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NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals.

Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at IntelligenceCareers.gov/NSA

National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. NSA is the nation's leader in providing foreign signals intelligence while also protecting U.S. government information systems, forging the frontier of communications and analysis. We serve the American people by applying a wide variety of technical skills to produce meaningful results that help protect our nation, keeping our friends and families safe for generations to come. Description of Position Intelligence Analysts have the power to influence world affairs. They provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders, and seek creative solutions to answer analytical questions. NSA Intelligence Analysts are hired into either a technical mission office or the Intelligence Analysis Development Program (IADP), which lasts up to three years. The IADP is designed to provide an intensive, accelerated opportunity to acquire the unique technical skills and experience needed to successfully apply knowledge and analytic ability to the Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) mission and help analysts achieve core analytic competencies in accordance with the Intelligence Analysis Professional Development Standards (IAPDS). The program includes 4-5 operational tours in a variety of offices, interspersed with formal classroom and computer-based training. These on-the-job operational tours are primarily focused on the two main SIGINT disciplines of intelligence analysis - SIGINT reporting and SIGINT development. Intelligence Analysts are at the forefront of implementing NSA's mission, and they do so in a variety of ways: - Research and understand foreign intelligence targets, how they operate and how they fit in the larger geo-political context - Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information - Demonstrate a firm understanding of the communications environment and technology trends of foreign intelligence targets - Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines - Work independently and collaborate effectively (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) in research, analysis, and reporting Job Summary Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Your skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising will ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. Qualifications Salary Range: $48,670 - $77,396 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in aspects of intelligence analysis (e.g., target development, social network analysis, and metadata analysis). Note: For development program hires, the experience requirement may be met with more general analytic, problem solving, and/or investigative experience. Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in aspects of intelligence analysis (e.g., target development, social network analysis, and metadata analysis). Note: For development program hires, the experience requirement may be met with more general analytic, problem solving, and/or investigative experience. Competencies The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, has a strong desire for learning, and is also: - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - a strong written and oral communicator - able to synthesize information to solve complex problems - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to provide timely and accurate customer service Coursework, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired and should be emphasized within your resume to share your diverse skill set and allow for a more competitive application. This includes sharing your experience in software and programming languages (i.e. SPSS, R, Python, Stata, etc.). - Research and Analysis - Writing / Editing - Critical foreign languages - Computer science or networking - Cyber security - Data modeling, data mining, data science - Metadata analysis - Quantitative / Statistical analysis - Research methodology - Social network analysis - Telecommunications - Target development - Topical or Regional studies relevant to national security and the IC - Information / Records management Internships, extracurricular activities, and/or foreign study which are relevant to this described position (as listed above) are also considered. Extracurricular activities might include participation in Hack-a-thons, Capture the Flag, relevant conferences, writing for school newspaper, leadership or board member of an organization, teaching, robotics, chess, mentoring, etc. Prior military without a degree but with intelligence analysis cryptologic experience will be considered. NOTE: This position requires you to take an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Upon submission of your application, a testing notice will be sent to your provided email with further instructions. This opportunity to test will be available for 14 days before it may expire, so we ask you to remain diligent and check your Spam folder as well as your Inbox, just in case the email landed there. Please be sure to complete the assessment at your earliest convenience, as this information will be included in the selection decision, with consideration delayed or possibly halted in absence of a recorded test result. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations are provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes, and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. NSA is the nation's leader in providing foreign signals intelligence while also protecting U.S. government information systems, forging the frontier of communications and analysis. We serve the American people by applying a wide variety of technical skills to produce meaningful results that help protect our nation, keeping our friends and families safe for generations to come. Description of Position Develop and maintain methods to obtain, process, disseminate, organize, and summarize specialized reference materials in which the work requires application of specialized technical subject-matter knowledge, foreign language skills, library techniques, or systems expertise. Identify and maintain currency in research skills and analytic methodologies sufficient to provide immediate, situational awareness spanning the breadth and depth of Agency missions. Provide a historical context for solving current problems by applying professional methods and techniques to locate, analyze, and interpret historical evidence. Archive documents that, in aggregate, serve to record NSA operations or activities. Develop methods to determine when information or records are no longer needed and can be retired or destroyed. Recommend practices to meet legal constraints and controls on dissemination and use of information. Evaluate developments in information management practices for potential to help achieve NSA strategic and tactical goals. Maintain interpersonal and communications skills to a level sufficient to teach, author, and promote information management and evaluation competencies in a variety of fora. Explore and employ information technologies relevant to data and metadata tagging, extraction, filtering, normalizing, and other processes consistent with NSA standards and systems. Job Summary Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Your skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising will ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. PLEASE NOTE: This position requires you to take an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Upon submission of your application, a testing notice will be sent to your provided email with further instructions. This opportunity to test will be available for 14 days before it may expire, so we ask you to remain diligent and check your Spam folder as well as your Inbox, just in case the email landed there. Please be sure to complete the assessment at your earliest convenience, as this information will be included in the selection decision, with consideration delayed or possibly halted in absence of a recorded test result. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission. Qualifications Salary Range: $48,670 - $77,396 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree in Library Science or Information Management is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in conducting research and analysis using established professional methods and techniques and/or data/information management. Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree in Library Science or Information Management is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in conducting research and analysis using established professional methods and techniques and data/information management. Competencies The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, has a strong desire for learning, and whose experience reflects: - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - a strong written and oral communicator - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to apply critical thinking and reasoning to make analytic determinations - able to communicate information or ideas clearly, concisely, and professionally - provide timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services - work with customers to clarify their needs and to determine how their needs can be met KNOWLEDGE: Understanding of NSA/CSS missions and organization; Familiarity with the NSA/CSS Policy System; Knowledge of NSA/CSS Policies related to information security and classification; Understanding of IC and DOD missions and organization; Familiarity with IC and DOD policies and regulations related to information security and classification; Security policies and procedures; Understanding of NSA/CSS relationships with Foreign Partners; Knowledge of internal NSA/CSS coordination and approval processes. SKILLS: Reading Comprehension Skills - Gathering and Analyzing Information; Research Skills Using NSA-Specific Internal Web; Making Decisions and Solving Problems; Writing, Editing, and Reviewing; Providing Customer Service; Working with Others; Acquiring and Sharing Job Knowledge and Skills. GLOBAL SKILLS: Reasoning; Concentration; Multi-tasking; Oral Comprehension; Assertiveness; Initiative; Persistence; Accountability; Dependability; Attention to Detail; Time Management; Oral Communication; Written Communication; Critical Thinking; Strategic Thinking; Continual Learning; Decisiveness; Flexibility; Integrity/Honesty; Political Savvy; Resilience; Influencing/Negotiating; Interpersonal Skills; Partnering; Team Building; Planning, Organizing, and Coordinating. TOOLS: Microsoft Office products (Outlook, Lync/Skype, Excel, Word, Power Point, Access); Intranet (NSANet, SIPRNET, NIPRNET, INTELINK); SHAREPOINT; LINKSHARE; Adobe Pro. NOTE: This position requires you to take an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Upon submission of your application, a testing notice will be sent to your provided email with further instructions. This opportunity to test will be available for 14 days before it may expire, so we ask you to remain diligent and check your Spam folder as well as your Inbox, just in case the email landed there. Please be sure to complete the assessment at your earliest convenience, as this information will be included in the selection decision, with consideration delayed or possibly halted in absence of a recorded test result. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the Selectee. