Deputy Director for Counterintelligence

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 31, 2019
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence (IN) advises policymakers on threats to and opportunities for U.S. national security in the cyber, nuclear, energy, and a number of science and technology fields. The Office supports the mission of ensuring America's security and prosperity by providing advance knowledge and insight to DOE decision makers of unique and often fleeting opportunities around the world in the areas of energy, nuclear, cyber and S&T fields.

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Responsibilities

As the Deputy Director for Counterintelligence, you will:

Serve as a key member of the DOE-IN senior leadership team. The incumbent is one of four SES Deputies to the Director of DOE-IN. Each of the other three directorates oversees a functional element of DOE-IN's mission: foreign intelligence analysis, IT and cyber activities, and support functions. The incumbent in charge of the Counterintelligence Directorate oversees all counterintelligence (CI) activities and operations throughout the DOE complex, and serves through delegated authority, as DOE-IN's Cognizant Security Authority (CSA) for security matters relevant to the DOE-IN mission. The incumbent will integrate, mediate and resolve policy, strategic planning, programmatic, technical, operational and intelligence production activities throughout the Counterintelligence Directorate, as well as participate as a senior DOE-IN leader regarding similar matters throughout the Office. The Deputy Director for Counterintelligence (IN-20), in coordination with other members of the DOE-IN senior leadership team, develops and coordinates DOE's counterintelligence and security policies, plans, procedures and activities relating to CI policy, management and operations. The incumbent also develops long range strategic plans in alignment with and cascading down from the Department and DOE-IN, develops and implements CI programs, and oversees the management of CI activities in all parts of DOE. The Deputy Director for Counterintelligence also plays an important role in collaborating with the Deputy Director for Cyber, particularly but not exclusively in response to anomalous activity on DOE computer networks, and is expected to personally maintain and encourage subordinates to develop and maintain harmonious and productive relationships between the two Directorates.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel (1-5 nights per month) may be required for this position to attend conferences, meetings, and training

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • This employer participates in the eVerify program.


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT FOR THIS VACANCY: This is a career position in the SES. Unless the selectee is already a member of the SES with career status or has successfully completed an SES Candidate Development Program, certified by OPM, his/her executive qualifications must be approved by OPM before the appointment can be effected.
PUBLIC FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REPORT (OGE 278): Selected candidate must file this report prior to entry on duty in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
PROBATIONARY PERIOD: An individual's initial SES career appointment becomed final only after the individual successfully completes a one-year probationary period.
A selectee's appointment is contingent upon compliance with Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD-12) , governing personal identity.
DRUG TESTING POSITION. You will be subject to pre-employment/pre-appointment testing for illegal drug use under the U.S. Department of Energy Employee Drug Plan. If you are selected you will be provided information regarding drug testing. Failure to undergo testing or positive findings resulting from the test will eliminate you from further consideration for this position. If selected for and appointed to this position you will be subject to random drug testing while employed.

You must be a U.S. Citizen

Qualifications

The application process used to recruit for this position is RESUME BASED method. Although applicants cannot address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) separately, evidence of each must be clearly demonstrated in the five (5) page resume and throughout the rest of the application package.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS (MTQs): A supplemental narrative must be submitted separately addressing each MTQ below. No more than one (1) page per MTQ is allowed; additional information will not be considered. MTQs must provide specific examples that address relevant experience and accomplishments.

Applicants must reflect superior technical qualifications demonstrated through leadership and management in the following MTQs:

MTQ # 1 Executive-level experience in applying the principles, concepts and methodologies of counterintelligence investigations and operations on a nationwide scale (in a domestic context), and an ability to assess critical issues, provide expert advice and lead development of mechanisms to protect Departmental personnel, facilities, technology and intellectual property.

MTQ # 2 Expert on security standards, regulations and widely-used best practices related to physical, personnel and special security, enabling the assessment of critical issues and development of protective measures sufficient to manage a national security program.

