Senior Advisor, Personnel Security and Vetting Policy and Oversight

Pentagon, Virginia
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Full Time


This position is in the Excepted Service under Title 10, Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System. Excepted Service includes all positions in the Executive Branch of the Federal Government which are specifically excepted from the competitive service by or pursuant to statute, by the President, or by the Office of Personnel Management.

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The Senior Advisor for Personnel Security and Vetting Policy and Oversight position is located in the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I)), Director for Defense Intelligence (Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, & Security) (DDI(CL&S)). The Senior Advisor for Personnel Security and Vetting Policy and Oversight will develop policies and oversee implementation within the DOD Components of national and DoD-level personnel security and vetting policies; the development of policies and conduct of oversight programs related to insider threat and personnel, information, industrial, and physical security, to include Special Access Programs (SAP), Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), critical programs and controlled unclassified information. Major duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Formulates DoD policy governing the personnel security and vetting practices and procedures of all DoD assigned programs and ensures DoD policies and procedures reflect a risk managed approach that enables rapid transformation across the DIE and DSE.
  • Performs oversight of the Division's staff support to produce timely and quality products for the DOI (CL&S), USD(I), Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) staff, DoD Components and the national security and insider threat communities, including oversight of OUSD(l)'s unauthorized disclosure office, OUSD(l)'s responsibilities in the Committee on Foreign Investment in the US program, and any responses to Congressional, GAO, FOIA, and press information requests.
  • Ensures all DoD and Federal personnel security and vetting policies, guidance, and oversight integrate and align with DoD, Intelligence Community and national policy and direction to ensure consistency.
  • Represents DoD by interfacing directly with the Executive Office of the President, the Security, Suitability, and Credentialing Performance Accountability Council(PAC), the Congress, federal agencies, the Intelligence Community, the DoD contractor community, the Defense Industrial Base, and foreign government national security representatives and participating in international, national, and interdepartmental committees,forums, and working groups.
  • Oversees the development of relevant requirements and priorities for PSV, the Military Services, and Defense Agencies (Combatant Commands, OSD, Joint Staff, Field Activities, etc.) at each stage of the Planning, Programming, and Budgeting System (PPBS) and the Capabilities Programming & Budgeting System (CPBS) processes. Maintains executive level cognizance of congressional, ODNI, and DoD budget activities, to include both the Military and National2Intelligence Programs to support the development, resourcing, and execution of the DoD Security and Insider Threat Portfolios.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test before you can be appointed to this position. Designated and/or Random Drug Testing required.
  • You must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and access to Special Compartmented Information (TS/SCI).
  • In accordance with the provisions of ICD 601, joint duty assignments will be a prerequisite for promotion to senior civilian rank. To qualify, please provide a copy of your completed Joint Duty assignment SF-50 or an adjudicated IC JD Claims form. More information regarding the Intelligence Community Civilian Joint Duty Program, can be found at:
  • Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on10/21/2019
  • The individual selected will be required to file an 'Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278) in accordance with the Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying.
NOTE: All Intelligence executive level positions require Joint Duty credit. Only those candidates who meet the Joint Duty Credit requirement will be eligible to compete/be considered for a senior executive position. Employees will receive joint duty credit for almost any rotational assignment to another Intelligence Community (IC) component and may also be eligible to receive credit for service outside the IC (military, other government, or private sector) as long as the assignment was at the Band 3 (GS 11 to GS 13) level or above and it occurred on or after September 11, 2001. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to immediately apply for Joint Duty Credit.

Employees without Joint Duty credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected a waiver would be required prior to final appointment. IC seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.


To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the Mandatory Technical Qualifications and other qualifications, if applicable.

MANDATORY 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. You are required to respond to all of the technical qualifications. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. Please limit your written statements to no more than two pages per technical qualification.

1. Expert knowledge of personnel security and vetting community organizations and their functional relationships, programs and policies.

2. Demonstrated ability to successfully conduct and oversee information, industrial, and physical security, to include SAP, SCI, critical programs, and controlled unclassified information.

3. Demonstrated knowledge of statues, regulations, Executive Orders and policies related to national and defense security.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Applications MUST be submitted through USAJobs.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated on the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience, and education. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualification(s), and other qualifications as applicable, submit a resume or any other written format you choose to describe your qualifications, not to exceed five pages. Applicants typically provide the following information:
  • Vacancy Announcement number10622448
  • Full name, email and mailing address, and day and evening telephone numbers
  • Educational information including the name, city, and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of any degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For more information, you may refer to the following U.S. Department of Education website:
  • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experience related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary
  • Information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments
2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. MTQ statements should not exceed two pages per MTQ.

3. Copy of Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current and former SES, DISES and other Intelligence Senior Executive members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility.

4. Joint Duty Assignment documentation: To qualify, please provide a copy of your completed Joint Duty assignment SF-50 or an adjudicated IC JD claim form. For more information regarding the Intelligence Community Joint Duty Program, please refer to .

5. Demographics Information of Applicants: Click on the link to access the Demographics Information of Applicants

DO NOT SUBMIT ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Extraneous materials such as award certificates will not be considered.

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