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from getting access to sensitive classified national security information. Managers at NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's missions. NSA seeks mid-level to experienced human capital professionals with emphases on job analysis, personnel selection and assessment, training/program evaluation, performance measurement, leader development and/or survey research for full-time positions in a variety of organizations within NSA. Incumbents will work with industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologists, strategic consultants, survey researchers, data scientists, and other human capital professionals to drive human capital initiatives and strategies at NSA. Ideal candidates will possess experience in one or more of the above areas and have exceptional skills in the areas of consulting, problem solving, report writing, and client/project management. Expert research design and data analysis skills, attention to detail, and self-motivation are critical. The Applied Social Scientists on the Diversity Equality and Inclusion team focus on issues of fairness in policy, procedures, practices, and outcomes. They regularly carry out barrier analyses (quantitative and qualitative) and lead integrated process teams composed of stakeholders from across the Agency. The Applied Social Scientists determine the best statistical analyses to use for longitudinal studies, relevant labor force metrics, survival analyses and causal connections. They meet regularly with leaders to review metrics, study findings and the inclusion quotient with senior leaders. They partner with other team members to aid organizations looking to shift to improved outcomes as well as with many organizations across the Agency in their daily work. Using social science research methods to enhance the way we carry out our mission, incumbents will support projects such as: - Designing and executing job analysis studies - Conducting training needs analyses and evaluating training effectiveness - Developing and validating assessments for selection and development purposes (e.g., structured interviews, cognitive and non-cognitive measures, and knowledge tests) - Developing and executing plans for evaluating the impact of EEOD programs - Conducting EEO analyses for selection and promotion decisions - Developing and analyzing workforce surveys (e.g., climate, quality of hire, skills assessments) - Developing and executing plans to evaluate the impact of current and future programs and processes - Analyzing a variety of program-related data to drive strategic business decisions - Contributing to basic and applied research projects - Creating dynamic, user-friendly visualizations Ideal candidates would be expected to: - Hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Survey Research, Quantitative Psychology, or related field (e.g., Organizational Development, Sociology, Educational Psychology) - Collaborate with team members across the organization and develop strategic partnerships throughout the Agency to help achieve organizational goals and needs - Contribute to the conceptualization, design, analysis, and presentation of applied research (applying appropriate quantitative and qualitative research techniques, data collection strategies, data analysis methods) to inform technical and leadership decisions - Keep abreast of best practices and new research in I/O, human capital management, and related fields - Synthesize complex findings and detailed research into executive summaries and presentations intended for managerial decisions and/or publication - Provide high quality customer service to clients through superior technical work as well as effective project management and communication - Be proficient in relevant tools such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, and Statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R) Job Summary NSA has numerous excellent opportunities in many different HR disciplines. Opportunities exist in HR research, HR Program Management, HR Policy, Recruiting and many more. Qualifications Below are the generic minimum qualifications for this work role. However, ideal candidates would be expected to hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Survey Research, Quantitative Psychology, or a related field. Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree must be in Applied Social Sciences or Applied Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, and Sociology). Relevant experience must be in social or behavioral sciences (e.g., organizational development, organizational effectiveness, performance improvement, test development and validation, social network analysis, or systems thinking), some of the experience must be current (i.e., within the past 2 years) and must include performing research and analysis. Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Applied Social Sciences or Applied Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, and Sociology). Relevant experience must be in social or behavioral sciences (e.g., organizational development, organizational effectiveness, performance improvement, test development and validation, social network analysis, or systems thinking), some of the experience must be current (i.e., within the past 2 years) and must include performing research and analysis and formal/informal leadership. Salary Range: $142,701 - $170,800 (Expert) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Applied Social Sciences or Applied Behavioral Sciences (e.g., Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Business Administration, Human Resources Management, and Sociology). Relevant experience must be in social or behavioral sciences (e.g., organizational development, organizational effectiveness, performance improvement, test development and validation, social network analysis, or systems thinking), some of the experience must be current (i.e., within the past 2 years) and must include performing research and analysis and formal leadership or management. Competencies Skills: -Conduct front-end analyses. -Design and develop human resource policies, programs, processes, or systems (for example, employee development programs, recruitment and staffing programs, performance management systems). -Conduct workforce analyses that describe current states, predict future trends, and/or inform business decisions. -Develop human capital solutions that address customer requirements and meet mission needs. -Execute communication campaigns and strategies. -Analyze corporate or customer requirements to develop, design, and deliver communication strategies or products -Develop research approaches and methodologies. -Establish research objectives. -Identify research questions. -Review scientific or technical literature to support research efforts. -Conduct research, including studies, experiments, and investigations. -Analyze data using appropriate tool set. -Evaluate research for practical application. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. HR Generalist provides vital support to the overall mission and employees of the NSA by providing front-line HR services. Description of Position: HR Generalist As a HR Generalist, you will be part of a team that provides front-line HR services by interpreting and applying HR policies and other support-related policies, and regulations. Responsibilities of a HR Generalist include, but are not limited to: - Advise on a full spectrum of HR topics - Implement HR policies and programs - Provide guidance and counsel to employees and managers - Engage in outreach to customer organizations - Assist with briefing the different HR programs offered to the workforce - Onboard new employees Job Summary NSA has numerous excellent opportunities in many different HR disciplines. Opportunities exist in HR research, HR Program Management, HR Policy, Recruiting and many more. Qualifications Salary Range: $48,670 - $77,396 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Human Resources (HR), Business Administration, Business Management, or an HR-related field (e.g. Personnel Counseling Services, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, or Human Resources Management). At the bachelor's level, may also be in a related field (e.g., psychology, sociology, and counseling). Relevant experience must be performing HR activities (e.g., human capital, health/benefits, retirement, and recruitment) and customer service. Salary Range: $72,030 - $93,638 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Human Resources (HR), Business Administration, Business Management, or an HR-related field (e.g. Personnel Counseling Services, Organizational Behavior, Organizational Development, I-O Psychology, Industrial Relations, Business Administration, or Human Resources Management). At the bachelor's level, may also be in a related field (e.g., psychology, sociology, and counseling). Relevant experience must be performing HR activities (e.g., human capital, health/benefits, retirement, and recruitment) and customer service. Counseling or consulting experience is preferred. Competencies The ideal candidate is someone with excellent customer service and interpersonal skills who is: - motivated - a self-starter - innovative - forward-leaning - can work effectively independently and in a team setting - well-organized - able to handle multiple assignments How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities SALARY: Members of NSA's Police Force enjoy a starting salary of $52,567. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a current and ongoing requirement for personnel to serve as Full-time officers with the NSA Police on its complexes at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for these exciting and highly dynamic positions offering unlimited career growth, exceptional training, and the opportunity to serve your country as an employee of one of the most unique and respected Agencies in the Federal government. NSA Police Officers provide armed and uniformed security, force protection, and law enforcement functions in support of NSA's mission, assets, personnel, and facilities headquartered in and around Fort Meade. The NSA Police Force is an integral part of the NSA Associate Directorate for Security organization, which provides NSA worldwide counterintelligence, personnel, and facilities security support. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NSA POLICE INCLUDE: - Counterterrorism & Force Protection - Asset Protection - Pedestrian and vehicular access control - Response and mitigation of security, medical, and fire emergencies - Critical incident management - Enforcement of laws and regulations relative to the protection of NSA assets - Vehicle, facility, and material security inspections - Firearms training and range management - Patrol of NSA property Job Summary Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people, and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Security personnel oversee the development, installation, and maintenance of physical security systems. Security personnel help maintain integral elements of an overall security theory, posture, and infrastructure designed to efficiently deter, delay, detect and identify threats to NSA people, resources and facilities. Qualifications Only the highest caliber individuals qualify for these selected positions. At a minimum, applicants must meet the following qualifications: - Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. - Unquestionable loyalty to the United States and sound moral character as established by a comprehensive Federal Special Background Investigation (to include a polygraph). - Issues that could disqualify an applicant from consideration include, but are not limited to, whether the applicant has engaged in serious criminal activity, recent illegal drug use, a history of adverse employment actions to include absenteeism and termination, or significant credit problems such as recent bankruptcies. - This position requires the carrying of an Agency-issued firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended, and applicable implementing regulations prohibit the NSA from issuing a firearm or ammunition to anyone who has a record of having been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence. Applicants who have been convicted of such a crime are not eligible to be considered for this position. - At least 21 years of age. - Excellent physical condition. - Must meet DoD vision standards for law enforcement occupations. - Must meet DoD hearing standards for law enforcement occupations. - Must be willing to work outdoors, shift-work, weekends, holidays, and overtime, under strenuous and potentially dangerous conditions. - Possess a valid state driver's license. - Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience. - Experience working with basic office resources (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics), working in security, law enforcement, and/or military service is desired. