decision-making regarding collection, production and dissemination functions for items that, under tight timelines, will be provided to I&A and DHS senior leadership and/or released to Federal, State, local, tribal and private sector partners.

Develops and maintains coordination and liaison with counterparts and colleagues throughout the intelligence and law enforcement communities. Frequently represents the Center, and I&A on DHS, interagency and intergovernmental teleconferences, secure video teleconferences, working groups and committees. Develops I&A procedural guidance for daily intelligence products and notifications for DHS, state, local, tribal and private sector partners. Prepares other significant briefing materials for senior executive audiences, in coordination with the National Operations Center (NOC) and DHS Mission Centers and partner organizations. Responsible for designing and managing procedures to ensure timely, accurate subject matter expert input, senior leader perspectives, as well as I&A Staff input have been included in products released to DHS partners and customers.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:
  • The successful applicant will be an experienced intelligence manager, with a demonstrated history of successfully managing intelligence missions of several types through subordinate intelligence supervisors in the federal civil service. Successful service in more than one element of the IC is highly valued, as is experience assessing and/or managing risk (beyond intelligence operations) in the national security / terrorism / force protection mission areas. Please refer to "Duties" section for more specifics.
  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.

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