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National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Testing and Evaluation Specialist - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-10 - Closing: 2020-03-11 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. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. Description of Position Testing & Evaluation Specialists at the NSA develop unit and system tests to evaluate compliance with customer requirements. They also conduct testing and evaluate cyberspace operations capabilities and the effects of developed capabilities. Make recommendations based on results. Testing & Evaluation Specialists apply principles, methods, and tools for testing & evaluating computer or computer-related equipment/computing systems. They are responsible for installing, configuring, modifying, troubleshooting, repairing and/or replacing computer hardware, peripherals, and other equipment. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for experiential learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is: - willing to take the initiative - innovative - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to communicate effectively (both orally and written) - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments 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). Position Summary NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations; join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals! Qualifications Salary Range: $72,351 - $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. 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 Computer Science (CS) or related field (e.g., Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Network Engineering). Degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Networking (Systems Administration), and Information Assurance may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and upper-level mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Relevant experience must be in engineering of computer or information systems over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), programming, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, and/or systems engineering. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course) will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 24-week JCAC course will count as 6 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 Computer Science (CS) or related field (e.g., Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Network Engineering). Degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Networking (Systems Administration), and Information Assurance may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and upper-level mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Relevant experience must be in engineering of computer or information systems over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), programming, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, and/or systems engineering. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course) will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 24-week JCAC course will count as 6 months of experience). 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 and 2 years of relevant experience. 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 must be in Computer Science (CS) or related field (e.g., Computer Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Security, Computer Forensics, Network Engineering). Degrees in Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Networking (Systems Administration), and Information Assurance may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and upper-level mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Relevant experience must be in engineering of computer or information systems over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, design, development, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), programming, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, and/or systems engineering. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course) will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 24-week JCAC course will count as 6 months of experience). How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 12, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Human Capital Strategic Consultant - Mid/Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-10 - Closing: 2020-05-31 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. The NSA Office of Strategies and Succession Management seeks a Human Capital Strategic Consultant to facilitate strategic workforce planning initiatives that enable the Agency to aggressively recruit, develop, support, and retain top talent for the workforce of the future. Description of Position Human Capital Strategic Consultants are responsible for: - Gathering information (both qualitative and quantitative) and conducting analyses required to project future workforce requirements and organizational needs - Consulting with stakeholders to develop strategic workforce plans that support the organization's current and future workforce requirements - Collaborating with human capital partners (recruitment, career planning, training and development, etc.) to design programs and processes in line with the strategic workforce plan - Developing communication strategies to support the implementation of initiatives driven by the organizations strategic workforce plan - Briefing organizational leaders on strategic workforce planning activities Skills The ideal candidate has experience in consulting with organizational leaders on strategic workforce planning, manpower planning, and change initiatives. The position requires strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills. Competitive candidates will be: - detail-oriented - accountable - adaptable - 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 manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables Position 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: $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 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 in consulting, training, or managing in organizational development, organizational behavior, and/or human resources; and/or designing HR and workforce development solutions. Experience as a research assistant or associate in organizational development, HR, or management counts toward the requirement. 