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid U.S. driver's license. Certification in Act 120, MPTC, FLETC exempt, CPR, and AED is preferred. BENEFITS: All NSA employees are provided a comprehensive Federal employment benefit package that includes: - Federal health and life insurance options - Federal retirement plan - 10 paid holidays a year - Sick leave accrued at the rate of 4 hours per pay period (13 days/year) - Vacation leave ranging from 13-26 days a year (based on years of Federal service) - Military leave - Shift, weekend, and holiday salary differential - Paid overtime - Tuition reimbursement program - On-site child care (fee for service) - Credit Union services IN ADDITION, OFFICERS ARE PROVIDED: - Uniforms, equipment, and laundering at no cost - Performance based rank and salary promotions - Opportunities to apply for vacancies in the following specialized units: - Emergency Response Team (SWAT) - Chemical and Biological Rapid Response Team - K-9 Unit - Communication Center - Mountain Bike Patrol - Police Training Unit - Firearms Instructors APPLICATION INFORMATION Applicants selected for further processing will be scheduled for the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), NSA Police Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) and an Operational Interview. The PEB is included as part of the applicant process as it is a required element of the training. The PEB consists of; - 1.5 mile run within 15 minutes and 53 seconds, - 30 Sit-Ups within 1 minute - 25 Push-Ups within 1 minute - Illinois Agility Run within 20.27 seconds Applicants who successfully complete the initial testing may be extended a conditional offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of security and medical screenings, as follows: - Medical/psychological screening by NSA medical staff. - Full field background investigation and polygraph testing. Applicants selected for the position will have to successfully complete: - The 12-13 week Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).* * FLETC provides a rigorous, physically and academically challenging battery of courses/instruction in law enforcement skills/techniques, which includes classroom instruction with written examinations, graded practical exercises, firearms instruction, and a PEB. FLETC training may be waived for candidates who possess current Maryland Police Training Commission certification, or the equivalent. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. In support of the offensive mission, Cryptologic Collection Data Managers ensure the timely delivery of collected Cyber data to customer databases via processing and distribution channels. Description of Position The responsibilities of a Cryptologic Collection Data Manager include: - Collaborating with customers, collection managers, developers, and analysts to monitor and troubleshoot operational Cyber processing paths - Identifying processing trends, new developments and customer requirements that may affect the access of collected Cyber data and/or the operational capabilities of existing and future collection and processing systems - Complying with requirements to protect customer data from inadvertent release to unauthorized consumers by filtering data and managing distribution tables and rules - Maintaining and providing metrics on forwarding and distribution of various types of collected Cyber data Job Summary Collection Management is the process of managing and organizing the collection of intelligence from various sources. The NSA is looking to develop a highly talented cadre of individuals in developing, planning, and ensuring the efficiency of NSA's worldwide accesses, collaborating with collection architecture developers, and sustaining access to global communications. Qualifications Salary Range: $48,670 - $77,396 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $47,421 - $75,408 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Colorado Salary Range: $43,251 - $68,777 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Georgia Salary Range: $44,597 - $70,918 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Hawaii Salary Range: $43,556 - $69,263 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Texas *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. High school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in data flow management for collection and/or database administration (e.g., developing, maintaining, troubleshooting). Some of the experience may be in signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection or processing, systems administration, IT support, IT management, and/or application administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as Signals Collection or Analysis program will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., a 24-week course will count as 6 months of experience). Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $70,181 - $109,358 (Full Performance) - NSA Colorado Salary Range: $64,009 - $99,741 (Full Performance) - NSA Georgia Salary Range: $66,002 - $102,847 (Full Performance) - NSA Hawaii Salary Range: $64,462 - $100,447 (Full Performance) - NSA Texas *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. High school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in data flow management for collection and/or database administration (e.g., developing, maintaining, troubleshooting). Some of the experience may be in signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection or processing, systems administration, IT support, IT management, and/or application administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as Signals Collection or Analysis program will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., a 24-week course will count as 6 months of experience). Salary Range: $102,663 - $133,465 (Senior) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $100,027 - $130,039 (Senior) - NSA Colorado Salary Range: $91,231 - $118,603 (Senior) - NSA Georgia Salary Range: $94,071 - $122,296 (Senior) - NSA Hawaii Salary Range: $91,876 - $119,442 (Senior) - NSA Texas *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 year of relevant experience. High school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in data flow management for collection and/or database administration (e.g., developing, maintaining, troubleshooting). Some of the experience may be in signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection or processing, systems administration, IT support, IT management, and/or application administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as Signals Collection or Analysis program will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., a 24-week course will count as 6 months of experience). Competencies The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills who is: - accountable - detail-oriented - customer and results-oriented - using the procedures and tools for end-to-end data flow management for collection - arranging information and materials in a useful manner - complying with legal and regulatory policies and procedures required for the selector targeting, collection, processing, retention, and dissemination of SIGINT - proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Awareness of collection, processing and forwarding systems and architecture - Familiarity with basic resource management and data flow principles Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Possible after-hours call-in on a rotational basis, as required *Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Technology Security Analysts detect and mitigate close access technical attacks of intentional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), or Wireless Security (WISEC), and unintentional (TEMPEST) threats emanating from secure facilities and equipment. Description of Position As a Technology Security Analyst, responsibilities include: -Performing TEMPEST field testing to discover vulnerabilities in systems and facilities -Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the DoD and Government agencies to ensure that TEMPEST, TSCM, and/or WISEC requirements are applied equally throughout the Intelligence Community (IC) -Performing TEMPEST laboratory / facilities testing to ensure that TEMPEST certification meets the current National TEMPEST requirements -Performing TEMPEST testing of Commercial Off ' The ' Shelf (COTS) equipment to discover the extent of vulnerabilities for countermeasure purposes Modernize TEMPEST related IA tandards, policies and procedures -Performing technical and operational functions in radio frequency (RF) survey, physical (structural, network) evaluations -Performing audits, inspections and investigations in accordance with government regulations and make appropriate recommendations for improvement -Performing research and development on future TEMPEST/TSCM countermeasures Job Summary Technology Security Analysts detect and mitigate close access technical attacks of intentional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), or Wireless Security (WISEC), and unintentional (TEMPEST) threats emanating from secure facilities and equipment. Qualifications Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience, OR successful completion of the Interagency Training Certification (TEMPEST or TSCM) as a military member, DoD contractor, or DoD civilian employee and 3 years of relevant experience. Degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, physical security, TEMPEST, counterintelligence, electrical/electronics, technical surveillance countermeasures, telecommunications, wireless security, packet analysis, information assurance, construction/facilities, or related. Competencies The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning, and strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills who is: -accountable -detail-oriented -adaptable -customer and results-oriented -able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables -able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment For some positions, a TEMPEST Professional Level I or II certification with at least 10 years of TEMPEST testing and/or TEMPEST manufacturing experience is required. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities SALARY: Members of NSA's Police Force enjoy a starting salary of $57,658. The National Security Agency (NSA) has a current and ongoing requirement for personnel to serve as Full-time officers with the NSA Police on its complexes at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for these exciting and highly dynamic positions offering unlimited career growth, exceptional training, and the opportunity to serve your country as an employee of one of the most unique and respected Agencies in the Federal government. NSA Police Officers provide armed and uniformed security, force protection, and law enforcement functions in support of NSA's mission, assets, personnel, and facilities headquartered in and around Fort Meade. The NSA Police Force is an integral part of the NSA Associate Directorate for Security organization, which provides NSA worldwide counterintelligence, personnel, and facilities security support. