May 19, 2020

Collection Data Manager - Entry to Experienced Level (Multiple Locations)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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

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.

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).

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

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.