This is an opportunity for:
- An internal or external candidate to fill a GS-15 cadre position.
- A Federal Government employee to serve on a two-year reimbursable detail assignment in the ODNI. The detail assignment may be extended an additional year if all parties agree.
The Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community (ICIG) was established within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) by the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The ICIG has the authority to initiate and conduct independent audits, inspections, investigations, and reviews of programs and activities within the responsibility and authority of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The ICIG's principal organizational divisions are Audit, Investigations, Inspections and Evaluations, and Management and Administration. The ICIG also operates a Center for Protected Disclosures.
Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
- The Director of Communications is the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community's (ICIG) focal point for creativity and storytelling. The ICIG is a small but strong team, known for innovating and thinking on the edge because we constantly challenge ourselves to push the envelope and strive for the next level of excellence. We are very passionate about what we do - we believe in our mission and the core values of the intelligence community. We are looking for someone who can bring the same energy, dedication, professionalism and commitment to our communication and outreach efforts. If you have this kind of energy as well as a commitment to truth and quality, this is the place for you.
- We are seeking a seasoned communications professional - a creative and responsive storyteller who can effectively deliver our key messages to targeted audiences. This is a highly visible position requiring proven strategic and change management abilities; the capacity to effectively influence leadership, employees, customers, and other stakeholders; and exceptional written and oral communications skills. The Director of Communications is responsible for elevating the organization's presence to strengthen the ICIG's brand equity across the community and in the public domain. The candidate must have the ability to take information and transform it into effective key messages that tell our story and inform audiences about our work. The Director of Communications works in close partnership with the ICIG leadership team. The ideal candidate is knowledgeable about current affairs affecting the work of the ICIG and has experience in crisis communications.
- The Director of Communications is the primary lead for the Office of the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community's media relations and outreach initiatives. The incumbent also serves as one of the primary spokespersons for the organization and works closely with other ICIG representatives, including the Inspector General and Principal Deputy Inspector General, senior leaders, and others to deliver the right message and ensure consistent branding. The incumbent in this position will:
- Identify key strategic ICIG objectives and develop, implement, manage, and evaluate internal and external communication plans to actively engage employees and external stakeholders in the achievement of those organizational objectives.
- Advocate for improved communication practices and counsel ICIG leadership on ways to improve employee and external stakeholder engagement and communication. Seek out and identify proactive communications opportunities that promote open and honest communication.
- Manage the ICIG's public relations initiatives and work closely with the ODNI's public affairs office, as appropriate, to coordinate public affairs activities, to include prepublication reviews, speaking engagements, and responses to media inquiries.
- Initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships with other communications organizations in the Intelligence Community, and, as appropriate, members of the media, community leaders, policy groups, and/or concerned constituencies to provide information about the ICIG mission, programs, and activities.
- Coach and prepare ICIG staff members for public interactions; develop and implement training to inform ICIG staff on how to deliver the ICIG's message in a variety of contexts.
- Identify, implement, and enhance communication channels and methods to promote the ICIG mission, objectives, and successes, including a dynamic internet platform and website.
- Monitor and address public reaction to and public understanding of the ICIG and provide recommendations for improved delivery of key messages to the public.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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