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
This position will serve as the IC IG Source Support Program Manager performing similar functions to that of a Whistleblower Coordinator as established by 5 U.S.C.A. § APP. 3 § 3 (West). The IC IG Source Support Program Manager supports and enables lawful disclosures and enables IC IG Whistleblower programs by providing targeted education on whistleblower topics; coordinating amongst key stakeholders on whistleblower disclosures and investigations; as appropriate, facilitating alternative dispute resolution pertaining to allegations of prohibited reprisal against whistleblowers.
The incumbent will:
Serve as an informational resource for IC employees with questions regarding processes and procedures regarding how to make a lawful protected disclosure.
Encourage, assist and enable agency workforce training on Whistleblower topics by identifying lessons learned and best practices amongst IC elements to enhance the effectiveness of agency Whistleblower training.
Identify trends or issues for targeted workforce training opportunities on relevant whistleblower topics by relevant agency management officials.
Develop briefing and informational packets, and arrange meetings to publicize the IC IG Source Support Program's function and purpose.
Assist and facilitate IC IG communication and coordination with the IC IG Forum, Office of Special Counsel, The Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Community elements, Congress, and other relevant entities regarding the timely and appropriate investigation of whistleblower disclosures and retaliation complaints.
Collaborate and engage with ODNI components that have an IC-wide oversight responsibility like Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity and Civil Liberties, Privacy and Transparency Office to identify relevant training and dispute resolution opportunities.
As appropriate, facilitate Alternative Dispute Resolution opportunities for parties to whistleblower reprisal allegations who are willing to pursue such dispute resolution mechanisms.
While this position involves assisting sources with questions regarding processes, procedures and potential dispute resolution, the Source Support Program Manager is not a legal representative, agent or advocate for current or former IC employees utilizing the services of the Source Support Program Manager.
25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Knowledge, skill or training in Federal Whistleblower laws, policies and protections as applicable to the Intelligence Community.
Knowledge, skill or training on Federal ombudsman functions.
Knowledge, skill, training or understanding of federal employee grievance policies, procedures, and applicable federal regulations.
Knowledge of Inspector General functions, duties and roles.
Who May Apply:
Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.
Former members of the Peace Corps may be considered for ODNI employment only if five full years have elapsed since separation from the Peace Corps.
For a cadre assignment:
Current ODNI permanent cadre.
Current ODNI Staff Reserve Employees. (A staff reserve employee who currently occupies this position may not apply.)
Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply.)
Candidates outside the Federal Government.
For a detailee assignment:
Current Federal Government employees. (Current GS employees at the same grade or one grade lower than the advertised position grade may apply. )
Mandatory and Educational Requirements:
Knowledge, skill or training in Federal Whistleblower laws, policies and protections.
Expert ability to interpret laws, regulations, judicial decisions, Executive orders, and statutes involving complex concepts and issues, as well as superior-level research, analytical, and organizational skills.
Superior interpersonal, organizational and problem solving skills, including ability to work effectively both independently and in a collaborative environment and superior creative problem solving skills.
Ability to elicit information through interviews, focus groups, and question and answer sessions.
Briefing skills to provide employees with useful information and an open line of communication.
Strong oral and written communication skills, including the ability to clearly convey complex information and ideas to all sources and other relevant stakeholders.
Experience and skill in negotiation or alternative dispute resolution techniques.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and mandatory requirements and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
APPLICATION PACKAGES MUST CONTAIN ALL ITEMS LISTED ABOVE. AN INCOMPLETE APPLICATION PACKAGE WILL BE INELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration.
To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 301-243-9041.
Current Federal Employees Applying for a Detail Assignment:
Applicants from federal agencies within the Intelligence Community (IC) 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.
Applicants from within the IC must submit an application through the classified IC Joint Duty Program website.
Applicants from federal agencies outside the IC must provide:
WRITTEN ENDORSEMENT from the employing agency concurring with the detail.
RESUME: Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the vacancy announcement, particularly the MDRs, and construct their resume to highlight their most significant experience and qualifications relevant to this job opportunity.
PERFORMANCE EVALUATIONS: Applicants are required to provide their two most recent performance evaluations. A justification is required if the applicant is unable to provide the two most recent evaluations.
VACANCY NUMBER: Reference the vacancy number in the subject line of the email and on each document submitted.
CURRENT SF-50: Federal Government employees must provide an SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" to verify current federal status, position, title, grade, and organization of record.
COVER LETTER: Applicants must submit a cover letter as a supplement to the resume to elaborate on their qualifications and previous work performed.WHERE TO SUBMIT: Applications should be sent to either DNI-MSD-HR-RR-Team_B_WMA@dni.ic.gov (classified email system) or Recruitment_TeamB@dni.gov (unclassified email system). Applicants submitting via JWICS are requested to submit their materials to firstname.lastname@example.org (Daniel J.), email@example.com (Stephanie M.), and firstname.lastname@example.org (Jaqueline D.) in lieu of the group address above. All attachments should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.
Applications submitted through the classified email system should NOT contain classified information above the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.