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NSA POLICE INCLUDE: - Counterterrorism & Force Protection - Asset Protection - Pedestrian and vehicular access control - Response and mitigation of security, medical, and fire emergencies - Critical incident management - Enforcement of laws and regulations relative to the protection of NSA assets - Vehicle, facility, and material security inspections - Firearms training and range management - Patrol of NSA property Job Summary Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people, and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Security personnel oversee the development, installation, and maintenance of physical security systems. Security personnel help maintain integral elements of an overall security theory, posture, and infrastructure designed to efficiently deter, delay, detect and identify threats to NSA people, resources and facilities. Qualifications Only the highest caliber individuals qualify for these selected positions. At a minimum, applicants must meet the following qualifications: - Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. - Unquestionable loyalty to the United States and sound moral character as established by a comprehensive Federal Special Background Investigation (to include a polygraph). - Issues that could disqualify an applicant from consideration include, but are not limited to, whether the applicant has engaged in serious criminal activity, recent illegal drug use, a history of adverse employment actions to include absenteeism and termination, or significant credit problems such as recent bankruptcies. - This position requires the carrying of an Agency-issued firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended, and applicable implementing regulations prohibit the NSA from issuing a firearm or ammunition to anyone who has a record of having been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence. Applicants who have been convicted of such a crime are not eligible to be considered for this position. - At least 21 years of age. - Excellent physical condition. - Must meet DoD vision standards for law enforcement occupations. - Must meet DoD hearing standards for law enforcement occupations. - Must be willing to work outdoors, shift-work, weekends, holidays, and overtime, under strenuous and potentially dangerous conditions. - Possess a valid state driver's license. - Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience. - Experience working with basic office resources (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics), working in security, law enforcement, and/or military service is desired. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid U.S. driver's license. Certification in Act 120, MPTC, FLETC exempt, CPR, and AED is preferred. BENEFITS: All NSA employees are provided a comprehensive Federal employment benefit package that includes: - Federal health and life insurance options - Federal retirement plan - 10 paid holidays a year - Sick leave accrued at the rate of 4 hours per pay period (13 days/year) - Vacation leave ranging from 13-26 days a year (based on years of Federal service) - Military leave - Shift, weekend, and holiday salary differential - Paid overtime - Tuition reimbursement program - On-site child care (fee for service) - Credit Union services IN ADDITION, OFFICERS ARE PROVIDED: - Uniforms, equipment, and laundering at no cost - Performance based rank and salary promotions - Opportunities to apply for vacancies in the following specialized units: - Emergency Response Team (SWAT) - Chemical and Biological Rapid Response Team - K-9 Unit - Communication Center - Mountain Bike Patrol - Police Training Unit - Firearms Instructors APPLICATION INFORMATION Applicants selected for further processing will be scheduled for the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), NSA Police Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB) and an Operational Interview. The PEB is included as part of the applicant process as it is a required element of the training. The PEB consists of; - 1.5 mile run within 15 minutes and 53 seconds, - 30 Sit-Ups within 1 minute - 25 Push-Ups within 1 minute - Illinois Agility Run within 20.27 seconds Applicants who successfully complete the initial testing may be extended a conditional offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of security and medical screenings, as follows: - Medical/psychological screening by NSA medical staff. - Full field background investigation and polygraph testing. Applicants selected for the position will have to successfully complete: - The 12-13 week Uniformed Police Training Program at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC).* * FLETC provides a rigorous, physically and academically challenging battery of courses/instruction in law enforcement skills/techniques, which includes classroom instruction with written examinations, graded practical exercises, firearms instruction, and a PEB. FLETC training may be waived for candidates who possess current Maryland Police Training Commission certification, or the equivalent. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Project Directors supply timely, accurate, and relevant information to assist senior leadership, customers, and/or management in making decisions. They contribute to the management of a project in technical, development, business, and operational functional organizations. Description of the Position Project Directors responsibilities may include: - Developing and overseeing project plans - Performing resource management - Developing and tracking schedules - Monitoring performance goals and mitigating risks - Providing quality assurance oversight - Leading/mentoring junior staff - Creating and sustaining a strong customer focus - Collaborating with others to accomplish goals - Presenting project status and informational briefs Job Summary Do you have relevant work experience that includes research, analyses, writing/editing, business/administrative work or managing people of projects? NSA has numerous positions such as Staff Officers, Enabling Support Specialists and Project Directors. Qualifications Salary Range: $48,670 - $77,396 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in project management (e.g., planning, resource management, scheduling, and tracking/oversight) in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. PMP and/or DAWIA certifications are preferred. Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in project management (e.g., planning, resource management, scheduling, and tracking/oversight) in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. PMP and/or DAWIA certifications are preferred. Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in project management (e.g., planning, resource management, scheduling, and tracking/oversight) in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. PMP and/or DAWIA certifications are preferred. Competencies The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - results-oriented - detail-oriented - critical thinker - accountable - adaptable - able to take action in complex situations - able to negotiate with and influence others - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - resourceful in identifying and consulting appropriate SME's to provide input on decisions - proficient at briefing project status and details to all levels - able to identify, manage, and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner - proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (e.g., Excel, Project) How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Cryptologic Engagement Officers represent NSA or its subordinate organizations in interactions with the DoD, Intelligence Community, Industry and foreign partners. Description of the Position Cryptologic Engagement Officer's responsibilities include: - Developing, nurturing, and/or negotiating relationships with the DoD, Intelligence Community, Industry and foreign partners. - Operating in a collaborative and responsive environment, maximizing dynamic partner capabilities. - Assessing stakeholder needs and identifying capabilities to address those needs. - Providing timely and effective support and information sharing within appropriate legal authorities. - Identifying the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization and responding accordingly. Job Summary Do you have relevant work experience that includes research, analyses, writing/editing, business/administrative work or managing people of projects? NSA has numerous positions such as Staff Officers, Enabling Support Specialists and Program/Project Directors. Qualifications Salary Range: $59,534 - $77,396 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, and cryptologic); and/or as NSA/IC/DOD mission or inter-agency support. External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignment, external customer support) within the DoD or IC is preferred. Salary Range: $72,030 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 8 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, and cryptologic); and/or as NSA/IC/DOD mission or inter-agency support. External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignment, external customer support) within the DoD or IC is preferred. Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, and cryptologic); and/or as NSA/IC/DOD mission or inter-agency support. External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignment, external customer support) within the DoD or IC is preferred. Competencies The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - customer and results oriented - able to negotiate with and influence others - able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to take action in highly complex situations - detail-oriented - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner - accountable - adaptable How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offensive mission component collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defensive mission component prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive or classified national security information. The need to maintain our core Telecommunications Engineering competency is vital to providing the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. With the rapid evolution of communications systems, NSA requires a highly talented, diverse and technically focused workforce responsible for research and development of technologies and systems involving one or more of the following areas: traditional circuit switched networks; data networks; access technologies; wireless systems for the previous purposes; the media to carry such services; the protocols required for the completion of transport and services; operations of networks; management of network resources; provisioning of resources; traffic and/or performance modeling of such networks. Telecommunications Engineers will be expected to provide hands-on support for all aspects of site systems. Given the pace of advances in our telecommunications environment and myriad of state and non-state adversaries, Telecommunications Engineers at the NSA develop, support and maintain the technologies and capabilities to maintain our advantage in both information gathering and national defense. We are looking for Telecommunications Engineers with strong knowledge of satellite communications networks and systems. As a Telecommunications Engineer, your responsibilities can include: - Assist in site surveys, system installations, configuration management, maintenance, modernization, and sustainment of a Global Enterprise SATCOM Network. - Coordinate with the system engineering and dataflow efforts to ensure proper mission operations with minimal down time. - Troubleshoot Basic IP Networks, and assist with the provisioning and installation of telecommunications equipment. - Assist with setup, testing, and integration of VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) SATCOM systems. Install and set-up interconnectivity between systems and subsystems. - Coordinate requirements with users and suppliers. - Provide Tier 2 on-site and remote support to telecommunications equipment. - Analyze problems to determine technical solutions. - Decide what architectures will be required to solve technical problems. - Develop conceptual designs or models to address requirements. - Identify and assess organizational, business, or user needs, constraints, and requirements as they relate to the system, process, or structure being designed. - Identify new and existing products, technologies, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems. - Perform high-level design, specifying system and component performance and interface requirements. - Understand WANS/CANS/LANS, telecommunication systems, their components and associated protocols and standards. - Configure, manage, and sustain network infrastructure. - Identify the types and functions of computer and telecommunications network elements, document their intercommunications, and map physical and logical target networks by graphing their communications. - Troubleshoot networks, computers, and peripheral devices in order to isolate the causes of failures or problems. - Validate testing and quality assurance of Information Technology (IT) systems. - Conduct RF site surveys and include results in the design and performance assessments of RF systems. - Work with and/or lead project teams to satisfy operational requirements for RF systems. Job Summary As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation. Qualifications Salary Range - $72,351 - $90,157 (Entry/Developmental) NSA Headquarters (Ft Meade) and NSA Georgia *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience Degree must be in Engineering or Computer Science. