Feb 01, 2023

Senior Technical Leader - Assistant Inspector General for Management and Planning, National Security Agency

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The Office of the Inspector General (OIG) at the National Security Agency is seeking an experienced leader with outstanding program management, organizational, leadership, collaboration, strategic planning, and interpersonal skills to serve as the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) for Management and Planning. We are very passionate about what we do. We believe in our intelligence oversight mission and our core values of integrity, independence, commitment, diversity, and transparency. If you believe in the mission of effective and objective oversight, are committed to excellence, and are looking for an opportunity to have a positive and enduring impact to the efficiency and effectiveness of OIG operations, this is the position for you. As a key member of the OIG Senior Leadership Team, the AIG for Management and Planning will have substantial responsibilities related to the full range of OIG management and planning functions. Providing direct leadership to a multi-disciplined staff of professional technical and support personnel, the incumbent will play a critical role in establishing a culture focused on innovation and inclusion by capitalizing on the strengths of the workforce to achieve exceptional mission outcomes. Strategic thinking, superior technical skills, strong business acumen, and exceptional inter-personal skills are essential in this new role. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Direct and integrate OIG's financial, human capital, workforce development, information technology and data analytics, internal and external communications, quality assurance, records management, and support service functions. - Monitor implementation of decisions made by the Inspector General (IG); review accomplishments for timeliness and acceptability; provide advice and instructions; and ensure the IG's directives, instructions, and policies are carried out. - Manage the sufficiency and effectiveness of OIG processes and internal controls. - Drive efficiencies through standardization, modernization, and streamlining OIG deliverables. - Oversee personnel engaged in the production of formal reports of findings and making recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions. - Engage in and coordinate management analysis and planning supporting current and future OIG programs and activities, including conducting and overseeing strategic planning with the objective of ensuring that the necessary infrastructure to enable evolving OIG programs and operations and that resources are used effectively and efficiently throughout the organization. The Defense Intelligence Senior-Level (DISL) employee is known for his/her technical or professional expertise, problem-solving ability, innovative research, valuable contributions to the Agency, standing in his/her technical field, influence on management, and spearheading critical technical and professional efforts. The continuous enhancement of breadth and/or depth of these skills and knowledge is essential. THE DISL: - Serves in an official position of DISL, regardless of his/her organizational level. DISLs are technical experts with continual achievements and accomplishments in their technical field. They solve the difficult technical problems. They are leaders in concepts or theories formulated, techniques, tradecraft, methods developed, and inventions. They continuously advance the arts and sciences, and/or the legal, fiscal, or logistical fields, and they make major contributions/improvements in management and infrastructures. - Provides incisive technical advice to senior management, offering solutions and technical perspective, as appropriate, for decision-making. Provides authoritative technical advice and input to leadership regarding research and technical development and serves as an NSA spokesperson on technical issues. Considers Agency goals and performance strategically and guides the Agency's overall direction. Ensures that the Agency achieves its mission by developing its major programs, goals, and plans. - Identifies the emerging strategies in the Directorates by developing relationships with key technical leaders to pull independent strategies together and facilitates leverages between mission elements, academia, and industry. Works with people and organizations outside his/her immediate organization--to include the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense at large--to defend controversial or critical long-range NSA plans. - Leads the technical workforce, exhibiting leadership competencies and behaviors, and mentors subordinates to ensure the development of a cadre of future Senior Technical Leaders. Creates an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.

In addition to the criteria below, ideal applicant for this position will have demonstrated high standards of personal integrity, as well as independence and objectivity. The leader should possess superior judgment and analytical skills and be able to communicate effectively with senior military and civilian officials inside and outside NSA. The ability to convey information candidly, accurately, and constructively to the highest levels of authority is essential. Applicants should demonstrate most, if not all, of the following characteristics: - An independent, objective attitude and appearance that precludes actual or perceived impairments or bias in conducting inspection work and presenting results; - Senior management and corporate-level staff experience; - Proficiency in negotiation and conflict resolution; and - Experience with Agency or intelligence community missions, organizations, and processes would be beneficial, but is not required. KEY INTERACTIONS: NSA Directorates, other OIGs within the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity & Efficiency (CIGIE), including the OIGs that comprise the Intelligence Community Forum chaired by the IG of the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense IG.

WEIGHTED SELECTION CRITERIA: Specific Technical/Professional Achievements: 20 points Candidate should have a strong record of personal technical and professional achievements. Factors to be taken into consideration include: - Creating, developing, analyzing options, and applying innovative technical solutions to specific mission-related problems; - Documenting technical accomplishments and encouraging others in the technical workforce to do likewise; - Demonstrating expertise, competency, problem solving ability, and depth in relevant technical areas; and - Experience in translating high-level vision into practically achievable strategies and results. Technical/Professional Development of Others: 25 points Candidate should have a strong record of developing the skills and abilities of others in the technical workforce, to include: - Encouraging participation in career development programs, - Mentoring and providing technical and career guidance, - Initiating and supporting efforts to ensure the Agency workforce has the technical skills and tools required to meet future challenges, - Actively sharing technical knowledge through teaching and/or participating in technical forums, and - Effectively advocating for technical personnel for promotion, awards, and other forms of recognition. Technical/Professional Decision Making: 30 points Candidate must be a creative, innovative thinker, and be able to effectively organize and plan, set priorities, lead strategy and process development, and successfully implement. Factors to be taken into consideration include: - Evidence of personal contributions to planning, execution, decision-making, and/or resolution of issues; - Evidence of ability to initiate and sustain successful partnerships, alliances, and/or teaming activities; and - Evidence of successful organizational representation and partnering/teaming with internal and external entities. Continued Technical/Professional Development: 10 points Candidate should have a strong record of continuous enhancement of technical and professional skills and knowledge, to include formal training, "stretch" assignments, research and writing projects, and interaction with other technical experts. Factors to be taken into consideration include depth of knowledge in a technical discipline and experience in translating high-level visions into practically achievable strategies and leading toward success. Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: 15 points Candidate should have a broad point of view of the intelligence mission and an understanding of individual and organizational responsibilities in relation to the larger IC strategic priorities. Factors to be taken into consideration include: demonstrated ability to build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key technical peers and stakeholders across the IC, and an ability to create an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.

OPEN TO: DISLs (Tier 1) and GG15s WORK ROLE: Senior Leader LOCATION: Ft. George G. Meade, MD SALARY: Up to $195,000 This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Periodic extended hours may be necessary. International and domestic travel may be required. The incumbent is subject to random drug and polygraph testing. This position requires a TOP SECRET clearance and SPECIAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (SBI).

This vacancy is open to current Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) employees. If you are currently a DCIPS employee in the grade of GG15, you may apply as well. GG15's and non-intelligence community applicants MUST submit a write-up, not to exceed three (3) pages, which provides demonstrated examples of the DISL Technical Qualifications (TQ's). The TQ's can be found in the "Skills" section of this vacancy under the weighted selection criteria. Applicants who do not submit the write-up will not be considered. Current DISL employees must provide proof of their current appointment to the DISL ranks when applying. U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. 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.