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Office of the Director of National Intelligence Internal Communications Officer in McLean, Virginia

Summary The Office of Strategic Communications is the trusted voice of the ODNI. We are transforming the way the ODNI engages with the public, the media, and the workforce while investing in our employees. This position gives you the chance to do what all of those movie producers and writers wish they could - tell the Intelligence Community story from the inside. We are seeking creative, dynamic and forward thinking communicators to develop and deliver our story to a wide range of audiences. Responsibilities As an Internal Communications Officer, you will create, curate, and organize information to achieve communication objectives for ODNI. The ideal candidate has a background in developing communications solutions that deliver the right content to the right people in the right place at the right time. You are an excellent communicator, capable of crafting powerful narratives across a variety of platforms. You are constantly learning, partnering with subject matter experts, writers, and leadership to develop the internal communications products. You are also a strategic thinker, exploring new ways to both tell and present information for the maximum impact. Finally, you thrive under deadlines, delivering succinct and effective products quickly. Research topics, conduct interviews, write news, feature and explanatory articles for ODNI internal publications, ODNI websites and blogs to facilitate understanding of the ODNI's mission, goals, and strategies to the ODNI and Intelligence Community workforces, respectively. Write and edit workforce messages, articles, and communication materials for the ODNI and IC workforce in support of providing timely, relevant, and important information to the ODNI and Intelligence Community (IC) workforces to facilitate understanding of the ODNI's mission, vision, and goals. Contribute to the development, planning, and implementation of internal communication strategies and roll-out plans to support key ODNI activities and initiatives. Coordinate with appropriate ODNI staff officials to obtain, review, and when necessary, improve the effectiveness of information to be communicated to the ODNI and IC audiences. Schedule, coordinate and manage logistics for internal ODNI events and forums, such as town halls, panel discussions, guest speakers, presentations, and special events, to advance the DNI's and PDDNI's objectives and enhance his/her visibility in the community. Deliver, in public settings, presentations and related program materials to senior IC leaders and other designated groups on critical Public Affairs objectives and issues. Cultivate collaborative relationships of mutual support with internal communications officers and public affairs staffs at each of the 18 intelligence agencies and components Develop and disseminate information to stakeholders using a full range of media and communication methods; based on assignment, methods may include Town Halls, round tables, ODNI senior principal speeches and Congressional testimony, workforce memorandums, ODNI brochures and publications, press releases, questions and answers (Q&A) and frequently asked questions (FAQs) documents, Internet and web 2.0 communications, and/or video presentations. Develop and produce informational materials concerning ODNI mission, programs, and activities for dissemination to stakeholders and obtain feedback on the effectiveness of these materials. Requirements Conditions of Employment Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees. Qualifications Mandatory Requirements: The ability to design and implement innovative communications strategies for IC initiatives and programs. Communication skills, both written and oral, including demonstrated ability to produce concise and properly-edited products that clearly and logically convey complex information and ideas. Ability to listen to, clarify, and convey understanding of others' ideas, comments, and questions as well as the ability to integrate and build upon diverse opinions. Interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a variety of audiences and convey information to a variety of audiences with different levels of comprehension of ODNI's mission, vision and goals. Thorough analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, to identify needs and requirements, and to develop recommendations and solutions. Ability to manage small and large-scale projects that contribute to a larger strategic communications plan. Ability to manage competing priorities under strict deadlines while maintaining a high level of attention to detail; ability to work effectively with ODNI's senior leaders in a high profile and demanding office. Thorough knowledge of the ODNI, IC, Congress, and the overall national security apparatus. Desired Requirements: Experience as a print journalist; experience writing and editing using the Associated Press Style Guide. Experience with writing for the web such as social media, blogging and the use of content management systems including WordPress, and Sharepoint. Education Bachelor's Degree. Additional Information Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C. area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. Salary Determination: A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary. Other Information REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Office Representative by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.