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 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, counseling). Relevant experience must be in consulting, training, or managing in organizational development, organizational behavior, and/or human resources; and/or designing HR and workforce development solutions. Experience as a research assistant or associate in organizational development, HR, or management counts toward the requirement. Formal or informal leadership 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 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, counseling). Relevant experience must be in consulting, training, or managing in organizational development, organizational behavior, and/or human resources; and/or designing HR and workforce development solutions. Experience as a research assistant or associate in organizational development, HR, or management counts toward the requirement. Formal or informal leadership preferred. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 12, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Threat Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-09 - Closing: 2020-04-12 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 do work you can't do anywhere else and be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cyber-security posture? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you! Threat Analysts perform research of adversarial threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions in all appropriate intelligence sources. Analyze collected data to derive facts, inferences, and projections concerning capabilities, intentions, attack approaches, and likelihood of various adversarial attacks under various situations. Research resource allocations, motivations, tendencies, personalities, and tolerance for detection, attribution and retribution that influence adversarial decisions. Contribute to profiling adversarial behavior with respect to identified system attacks in an operational mission context. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of the behavior of adversaries against target systems, technologies, operations, and missions. Threat Analysts perform a broad spectrum of duties; they may: - Conduct target research - Merge information gathered from open source and classified sources - Monitor open and classified sources for useful information - Use knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information - Collect and provide intelligence from many different sources of information - Make analytic determinations based on critical thinking and reasoning - Evaluate and select the appropriate formal methods of analysis - Document analytic tradecraft and methodology - Explore and test multiple avenues of discovery - Generate evidence-based inferences to support or refute analytic conclusions - Utilize methods to integrate, summarize, visualize, and test information to support analytic processes - Plan, develop, and structure analytic approaches - Analyze threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions (including likely behaviors of adversaries) and countermeasures to address them - Identify relationships, trends, and patterns in, or draw conclusions from, information - Teach other junior analysts and researchers how to conduct effective target research - Develop, create and improve threat research practices and assist in knowledge transfer, mentoring and training of new analysts in these techniques If you routinely visit network security websites, attend conferences, or maintain your own network; we would like to talk to you! If you are a computer hobbyist, enjoy setting up new networks, love the Black Hat / DEFCON Briefings, and Capture the Flag events; then you need to talk to us. Skills The optimal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and who has solid knowledge or experience in several of the following areas: - Coding in scripting languages such as Python, R, or Ruby - Calculating statistical significance and principle component analyses - Scripting for the GHOSTMACHINE environment - Leveraging LABBENCH + Jupyter to interface with GMAE - TCP/IP: three-way hand-shake, reconstruction - Network and Internetwork Routing - Domain Name System protocol and architecture - How an Antivirus program works - How an Intrusion Detection System works - How exploitation, implants, and beacons work - Teaching, coaching and mentoring others - Building effective communications to explain complex technical information to wider audiences - Effective writing skills Position 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: $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 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 threat, intelligence, or traffic analysis (preferably in the military or IC). Experience in multi-source or technical threat analysis (e.g., SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, Open-Source, and Geospatial) 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 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 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 threat, intelligence, or traffic analysis (preferably in the military or IC). Experience in multi-source or technical threat analysis (e.g., SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, Open-Source, and Geospatial) 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 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 threat, intelligence, or traffic analysis (preferably in the military or IC). Experience in multi-source or technical threat analysis (e.g., SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, Open-Source, and Geospatial) is preferred. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 12, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Network Manager/Capabilities Manager - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-07 - Closing: 2020-05-08 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. The Capabilities Service Center (CSC) is the Capabilities Directorate focal point for health, performance and security awareness of all Capabilities mission, business and IT infrastructure services across all network fabrics. The CSC manages a 24/7 Operation Center that is an agile, high-tech, and forward-leaning Operations Center continuously changing to keep pace with operational mission needs and customer requirements. In support of this mission, the CSC Operations Floor is comprised of numerous physical and virtual service support teams responsible for monitoring, resolving, and reporting on all enterprise capabilities incidents. The Capabilities Manager positions are the technical component of the CSC 24/7 Watch Floor. These critical positions are responsible for: - Providing direct support to the Senior Capabilities Officer (SCO) in the daily management of the CSC Operations Floor at NSA Fort Meade, and as requested, at NSA Texas - Performing as the focal point for situational awareness (performance, availability and security) and response/recovery for IT services - Coordinating and directing recovery activities and holding service provides accountable for service restoration activities - Overseeing all call-in procedures, ensuring they are clearly documented within the ticket and call-in database - Tracking and documenting