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    The incumbent serves as the Chief, Communications Division for a Department of Defense (DoD) Special Task Force (TF), responsible for an emergency preparedness program. The TF develops and implements long-range strategic concepts, policies and plans for National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP). The TF also provides infrastructure support to governmental entities to maintain essential functions during times of crisis.

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    The Chief, Communications Division is responsible for:
     - Providing guidance to TF and partner Information Technology (IT) managers and staff involved in the design, development, implementation, modification, maintenance and integration of intra-and inter- agency systems;
     - Researching, proposing, and implementing complex communications infrastructure (such as emerging satellite communications systems) to meet stakeholder requirements while ensuring continuity of communications regardless of the interruption;
     - Directing the strategy for planning, architecture, design and configuration management of all TF hardware, software, database management systems, telecommunications, data and local area network, and related equipment and approves methodologies and configurations changes to infrastructure;
     - Effectively supporting, developing and managing a workforce that is capable of anticipating and responding to stakeholder requirements;
     - Serving as principal advisor to senior-level program stakeholders for areas assigned;
     - Managing the division's budget and workload, establishing performance requirements for subordinate staff and ensuring appropriate performance standards are applied; ensuring accountability and transparency in financial planning, decision-making and reporting, and ensuring sound investment of government financial resources and integrity of the Federal contracting process;
     - Demonstrating the ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Establishes and implements an organizational vision in a continuously changing environment;
     - Providing executive leadership and direction in concert with the TF leadership and stakeholders for mission assurance, critical infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, risk management, emergency preparedness, and records management programs;
     - Determining the optimal organizational structure and utilization of resources to accomplish mission and objectives in an efficient, economical, and effective manner;
     - Leading a team of System Engineers, Emergency Management, and Information Technology Professionals toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals;
     - Leading the preparation and delivery of communications and briefings of senior stakeholders, as well as all other customers and partners of the TF. Interfacing with customers and representing the TF Director at meetings, briefings, conferences, etc. Establishing and maintaining partnerships with key customers and stakeholders;
     - Directing the implementation of approved plans. Tasking organizations and/or contractors to carry out technology initiatives. Evaluating technical progress to assess performance, conducting risk assessments, and coordinating technical modifications to accommodate requirements.
     - Leading efforts to fully understand and meet stakeholder needs and requirements in the areas of risk mitigation and response readiness;
     - Performing other duties as assigned.

    The Defense Intelligence Senior-Level (DISL) is responsible for:
     - 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.

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - NA

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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