Business Operations Specialist

McLean, Virginia
Jan 11, 2021
Jan 19, 2021
Full Time


The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Deputy Director of Mission Integration (MI) serves as the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) senior leader for intelligence integration across the IC enterprise. MI is responsible for ensuring customer outcomes by leading advances in collection and analysis that ensure the quality, timeliness, and utility of insights for the nation's decision-makers.

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Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Oversee, direct, and execute funding and acquisition issues.
  • Monitor contract and budget activities to ensure quality and efficiency.
  • Perform standard COTR responsibilities, including preparing statements of work (SOWs), acquisition plans, evaluation criteria, market research/market surveys, and sole source justification (SSJs).
  • Lead the preparation and coordination of contract approvals, to include: independent contractor performance reviews, determination and finding memos, risk of acquisition questionnaires, acquisition plans, evaluation criteria, market research surveys, SSJs, and the contract data classification guide.
  • Serve as the alternate Approver Official for the NIC, coordinating fund transfers, micro purchases, approving contracting invoices, and travel.
  • Liaise between the National Intelligence Council leadership and other stakeholders on budget and contractual issues.
  • Collaboratively work with NIC management team to plan, implement and execute strategies for each NIO's portfolio, emphasizing flexibility while ensuring sufficient rigor to enable program of analysis success.
  • Establish controls, provide guidance of contract administration efforts, and oversee strategic challenges related to DNI programs.
  • Oversee all competitive, non-competitive, and independent contracts supporting the evaluation of NIC efforts, including competitive source selection and realignment of contractor support to assure that solutions provided meet the DNI strategic vision and planning objectives.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • Technical competencies and training through COTR Level I or II as outlined in ODNI/Contracts Certification model.


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • Thorough knowledge of the ODNI and IC, and/or Department of Defense budget and acquisition policies and procedures.
  • Experience with ODNI and IC budget and execution policies, and procedures
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and contracting principles and procedures sufficient to procure and/or administer contracts for a variety of specialized services.
  • Substantive knowledge of various contract types (cost plus, time and materials, etc.), use of special provisions and incentives, and unique regulatory requirements pertinent to diverse procurement and/or services.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Experience with contract requirements and selection processes, including evaluate bids or proposals.
  • Strong interpersonal, networking, and analytical skills required to effectively manage competing priorities while adhering to strict deadlines, and ability to work independently and in a team or collaborative environment.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly convey complex information and technical data to all levels of management.
  • Demonstrated ability to write reports and correspondence in clear, concise language and in appropriate form and style to sufficiently document business clearance memorandums, negotiation memorandums, etc.


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 and, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 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 .

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, the ODNI hiring office will pay for travel by commercial carrier (economy class) or reimburse for privately owned vehicle (POV) mileage. If applicable, the candidate also will be reimbursed at a flat rate for commercial lodging and per diem.

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 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. 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 Phone: 703-275-3663; Email:

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