12174 - Team Lead - GS-13

Montgomery County, Maryland
Sep 14, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Full Time


Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-13 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 mission of the National Counterintelligence & Security Center is to lead and support the U.S. Government's counterintelligence (CI) and security activities critical to protecting our nation; provide CI outreach to U.S. private sector entities at risk of foreign intelligence penetration; and issue public warnings regarding intelligence threats to the U.S.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)

In support Strategic Operations, the selected candidate will:
  • Executes Security Executive Agent (SecEA) duties and responsibilities, to include providing guidance to Executive Branch departments and agencies to resolving major conflicts in policy and program objectives.
  • Manage and maintain the renewal and update of U.S. Government Standard Forms (SF) SF-714, Financial Disclosure Report, SF-312 Classified Information Nondisclosure Agreement, and the SF-86 National Security Positions Questionnaire. Conduct of periodic reviews of Standard Forms SF-312, SF-713 & SF-714 to determine necessary dates for updates, renewals and appropriate or inappropriate uses in executive branch personnel security policies and processes.
  • Conduct of coordination process for Standard Forms signatory packages for Federal Register Notices and will collaborate with the National Counterintelligence and Security Center Special Security Directorate and Mission Integration Directorate, Director of National Intelligence Information Management Division and Office of Management and Budget Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs and General Service Administration to ensure all Standard Forms and Federal Register Notices requirements are completed on time.
  • Serve as a Co-Chair or Advisor on Working Group sessions to members of the Executive Branch to update and modify SF 714, Financial Disclosure Report forms. Lead collaboration members to collect newly created or revised questions derived from working group sessions for presentation to and approval by Intelligence Security Directors and executive branch leadership.
  • Plan, coordinate, prepare agenda's, logistics, research facilities and conducting meetings with senior leadership to provide advice, guidance, and structured recommendations on matters relating to personnel security policies, standards, and procedures discussed at Security Executive Agent Advisory Committee Meeting, Personnel Security Group Special Project meetings and conferences in support of policy and security clearance reform activities as needed.
  • Create, review and/or edit prepared executive correspondence packages, data calls and official messages for correctness prior to dissemination via the Security Executive Agent Mailbox to various forums to include the Security Executive Agent Advisory Committee members and other designated executive branch agencies. Provide oversight of the Security Executive Agent Mailbox.
  • Serve as primary SCIF Custodian for Special Security Directorate SCIF spaces, maintain the access control list for SSD personnel, conduct new employee training sessions utilizing training demo lock and instruction flyers, keep SSD management apprised on SCIF updates and serve as SSD liaison to the NCSC SCIF Custodian.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements

The following qualifications are desired, but not required for consideration:
  • Extensive knowledge of personnel security programs and mastery of one or more personnel security discipline (e.g. investigations, adjudications, polygraph is desired but not required. Prior experience collaborating with executive branch agencies in composing guidelines and or government policies.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as demonstrated by the ability to articulate complex issues to a wide audience and develop products for the senior USG officials.
  • Extensive knowledge of IC, CIA, and ODNI security regulations, policies, and procedures in order to address and resolve ODNI security issues, violations, and questions.
  • Extensive ability to develop and effectively manage a complex security program, assess customer requirements, identify dependencies, and manage and mitigate risks.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and in a team or collaborative environment, mentor junior colleagues, and utilize strong organizational and interpersonal problem solving skills.
  • Extensive program management, analytic, and critical thinking skills, including a superior ability to conduct security program assessments, identify needs and requirements, and develop process improvement recommendations for the successful implementation of ODNI's security programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate, both verbally and in writing, complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish regular contact with high-level internal and external resources and customers, supplying or seeking information on security programs and issues; superior use of tact when expressing ideas or opinions to senior leaders, customers, contractors, and other stakeholders.
  • Extensive ability to direct tasks, assess and manage performance, collaborate on goal setting, and support personal and professional development of all levels of personnel.



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.***

Who May Apply

Only Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
  • For a cadre assignment:
    • Current ODNI permanent cadre.
    • Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Only Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.)
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Only Current GS employees at the same grade as the advertised position grade may apply.)

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.
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 DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov and DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3799 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. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION BELOW .

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


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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