Deputy Director, Industrial Security

Quantico, Virginia
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) is a separate Agency of the Department of Defense (DoD) under the direction, authority, and control of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USD (I&S)).

This is a Tier 3 position.
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As the Deputy Director, Industrial Security (IS), you will:

- Advise and provide support to the Director, DCSA, by overseeing DCSA efforts in implementing, managing, and driving transformation related to Industrial Security, Critical Technology Protection, Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF) accreditation, and Controlled Unclassified Information in the National Industrial Security Program. Provide broad oversight to implement these and related programs across the Federal government, Department of Defense, and the U.S. cleared industrial base.

- Develop plans, policies, and programs designed to ensure that DCSA field, analytic, Headquarters, and operational support personnel are able to effectively assist government and industry partners with the identification and mitigation of threats and vulnerabilities which present risks to the nation, the Department, and critical technologies within cleared industry.

- Ensure Agency execution and compliance with all missions associated with identifying and addressing industrial security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities to the Defense supply chain including the National Industrial Security Program; National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual; Arms, Ammunition and Explosives policy; Critical Infrastructure Protection; Research and Technology Protection laws; North Atlantic Treaty Organization; National Military Disclosure Committee and international matters; Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.; Foreign Ownership, Control, or Influence; Defense Critical Infrastructure Program; Counterintelligence and Cyber; Controlled Unclassified Information; and Information System Authorization.

- Oversee all Transient Electromagnetic Pulse Surveillance Technology (TEMPEST) related activities as they pertain to DCSA's SCIF accreditation mission. Develop strategies to meet mission requirements while ensuring acceptable TEMPEST countermeasures are in place at DCSA Accredited SCIFs. Oversee Entity Vetting performance management metrics included in all reporting mechanisms.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - The position will require occasional local travel and occasional temporary duty travel (TDY).

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see additional information.
  • Must be a U.S Citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59 PM EST will be considered
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Position is a DCIPS Position in the Excepted Service under U.S.C 1601
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: DISES positions are not eligible for overtime
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible within Agency policy
  • Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: OGE-278e, Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure, is required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is Telework eligible as applicable under Agency policy
  • This position is designated Special Sensitive, the incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance
  • The incumbent may be required to accept a change of official duty station in support of the accomplishment of the DCSA mission
  • You may be subject to a one year trial period in the Defense intelligence Senior Executive Service, unless required trail period has been served
  • You may be subject to a two year trial period in the DCIPS, unless required trial period has been served
  • This position may require occasional Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) and/or local Travel
  • This position is designated as Mission Essential


EXECUTIVE CORE QUALIFICATIONS (ECQs): ECQs are mandatory for all applicants. Applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) describing accomplishments that would satisfy the ECQs. You must address each ECQ separately. You are required to respond to all ECQs. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as 'ineligible.' Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your actions. Please limit your responses to no more than two pages per ECQ. Additional information on the ECQs is available at Applicants who currently hold or previously held permanent SES or equivalent positions (e.g., DISES, SIS, SNIS) are encouraged to submit updated ECQs, but may submit ECQs previously used in the executive hiring process.

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.

MANDATORY TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS: All applicants must submit written statements (narrative format) of accomplishments that would satisfy the mandatory technical qualifications. You must address each technical qualification separately. Failure to meet any one of the mandatory technical qualifications requirements automatically disqualifies an applicant. Please limit your written statements to not exceed a total of 2 pages per mandatory technical qualification.

1. Knowledge and experience managing various programs involving industry, acquisition contracts or government services contracts with an emphasis on security requirements, security assessments, and the safeguarding of national security information.

2. Experience leading complex policy and compliance activities and providing expert advice/consultation related to enterprise level objectives to top-level officials in the Military Departments, Defense Agencies, non-DoD Agencies, and/or the Defense Industrial Base.

3. Demonstrated advanced expertise in a variety of interrelated security disciplines (Personnel, Physical, Intrusion Detection System, Communications, Information Security, International Programs, Export Controls, Operations, Special Access, Automated Information Systems, Emergency Planning, etc.), and utilizing risk management principles in the identification, analysis, selection, and application of effective security counter-measures.


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

DCSA is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government.

Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at:

Other Notes:
If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions.

If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS.

Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status.

All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SFS0 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (i.e., Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, i.e., Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.

Veterans preference is not applicable to the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES).

Joint Duty Credit: All DCSA executive level positions require Joint Duty Credit. Only 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 assignments to another IC component and may also be eligible to receive credit for service outside the IC (military, other government, or private sector) that was at least at the GS/GG-11 or DCIPS Pay Band 3 level, that occurred after September 11, 2001. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to immediately apply for Joint Duty credit. Note: 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. DCSA seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, for the quality and extent of your total accomplishments, experience and education as it relates to the fundamental competencies required for this position. Your application will be evaluated by a rating and ranking panel, and highly qualified candidates may undergo an interview and a reference check process.

Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

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
National security

Required Documents

Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your narrative responses and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. The following documents are REQUIRED:

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (i.e.,Month/Year to present").
2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. Statements should not exceed two pages per MTQ.

3. Mandatory ECQ Statement: A narrative statement specifically addressing each individual ECQ is required of all candidates (even if previously served as DISES, SES, or equivalent). Your narrative statement should include specific examples of experience, education, and accomplishments, applicable to the position. DO NOT EXCEED 10 pages for your narrative statement addressing all ECQs. For further information and assistance in preparing your narrative statements, please see the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) publication, "A Guide to SES Qualifications," available on the OPM web site at: . Applicants who currently hold or previously held permanent SES or equivalent positions (e.g., DISES, SIS, SNIS) are encouraged to submit updated ECQs, but may submit ECQs previously used in the executive hiring process.

4. Standard Form (SF) 50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable):
  • If you are a current or former Federal civilian employee you must submit your last or most recent SF-50 showing grade and tenure.
  • Current and former career SES members, permanent DISES, SIS, or SNIS must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility.
  • Candidates who have successfully completed an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program must also submit a copy of their ECQ certification.
5. Joint Duty Credit Information, if applicable. If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.

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