21521 - Requirements Analyst - GS-15

McLean, Virginia
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


*** 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.***

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Position Information

This is an opportunity for:
  • An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
  • This is an opportunity for a GS-15 cadre staff reserve position in the ODNI. Staff reserve appointments are time-limited appointments made for a period of up to 3 years, with a possible extension up to 2 additional years.
  • 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.

Who May Apply

Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than 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. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )
    • Candidates outside the Federal Government.
  • For a detailee assignment:
    • Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs).
  • Direct development and proposed Statements of Capabilities, Analytic Issue Papers, and Capability Requirements Policy and Instructions.
  • Oversee maintenance of policy interfaces and relationships with Department of Defense (DoD) Joint Capability Integration and Development System, Intelligence Community Acquisition Model, Independent Cost Estimate Policy and Intelligence Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Evaluation.
  • Lead, plan, direct, orchestrate, assess and evaluate the quality of analysis and ensure competitive and alternative analyses are conducted on topics related to capability requirements and non-material solutions.
  • Lead the development and presentation of findings, conclusions, options, and recommendations to Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and IC senior management.
  • Lead independent analyses of IC capabilities and programs, presenting the DNI with alternative courses of action, identifying cost and mission impacts and clarifying the advantages and disadvantages of each alternative.
  • Direct assessment, documentation, validation and approval for NIP funded capability requirements.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • N/A


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Expert knowledge and work experience in intelligence operations providing needs, capability gaps and capability requirements support to policy, planning, and/or operations strategy and development for a variety of disciplines (e.g. Geospatial Intelligence, Signals Intelligence, Measurements and Signatures Intelligence, and Communication Systems).
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with any of the following: programmatic management, strategic planning, systems analysis, evaluation techniques, or requirement and performance management.
  • Superior organizational and interpersonal skills, including an superior ability to establish and lead IC-wide teams, and effectively and independently coordinate and lead collaborative efforts, and to lead and mentor junior colleagues.
  • Superior ability to initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with IC and other DoD/ United States Government elements in order to study and identify new and innovative ways of generating and depicting needs and capability gaps that more directly capture utility.
  • Superior ability to communicate, both orally and in written products, complex information in a clear, concise manner that is targeted to and meets the needs of diverse audiences with different perspectives and objectives.
  • Superior ability to listen to, clarify, and convey understanding of others' ideas, comments, and questions as well as to integrate and build upon diverse opinions in a manner that encourages the formation of integrated solutions and positions.
  • Expert knowledge of and experience in IC DoD regulations, policy and procedures as they apply to Capability Requirements and Major Systems Acquisition oversight and reporting.



Additional information

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: Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov

Other Information

The ODNI offers a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities for ODNI cadre.
  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
  • Life Insurance: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: http://www.ltcfeds.com
  • Federal Employees Retirement SYSTEM (FERS) (new employees automatically covered): http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp 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: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for Health Care and Dependent Care: http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
  • 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 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 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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