Aug 08, 2022

Manager - Section - Fort Meade - Senior Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Managers generally either (1) lead organizations at the office or division level (for large divisions), typically with subordinate division-level managers or first-line supervisors assigned to them, and/or (2) manage and direct the functions and responsibilities of a staff element (typically either at the Division level or under the general supervision of a Chief of Staff). Managers assure the effective and efficient implementation of Agency policies and directives by directing and coordinating diverse work programs through their subordinate division-level managers, first-line supervisors, and/or staff elements. They determine organizational structure; assign work both across organizational elements and to employees with diverse work roles; and manage an organization's or unit's personnel processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, resource management, performance management, etc. Managers are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's mission. They contribute to the Agency Strategic Plan based on their understanding of the mission they lead and may advise their senior management or leadership on organizational matters, offer recommendations, and provide liaison as required for the organization. At NSA, Managers do not receive recognition or special pay for technical work. In this position as section manager, you will lead a team of human resource staff including program managers and team leads. You will provide guidance on human resource policies and strategies.

The minimum acceptable qualifications listed below are required 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 any field acceptable. Relevant experience must be formal or informal supervisory experience (e.g., team lead), and specialized experience in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. At least 3 years of formal management experience and experience within the IC/DoD is preferred. The Mid-Level Leadership Program is strongly preferred (must be completed within 6 months of starting the position).

- Develop and communicate strategic goals, vision, priorities, programs, and long-range plans for an organization or the Agency, adjusting them as necessary in response to mission, political, technological or environmental changes. - Guide the organization or program in creating and sustaining a strong customer focus and high expectations for performance. - Oversee, direct, or manage programs. - Define and agree upon areas of responsibility and authority for others. - Manage an organization's internal processes. - Manage an organization's or unit's personnel processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, and adverse actions. - Evaluate the performance of employees against specified performance standards and goals. - Identify and address performance deficiencies of employees. - Monitor and evaluate work performed by employees, other team members, or contractors. - Provide performance feedback and counseling to subordinates. - Assign tasks or projects to others. - Create work teams with appropriate employees to accomplish work goals. - Establish performance expectations, goals, objectives, or milestones for individuals, teams, or projects. - Motivate and encourage others to accomplish work assignments and goals. - Participate in Agency and organizational personnel decisions for promotion, awards, positions, or training. - Provide recognition and rewards to subordinates. - Recommend or initiate personnel actions (for example, promotions, awards, disciplinary actions). - Supervise the activities of subordinates.

Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible) Salary Range: $106,823 - $164,102 (Senior)

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. 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. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this 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 all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. 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.