Senior Advisor for Counterintelligence and Law Enforcement

Pentagon, Virginia
Oct 23, 2021
Oct 28, 2021
Full Time


The DISL reports to the Director for Defense Intelligence for Counterintelligence, Law Enforcement, and Security (DDI(CL&S)), and provides day-to-day management for the directorate disciplines of Counterintelligence (CI), including its subset mission in Counterterrorism (CT); Law Enforcement (LE); and Identity Intelligence (I2).
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The incumbent provides oversight and management on behalf of the USD(I&S) for all matters relating to Counterintelligence and Law Enforcement (CI, LE) and Identity Intelligence (I2), to include policy and program oversight capabilities pertaining to operations, personnel, material, and facilities. Non-technical disciplines involve implementing strategic planning and risk management principles as well as integrating DoD CI, LE, I2,and CT into antiterrorism, homeland defense, force protection, readiness, countering the insider threat, and critical infrastructure and technology protection programs.

As the Senior Advisor for the CILED at OUSD(I&S), the incumbent leads a staff at the grades of GG/GS-15, and 0-6 level comprised of USD(I&S) cadre, U.S. Intelligence Community Joint Duty assignees, and DoD Component CI/LE/I2 liaisons and detailees, as well as senior Defense contractors. The incumbent serves as a subject matter expert on CI/LE/I2 matters to OUSD(I&S) and other OSD staff as required. These areas include but are not limited to all segments of CI/LE/I2 that pertain to investigations and the federal criminal code of Title 18 USC such as Espionage (Chapter 37), Firearms (Chapter 44), Military and Navy (Chapter 67), Sabotage (Chapter 105), Terrorism (Chapter 113b), Interception of Wire, Electronic, and Oral Communications (Chapter 119), and Treason, Sedition, Subversion (Chapter 115); DoD policy matters that fall under the responsibility of OUSD(I&S) such as DoD Arming and Use of Force for Law Enforcement (under 10 U.S.C. § 9377, § 7377, § 1585a, § 8750, § 2674, and § 2672);
Deputation; Criminal Justice Information Systems; Criminal Intelligence; and coordinated activities between federal law enforcement agencies with missions relevant to DoD CI/LE such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Commerce Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), United States Marshals Service (USMS), U.S. State Department Diplomatic Security Service (DS), and the Department of the Treasury.

The incumbent provides oversight of the day-to-day activities of the LE division which governs the DoD Peace Officers Standards and Training (POST) Commission (in order to establish and maintain training, certification, and physical fitness standards for military and civilian law enforcement officers in DoD and law enforcement agency accreditation standards for all law enforcement agencies within the four military services and various defense agencies with police departments); oversees the DoD Law Enforcement Defense Data Exchange (D-DEx) Board of Governance (to provide oversight to the operation and development of DoD's law enforcement information sharing system); oversees the DoD Conservation Law Enforcement Officers Consortium; and serves as the OUSD(I&S) representative on interagency boards and working groups to include, but not limited to the FBI Criminal Justice Information Systems Advisory Policy Board; the Federal Working Group and Uniformed Crime Reporting Subcommittee; the Federal Task Force on Firearms-Related Background Check Records; the Federal Agency Task Force on Missing and Exploited Children; the Department of Justice
International Sex Offenders Tracking Working Group; the National Governors Association for Military Law Enforcement Veteran Transition; the Federal Inter Agency Outlaw Motor Cycle Gangs in the Military Working Group; the DoD Antiterrorism-Protection Working Group; DoD eGuardian Working Group; Combined Threat Analysis Center Working Group; DoD Prevention and Coordinated Community Response to Child Abuse and Neglect and Domestic Abuse IPT; Senior Leaders Cross-Service Law Enforcement Working Group; Civilian Law Enforcement-Military Cooperation Committee and Defense Chiefs of Police Section; and the International Association of Directors of Law Enforcement Standards and Training (IADLEST).

The incumbent performs a broad range of duties related to leading and overseeing the development and implementation of National and DoD level CI/LE/I2 policies in all functional areas of counterintelligence which include CI criminal investigations, CI operations, CI collection activities, CI functional services; LE standards and training, LE use of force and certification, LE deputation and firearms carriage, LE forensics and biometrics, and LE criminal justice information systems; I2 and related disciplines to include those in biometrics and forensics.

The incumbent provides oversight of the CI/LE/I2 staff support to the Secretary of Defense, USD(I&S), DDI(CL&S), and other senior officials in OSD, Joint Staff, and DoD Components, in order to provide timely and comprehensive information, assessments, and recommendations.

Accomplishes special projects on related duties as assigned by the DDI(CL&S).

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
  • 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 on 10/27/2021.
  • 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.
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program.
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety before applying.


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.

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, and must include your name.

1. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of counterintelligence including both counterespionage and counterterrorism operations and criminal investigations; as well as knowledge of the mission, functions, organization, policies and objectives of the Military Department Counterintelligence Organizations; the other DoD counterintelligence components; and how such organizations interface with OSD and the broader national security community.

2. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the fields of law enforcement and criminal investigations; as well as knowledge of the mission, functions, organization, jurisdictions, policies and objectives of the Defense Criminal Investigative Organizations; the police elements of OSD and the Military Departments; and federal, tribal, state, and local law enforcement agencies with regard to how such agencies interface with DoD.

3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the development and oversight of CI and LE policy and the missions, functions, organizations, programs, and policies of DoD and other federal agencies/organizations that perform duties in the fields of intelligence and security; and how such entities interface with DoD components with missions in law enforcement, counterintelligence/counterterrorism, and identity intelligence.

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. ( You must 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.

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.

Time in grade is not required for Senior Level (SL) positions.

All qualifications and education (if applicable) must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.


There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Submit resume and all other required documents online by 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time on closing date of announcement

If you are unable to apply online, you must request an alternative application. Please view the following link for information on how to obtain an alternative application

ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements: , Other Special Appointment Authorities
, Interchange Agreements

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants.

Nepotism: Under the provisions of 5 USC 3110, an individual may not be appointed into a position if the position is under the supervisory chain of command of a relative.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your résumé, Mandatory Technical Qualification (MTQs), and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If, after reviewing your résumé, MTQs and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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

1. Resume - In addition to your written statements addressing the Mandatory Technical Qualifications, Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualifications (SOCQ) 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 number
  • 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
  • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent."
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you will not be considered for this vacancy.
2. Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs): A narrative statement specifically addressing each mandatory technical qualification. MTQ statements should not exceed two pages per MTQ.

3. Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ): A separate narrative statement specifically addressing each SOCQ, one page maximum per competency.

4. Copy of Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50): Current employees and former SES, DISES and other Intelligence Senior Executive members must provide an SF-50 showing their status or reinstatement eligibility.

5. 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.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Beginning January 1, 2010, agencies must seek prior approval from OPM before they can appoint a current or recent political appointee to a competitive or non-political excepted service position at any level under the provisions of title 5, United States Code. If you are currently or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non-career SES employee in the executive branch, you MUST disclose that to the Human Resources Office. Submit a copy of your applicable SF-50, along with a statement that provides the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: Position title; Type of appointment (Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee); Agency; and, Beginning and ending dates of appointment.

1. You must provide legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, type of discharge as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.

2. You should also document your complete military service information in the Veterans Preference and Military Service Section of the assessment questionnaire (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, disability claim and rank and date of retirement if retired).

1. Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran, who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference, you must provide legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to:

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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