MTQ # 3 Demonstrated ability to innovatively and successfully partner with other intelligence organizations and agencies to identify emerging strategic trends, align organizational objectives and design existing methodologies to address new and unexpected counterintelligence challenges in areas such as insider threat and supply chain risk management, or providing operational security to ongoing policy development efforts or field activities.

EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): the ECQs describe the leadership skills needed to succeed as an SES; they also reinforce the concept of an "SES corporate culture." Your resume and application must demonstrate and address the ECQs and include examples that are clear, concise, and emphasize their level of responsibilities; address the scope and complexity of the programs, activities or services managed; program accomplishments; describe policy initiatives undertaken; define level of contacts; convey the sensitivity and criticality of the issues addressed; the results of actions taken. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is required by law to review the executive qualifications of each new career appointee to the SES prior to appointment. The five ECQs are as follows:
  • ECQ 1: Leading Change - Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and establish an organizational vision an dto implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • ECQ 2: Leading People - Ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals, and provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • ECQ 3: Results Driven - Ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations, and make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • ECQ 4: Business Acumen - Ability to manage human, financial and information resources strategically.
  • ECQ 5: Building Coalitions - Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.

For additional information on ECQs, please review the detailed information provided by OPM at the following link: Executive Core Qualifications .

Education

Not required for this position.

Additional information

Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service.
You may be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.
Faxed or e-mailed applications and/or resumes will not be accepted.
Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify ."
EEO/Diversity Policy and Privacy Act
Selection for this position will be based solely on merit, fitness, and qualifications without regard to race, sex, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, non-disqualifying handicap conditions, sexual orientation, parental status, or any other non-merit factors. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (PL 93-579, 5 USC 552a) and is used to determine qualifications for employment as authorized under 5 USC Sections 3302 and 3361.
Selective Service
All males must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register .

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants must submit a five (5) page ECQ-based Resume and a separate narrative addressign each MTQ (maximum of one (1) page per MTQ). Pages submitted in excess of the limits described above will not be considered. Substituting pages for other required documents in the application is not acceptable (e.g., submitting only a four-page resume but adding an additional page to address an MTQ). Do not use borders, provide photos or list a Social Security number or date of birth on any attachment.

You will be evaluated on the quality and extend of your total accomplishments, experience, and education (if applicable). Your application will be rated and ranked by an Executve Resources Board (ERB) Panel, comprised of at least three SES members, using only the information submitted within the application package. Applicants who do not demonstrate in their application sufficient possession of the ECQs and MTQs will be determined ineligible for further consideration.

As part of the "Resume Based" recruitment method, the ERB panel conducts a structured interview for all applicants, both competitive and non-competitive, who are determied to be in the top category from the ERB Rating Panel. Based on the Panel's evaluation, applicants who were determined Best Qualified will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

Once a candidate has been identified for selection, reference checks may be completed. The Department's appointing official(s) will make a final approval of the selection, an in compettive cases, OPM's Qualifications Review Board (QRB) must certify the ECQs before final appointment can occur. If OPM approval is requried for hte ECQs, the candidate is required to assist in the development of the QRB template for submission to the QRB. Verification of performance, suitability and security information from reference checks will be taken into consideration when making offers of employment.
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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Q Access Authorization

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

If you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you will be rated "ineligible."
  • 5-page ECQ-based Resume
  • MTQ Narrative (no more than one page per MTQ)
  • Current or former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing current status or reinstatement eligibility.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed an OPM-approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their certification.
  • Current or former Federal civilian employee, please provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action)
  • If this position has a positive education requirement, you must submit a copy of your transcript or a separate course listing showing the college name, course title, department, hours earned (quarter or semester), and grade. If you have completed any part of your education outside of the U.S., you must submit the evaluation of your foreign education that has been prepared by an accredited organization. The National Association for Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) can provide a list of who can evaluate your foreign education. For additional information, visit Department of Education

  • Applicants will be prompted at the "Vacancy Documents" section of the application to add their required documents. Please review and follow the instructions listed to successfully submit your documents. Failure to submit the required documentation by 11:59 pm EST of the closing date will result in loss of consideration. Make sure you include the announcement number for this position. Incomplete applications will result in a loss of consideration.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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