all scheduled outages - Communicating and collaborating daily with Service Owners and critical partners to establish situational awareness, understand mission priorities, identify customer issues, highlight high risk changes and maintain the overall ability to operate - Assisting as needed in troubleshooting and monitoring network issues Skills The ideal candidate is a customer oriented individual with a networking background who may have some experience with project and configuration management. We are looking for a candidate that has excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can: - respond quickly and decisively - motivated - flexible - work effectively in diverse environments - well-organized - handle multiple assignments - balance competing demands 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. This is a full-time position. These positons work the ODNI 12-hour rotating schedule, with shifts starting at 0600 and 1800. Position Summary NSA is in search of top-notch cyber professionals with technical expertise and driving desire at the forefront of their field. We have positions in penetration testing, defensive operations, identifying cyber threats and vulnerabilities and building defensive capabilities, designing, developing, deploying, sustaining and monitoring state-of-the-art network solutions (WAN, CAN, LAN, DCN and Satellite communications networks) that are deployed across NSA worldwide. Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of cyber professionals! Qualifications Salary Range: $72,351 - $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. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Relevant experience must be in using specialized test equipment and network analysis tools (e.g., ping trace-route, network management software, and loopbacks) and include network engineering (i.e., design/analysis of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol) and/or installing and configuring networks, routers, and firewalls. 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. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 5 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Relevant experience must be in using specialized test equipment and network analysis tools (e.g., ping trace-route, network management software, and loopbacks) and include network engineering (i.e., design/analysis of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol) and/or installing and configuring networks, routers, and firewalls. 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. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 8 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Relevant experience must be in using specialized test equipment and network analysis tools (e.g., ping trace-route, network management software, and loopbacks) and include network engineering (i.e., design/analysis of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol) and/or installing and configuring networks, routers, and firewalls. 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. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 11 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Relevant experience must be in using specialized test equipment and network analysis tools (e.g., ping trace-route, network management software, and loopbacks) and include network engineering (i.e., design/analysis of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol) and/or installing and configuring networks, routers, and firewalls. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 12, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Staff Officer - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-06 - Closing: 2020-04-30 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. Staff Officers serve as an organizational focal point for specific operational, administrative, and/or technical issues. They support leadership in areas such as training, manpower, space, visits, property management, security, budgeting, and policy. Description of Position Staff Officers' responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Using well versed understanding of organizational policy and processes to carry out effective and efficient day-to-day operations and special projects - Responding to needs and identifying opportunities for proactive engagement to perpetuate and help others perpetuate mission function and goals - Evaluating assigned actions, drafting or reviewing responses, and synthesizing information - Providing sound data to leaders to make, informed, timely, evidenced-based decisions with cognizance of implications and impact - Advising on requirements, programs, manpower, budget, or other aspect of managing the organization - Coordinating and implementing policy guidance as it relates to operations and/or strategic planning and implementation across the organization Skills 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: - motivated - accountable - 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 - build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate [experienced only] - able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner [experienced only] - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel) Position 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: $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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people or projects. 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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people or projects. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer 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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people, projects, or processes. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer is preferred. Experience managing people will be required if the Staff Officer position includes supervisory responsibilities. 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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people, projects, or processes. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer is preferred. Experience managing people will be required if the Staff Officer position includes supervisory responsibilities. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 12, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Printing Support Specialist - Entry/Mid-Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-05 - Closing: 2020-02-27 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. Printing Support Specialists in the Directorate of Cybersecurity support the mission by planning, designing, operating, and maintaining printing programs and processes (including printing, quality assurance, binding, and packaging) to produce printed products and services. The responsibilities of a Printing Support Specialists at the NSA can include: - Working with customers to determine requirements and develop specifications for a wide variety of printing jobs - Operating and maintaining printing, binding, and packaging equipment - Operating industrial/production equipment, machinery, and tools such as die cutters, laminators, air compressors, and soldering equipment - Analyzing and addressing issues with printing/production technology and flow processes, while ensuring the security of the system - Developing, conducting, and maintaining quality assurance tests for all printing/production activities - Following safety and security procedures and practices when operating machinery, vehicles, or equipment Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning and strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is: - Detail-oriented and able to meet deadlines - Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - Able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - Willing to take the initiative - For some positions, physical requirements could include the ability to lift 40lbs, standing for extended periods, and personal protective equipment (e.g., safety shoes) - For some positions, screening for additional security requirements (i.e., routine physical testing, psychological examination) Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule The schedule for this position is Monday through Friday, 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM. Position Summary Cryptographic Operations personnel at the National Security Agency(NSA) are a viable asset to our agency. Their support of the mission spans from developing and operating various systems, maintaining equipment, providing quality and reliable products to customers and resolving issues with printing/production technology and flow processes. Qualifications Salary Range: $25,500 - $63,267 (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. Experience in production (e.g., printing, manufacturing, machine, and graphic arts) preferred Salary Range: $59,534 - $77,396 (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 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must include basic computer skills (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics) and/or production (e.g., printing, manufacturing, machine, and graphic arts). Formal or informal leadership experience is preferred. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 12, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Security Information Specialist - Entry Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-03 - Closing: 2020-02-14 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. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Security Information Specialists are integrated into the personnel, physical, and counterintelligence security disciplines to ensure highly sensitive information utilized in all security processes are protected and handled in accordance with all applicable laws and policies. Interfacing with NSA and other agencies, these specialists are the backbone of and the customer service representatives for the Security and Counterintelligence team. Security Information Specialists ensure the highly sensitive personnel and security information utilized in the processing for security clearances is protected and handled in accordance with all applicable laws and policies. Interfacing with NSA and other agencies, these specialists are the backbone of and the customer service representatives for the Security and Counterintelligence team. Security Information Specialists work in a myriad of offices supporting Security and Counterintelligence. The responsibilities of a Security Information Specialist include, but are not limited to: Track, manage, maintain highly sensitive security processes, and maintain highly sensitive security risk and/or personnel security information, providing such information only to authorized recipients, when required, in appropriate formats, and within constraints of relevant laws (e.g., the Privacy Act and FOIA). When appropriate, provide basic security analysis and risk recommendations to decision makers and customers. Preparing accurate and complete reports that document processes, outcomes, and findings Provide basic security analysis and risk recommendations to decision makers and customers creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data Skills The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is: - a strong written and oral communicator - able to work as an individual and in team environment - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - focused on customer needs - able to perform basic office tools and functions Coordinate the security clearance process, including vetting, approval, denial, and access control. 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. - Travel opportunities away from NSA headquarters are available for many NSA employees. These opportunities may take you to overseas locations and other U.S. sites. - Flexible schedules to ensure a work/life balance - Continued education and training - Networking and career development opportunities through mentorships, employee resource groups and professional groups - Generous leave programs, including annual paid time off, sick leave and holiday leave - Health and life insurance, and federal retirement plans - A friendly environment that fosters innovation - Opportunities to travel and move between various fields/positions across the agency - On-site childcare services, fitness facilities, intramural sports and convenience shopping - Personal and family wellness resources - A workplace of inclusion and values diversity across all disciplines Monday through Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). This is a Term appointment not to exceed five (5) years. The selected candidate may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent appointment at a later date. Position 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 Salary Range: $25.,500 - $63,267 (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 and no experience. Experience working with basic office resources (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors) is desired. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Signals Analyst - Signals Analysis Development Program (SADP) - Entry/Mid-Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-03 - Closing: 2020-05-03 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. With the rapid evolution of signals technology, the NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce of Signals Analysts who are a vital part in maintaining our technical capabilities to collect signals intelligence. The selected individual will be required to complete the SADP before being hired into a technical mission office at NSA. The NSA/CSS Signals Analysis Development Program (SADP) is a 3 year development program designed to produce professional level signals analysts through an intensive, structured program of formal training courses and diverse work assignments. Signals Analysts analyze signals from various sources, including foreign communications, radar and other electronic systems, and the selected individual will apply detailed math, computer engineering, electrical engineering, aerospace engineering or physics knowledge to exploit state-of-the-art communication systems. The selected individual will work in a dynamic environment with duties that can include the following: - Identify and analyze waveforms in different domains (e.g., weapon systems, communications systems) - Identify and analyze bitstreams (e.g., multiplexers, error correction, voice and video compression, instrumentation systems) - Identify and analyze protocols (e.g., link layer, network layer, application layer) NOTE: A copy of your unofficial transcript is highly encouraged to be submitted with your application to expedite processing. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning, strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is/can be: - accountable - flexible - resilient - communicate effectively - collaborate with others 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible). Position Summary Signals Analysis is a cutting-edge technical discipline that seeks to identify the purpose, content and user(s) of signals. Given today's rapidly evolving global communications, the NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce of Signals Analysts who are a vital part in maintaining our technical capabilities to use the most sophisticated means to recover, understand, and derive intelligence from all manner of foreign signals. Qualifications Salary Range: $72,351 - $90,157 (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 will be considered for applicants who have completed relevant military degree programs (or equivalent), OR who have completed relevant military training [for example, 9141 (Navy Intermediate Technical ELINT Analyst), 1N2A (Air Force Intermediate Technical ELINT Analyst), 451 (Intermediate Signals Analysis) or 452 (Advanced Signals Analysis)], OR who have participated in or graduated from a relevant training program such as the Military COMINT Signals Analysis Program (MCSAP). Degree must be in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, a Physical Science, or a related technical field. A broader range of degrees will be considered for those who have completed a relevant training program listed above (e.g., 9141, 1N2A, 451, 452 or MCSAP). Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, preferably related to communications signals (e.g., bitstream analysis, waveform analysis, protocol analysis) and/or design and engineering of communications systems. Salary Range: $83,692 - $112,240 (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 will be considered for applicants who have completed relevant military degree programs (or equivalent), OR who have completed relevant military training [for example, 9141 (Navy Intermediate Technical ELINT Analyst), 1N2A (Air Force Intermediate Technical ELINT Analyst), 451 (Intermediate Signals Analysis) or 452 (Advanced Signals Analysis)], OR who have participated in or graduated from a relevant training program such as the Military COMINT Signals Analysis Program (MCSAP). Degree must be in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, a Physical Science, or a related technical field. A broader range of degrees will be considered for those who have completed a relevant training program listed above (e.g., 9141, 1N2A, 451, 452 or MCSAP). (Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, preferably related to communications signals (e.g., bitstream analysis, waveform analysis, protocol analysis) and/or design and engineering of communications systems. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Cooperative Education Program - Language Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-01 - Closing: 2020-03-31 Responsibilities COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM - Language * Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 March 2020. Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in a language-focused majors including Russian, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, and Chinese. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. . Language Analysts work directly with the original written or spoken foreign language, determine the relevance of the intelligence collected, research it, analyze it, and put it into context for dissemination to national-level policy makers, military commanders, and other customers. As a participant in NSA's Co-op Program, you will earn a competitive salary and enjoy many benefits. You will operate under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work at NSAW (Baltimore/Washington area) with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. New Co-Ops will begin work in either January or August only. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of Co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career. Qualifications include a language-focused majors including Russian, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, and Chinese in a four-year program. Community college students majoring in the above listed major with the intent to pursue a four-year program are also eligible to apply. A 3.0 GPA is preferred. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule SALARY RANGE: Salaries are determined by the percentage of credits completed toward a degree. Each 20% block of credits completed with at least a 3.0 GPA will allow you to be promoted to the next grade. Grades range from GGD-03/05 to GGD-07/01, which equates to $35,454 - $48,670 annually. The salaries aforementioned include a locality based comparability payment. Position Summary Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in a language-focused majors including Russian, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, and Chinese. Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Qualifications Only applicants that meet the following qualifications will be considered: - You must be a U.S. citizen - You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance - You must be a second semester college freshman or a college sophomore - Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher - You must be majoring in a language-focused majors including Russian, Korean, Farsi, Arabic, and Chinese How To Apply - External 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: A resume must be built with your application in order to be eligible for employment with the Cooperative Education Program. Please include all college level education in your build-a-resume. Unofficial transcripts will be required for the purpose of verifying GPA. Unofficial transcripts may be sent to COOP_OFFICE_mailbox@nsa.gov. If your Registrar is capable of directly sending electronic transcripts, please have them sent directly to you and then email the transcripts to COOP_OFFICE_mailbox@nsa.gov as an attachment. Please do not send html transcripts accessible via a website or text versions thereof. Official transcripts will be required prior to an official employment offer. Submit your official transcripts to: National Security Agency Office of Recruitment and Staffing 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779 Ft. George Meade, MD 20755-6779 Attn: Cooperative Education Program, A334 All positions in the National Security Agency are in the excepted service. ***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. * Incomplete applications are not considered. 