AX092 - Program Analyst - GS-15

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 17, 2019
Oct 25, 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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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 Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Systems and Resource Analyses (ADNI/SRA) is the principle staff assistant and advisor to the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on matters pertaining to program analyses, evaluation, and resource allocation through independent analyses and advice relevant to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and the Military Intelligence Program. As the principle advisor to the DNI on these matters, the ADNI/SRA analyzes, evaluates, and provides alternative plans, programs, and budgets for DNI priority objectives, projected threats, estimated costs, and resource constraints.

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Lead the Intelligence Community (IC) program and resource allocation process that includes developing strategic resource management plans and strategies, conducting program and systems analysis, and independently evaluate programs and resources related to both the National Intelligence Program (NIP) and Military Intelligence Program (MIP).
  • Advise the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) on matters pertaining to NIP and MIP resource management through strategic planning, independent analyses, and program evaluation by managing related activities and processes.
  • Advise the DNI by providing alternative approaches and strategies for IC programs, requirements, and budgets to establish priority objectives, address projected threats, estimate costs, risk and tradeoffs, and identify/minimize resource constraints.
  • Lead teams conducting in-depth, detailed analysis and evaluation of the NIP investments to independently document resource utilization, efficiency, productivity, and cost effectiveness levels.
  • Lead, plan, and author IC resource strategies, analytical issue papers, strategic evaluations, background papers, talking points, resource issue papers, and/or other analytic products applying extensive subject matter knowledge to support the IC senior leadership in making informed programmatic decisions.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • Five or more years of experience in systems analyses, strategic planning, resource management, and managing successful analytic efforts of a government or private organization/industry.
  • Education: Master's degree preferred, Bachelor's degree in systems engineering, operations research, or systems analysis


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Expert knowledge of and experience with any of the following: programmatic management, financial management, strategic planning, systems analysis, evaluation techniques, or performance management.
  • Superior ability to apply quantitative and qualitative analytic techniques to lead teams evaluating and recommending appropriate alternatives to complex issues.
  • Superior representational, oral and written communication skills, including a superior ability to produce clear, logical, and concise products.
  • Superior ability to work effectively with senior leadership to build consensus on contentious issues and to foster a collaborative work environment across the ODNI, IC, and mission partners



Additional information

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.

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 and, by unclassified email at, 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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