18359-Technical Director-GS-14

Bethesda, Maryland
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


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.
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  • Advocate across the IC's R&D community for investments in technologies that the can be used to defend IC secure spaces from new and emerging technology threats, such as Internet of Things and automated building controls, and mitigations such as Radio Frequency (RF) shielding countermeasures, and continuous spectrum monitoring capabilities.
  • Represent CSE as SME in technical forums, conferences, and working groups across the DoD and IC for SCIF construction and accreditation policy and practices.
  • Represent CSE as SME in technical forums, conferences, and working groups across the DoD and IC for close access modernization initiatives for TSCM and TEMPEST disciplines in support of Technical Signals Security Countermeasures (TSSC) activities.
  • Lead, plan, direct and coordinate the review of wireless waiver packages on behalf of the WSC co-lead with the WSC Technical Working Group. Leverage expertise to mentor both within and outside of CSE on the larger IC enterprise on wireless technology and initiatives.
  • Plan and conduct the review and evaluation of security and counterintelligence standards concerning wireless technologies in SCIF spaces, SCIF construction standards, and IT and SCIF accreditation standards such as ICD 503 and ICD 705. Develop technical Information Assurance (IA), Counterintelligence (CI), and mitigation and countermeasures standards for wireless technologies supporting pending wireless technology directives.
  • Cultivate, and maintain working relationships with colleagues, experts, IC members, policy committees, and law enforcement as appropriate and use these relationships to advance the technical health of CSE, for wireless threats and countermeasures, close access threats and countermeasures.
  • Plan and conduct meetings with senior ODNI leaders to provide advice, guidance, and structured recommendations on matters relating to security policies, standards, and procedures.
  • Plan, research, develop, and communicate in-depth analyses of complex and significant national, regional, and/or global issues for senior policymakers and key components in the Intelligence Community (IC), law enforcement, and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Experience - 10 years of work experience in areas such as technology vulnerability assessments, IA countermeasures, close access mission (TSCM and TEMPEST), SCIF accreditation practices, defensive RF, offensive technical exploit, IC/DoD policy, CND.


  • Familiarity with IC polices and standards for SCIF's, wireless policies and standards, and close access standards and practices. Working knowledge of Computer Network Defense (CND) practices across the IC.
  • Working knowledge of Information Assurance, security, and counterintelligence practices as applied in the IC.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, ask the so what question, and think strategically about managing the CI threat posed by untethered technologies.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and problem-solving skills, in working with individuals at the highest levels of the IC and government in justifying, defending, negotiating, and resolving significant and controversial issues such as risk with wireless technologies in secure spaces, and deep changes in close access training, R&D, mission integration, and overall modernization.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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-EEOD-RA-ACF@exchange.cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. 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.

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense.

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 position description and required MDRs and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. Applicants will also be evaluated on their narrative responses to the MDRs. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

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 or email at 301-243-1318 or Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov.

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