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. 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Cooperative Education Program Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-01 - Closing: 2020-03-31 Responsibilities COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM * Applications and resumes for the Cooperative Education Program are now being accepted online. Deadline to apply is 31 March 2020. Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security (technical track). Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment, and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Computer Science majors explore high-tech opportunities such as object-oriented methodology, multimedia, data warehousing/data mining, design/analysis development of software and systems, client/server development, networking, and Internet technology. Students in the Computer or Electrical Engineering fields will be involved in the design, development, testing, and evaluation of electronic communications systems. These multi-disciplinary assignments will reach to such rapidly advancing areas as optics, lasers, acoustics, and microprocessors. Cyber professionals in the Intelligence Community work as part of a team on the front lines of defense against our cyber adversaries. The Intelligence Community needs cyber professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field. As a participant in NSA's Co-op Program, you will earn a competitive salary and enjoy many benefits. You will operate under a rotational program, alternating semesters of full-time work at NSAW (Baltimore/Washington area) with full-time study from entry into the program until graduation. New Co-Ops will begin work in either January or August only. We require a minimum of 52 weeks of Co-op work experience prior to graduation. During your tour, you will work a regular 40-hour week. Each work tour is designed to reveal the specific areas you may want to focus on as a career. Qualifications include a major in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security (technical track) in a four-year program. Community college students majoring in one of the above listed majors with the intent to pursue a four-year program are also eligible to apply. A 3.0 GPA is preferred. For Engineering, the college or university must be ABET accredited. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule SALARY RANGE: Salaries are determined by the percentage of credits completed toward a degree. Each 20% block of credits completed with at least a 3.0 GPA will allow you to be promoted to the next grade. Grades range from GGD-03/05 to GGD-07/01, which equates to $35,454- $48,670 annually. The salaries aforementioned include a locality based comparability payment. Position Summary Cooperative Education students gain valuable experience while playing a meaningful role in the development of our nation's secure communications or in the production of foreign intelligence. Programs are available for students majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering or Cyber Security (technical track). Right from the start, you will be involved in real life projects and will have full use of NSA labs, equipment, and advanced technologies. These areas will offer you increasing challenges and satisfying learning experiences, since our mission demands that we work on the cutting edge of technology. Qualifications Only applicants that meet the following qualifications will be considered: - You must be a U.S. citizen. - You must be eligible to be granted a security clearance. - You must be a second semester college freshman or a college sophomore. - Preferred GPA of 3.0 or higher. - You must be majoring in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Cyber Security (technical track). How To Apply - External 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 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: A resume must be built with your application in order to be eligible for employment with the Cooperative Education Program. Please include all college level education in your build-a-resume. Unofficial transcripts will be required for the purpose of verifying GPA and major. Unofficial transcripts may be sent to COOP_OFFICE_mailbox@nsa.gov. If your Registrar is capable of directly sending electronic transcripts, please have them sent directly to you and then email the transcripts to COOP_OFFICE_mailbox@nsa.gov as an attachment. Please do not send HTML transcripts accessible via a website or text versions thereof. Official transcripts will be required prior to an official employment offer. Submit your official transcripts to: National Security Agency Office of Recruitment and Staffing 9800 Savage Road, Suite 6779 Ft. George Meade, MD 20755-6779 Attn: Cooperative Education Program, A334 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: 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 * Incomplete applications are not considered. 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Linguist/Language Analyst - Entry/Mid-Level (Multiple Locations) Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-01 - Closing: 2020-02-23 Responsibilities NSA Overview The National Security Agency's (NSA) mission is to help protect national security by providing policy makers and military commanders with the intelligence information they need to do their jobs. The professionals at 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. NSA's Linguists, known as Multidisciplined Language Analysts (MDLAs), are expected to take an inclusive approach to problem solving and mission accomplishment by frequently engaging with partners, enablers, and customers across the Intelligence Community. Description of Position NSA MDLAs are hired into the Language Analysis Development Program (LADP) or, in the case of MDLAs with extensive experience in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), directly into positions supporting an analytic mission office. The LADP, which lasts up to three years, 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 SIGINT mission and help MDLAs achieve core analytic competencies in accordance with the Cryptologic Training System Training Standard and the MDLA competencies framework. 