IT Domain Deputy Manager

Montgomery County, Maryland
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
IT, Management
Full Time


Position Information
This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-14 cadre position.
  • A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.

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Component Mission

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI) serves as the head of the Intelligence Community (IC). The DNI also acts as the principal advisor to the President and the National Security Council for intelligence matters related to national security; and oversees and directs the implementation of the National Intelligence Program. The DNI leads intelligence integration and forges an intelligence community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible.

The Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Enterprise Capacity (DDNI/EC) is responsible to the DNI for all matters pertaining to IC resources, workforce, systems, technology and infrastructure, with five reporting components: Acquisition, Procurement and Facilities, IC Chief Financial Officer, IC Chief Human Capital Officer, IC Chief Information Officer, and Systems & Resource Analyses.

The Intelligence Community (IC) Chief Information Office is responsible for advancing the Intelligence Community's mission by driving secure collaboration, integration, and information sharing; identifying and addressing information enterprise risks; and providing strategic leadership and oversight of the Intelligence Community's enterprise architecture and enterprise information technology.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Position Summary. On behalf of ADNI/IC CIO, the Domain Deputy Manager assist in leading a team of professional IT and program management staff in overseeing IC ITE core Service of Common Concern (SoCC) and other priority activities. As an expert in technology, enterprise management, and/or IC planning and budgeting, the IT Domain Deputy Manager assists in the transformation and protection of the IC IE IT by guiding IT Service Provider activities and by resolving strategic, enterprise-level challenges to development and interoperability. The IT Domain Deputy Manager also represents the ADNI/IC CIO in certain overseer engagements, to include with Congress and with the Office of Manpower and Budget.
  • Conduct in-depth, detailed analysis and evaluation of the National Intelligence Program (NIP) investments to independently document resource utilization, efficiency, productivity, and cost effectiveness levels. Assist in the supervision of a team of staff and contracted professionals, fostering a culture of excellence while proactively and collaboratively identifying and addressing mission and workforce challenges. As a leader within the Enterprise Capacity Directorate, the IT Domain Deputy Manager works with their team and senior leadership to move solutions forward and lead the IC to future mission success.
  • Analyze. Lead SoCC-related analysis, to include dependencies, cost, schedule, performance, mission impact, adoption-rate, and risk. With key partners, the Domain Deputy Manager assists in identifying the best mix of IT investments to support DNI priorities and IC ITE mission objectives, assesses relevant factors, and recommends courses of action that involve alternative strategies and funding measures.
  • Coordinate. Drive both intra- and inter-service analysis and implementation of high-priority efforts, working in concert with other domains, IC CIO divisions, ODNI components, IT Service Providers, and IC element partners. The Domain Deputy Manager leads or directly supports senior-level engagement to secure authoritative positions on enterprise issues, from policy to funding; orchestrates reconciliation of opposing views; and manages the implementation of enterprise-level, executive decisions.
  • Monitor. Oversee IC ITE core service implementation. The Domain Deputy Manager assess the services' performance, ensuring that they function within acceptable levels of funding, security, capabilities (delivered) and technical risk and in alignment with the DNI's strategy for IC IE IT. Domain Deputy Managers recommend service continuation, modification, or termination based on these activities.
  • Evaluate. Measure IT Service Provider against established objectives to assess progress against the DNI's goals. Domain Deputy Managers lead IT SoCC evaluations in collaboration with key stakeholders and recommend adjustments to mitigate strategic risks, funding shortfalls, and capability gaps.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • Five to ten years of experience as an IT program or manager is required. Engineers and Technical experience while not required can be substituted as many of the experiences and skillsets in these disciplines are transferable to this opportunity.
  • Master degree preferred; Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience minimum as determined by mission specialty area.
  • Based on assignment, may require COTR Certification and proven track record as Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR).


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Extensive knowledge of the IC and its components, missions, and interrelationships, including a demonstrated ability to lead broad-based teams regarding key IC issues.
  • Expert program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including the ability to conduct program and management assessments, identify needs and requirements, and develop non-linear process improvement recommendations for implementation across the Intelligence Community.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with any of the following: programmatic management, financial management, strategic planning, systems analysis, evaluation techniques, or performance management.
  • Expert knowledge of strategic planning.
  • Extensive knowledge of the IC, to include IC elements' IT organizations (e.g., CIO).
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in IC IE IT policies, standards, priorities, and requirements.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation process.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to prepare and defend IC and DoD planning, programming, and budgeting products, such as Director of National Intelligence Decision Documents.
  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills, for effectively creating, leading, and participating in collaborative environments.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide IT management advice and expertise.



Additional information

*** OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut off points are scheduled in two-week increments. After each cut-off point, all compliant applications received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

Salary Determination
  • The ODNI uses a rank-in-person system in which rank is attached to the individual. A selected ODNI candidate or other Federal Government candidate will be assigned to the position at the employee's current GS grade and salary.
  • For a selected non-Federal Government candidate, salary will be established within the salary range listed above, based on education and experience.
  • A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary.

Agency Contact Information

ODNI Recruitment; Phone: 301-243-1318; Email:

Other Information

The ODNI offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities for ODNI cadre.
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program:
  • Life Insurance:
  • Long-Term Care Insurance:
  • Federal Employees Retirement SYSTEM (FERS) (new employees automatically covered): If you are transferring from another agency and covered by the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), you may continue in that system.
  • Annual and Sick Leave:
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care:
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Alternative Work Schedules
The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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 Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 301-243-0704 or by FAX at 301-243-1200. 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. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.

To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-1318.

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