Director Technical Intelligence

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 19, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


  • This is a Tier 1 position. Salaries for Tier 1 positions range from $151,633-$176,900
  • This position is in the Senior Executive Service, a small elite group of top government leaders. SES members possess a diverse portfolio of experiences including strong skills to lead across organizations.
  • As an executive, you will influence the direction of innovation and transformation of the federal government and lead the next generation of public servants.

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As the Director, Technical Intelligence, the Executive::
  • Manages and oversees an integrated intelligence and security program to ensure the success of the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) programs
  • Oversees all Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) Threat requirements for intelligence collection, analysis, and production and submits requirements to the Defense Intelligence Agency(DIA) for approval. Initiates and ensures coordination of MDA Measurement and Signal Intelligence (MASINT) foreign ballistic missile needs and all MASINT sensor issues. Additionally, the incumbent supports Test and Assessment on programmatic issues relating to intelligence sensors; develops intelligence-based products and evaluates threat assessments related to military threat; establishes, coordinates and funds organizational Foreign Material Acquisition/Foreign Material Evaluation requirements; and generates threat scenarios (including models and simulations) and threat tapes for use by MDA systems analysts and supporting organizations
  • Serves as the primary relationship manager between MDA and the broader Intelligence Community (IC)
  • Serves as the primary interface to the IC, the Space Situational Awareness community and the warfighter during foreign ballistic missile events (e.g. launches/tests)
  • Serves as the point of contact for IC requirements to utilize Missile Defense sensors in support of Ballistic Missile Technical Collection or other needs
  • Develops, leads, and analyzes the security environment within MDA, to include creating and managing all technical standards, security and program management policies, processes and guidelines, and facilities in accordance with the necessary Department of Defense (DoD) guidelines; and DoD congressional reporting requirements
  • Oversees all aspects of information security, information assurance/cyber security, classification management, Freedom of Information Act, security reviews, communications security and industrial security
  • Develops and oversees classification management of BMD mission areas
  • Serves as the Senior Counterintelligence (CI) officer within MDA and is the focal point for all interactions with the wider CI community, Federal and local law enforcement, and related activities.
  • Advises the Director's Executive Management Council on the implications of sales and technology transfers to foreign countries when special security operational procedures or technology is involved
  • Conducts independent and high-level committee reviews of intelligence and other reports on the capabilities of foreign weapons systems and their impact on the survivability and vulnerability of U.S. weapons systems
  • Develops and integrated security policy, oversees security applications across the Agency's mission areas, assesses and reports on multi-disciplined counterintelligence threats, design security countermeasures where appropriate and implements procedures that reduce the risk of information loss and compromise to MDA's critical programs
  • Provides leadership, direction, and programmatic security and technical consultation to all MDA Special Access Programs. Assesses the impact of proposed policy changes, technical performance changes, new technology or acquisition programs, changes in program execution plans, and changes in resource allocation
  • Provides intelligence support to include an Opposing Forces Team to MDA sponsored/supported war games and exercise activities; assesses asymmetrical threats to counter ballistic missile defense programs
  • Represents MDA and provides a consolidated and organizational position to the Department on critical matters regarding classification, export issues and multi­ national developments, presenting MDA issues and concepts for consideration, and serving on DoD senior level committees as required
  • Serves as MDA's primary intelligence liaison with the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, all Services, and other agencies such as the National Reconnaissance Office, National Security Agency, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Defense Intelligence Agency
  • Oversees and manages all program protection intelligence activities; develops security countermeasures for BMD systems and technologies; ensures early security planning identifies Critical Program Information during phases of the acquisition process and proposed countermeasures properly mitigate threats
  • Manages MDA's Threat Systems and Target Requirements engineering efforts to ensure a seamless flow of intelligence threat information to inform the process and accurately capture intelligence in relation to engineering specifications, and a solid representation of the threat within the Agency's modeling and simulation, test, operational assessments, and other activities
  • Responsible for developing and promulgating technical guidance, specifications, and contract language related to cyber security engineering protections for the BMDS

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 25% of the time as mission requires

