Senior Program Officer, Intelligence Community Studies
The National Academies - Washington, DC

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The Air Force Studies Board is where the nation turns for independent and informed assessments of a diversity of subjects of importance to the United States Air Force.

The Senior Program Officer for Intelligence Community Studies will be responsible for developing and independently managing multiple highly complex programs/projects, and assisting the Board Director in planning and executing the operational aspects of all Intelligence Community projects.

The Senior Program Officer will also serve as Associate Director to the Board Director and assist in developing program strategies, budgets, and staffing requirements for all assigned Boards, and ensuring that all Board projects/programs meet their stated objectives. The Senior Program Officer /Associate Director directs the preparation of a variety of reports and reviews, including assessments of program performance and strategic outlook; provides oversight and support to program aspects such as the review process and contractual matters; identifies potential government sponsors; writes prospecti and proposals for new and continuing Board funding; and negotiates funding with sponsors. The Senior Program Officer/Associate Director serves as a liaison between the Board Director and internal NRC units, between committee members and between the National Academies and all other parties. The Senior Program Officer/Associate Director represents the Board Director within and outside the National Academies as required. The Senior Program Officer/Associate Director interprets and ensures consistent application of organizational policies.

The Senior Program Officer will also manage project activities involving committees composed of leading experts in a field of science, technology and intelligence. The Senior Program Officer will communicate, coordinate, and provide support to committee members in all aspects of the committee’s work; identify and gather materials for committees, and facilitate the flow of information among committee members, consultants, relevant external agencies, and staff. The Senior Program Officer will be responsible for financial management of assigned projects, including oversight of budget, travel, and schedules. The Senior Program Officer develops prospecti and projects that have a high impact, and manages and mentors support staff. The Senior Program Officer collaborates with experts and sponsors from federal, state, and local government agencies, foundations, schools, and other non-profit organizations.
Master's degree in an engineering or scientific discipline or equivalent knowledge with 6 years in the intelligence community (IC) and/or related department of defense (DoD) science, technology & intelligence (ST&I) field, 2 of which were in a supervisory capacity. Ability to translate technical needs of the IC and/or DoD into proposals, statements of task, and implementation plans for studies and reports to satisfy stated needs. Ability to manage programs to cost and schedule baselines. Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD top secret clearance. Advanced knowledge of the scientific, technical, and underlying intelligence policy issues related to the IC or DoD (at least 15 years desired). Abilty to form and lead administrative and technical teams to implement all aspects of study completion, from data collection to report generation. Ability to solve problems using originality and ingenuity. Ability to serve as a resource to others in the resolution of complex problems and issues. Ability to operate using substantial latitude for independent judgment and action. Ability to independently develop and manage multiple/complex projects. Ability to train and develop staff. Active DoD top secret clearnance desired. Experience working in complex environments with a high degree of organizational effectiveness. Ability to develop positive relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies’ departments and committee/panel members and sponsors through effective communication. Excellent written and oral skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees.

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