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 analyzing foreign language materials within the framework of the two main SIGINT disciplines of intelligence analysis - SIGINT reporting and SIGINT development. Multidisciplined Language Analysts are at the forefront of carrying out NSA's SIGINT mission, and they do so in a variety of ways. MDLAs: - Offer U.S. policymakers and military leaders a window into the foreign language world of intelligence targets by analyzing, transcribing, and translating key information - 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 and oral assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insights 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 Skills The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, has a desire for continual learning, and is: - Proficient (reading and listening) in one or more critical foreign languages, including Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Somali, Persian Farsi, Korean, Turkish and other languages as missions and needs evolve - Well organized and able to handle multiple assignments - A strong written and oral communicator - Able to synthesize information to solve complex problems - Able to provide timely and accurate customer service Coursework, knowledge, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Target development - Social network analysis - Metadata analysis - Research methodology - Topical or Regional studies relevant to national security - Quantitative/Statistical analysis - Data modeling, mining, or science - Cyber security - Computer science or networking - Telecommunications Relevant Internships, extracurricular activities, and/or foreign study are also considered. Prior military without a degree but with language analysis cryptologic experience will be considered. In most cases, Experienced Level Language Analysts at NSA will have substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: - Performing language quality control; - Serving as an established Subject Matter Expert (SME); - Authoring and releasing reports; - Mentoring, coaching, and leading other Language Analysts; - Ensuring the technical health of the mission; - Mastering and coaching others on the use of a variety of internal tools; - Testing at Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 3/3 levels for one or more mission languages; and - Displaying a broad knowledge of the Intelligence Community and how various elements work together to prosecute mission. 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). NSA hires for a variety of locations, to include: Maryland, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, Utah, and other locations. Position Summary As a language analyst, you will use your passion for foreign language and strong oral communication, written communication, and critical thinking skills to research, translate, transcribe, report, and analyze foreign intelligence. Your foreign language and English skills will provide key decision makers with a complete and accurate picture of the context within which the decision is being made (i.e. provide an understanding of the nuance, context, cultural overtones, and dialect in which the communication occurred). Another way to use your foreign language skills at NSA is to work as a scientific linguist. Scientific linguists support the mission by designing, developing, evaluating, and/or integrating products to enhance the understanding of mission critical foreign languages or materials by applying linguistic knowledge (e.g. syntax, morphology, phonetics, semantics) to address operational problems. 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 equivalent and no experience. Experience in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered is desired. Professional language-related work experience and/or immersion-like experience is preferred. Applicant must have a minimum language proficiency of Interagency Roundtable (ILR) level 2/2 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered. Exceptions to the ILR Level 2/2 requirement for new hires are handled via a waiver request process from the hiring manager. 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 equivalent plus 3 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. Degree in Language, Regional/Area Studies, International Relations or Studies, International Security, International Affairs, Global Studies, Security & Intelligence Studies, Political Science, History, or topical studies such as counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, international crime, finance/economics, chemistry/biology, telecommunications, computer science, space or weapons systems, or cyber security is preferred. Relevant experience must be performing professional language-related work in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered, preferably language-related signals intelligence. Applicant must have a minimum language proficiency of Interagency Roundtable (ILR) level 3/2 or 2/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered. In special cases (e.g., hard to fill positions in critical or less-common languages/dialects) where no viable applicants are available with the minimum language proficiency level or years of experience required, applicants with less than the minimum will be considered. Applicants with less than the minimum language proficiency will require additional language training to reach ILR Level 3 in at least one mode (reading or listening) within 2-3 years. How To Apply - External 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). 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Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Linguist/Language Analyst - Mid/Experienced Level (Multiple Locations) Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-01 - Closing: 2020-02-23 Responsibilities NSA Overview The National Security Agency's (NSA) mission is to help protect national security by providing policy makers and military commanders with the intelligence information they need to do their jobs. The professionals at 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. NSA's Linguists, known as Multidisciplined Language Analysts (MDLAs), are expected to take an inclusive approach to problem solving and mission accomplishment by frequently engaging with partners, enablers, and customers across the Intelligence Community. Description of Position NSA MDLAs are hired into the Language Analysis Development Program (LADP) or, in the case of MDLAs with extensive experience in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), directly into positions supporting an analytic mission office. The LADP, which lasts up to three years, 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 SIGINT mission and help MDLAs achieve core analytic competencies in accordance with the Cryptologic Training System Training Standard and the MDLA competencies framework. 