Senior Advisor for Military Intelligence Program Resources (MIPR)

Department of Defense, Office...
Arlington, Virginia
Mar 03, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Full Time

The Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)) provides leadership, guidance, and oversight across the Defense Intelligence enterprise with a focus on intelligence support to the warfighter while meeting the requirements of the Secretary of Defense, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI), the Combatant Commands, the Defense Intelligence Agencies, and the Military services.

This position is in the Excepted Service under Title 10, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System.  Excepted Service includes all positions in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government which are specifically excepted from the competitive service by or pursuant to statute, by the President, or by the Office of Personnel Management. 

This Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) position serves as the senior Military Intelligence Program (MIP) Advisor for the MIP Resources (MIPR) directorate.  The position is located in OUSD(I), Office of the Director for Defense Intelligence (DDI) for Intelligence Strategy, Programs and Resources (ISP&R).

The Senior Advisor for MIPR reports to the Director,  MIPR in the DDI (ISP&R) Directorate. The incumbent serves as the principle subject matter expert on programmatic and budget matters as they relate to the MIP; the National Intelligence Program (NIP); and airborne intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR).  The incumbent provides expert analysis, advice, direction, policy guidance and programmatic recommendations.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional CONUS/OCONUS may be required

  • No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to qualify for this position.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing is required.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI clearance.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) IS NOT authorized.
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying.
  • QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the Technical Qualification, Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualifications (SOCQ) and other qualifications, if applicable, list below.

    Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all senior executive positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results.  Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values.  (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency)

    IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decision; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results.  Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.  Candidates assessed against this competency must:

    (1) Collaboration and Integration: Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.

    (2) Enterprise Focus: IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities.  Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates.  Candidates assessed against the component must:Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.

    (3) Values-Centered Leadership: IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values.  Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values.  Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.The Integrity and Courage(moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.


    TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately.  Please limit your written statements to two pages per technical qualification.

    1. Expert knowledge of a planning, programming, budget, and execution system (PPBES) for a federal agency or a large organization in the private sector.  Experience in evaluating budget formulation and execution of multiple, large programs leading to development of reprogramming actions or reapportionment of resources.

    2. Expert knowledge and personal experience with organizations and resource processes within the intelligence and national security communities, and their functional relationships.

    3. Expert knowledge of resource management related to DoD special access programs or equivalent restricted access, compartmented programs in other Federal government organizations or a large corporation.

    4. Demonstrated experience in program assessment and evaluations, to include ability to refine and apply analytical models and techniques to evaluate the costs, effectiveness, and benefits of alternative ISR capabilities.  Experience representing complex budget issues while working with OSD Comptroller and Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE) or similar resourcing organizations in the Federal government or a large corporation.

    All Intelligence senior level positions require Joint Duty credit.  Only those candidates who meet the Joint Duty Credit requirement will be eligible to compete/be considered for a senior executive position.  Employees will receive joint duty credit for almost any rotational assignment to another Intelligence Community (IC) component and may also be eligible to receive credit for service outside the IC (military, other government, or private sector) as long as the assignment was at the Band 3 (GS 11 to GS 13) level or above and it occurred on or after September 11, 2001.  An external candidate, if selected, will be required to immediately apply for Joint Duty Credit. Note: Employees without Joint Duty credit may apply for the position and can be considered.  If selected a waiver would be required prior to final appointment.  IC seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver. Initial appointee to a DISL position must serve a one-year DISL trial period, which can be served concurrently with the two-year DCIPS trial period. Employees who have previously completed a trial period in the DCIPS position shall not serve another trial period upon acceptance of or reappointment to another DCIPS position.  Current DCIPS employees who are in a DCIPS trial period and transfer to another DCIPS Component shall finish their trial period in the new DCIPS position.

    Education Requirements: This position does not have an education requirement.

    • You must submit a drug test and receive a negative screening before you can be appointed into this DISL position. 
    • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
    • In accordance with the provisions of ICD 601, joint duty assignments will be a prerequisite for promotion to senior civilian rank.  To qualify, please provide a copy of your completed Joint Duty assignment SF-50 or an adjudicated IC JD Claims form.  More information regarding the Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program, can be found at:
    • This is a Financial Management Level 3 Certified position in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act 2012, Section J 599d.  This certification level must be achieved within prescribed timelines.

    Top Secret/SCI

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