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Tradecraft Reviewer

McLean, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 4, 2023

NCTC's Directorate of Intelligence (DI) is seeking an energetic officer to serve as a Tradecraft Reviewer on the Tradecraft Cell in the DI's Analytic and Multimedia Production Group.

This position requires the skills of a motivated self-starter with excellent interpersonal skills who can work collaboratively with analysts, managers, designers, cartographers, and Intelligence Community (IC) stakeholders to ensure that consumers receive the highest quality finished intelligence in a timely fashion.

Roles and Responsibilities Review all-source analytic products-including for the President's Daily Brief and the Terrorism Intelligence Brief-to ensure that they adhere to NCTC/DI tradecraft principles as well as for clarity, brevity, organization, and logic.

Work closely with authoring analysts and their managers to ensure that intelligence publications provide compelling and convincing information to support arguments contained therein.

Cultivate and maintain productive relationships with intelligence officers to provide direct input in substantive and procedural processes for producing Community-coordinated intelligence analysis.

Represent NCTC/DI and lead corporate initiatives on analytic tradecraft- and production-related issues within the Directorate, Center, and IC.

Review and analyze written drafts using expert application of analytic principles and tradecraft; review articles to identify key information items and actionable messages based on knowledge of subject and tradecraft principles and ensure that each article is concise and easily understood by the full range of potential readers.


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.


Mandatory Requirements:

Previous experience writing finished analytic intelligence products.

Superior analytical and critical thinking skills, including superior ability to think strategically.

Superior oral and written communication skills and superior ability to conduct independent research, filter and synthesize analytic data, and produce clear, logical, and concise intelligence products.

Extensive knowledge of the high priority intelligence issues and items of interest to intelligence publications; customers.

Superior interpersonal skills and superior ability to work effectively with individuals at both the working level and at the highest levels of government; confidence and effectiveness in working with government officials as well as with senior Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) officers.

Superior time management skills and ability to prioritize tasks with competing deadlines and superior ability to work effectively under extremely tight deadlines.

At least two years of professional experience at a national agency, service component, or combatant command.

Desired requirements:

Previous experience reviewing finished intelligence products for analytic tradecraft and substance.

Penchant for thoroughness and a sharp eye for detail.

A willingness to innovate. Ability to identify opportunities to improve on existing capabilities and practices and to follow through with practical, collaborative, and creative solutions.

Strong mentoring and coaching skills and experience providing guidance to other officers, including managers.

Additional information

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

Salary Determination: A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary.

Other Information
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Office Representative 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 EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY.

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

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