Deputy Director for Defense Intelligence (Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement and Security)

Pentagon, Virginia
Oct 20, 2019
Oct 22, 2019
Executive, Director
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Director for Defense Intelligence (Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security) (DDI CL&S), under the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (OUSD(I).

Learn more about this agency


Major duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Provides executive guidance and oversees execution of all staff actions and related operations and activities of the office of the DDI(CL&S) and its subordinate and supporting organizations: 1) Security and Insider Threat, 2) Counterintelligence & Law Enforcement, 3) Sensitive Activities and National Programs, 4) Personnel Vetting Transformation Office, 5) Applied Research Laboratory - Intelligence & Security.
  • Develops and sustains close working senior level relationships with staff counterparts in the USD(I) front office, the three other USD(I) DDI offices, and across the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff to ensure operations and activities are fully synchronized, coordinated, and deconflicted.
  • At the Senior Executive level, co-leads Defense Security Enterprise Executive Committee (DSE EXCOM), the senior-level governance body for the strategic administration and policy coordination of the DSE. Engages regularly with DSE component leaders to establish DSE EXCOM monthly agendas, set goals, and track progress.
  • Leads, at the Senior Executive level, and on behalf of the USDI, the day to day supervision, strategic direction, and overall management and oversight of the Defense Security Service, the Personnel Vetting Transformation Office (PVTO) and the Applied Research Laboratory for Intelligence and Security (ARL-IS).
  • Assists the DDI (CL&S), and serves as acting DDI when needed, to provide executive leadership, management, and supervision of five DDI subordinate offices providing critical Defense Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, Security, and Sensitive Activities. Incumbent provides policy advice to the USDI and Secretary of Defense.
  • Leads the Department on Congressional engagements with all committees relating to Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security policies and activities. Prepares classified and unclassified Congressional testimony, staffer briefings, and speeches for the USD(I) and Secretary of Defense on issues pertaining to CI, Law Enforcement, and Security matters.
  • Provides expert advice on the planning, oversight, and reporting of Department of Defense Counterintelligence, Security, and Law Enforcement, with special emphasis on Congressional reporting of these activities in accordance with requirements specified in National Defense Authorization act and accompanying classified annexes.
  • Prepares classified and unclassified Congressional testimony, staffer briefings, and speeches on Defense Intelligence, Counterintelligence, Personnel Vetting Reform, Installation Security, Protection of Critical Technology, Law Enforcement, and Sensitive Activities that shapes the views of government officials, the public, and our international partners.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must submit a drug test and receive a negative screening before you can be appointed into this DISES position.
  • 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.
  • Initial appointee to a DISES position must serve a two-year DISES trial period, which can be served concurrently with the two-year DCIPS trial period. Employees who have previously completed a trial period in the DCIPS position shall not serve another trial period upon acceptance of or reappointment to another DCIPS position. Current DCIPS employees who are in a DCIPS trial period and transfer to another DCIPS Component shall finish their trial period in the new DCIPS position.
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 five Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, and other qualifications, if applicable.

All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately, not to exceed 10 pages. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so will result in a rating of 'ineligible.' When responding to the Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), you must clearly show that you possess the experience, knowledge, skills and ability to perform the duties of this position by submitting narrative responses in which you detail your experience in each of the ECQs. Your examples should be clear and emphasize your level of responsibilities, scope and complexity of programs managed, program accomplishments with results of your actions, policy initiatives and level of contacts. You should limit your narrative to two pages per ECQ, and address each ECQ separately. OPM's Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications can assist you in writing an effective SES application. In particular, please note the Challenge-Context-Action-Result Model that is recommended and very helpful when drafting ECQ narrative responses. The Guide is available on OPM's Website at:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: To meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position, you must show that you possess the Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualifications (SOCQ).

Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) - Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: Required for all senior executive positions effective 1 October 2010. This SOCQ involves the ability to integrate resources, information, interests, and activities effectively in support of the IC's mission and to lead and leverage cross organizational collaborative networks to achieve significant mission results. Inherent to this Standard is a deep understanding of the Intelligence enterprise (or other comparable interagency or multi-organizational environment) and a shared commitment to the IC's core values. (Include a separate attachment one page maximum per competency)

IC Senior Officers have a responsibility to share information and knowledge to achieve results, in that regard are expected to build effective networks and alliances; actively engage these peers and stakeholders; involve them in key decision; and effectively leverage these networks to achieve significant results. Senior officers are expected to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view. Candidates assessed against this competency must:

(1) Collaboration and Integration: Build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or other government/private-sector organizations, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes.Integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals.

(2) Enterprise Focus: IC Senior officers are expected to demonstrate a deep understanding of how the missions, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect; synthesize resources, information and other inputs to effectively integrate and align component, IC, and the United States Government interests and activities to achieve IC-wide, national, and international priorities. Senior officers are expected to encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and developmental experiences that develop and reinforce enterprise focus among their subordinates. Candidates assessed against the component must:Understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise; apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment.Understand how organizations, resources, information, and processes within the IC interagency/multi-organizational environment interact with and influence one another; apply that understanding to solve complex interagency or multi-organizational problems.

(3) Values-Centered Leadership: IC Senior officers are expected to personally embody, advance and reinforce IC core values. Senior officers are expected to demonstrate and promote departmental and/or component values. Candidates assessed against this competency must demonstrate:A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties.The Integrity and Courage(moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk.Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view.Promote, reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values in the workforce and ensure that actions, policies, and practices are aligned with, and embody those values.Ensure that organizational strategies, policies, procedures, and actions give appropriate focus, attention, and commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights.

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. Demonstrated experience leading, managing, and directing major agency programs that include development and execution of intelligence, security, law enforcement, and sensitive operations and activities.

2. Experience providing intelligence oversight and working knowledge of the relationship of these activities with both military operations and the greater National Intelligence Community.

3. Demonstrated experience compiling and analyzing complex data for planning and reporting purposes.


There is no 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. The Office of the Secretary of Defense Executive Resource Board will review results and make recommendations on final selections to the appointing authority.

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

Required Documents

1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the Intelligence Community Senior Officer Core Qualifications, the Executive Core Qualifications, 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 number10597377
  • 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. Mandatory ECQ statements. A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ. Total ECQ write-up should not exceed 10 pages. If you are a current DISES or other Senior Intelligence Executive, career member of the SES, or have completed an SES Candidate Development Program and obtained Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualifications Review Board certification of your ECQs, you are not required to submit the ECQ narrative. However, you must address the IC SOCQ and provide a copy of your Standard Form 50 or OPM certificate.

4. Intelligence Community Senior Core Qualification (IC SOCQ). Separate attachment one page maximum per competency.

5. 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.

6. 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 .

7. 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.

Similar jobs