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • Veteran preference is not applicable to the Senior Executive Service
  • Must be able to obtain/maintain Special Sensitive/Top Secret SCI clearance
  • Designated and/or random drug testing is required
  • Supplemental narrative addressing each Executive Core Qualification (ECQ) - 10 pages total
  • Supplemental narrative addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ) - 2 pages each maximum
  • Mobility Agreement: All newly appointed Career SES leaders must sign the Reassignment Rights obligations Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES.
  • Probationary Period: You will serve a two-year Senior Executive Service (SES) probationary period unless you previously completed the probationary period in the SES.
  • Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278), upon assuming an SES position.
  • Senior Executives are required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF 306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
  • Overtime: None
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • Telework: Situational telework eligible


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show in your resume that you possess the five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable, listed below.

Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format ) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Additional information on the ECQs is available at . Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your written statements to one page per ECQ.

ECQ 1 - LEADING CHANGE: This core qualification involves the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.

ECQ 2 - LEADING PEOPLE: This core qualification involves the ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.

ECQ 3 - RESULTS DRIVEN: This core qualification involves the ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.

ECQ 4 - BUSINESS ACUMEN: This core qualification involves the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.

ECQ 5 - BUILDING COALITIONS: This core qualification involves the 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.

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 not to exceed a total of two pages per statement per technical qualification.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience in the various special access, intelligence and security disciplines associated with Ballistic Missile Defense Systems or other major weapons systems.
  • Expert knowledge in directing the application of leading edge technology and systems engineering concepts and related standards needed to develop Ballistic Missile Defense Systems and hardware or other major weapons systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with intelligence and law enforcement Agencies to develop, protect and transition critical technology and programs into missile defense systems or other major weapons systems.
  • Failure to meet any one of the technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant.

    The best-qualified candidates will be distinguished from other applicants by an evaluation panel of senior level subject matter experts and executives referencing the technical and executive core qualifications.


    Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this position.

    Additional information

    You can review our benefits at: and Benefit s . The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees.
    This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

    The materials you send with your application will not be returned.


    SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government.

    Background Investigation: This position is designated special sensitive as defined in DoD 5200.2-R and therefore requires that a personnel security investigation be adjudicated for security eligibility on a pre-appointment basis. This requirement may take 120 days or longer to process. The incumbent must complete a Single Scope Background Investigation (SSBI) and favorable adjudication by a determining authority and be eligible for a Top Secret clearance and access to sensitive compartmented information (SCI).

    If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.

    Financial Disclosure: Senior Executives are required to comply with the provisions of the Ethics in Government Act, PL 95-521, which requires the submission of a financial disclosure statement (OGE-278), upon assuming an SES position. This must be submitted annually and upon termination of employment

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documents, for the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as it relates to the fundamental competencies, identified below. Your application will be evaluated by an Executive Evaluation Panel rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may be contacted for an interview and to provide reference checks.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
    1. Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be referred for consideration.
    2. Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that provides specific examples of work experiences addressing each of the five Executive Core Qualifications. Your narratives should be no more than two pages per ECQ, not to exceed a total of 10 pages. More information on how to prepare/address ECQs can be found at
    3. Completed supplemental narrative in a separate document that gives specific examples of work experiences addressing each Technical Qualification (TQ). Your narrative should be no more than two pages per TQ, not to exceed 10 pages.
    4. Other supporting documents:
    Cover Letter, optional
    College transcript(s). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59 P.M. Eastern Standard Time on in order to be considered.
    DD-214, SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty, if applicable.

    Special note: Current and former career Senior Executive Service (SES) employees are not required to address the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) since you have already demonstrated your ECQs, however, you must address ALL of the Technical Qualifications (TQs) for this position. (All other candidates must submit all required paperwork).

    Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must submit a copy of their ECQ certification.

    Current and former career SES members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility.

    Applications received without the required ECQ and TQ supplemental narratives WILL NOT receive consideration.DO NOT submit additional information (i.e. cover letters, awards, appraisals, pages in excess of the 10 page limit for ECQs and TQs).

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