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Director Strategic Cyber Partnerships

McLean, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 10, 2023

Lead and oversee all aspects of CTIIC's partnership efforts with the tech and cybersecurity industry, NGOs, academia, and other research and data partners.

Identify partners that are uniquely positioned to team with the IC to address key cyber intelligence priorities and operational requirements.

Direct and oversee an IC-wide approach to integrating commercial cyber threat intelligence and cyber specific open-source data sets with the IC's collection and analysis.

Drive the development of a coordinated roadmap to identify, vet, and acquire data and tools that will amplify IC holdings in key priority areas.

Anticipate how commercial cyber intelligence offerings and private sector partnerships can benefit IC discovery and analysis of cyber operations and infrastructure and threats to other digital ecosystems.

Collaborate with ODNI's Office of Data and Partnership Interoperability, the National Intelligence Council, the IC-CIO, and other ODNI offices, to coordinate partnership strategies and engagements with IC elements, Sector-Risk Management Agencies, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with other ODNI and IC components, and key policy customers including the National Security Council and Office of the National Cyber Director.

Lead a professional staff in successfully defining and managing complex programs and projects that may include ill-defined requirements, ambiguity, parallel tasks, multiple dependencies, high risks, and multiple interfaces; ensure timelines, costs, deliverables, and outcomes are achieved according to approved plans.

Promote diversity and inclusion efforts that expand the talent pool of the cyber workforce to increase the representation of under-served communities that can have significant, positive impacts upon accomplishing mission objectives.

Lead, manage, and drive the ODNI core values of Commitment, Courage, and Collaboration, and lead through example to ensure the efficient use of personnel and funding resources while maintaining ODNI commitment to diversity and opportunity.

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.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen residing in the United States
  • Appointment is subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance based on an SBI with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI)
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • A two-year trial period is required for all new permanent appointments to the ODNI.


Mandatory Requirements:

Familiarity with cyber intelligence and cybersecurity products and offerings.

Expertise in identifying and vetting data sets, tools, and capabilities relevant to the IC's cyber intelligence and collection missions.

Demonstrated ability to build partnerships, coalitions, and networks of private sector, NGO, or governmental partners to take on complex, technical challenges.

Familiarity with contracting with the IC and possession of ODNI COTR certification or a commitment to acquire certification.

Experience with the information security and cybersecurity research community

Superior ability to communicate complex information clearly, concisely, and in a manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.

Strong analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically in identifying partnership opportunities and requirements and develop cogent and achievable recommendations with viable resource implementation strategies.

Demonstrated innovative and results-oriented leadership and the ability to generate performance metrics in developing and strengthening partnerships.

Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build consensus, work effectively and independently, and influence key stakeholders to build a broad coalition promoting an interagency and national approach to intelligence integration; and proven ability to work with senior officials, to build and sustain professional networks in a diverse, fast-paced, multi-task environment, and to manage competing priorities.

Desired Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of IC structures, capabilities, and operational mechanisms.

Expertise in supporting enterprise cybersecurity programs.

Expertise in convening initiatives with commercial partners and developing joint technical work plans.

Expert negotiation, influencing, and conflict management skills; comprehensive ability to resolve complex, cross-component and cross-program issues; and superior project leadership skills.


Bachelor's Degree.

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:

The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to GS employees on the basis of individual qualifications, experience, and performance.
Individuals whose current GS grade is equivalent to the grade of the advertised position will retain their current grade and step.
Individuals who transfer to the ODNI from a non-GS pay scale will have base pay converted to the appropriate GS grade and step as determined by the Director/ Human Resource Management.

On occasional instances when a current federal civilian employee applies for an ODNI position that is a lower grade than his or her personal grade, the candidate's personal grade will be downgraded to the grade of the advertised ODNI position and pay will be set at the step that is closest to but not less than the employee's current annual base rate of pay, not to exceed the maximum rate (i.e., step 10) of the GS grade to which assigned.

Relocation Expenses: For new ODNI employees, reimbursement for relocation is discretionary based on availability of funds.

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 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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