Nov 21, 2022

Communications Officer - Entry to Senior Level (Maryland)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

- Gathering desired outcomes and analyzing corporate or customer requirements for communication strategies or products - Designing and executing communication campaigns and strategies using corporate communications and industry best practices - Creating content for social media accounts - Engaging with appropriate outlets to promote programs and initiatives - Coaching and advising others to create and deliver effective messages (for senior positions) - Measuring communication product outcomes and routinely analyzing return on investment

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.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL 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 Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (some demonstrated experience in the IC/DoD or in communications/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 for a college newspaper, liaison experience, or marketing). 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. 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). SENIOR 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.

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 able to: - provide excellent customer service while remaining focused on outcomes - effectively work (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - remain adaptable, agile, and resilient to focus on top Agency priorities Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: - Communications - Social Media - Journalism - Media / Broadcasting - DoD / Intelligence Community

Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary ranges vary by work level. Salary Range: $50,643 - $164,102. (Entry/Full Performance/Senior) On-the-job training. Internal NSA courses and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Additional hours may be required.