Senior Technical Leader/ Chief, Programs, Policy, Security, and Intelligence – Northern Virginia

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Fort Meade, MD

Senior Technical Leader/ Chief, Programs, Policy, Security, and Intelligence – Northern Virginia
Fort Meade, MD

Posted: 2019-09-24 – Closing: 2019-10-25


As the Chief, Programs, Policy, Security, and Intelligence Division, the incumbent will be responsible for leading a team of security professionals with responsibility to develop, establish, guide, conduct risk management, and implement programs for the TF in the following areas to support National Security Emergency Preparedness: Physical Security, Industrial Security, Communication Security, Operations Security, Cybersecurity, Security Architecture, and Signature Reduction.

-Serves as the Program Security Officer and senior security advisor and provides authoritative interpretations of policies and precedents and provides expert, strategic advise to the TF Director, staff, and senior government officials on all security and protection matters.

– Organizes and directs studies on risk assessment and vulnerability and develops long-range, strategic plans, forecasts, and recommendations. Oversees the Development of alternate methods to enhance efficiency of security and protection measures.

– Represents the TF in meetings with high level officials from the Department of Defense, other department and agencies, vendors, and members of external organizations, etc. advises leadership on National Security Emergency Preparedness and organizational readiness programs.

– Provides leadership in developing and refining broad-based strategies to improve overall operational effectiveness and efficiency of existing programs, policies, and procedures.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule


This position may require operational and/or training deployments. Frequent travel is required, often without sufficient notification. Employee may be subject to 24-hour on call duty. In an emergency, this service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee’s official position description. Employee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under increased mental and physical stress. Employee must physically be able to move and assemble equipment relating to communications and operations centers. The incumbent of this position is designated as an Essential Employee for purposes of weather-related events or other short term isolated emergencies.

Salary: Up to $176,900

Position Summary

This position serves as the Chief, Policy, Programs, Security, and Intelligence Division for a Department of Defense (DoD) Special Task Force (TF). The TF is responsible for developing and implanting long-range strategic concepts, policies and plans for National Security Emergency Preparedness.


The successful candidate should have senior level expertise (at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-15 grade level in the Federal Government) in at least four of the functional areas: Physical Security, Industrial Security, Communications Security, Operations Security, Cyber Security, Security Architecture, and Signature Reduction. The selectee must operate well under pressure, be capable of multi=tasking, and be comfortable dealing with senior leaders and high-level officials. The ability to portray a positive, proactive, diplomatic and professional demeanor with partners and clients is critical.

The selected individual must demonstrate mastery in the five Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) core qualifications: (1) Technical/Professional Achievements, (2) Technical/Professional Development of Others, (3) Technical/Professional Leadership/Decision Making, (4) Continued Technical/Professional Development of the Intelligence Enterprise.

Additional Info:


Technical/Professional Achievements (20%)

The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to formulate concepts, develop techniques and methods, and make legal, fiscal, logistical, or other major contributions to improvements in management and infrastructures. Inherent in this qualification is expertise, problem-solving ability, innovative research, and acquisition of expertise in other disciplines. The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. The candidate must have strong conceptual skills and be able to translate requirements actionable priorities. Further the candidate must be able to strategically manage resources in a manner which balances constraints with mission needs.

Technical/Professional Development of Others (20%)

The candidate should have the demonstrated ability develop the next generation of experts. The candidate should demonstrate the transfer of skills and knowledge to others to include specific expertise as well as intangible skills such as how to approach problems, how to balance risk against the chance of success, how to communicate effectively, etc. Activities which demonstrate competency may include: formal and informal mentoring, participation on boards/panels of significance to the technical community, activities aimed at conveying knowledge (seminars, teaching, informal training on the job, etc.)

Technical/Professional Leadership/Decision (20%)

The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to influence management, make decisions, direct complex technical efforts, spearhead critical technical efforts, influence direction of technical projects, and have impact with decisions. He/She should be able to demonstrate good stewardship of resources and the ability to make decisions that produce High-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks.

Continued Technical/Professional Development (20%)

The continuous enhancement of technical/professional skills and knowledge is imperative training, “stretch” assignments, research and writing projects, interaction with experts, and other activities appropriate to the particular discipline are examples. The following will be taken into consideration: standing in the field (internal and external as appropriate), increased ability to understand and deal with complexity, increased ability to relate narrow technical specialties to the broader needs of the organization, and efforts aimed at deepening technical expertise.

Leading the Intelligence Enterprise (20%)

The candidate must be able to share information and knowledge to achieve results by creating an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view. The candidate must understand organizational responsibility in relation to the larger Intelligence Community strategic priorities. This perspective is shaped by experience and education and characterized by a strategic, top-level focus on broad requirements, joint experiences, fusion of information, collaboration, and vertical and horizontal integration of information. The candidate must be able to lead people toward meeting the organization’s vision, mission and goals. The candidate must be able to achieve desired outcomes through collaboration, negotiation, communication and keen diplomatic and political acumen. The candidate must be able to build solid relationships with stakeholders, leadership, clients and partners to achieve common goals.

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This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans’ Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

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Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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