Senior Intelligence Advisor

Pentagon, Virginia
Apr 22, 2021
Apr 30, 2021
Analyst, Intelligence
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 NGB-J2 DISL is the principal advisor to the NGB-J2 on Intelligence, CI, Security, IAA, and other sensitive activities. The incumbent provides analytical advice to the CNGB, NG staff GO/SES, and The Adjutant Generals of the 54 States and territories and the Commanding General of the District of Columbia on the most complex and controversial issues. The NGB-J2 DISL will provide analytical expertise addressing intent, considerations, and assessed courses of action (COAs). The NGB-J2 DISL will possess an ability to organize, coordinate, and formulate complex issues used to create organizational wide guidance and to influence NG decision making processes. The NGB DISL provides seasoned strategic analysis as well as operational and exercise expertise. The incumbent will have direct access and contact with the CNGB and NG staff when breaking intelligence warrants immediate communications.

Major duties and responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Lead extremely broad and diverse analyses in areas where little information is available and conflicts exist in interpretation of legal/regulatory authorities. Often new methodologies must be devised, and established assumptions, must be challenged. Assesses trends, problems, and opportunities as well as evaluates existing concepts. Exercises the authority to coordinate across NG staffs to prepare assessments and recommend significant policy decisions. Regularly coordinates with interagency and national IC authorities where issues or problems must be resolved, understood, and/or
  • Maintains a close association with NG leadership and utilizes an intimate familiarity with the NG policies, statuses, and organizational structure. Works with the other division directorates across the NG to ensure that the goals and missions are
    accomplished in a successful and proactive manner.
  • Develops, analyzes, and recommends strategic planning, operational proposals, and provides related staff work for use by the NG staff related to intelligence activities. Provide technical advice and expert input to the development of testimony in response to congressional inquiries in the NGB-J2 policy arena.
  • Represents NG on DoD, IC, and interagency boards, committees, steering or working groups, conferences, with congressional staffs or other meetings relevant to intelligence, CI, and security activities to ensure broadest possible support and understanding. Coordinates such endeavors with other NG elements as appropriate.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service,
  • 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 on04/30/2021
  • 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, Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualifications (SOCQ), and other qualifications, if applicable.

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.
  • Expert knowledge of the Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) and IAA Infrastructure, its relationship with the States and IC organizations, intelligence strategies, programs, and resources and SPP activities.
  • Expert knowledge of interagency and intelligence community organizations and their functional relationships, programs and policies and their overall structure.
  • Broad knowledge of DoD, the Joint Staff, the Military Departments, the Combatant Commands, the IC, and interagency partners that impact and support the NG.
  • Demonstrated leadership, as the Senior Intelligence Analyst, in guiding and directing NGB J2 Intelligence analysts to help shape and inform policy and strategy for NG and the CNGB as a member of CJCS.

  • Education

    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
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    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 number11077655
    • 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 .

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

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