Program Director Strategic Futures Group - HR408
Office of the Director of National Intelligence - Fairfax County, VA

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ODNI MISSION: Lead intelligence integration. Forge an Intelligence Community that delivers the most insightful intelligence possible.


Mission of the Organization:

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Deputy Director of National Intelligence for Intelligence Integration (DDNI/II) serves as the Director of National Intelligence’s (DNI) senior leader for intelligence integration across the Intelligence Community (IC) enterprise. DDNI/II is responsible for ensuring customer outcomes by leading advances in collection and analysis that ensure the quality, timeliness, and utility of insights for the nation's decisionmakers. Additionally, DDNI/II is responsible for increasing expertise and improving tradecraft at all levels through specialization, integration, and collaboration. DDNI/II is responsible for the strategic vision, direction, and planning to deliver a more integrated IC reflecting the collective wisdom of our collection and analytic components to advance, in support of the National Intelligence Managers (NIMs), the Unifying Intelligence Strategies (UIS).

The National Intelligence Council (NIC) consists of the most senior intelligence analysts supporting the DNI in carrying out responsibilities as the head of the IC and as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence matters related to national security. The NIC produces a variety of all-source, IC coordinated intelligence reports, including its flagship product, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which represents the authoritative statement on a key national security issue.

T he Strategic Futures Group (SFG) was formed within the NIC to better integrate work on global issues, emerging challenges, and strategic risk. The office focuses on producing integrated futures assessments of the strategic environment and key global issues, identifying emerging risks and opportunities for the United States by looking across traditional regional, functional, and time horizons. The SFG supports both strategy formulation and policy development through broad outreach, innovative tradecraft, and integrated multidisciplinary analysis
  • All groups of qualified individuals

DUTIES: Major Duties and Responsibilities: Direct and oversee an analytic program that produces future and foresight assessments for policy- and decisionmakers on a flexible set of global trends and issues of concern—such as food and water security, global health, climate change, the changing character of warfare, and regional power relationships—either individually or frequently in collaboration with other NIC offices.

Lead and oversee the development and production of Global Trends 2035—a flagship unclassified document produced every four years.

Direct and oversee a program of integrated, multi-disciplinary analysis responsive to the needs of senior policymakers and/or defense planners to assess developing and/or under examined strategic trends to identify emerging challenges to and opportunities for U.S. interests; facilitate and manage regular, short-term warning analytic assessments for the NIC. Oversee the preparation and coordination of strategic and global trend assessments (transnational and/or long-range) shaping the future international environment in written products—NIE, IC Assessments, and other products—and oral briefings for senior U.S. Government policymakers, National Security Service (NSS), State Department, Department of Defense (DoD), and Combatant Command strategic planners.

Investigate and implement innovative tradecraft, methods, and tools to improve strategic foresight and anticipation ; serve as primary IC advocate and champion for future analytic tradecraft and methodology as well as the primary convener for all NIC-sponsored strategic analytic games; utilize innovative techniques such as horizon scanning, strategic gaming, and red teaming to pursue inquiries. Establish and manage liaison relationships with academia, the business community, and other non-government subject matter experts to ensure the IC has a comprehensive understanding of requirements for strategic futures assessments.

Represent the NIC at local and international meetings, conferences, workshops and other forums in support of the IC’s analytic production.

Brief senior IC members, policymakers, military decisionmakers, members of Congress, and other major stakeholders as necessary on strategic analytic perspectives.

Foster and strengthen relationships among analysts from across the IC and with academia, think tanks, the business community, and other nongovernment subject matter experts to ensure that the IC has a comprehensive understanding of emerging transnational and transfunctional issues of strategic importance. Organize analytic exchanges and other forums to draw on expertise from outside the government to support SFG analysis and written production. Participate in the training of new analysts by lecturing in training courses, serving on panels of experts, and mentoring analysts.

Lead, manage, and direct a professional level staff, evaluate performance, collaborate on goal setting, and provide feedback and guidance regarding personal and professional development opportunities.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Technical Qualifications Required:

Demonstrated ability to lead analytic teams with multi-disciplinary expertise within an IC production center or think tank/academic center.

Extensive knowledge of analysis or intelligence production in the forecasting/futures domain.

Demonstrated leadership and management skills in leading interagency, interdisciplinary IC or other analytic teams against a range of functional and regional analytical issues.

Demonstrated ability to conceptualize and lead complex analytic projects.

Demonstrated interpersonal, organizational, and management ability to conceptualize and effectively lead complex analytic projects with limited supervision. Ability to work with and fairly represent the IC when analytic views differ among agencies.

Demonstrated communication skills, including ability to exert influence with senior leadership and communicate effectively with people at all staff levels within the organization, to give oral presentations and to otherwise represent the NIC in meetings.

Please refer to the "How to Apply" section for required documentation.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED: You will be evaluated based upon the responses you provide to each required Technical Qualifications (TQ’s). When describing your Technical Qualifications (TQ’s) please be sure to give examples and explain how often you used these skills, the complexity of the knowledge you possessed, the level of the people you interacted with, the sensitivity of the issues you handled, etc. Your responses should describe the experience; education; and accomplishments which have provided you with the skills and knowledge required for this position.

BENEFITS: Please review the list of benefits below. For additional information please visit the OPM web site at .

  • Federal Employees Health Benefits Program
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Care Insurance
  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) (new employees automatically covered). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program.
  • Annual Vacation Leave
  • Sick Leave
  • Paid Federal Holidays
  • Alternative work schedule
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Accounts

  • OTHER INFORMATION: This job is being filled by an alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service.

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