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, or related will also be considered if it includes specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Experience in developing, designing, or integrating technical systems or subsystems and/or applying international telecommunication standards and protocols (e.g., ISDN, SONET, and TCP/IP) is desired. Microsoft Certified Software Engineer (MCSE), Engineering in Training (EIT) certification, or CISCO certification is preferred. Salary Range - $83,692 - $112,240 (Full Performance) NSA Headquarters (Ft Meade) Salary Range: $83,692 - $111,469 (Full Performance) NSA Georgia *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree must be in Engineering or Computer Science. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, or related will also be considered if it includes specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Relevant experience must be in developing, designing, or integrating technical systems or subsystems and/or applying international telecommunication standards and protocols (e.g., ISDN, SONET, and TCP/IP). Experience managing projects and collaborating across organizations or agencies is preferred. Microsoft Certified Software Engineer (MCSE), Engineering in Training (EIT) certification, or CISCO certification is preferred. Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) NSA Headquarters (Ft Meade) Salary Range: $93,822 - $140,146 (Senior) NSA Georgia *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Engineering or Computer Science. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Information Technology, Engineering Technology, or related will also be considered if it includes specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Relevant experience must be in developing, designing, or integrating technical systems or subsystems and/or applying international telecommunication standards and protocols (e.g., ISDN, SONET, and TCP/IP). Experience managing projects and collaborating across organizations or agencies is preferred. Microsoft Certified Software Engineer (MCSE), Engineering in Training (EIT) certification, or CISCO certification is preferred. Competencies The ideal candidate is someone with excellent problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills who is able to: - Apply telecommunications techniques (e.g., related to transmissions, broadcasting, switching, control, operation). - Apply the concepts, principles and theories of telecommunications, including their components and associated protocols and standards and how they integrate with one another (e.g., transmissions, switching, routing management). - Apply concepts, principles, theories, and methods for evaluating and testing telecommunications and computer networks. - Apply the concepts, principles, theories, and methods for network connectivity (e.g., routing, switching and IP addressing). - Apply knowledge of communications theory to RF engineering problems. - Optimize system performance through repeated adjustment, testing, and re-adjustment. - Create and maintain documentation of system, subsystem, or equipment life cycle. - Apply principles, methods, and applications of communication theory such as signal processing, decision theory, estimation theory and modulation-demodulation. - Apply principles of electrical and communications systems; including aspects of energy conversion, electrical power generation, and energy transmission, control, distribution, or use. - Apply principles of math, physics, electronics theory, electrical network theory, and control systems to the design, fabrication, and testing of devices that are designed to operate in the radio frequency spectrum. - Apply principles and methods used for test planning, evaluation, verification, and validation of systems or system elements. Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Experience in satellite communications, line-of-sight microwave, installations and repair telecommunication network systems components in direct support of the government's mission. - Experience with SATCOM network support to ensure proper operation, maintenance and engineering on relative satellite communications equipment and systems. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities Agency Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Cryptologic Operations Watch Officer responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Providing time-sensitive cryptologic support for NSA's SIGINT and/or Cybersecurity operational missions by maintaining situational awareness of world events, operations of US and allied forces, and operations of agencies of the Federal Government or status of the US Cryptologic system in order to maximize the posture of the cryptologic system - Briefing NSA senior leaders and US Government customers on NSA actions with regard to ongoing and anticipated events to provide necessary information for them to make informed decisions - Guiding the organization or program in creating and sustaining a strong customer focus and high expectations for performance - Writing routine documents (for example, e-mails, memoranda, minutes of meetings, status reports, production reports) - Motivating and encouraging others to accomplish work assignments and goals - Providing timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services - Using basic office resources, such as e-mail, Web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics - Adjusting interpersonal style or behavior to accommodate or effectively deal with different approaches, perspectives, or personalities - Establishing and maintaining working relationships and networks with customers, professional colleagues internal and external to the Agency, foreign partners, or representatives of other agencies - Helping or assisting coworkers, subordinates, or other employees when needed - Serving as a liaison between groups internal or external to the Agency - Serving as point of contact for a functional area or organization - Working as part of a team Job Summary Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Your skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising will ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. Qualifications Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) - Maryland Salary Range: $91,876 - $141,138 (Senior) - Texas *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be operational or analytical in an area directly related to a mission (e.g., collection, cyber and intelligence analysis) and/or a similar mission in the IC or DoD. Experience in an intelligence watch and/or operations center and briefing senior leadership and/or USG officials is preferred. External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignments, and external customer support) is preferred. Applicants should either be DoD 8570.01-M compliant or willing to become compliant within 6 months of acceptance into the organization. Time will be granted to allow for certification(s) to be achieved. Salary Range: $142,701 - $170,800 (Expert) - Maryland Salary Range: $127,707 - $166,024 (Expert) - Texas *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be operational or analytical in an area directly related to a mission (e.g., collection, cyber and intelligence analysis) and/or a similar mission in the IC or DoD. Experience in an intelligence watch and/or operations center and briefing senior leadership and/or USG officials is preferred. External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignments, and external customer support) is preferred. Applicants should either be DoD 8570.01-M compliant or willing to become compliant within 6 months of acceptance into the organization. Time will be granted to allow for certification(s) to be achieved. Competencies The ideal candidate desires continual learning and possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - Willing to perform shift-work in support of 24/7 operations - Decisive - Flexible - Resilient - Detail-oriented - Customer and results oriented - Able to adjust to changing situational requirements - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate - Able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel) Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Analyze and interpret technical data; Determining classification and security requirements; Documenting technical information; Engineering coordination; Evaluate operational and technical alternatives; Evaluate technical solutions; Generate technical ideas; Identify engineering and design problems; Identifying system and systemic level problems; Perform technical research; Plan and develop conceptual and technical solutions; Present technical information; Requirements definition and analysis; Risk assessment; System Engineering; Technical information exchange within and across organizations; Technical writing - Write routine documents (for example, e-mails, memoranda, minutes of meetings, status reports, production reports) - Critical thinking and reasoning to make analytic determinations - Planning, developing, and structuring analytic approaches - Collaboration policies and procedures, such as information sharing vehicles and legal authorities and restrictions - Communicating target and/or technical information in a manner that satisfies customer requirements and needs in accordance with existing principles and policies - Current and emerging intelligence dissemination principles and policies - Evaluating and prioritizing the dissemination of intelligence information - Intelligence reporting policies and procedures, such as dissemination practices, and legal authorities and restrictions - Selecting appropriate response to and dissemination of intelligence relative to value and perishability - Information Assurance Certification may be required Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Work Schedule: Applicants should be aware that this position will support 24/7 operations and shift schedules may vary to include night shift, weekends, and holidays. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the Selectee. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. This unique and challenging position is for a Facilities Mechanical Engineer to support US Army Cyber Headquarters, at Fort Gordon in Georgia. The selected incumbent will have the opportunity to perform all aspects of a Facilities Mechanical Engineer, supporting a diverse working environment that is heavily populated by military personnel. Specific duties include: Provide engineering analysis and design of mechanical and Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems, HVAC technical support and submittal reviews for projects under construction. Perform engineering calculations, prepare engineering drawings using CADD, write project specifications and technical reports, and prepare design and construction cost estimates. Provide project management and oversight. Job Summary As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation. Qualifications Salary Range: $76,468 - $90,157 (Entry/Developmental Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Mechanical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework. A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes specified coursework. Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Experience working in a HVAC engineering capacity (e.g., heating, cooling, refrigeration, duct work, SMACNA, ASHRAE, energy management controls, building management systems, and mechanical codes), project management, blue prints and using AutoCAD and microstation is desired. May also include other mechanical engineering experience. Salary Range: $83,692 - $111,469 (Full Performance) Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree must be in Mechanical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework. A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes specified coursework. Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Relevant experience must be working in an HVAC engineering capacity (e.g., heating, cooling, refrigeration, duct work, SMACNA, ASHRAE, energy management controls, building management systems, mechanical codes, and indoor air quality standards), project management, blue prints, facilities design, and using AutoCAD and microstation. May also include other mechanical engineering experience. Formal or informal leadership and EIT (Engineer in Training) certification is preferred. Competencies - Inspect and monitor the condition of facilities systems and equipment - Conduct site surveys on existing facilities for capturing system infrastructure and associated operational characteristics. - Perform engineering analyses and studies for products/parts, equipment, facilities, or facilities systems. - Design facility systems in support of building infrastructure. - Review engineering plans, drawings, or schematics. - Develop cost estimates for building infrastructure projects. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday with possible shift schedule. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive of classified national security information. This unique and challenging position is for a Facilities Electrical Engineer to support US Army Cyber Headquarters, at Fort Gordon in Georgia. The selected incumbent will have the opportunity to perform all aspects of a Facilities Electrical Engineer, supporting a diverse working environment that is heavily populated by military personnel. Specific duties include: Design electrical power and control systems, electrical engineering technical support, and electrical system submittal reviews for projects under construction. Perform engineering analysis and engineering calculations. Prepare engineering drawings using CADD. Write project specifications and technical reports and prepare design and construction cost estimates. Provide project oversight and/or project management. Job Summary As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation. Qualifications Salary Range: $76,468 - $90,157 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Electrical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Experience working in an electrical engineering capacity (e.g., UPS, switchgear, SCADA, transformers, substations, power panels, switchboards, and metering of power), using NEC code and Auto CAD, reading blue prints, and cost estimating is desired. Salary Range: $83,692 - $111,469 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. Degree must be in Electrical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes specified coursework.* *Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics. Relevant experience must be working in an electrical engineering capacity (e.g., UPS, switchgear, SCADA, transformers, substations, power panels, switchboards, and metering of power), using NEC code and Auto CAD, reading blue prints, and cost estimating. Engineering in Training (EIT) certification is preferred. Competencies - Inspect and monitor the condition of facilities systems and equipment - Conduct site surveys on existing facilities for capturing system infrastructure and associated operational characteristics - Performing engineering analyses and studies for products/parts, equipment, facilities, or facilities systems - Design facility systems in support of building infrastructure - Review engineering plans, drawings, or schematics - Develop cost estimates for building infrastructure projects - Develop conceptual designs or models to address requirements - Analyze problems to determine technical solutions - Evaluate technical proposals Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday with possible shift schedule. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The National Security Agency Office of the Inspector General (NSA OIG) conducts independent oversight to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the operations of the National Security Agency (NSA). As its name implies, the NSA has a critical mission to protect our national security, which it carries out by collecting, processing and disseminating intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. Led by a Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed Inspector General (IG), the NSA OIG conducts audits, investigations, inspections, and special studies that detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct within the Agency and its programs, promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Agency operations, and ensure that NSA activities comply with the law and are consistent with civil liberties and U.S. person privacy protections. In order to promote transparency in its oversight functions, the NSA OIG maintains a robust independent public website at www.oig.nsa.gov, containing its unclassified Semiannual Reports to Congress and other unclassified reports and summaries of its work, as well as other information about the office and its activities. The IG is seeking creative applicants to explore and implement the best ways to inform and educate the public about the mission, organization, capabilities, activities, and performance of the NSA OIG, as well as manage communications to the NSA workforce. Description of the Position The NSA OIG seeks a knowledgeable and creative communicator to help the office advance public and workforce awareness of its mission. Candidates with training and/or experience in a communications field, plus the ability to achieve concrete results within complex environments, are preferred. Strong writing, media-relations, visual, and editing skills, with the ability to generate fresh content and make complex ideas accessible, are also desired. Job Summary Communications personnel at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide NSA with the means to build capacity through timely and effective tailored communications to inform, educate and inspire. Examples include building state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, performing closed captioning at a live event, designing logos, publishing reports, and maintaining/safeguarding records. Qualifications Salary Range: $72,030- $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (some demonstrated experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related). Relevant experience must be in the IC/DoD or in a Communications or public affairs related area (e.g., writing, marketing, or public relations). Salary Range: $102,663- $157,709 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in a communications or public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, marketing or public relations). Some DoD/IC experience is preferred. Salary Range: $142,701-$170,800 (Expert) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in a communications or public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, marketing or public relations). Some DoD/IC experience is preferred. Competencies The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter and a qualified communications officer with excellent oral and written communication skills, a desire for continual learning. The individual also possesses problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and is: - detail-oriented; - customer- and results-oriented; - able to adjust to changing situational requirements; - able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders; and - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables. The ideal candidate will possess skills to: - Engage with appropriate media and public outlets, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote NSA OIG programs and initiatives; - Expedite the flow of information, both internally to the NSA workforce and externally to the public; - Design and execute communication campaigns and strategies on behalf of the IG, to include the use of modern, online modes of communications; - Develop or produce reports, publications, and various multimedia and communication products for both internal and external release; and - Coach others to create and deliver effective messages. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, internal NSA and IG community courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. How to apply To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities HIGH SCHOOL WORK STUDY PROGRAM The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Russian Program application is open only to high school juniors who have taken a higher level Russian course (Russian 4 or higher), and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored Work Experience Program during their senior year. APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply, students must check with their High School Work Experience Coordinator to determine the school's application process as well as specific course requirements for their school. Job Summary The High School Work Study (HSWS) Program is currently a highly competitive program designed for high school students who plan to participate in a paid part-time internship during their senior year. Students have the opportunity to gain work experience in business, computer, engineering, manufacturing, construction, graphic arts, Chinese language and Russian language. The program provides hands-on work experience from September-August for 4 hours per day/20 hours per week Monday-Friday with a security clearance, part-time salary, paid leave, and the opportunity for permanent employment upon successful completion of the program. Qualifications - Must be 16 years of age by 31 December 2019 - Must be eligible to be granted a Security Clearance. - Must be a U.S Citizen - Unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred - Must be a High School Junior - Must have reliable transportation - Must complete or be enrolled in a higher level Russian course prior to the completion of the junior year. - Students interested in the HSWS Program at the Alaska Mission Operations Center (AMOC) must reside within commuting distance of this location. Available Positions within the HSWS Program (AMOC Only): Russian - Students who are currently enrolled in advanced Russian courses (Russian 4 or higher). They will be required to use their Russian language skills to perform daily duties. Students need to be excelling in both their Russian reading, writing and listening skills. In addition, students should be recommended by the school's lead Russian language instructors. **ATTENTION**: Applicants who apply for the Russian Language position are not guaranteed to be placed in the area they select. The HSWS Program Manager will review the application materials (to include resume and transcript) and will make the final determination as to which position best utilizes the applicant's skills. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Students will be on a Grade and Step Scale. All work studies are a Grade 01 Step 01. High School Work Study students are on a part-time schedule and make approximately $12.00 per hour in Alaska. Students will earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave at a rate of one hour of Annual Leave and one hour of Sick Leave for every twenty hours worked. Students are to work a Monday - Friday work schedule. All students must work a minimum of 4 hours each day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday. Report times are between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm with core work hours from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. The maximum number of hours a student may work per week is 32 hours. How to apply Online applications must be submitted by 31 March. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered. Students must also submit the following material via email to HSWS_Office@nsa.gov by 31 March: (This can be emailed to the HSWS_Office@nsa.gov OR turned into your school's High School Work Experience Coordinator to be provided to the HSWS Office) (1) One Teacher Recommendation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on www.IntelligenceCareers.gov. (2) One Student Evaluation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on www.IntelligenceCareers.gov. (3) Official transcript from High School, which MUST include their junior year work in progress courses for both first and second semester. (4) Resume- Must include the relevant courses completed or in progress as well as the position (Russian Language) to which you are applying. You may call AMOC HSWS point of contact: 907-551-3812 for specific questions regarding the program. 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Description of Position This unique and challenging position is for a Facilities Manager to support US Army Cyber Headquarters, at Fort Gordon Georgia. The selected incumbent will have the opportunity to perform all aspects of Facilities Manager support in a diverse working environment that is heavily populated by military personnel. Specific duties include: Manage installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical, HVAC and building plumbing systems and general facility components such as roofs, parking, roads, and sidewalks. Perform as Contracting Officer Representative (COR) on Agency facility maintenance and repair contracts. Also, perform COR duties for Agency facility operation and maintenance repair of utility systems, roads, grounds and real property facilities. Support a wide range of community activity and facilities to include custodial services, waste/recycling and quality assurance oversight. Prepare Statement of work (SOW). Work closely with the Contracting Office on the procurement process. Perform technical and price evaluations (budget) to include technical surveillance over contracts for facility maintenance and repairs. Job Summary NSA is growing by leaps and bounds and is in need of skilled/experienced Facilities and Logistics professionals. NSA currently has several opportunities in Facility Project Management, Electricians, Carpenters, HVAC Mechanics, Property Administrative Officers, and many more. Qualifications Salary Range: $43,251 - $68,777 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree with no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Electrical, Mechanical or a related field (e.g., Construction Management and Space Planning) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and finance) is required. If qualifying with a high school diploma, participation in a relevant Vocational/Technical program is preferred. Relevant experience must be in trades/facilities operations, involve facilities system integration/interaction, review of facilities information to determine design solutions and/or development of cost projections, scope of work and project schedule in a related facilities or trade environment. Salary Range: $64,009 - $99,741 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Architecture, Interior Design, Electrical, Mechanical or a related field (e.g., Construction Management and Space Planning) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and finance) is preferred. If qualifying with a high school diploma, participation in a relevant Vocational/Technical program is preferred. Relevant experience must be in trades/facilities operations, involve facilities system integration/interaction, review of facilities information to determine design solutions and/or development of cost projections, scope of work and project schedule in a related facilities or trade environment. Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred. Competencies -Inspect and monitor the condition of facilities and building structures (for example, walls, doors, ceilings). -Inspect and monitor the condition of facilities systems and equipment (for example, HVAC, electric, plumbing, security). -Stand, walk, or kneel for long periods. -Follow safety and security procedures and practices when operating machinery, vehicles, or equipment. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Description of Position This unique and challenging position is for a Facilities Services Officer to support US Army Cyber Headquarters, at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The selected incumbent will have the opportunity to perform all aspects of Facilities Services Officer, supporting a diverse working environment that is heavily populated by military personnel. Specific duties include: Responsible for the operation, maintenance, repair, modification, design, construction, and inspection of Agency's facilities. Determine budget and project funding requirements for physical infrastructure, utilities, roadways, and surrounding grounds and oversees the work in those areas performed by a variety of trades, labor employees, and/or contractors. Develop or review options available for the provision of facilities services and interprets available policies and regulations to select the most appropriate option, or to develop a unique solution. Conduct site inspections and evaluations to validate modification requests and to determine the means and methods to fulfill the requests. Prepare building designs and coordinate the utilization of buildings, utilities, and storage operations (e.g., determine the location of furniture, equipment, and hazardous materials). Work involves ensuring that facility and associated utility systems are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained in a manner that is consistent with all compliance, certification, and safety standards. Job Summary NSA is growing by leaps and bounds and is in need of skilled/experienced Facilities and Logistics professionals. NSA currently has several opportunities in Facility Project Management, Electricians, Carpenters, HVAC Mechanics, Property Administrative Officers, and many more. Qualifications Salary Range: $43,251 - $68,777 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) or Information Technology or related field. Relevant experience must be in operation, maintenance, repair, modification, design, construction, and/or inspection of facilities. Experience in project management and Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) certification is preferred. Salary Range: $64,009 - $99,741 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree must be in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) or Information Technology or related field. Relevant experience must be in operation, maintenance, repair, modification, design, construction, and/or inspection of facilities, and include serving either as a contracting representative, project manager (preferably in facilities), or team lead/supervisor OR having technical expertise in a facilities specialty (e.g., chilled water, electrical power, indoor air, outage coordination). Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred. Competencies - Inspect and monitor the condition of facilities systems and equipment (for example, HVAC, electric, plumbing, security). - Follow safety and security procedures and practices when operating machinery, vehicles, or equipment. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Responsibilities NSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Description of Position This unique and challenging position is for a Facilities Planner to support US Army Cyber Headquarters at Fort Gordon, Georgia. The selected incumbent will have the opportunity to perform all aspects of Facilities Planner support in a diverse working environment that is heavily populated by military personnel. Specific duties include: Prepare short-term and long-range plans to provide efficient and effective facilities to support the Agency's mission. Develop strategies, schedules and budgets and implement plans for major initiatives relating to renovations and for military construction (MILCON) programs. Identify, plan and provide necessary facilities space requirements for all Agency customers. Plan, coordinate and arrange for relocation of customers to facilitate capital re-investment and major renovation projects. Maintain and update a space occupancy database for real time accountability of all occupied and available space. Create and implement standards for facilities modernization and tracks investments in real property. Test and evaluate new trends and technologies to provide guidance, project management services, hands-on facilities support, engineering consulting services and technical expertise in facilities management. Job Summary NSA is growing by leaps and bounds and is in need of skilled/experienced Facilities and Logistics professionals. NSA currently has several opportunities in Facility Project Management, Electricians, Carpenters, HVAC Mechanics, Property Administrative Officers, and many more. Qualifications Salary Range: $43,251 - $68,777 (Entry/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred. Relevant experience in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, finance, property/space management, human resources, training, security, communications, or budgeting is preferred. Salary Range: $64,009 - $99,741 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred. Relevant experience must be in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, finance, property/space management, human resources, training, security, communications, or budgeting. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Monday - Friday with possible shift schedule. On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. Do you want to build Cyber capabilities and capacity to enable national security operations? Do you want to be at the forefront of Cyber defense, tackling a complex mission to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow? If so, NSA is the place for you! Cryptographic Vulnerability Analysts play a critical role in enabling security solutions by: - identifying vulnerabilities of and attacks to cryptographic systems - comparing and contrasting various cryptographic attack techniques - producing formal and informal reports, briefings and perspectives - analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods - conducting security evaluations - developing countermeasures to address cryptographic vulnerabilities - designing, evaluating or modifying encryption schemes or algorithm The ideal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytic, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can: - motivated - flexible - innovative - work effectively across in diverse environments - well-organized - handle multiple assignments Job Summary Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA's complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation's leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you! Qualifications Salary Range: $72,351 - $90,157 (Entry Level/Developmental) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, or techniques (e.g., cryptographic algorithms) to study issues and solve problems; information/cyber/network security; vulnerability analysis; penetration testing; computer forensics; and/or information assurance. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience). Salary Range: $83,692 - $112,240 (Full Performance) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Mathematics, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, or techniques (e.g., cryptographic algorithms) to study issues and solve problems; and in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, or computer forensics. In addition, may include information/cyber/network security and/or information assurance. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience). Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Responsibilities The National Security Agency (NSA) Office of General Counsel (OGC) is seeking an experienced attorney to serve as the Associate General Counsel for Law & Policy (AGC/LP). The AGC/LP will lead and manage OGC's Law & Policy practice group, report directly to the Principal Deputy General Counsel, and, along with two other Deputy General Counsels, form a "Front Office" team directly advising the General Counsel on virtually all matters arising within OGC. The position offers a highly-motivated attorney the opportunity to work in a dynamic team environment and analyze cutting-edge legal, policy, technical and intelligence issues that impact high-profile current events affecting our national security. The Law & Policy group provides strategic legal advice and policy counsel to Agency leadership and senior managers on a wide spectrum of issues impacting the Agency's signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions. In particular, the Law & Policy practice group is responsible for providing legal counsel in support of the NSA's strategic engagements with external audiences on select issues of critical importance to NSA leadership, such as the Agency's activities under expiring provisions of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. Consequently, the AGC/LP frequently engages with the Director and Deputy Director of the NSA. The AGC/LP will have extensive engagements outside of NSA, to include with senior attorneys and leadership at the Department of Justice's National Security Division, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and the Department of Defense, as well relevant committees of Congress, and other external entities. The Law & Policy group also produces or collaborates on many of OGC's formal written legal products that are intended to support interagency legal discussions. BACKGROUND ON THE OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL: The NSA is the primary entity in the U.S. Government charged with collecting foreign signals intelligence in support of the nation's efforts to counter the increasingly dangerous threats to U.S. security posed by terrorism, cyber actors, weapons of mass destruction, and hostile foreign governments. In addition, NSA is also charged with the protection of U.S. national security systems, including Department of Defense worldwide computer networks and other systems. In conducting these vital missions, NSA relies upon personnel with world-class technical and professional expertise. At NSA OGC, you will analyze cutting-edge technical and intelligence issues and will frequently provide legal advice that relates to high-profile current events affecting our national security. Attorneys working in NSA OGC apply their expertise, skills, and education to solve a variety of challenges not found in the private sector or at any other government agency. You will have the opportunity to make a global impact on a daily basis as you work with other top caliber professionals at the highest levels of the Agency and across the U.S. Government. This critical work ensures that Agency operations comply with the law while also protecting both our national security and our civil liberties. NSA attorneys work in a highly classified setting and are entrusted with tremendous responsibility as they advise the Director and other senior leaders at the Agency on a diverse and complex spectrum of issues related to gathering the foreign intelligence information needed to fight international terrorism, espionage, transnational crime, and narcotics, to defeat foreign cyber adversaries trying to steal national secrets, and to provide intelligence support to critical military overseas tactical operations, all while protecting our civil liberties and ensuring strict compliance with the Constitution and our laws. Because the NSA is a Department of Defense agency, our attorneys have a unique opportunity to be directly involved in national security operations working alongside military and civilian colleagues, as well as to interact with the private sector on cybersecurity and other matters. In short, many OGC attorneys say they can't imagine working in a more exciting and important position. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: - Draft legal memoranda in support of Agency's critical strategic objectives. - Provide legal and policy advice to the NSA OGC Front Office and Senior NSA leadership on all issues of critical importance to NSA leadership. - Represent NSA during strategic engagements with external audiences, including congress, other federal government agencies, and non-federal entities, among others. - Oversee and manage the Law & Policy practice group. - Oversee legal services performed within the Law & Policy practice group, including determining attorney adherence to appropriate professional standards. - Perform such other duties as the Director, NSA or NSA General Counsel may prescribe. Job Summary Leaders at the National Security Agency motivate, support, and cultivate employees at all levels. Leaders at the NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their workforce to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's mission. Qualifications The applicant must be a fully qualified attorney/graduate of an accredited law school and active member, in good standing, of the bar of the highest Court of a State, US Commonwealth, US Territory, or the District of Columbia. The candidate must be a US citizen and have, or be eligible to obtain, a TS/SCI clearance. Applicants must have demonstrated ability to perform complex legal analysis and give effective oral and written presentations; superior skill in written communication; highly-developed interpersonal skills and ability to forge working relationships with senior-level clients; and proven ability to effectively manage attorneys. The ideal applicant will have broad legal experience and professional knowledge of statutes and regulations governing the Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. Ideal applicants also will have a strong background in electronic surveillance law; intelligence information sharing initiatives; civil liberties and privacy protections; and international law. A strong background in interagency work - either in the US Intelligence Community or elsewhere in the US Government - is also preferred. Evaluation Criteria: The applicant selected must meet all the Technical Qualifications (TQ) listed below. APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A BRIEF NARRATIVE (NO MORE THAN ONE-HALF PAGE) TO SUPPORT EACH TQ. In addition, each applicant must submit a resume. Fully qualified applicants will be reviewed by a Panel. 1) Specific Technical/Professional Achievements While achievement may take the form of participation in group efforts, the contribution of the DISL candidate should be distinguished from the accomplishments of the team as a whole and evaluated in terms of the impact of individual skills and knowledge on the team effort. Things to be taken into consideration include: - Expertise, competency, depth, Problem solving ability - Innovative research - Value of the contributions to the Agency - Acquisition of expertise in other disciplines 2) Technical/Professional Development of Others It is critically important to the Agency's future technical capability that DISLs, particularly at the more senior levels, ensure their skills are transferred to others, especially to the next generation of experts. Covered in this category are not only concrete skills and knowledge, but such intangibles as how to approach problems, how to balance risk against the chance of success, factors in building problem-solving teams, how to communicate effectively, and the like. Things to be taken into consideration include: - Individual mentoring activities, both formal and informal - Participation on boards, committees, panels, etc., of significance to the technical community - Activities aimed at conveying knowledge, such as seminars, teaching at the NCS, informal training on the job - Ability to communicate - Willingness to work with the next generation of experts 3) Technical/Professional Decision Making The absence of solid and effective technical leadership will ultimately adversely affect the Agency mission. It is most important, therefore, that the DISL employee be assessed in part on the extent to which he/she is a technical leader. At the highest levels, this leadership should be unquestioned. In this area also fall such intangible components of leadership as perseverance and dependability. Things to be taken into consideration include: - Standing in the field - Influence on management - Role in decision-making - Directing complex technical efforts - Spearheading critical technical efforts - Ability to influence direction of technical projects - Impact of decisions 4) Continued Technical/Professional Development A DISL must emphasize continuous enhancement of technical/professional skills and knowledge. Formal training, "stretch" assignments, research and writing projects, interaction with other experts, and other activities appropriate to the particular discipline. Things to be taken into consideration include: - Standing in the field (internal, and external if appropriate) - Increasing ability to understand and deal with complexity - Increasing ability to relate narrow technical specialties to the broader needs of the Agency - Efforts aimed at deepening technical expertise 5) Leading the Intelligence Enterprise DISLs should have a broad point of view of the Intelligence mission and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to the larger IC strategic priorities. The perspective is shaped by experience and education and characterized by a strategic top-level focus on broad requirements, joint experiences, fusion of information, collaboration, and vertical and horizontal integration of information. Things to be taken into consideration include: Collaboration and Integration: - Share information and knowledge to achieve results by creating an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, information and knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view. - Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and/or ability to build, leverage, and lead collaborative networks with key peers and stakeholders across the IC and/or in other government/private-sector organization, or professional/technical disciplines to achieve significant joint/multi-agency mission outcomes; - Ability to integrate joint/multi-agency activities effectively exercising collaborative plans that realize mutual IC, joint, or multi-organizational goals. Enterprise Focus: - Demonstrate a deep understanding of how the mission, structures, leaders, and cultures of the various IC components interact and connect. - Encourage and support Joint Duty assignments and development experiences that develop and reinforce an enterprise focus among their subordinates. - Demonstrate knowledge, skill, and/or ability to understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise and apply that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organizational mission accomplishment. Value-Centered Leadership: - Advance and reinforce IC core values: A Commitment to selfless service and excellence in support of the IC's mission, as well as to preserving, protecting, and defending the Nation's laws and liberties; the integrity and Courage (moral, intellectual, and physical) to seek and speak the truth, to innovate, and to change things for the better, regardless of personal or professional risk; and - Collaboration as members of a single IC-wide team, respecting and leveraging the diversity of all members of the IC, their background, their sources and methods, and their points of view. - Demonstrate the ability to reinforce, and reward IC, departmental/component core values. - Demonstrate commitment to diversity of people, points of view, ideas, and insights. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range: Up to $181,500 Play Plan: Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) Tier 1 How to apply 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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
Apr 07, 2020