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 analyzing foreign language materials within the framework of the two main SIGINT disciplines of intelligence analysis - SIGINT reporting and SIGINT development. Multidisciplined Language Analysts are at the forefront of carrying out NSA's SIGINT mission, and they do so in a variety of ways. MDLAs: - Offer U.S. policymakers and military leaders a window into the foreign language world of intelligence targets by analyzing, transcribing, and translating key information - 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 and oral assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insights 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 Skills The ideal candidate is intellectually curious, has a desire for continual learning, and is: - Proficient (reading and listening) in one or more critical foreign languages, including Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Somali, Persian Farsi, Korean, Turkish and other languages as missions and needs evolve - Well organized and able to handle multiple assignments - A strong written and oral communicator - Able to synthesize information to solve complex problems - Able to provide timely and accurate customer service Coursework, knowledge, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Target development - Social network analysis - Metadata analysis - Research methodology - Topical or Regional studies relevant to national security - Quantitative/Statistical analysis - Data modeling, mining, or science - Cyber security - Computer science or networking - Telecommunications Relevant Internships, extracurricular activities, and/or foreign study are also considered. Prior military without a degree but with language analysis cryptologic experience will be considered. In most cases, Experienced Level Language Analysts at NSA will have substantial experience in one or more of the following areas: - Performing language quality control; - Serving as an established Subject Matter Expert (SME); - Authoring and releasing reports; - Mentoring, coaching, and leading other Language Analysts; - Ensuring the technical health of the mission; - Mastering and coaching others on the use of a variety of internal tools; - Testing at Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) 3/3 levels for one or more mission languages; and - Displaying a broad knowledge of the Intelligence Community and how various elements work together to prosecute mission. 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). NSA hires for a variety of locations, to include: Maryland, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, Utah, and other locations. Position Summary As a language analyst, you will use your passion for foreign language and strong oral communication, written communication, and critical thinking skills to research, translate, transcribe, report, and analyze foreign intelligence. Your foreign language and English skills will provide key decision makers with a complete and accurate picture of the context within which the decision is being made (i.e. provide an understanding of the nuance, context, cultural overtones, and dialect in which the communication occurred). Another way to use your foreign language skills at NSA is to work as a scientific linguist. Scientific linguists support the mission by designing, developing, evaluating, and/or integrating products to enhance the understanding of mission critical foreign languages or materials by applying linguistic knowledge (e.g. syntax, morphology, phonetics, semantics) to address operational problems. 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 equivalent plus 3 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. Degree in Language, Regional/Area Studies, International Relations or Studies, International Security, International Affairs, Global Studies, Security & Intelligence Studies, Political Science, History, or topical studies such as counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, international crime, finance/economics, chemistry/biology, telecommunications, computer science, space or weapons systems, or cyber security is preferred. Relevant experience must be performing professional language-related work in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered, preferably language-related signals intelligence. Applicant must have a minimum language proficiency of Interagency Roundtable (ILR) level 3/2 or 2/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered. In special cases (e.g., hard to fill positions in critical or less-common languages/dialects) where no viable applicants are available with the minimum language proficiency level or years of experience required, applicants with less than the minimum will be considered. Applicants with less than the minimum language proficiency will require additional language training to reach ILR Level 3 in at least one mode (reading or listening) within 2-3 years. 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 high school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree in Language, Regional/Area Studies, International Relations or Studies, International Security, International Affairs, Global Studies, Security & Intelligence Studies, Political Science, History, or topical studies such as counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, international crime, finance/economics, chemistry/biology, telecommunications, computer science, space or weapons systems, or cyber security is preferred. Relevant experience must be performing professional language-related work in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered, preferably language-related signals intelligence. Applicant must have a minimum language proficiency of Interagency Roundtable (ILR) level 3/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered. In special cases (e.g., hard to fill positions in critical or less-common languages/dialects) where no viable applicants are available with the minimum language proficiency level required, applicants with less than the minimum will be considered. Applicants with less than the minimum language proficiency will require additional language training to reach ILR Level 3/3 within 2-3 years. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Information System Security Professional - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-01 - Closing: 2020-04-30 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 be at the forefront of this cyber fight, tackling the complex mission to defend against the threats of today and tomorrow? Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you! Information System Security Professionals play a vital role in enabling security solutions by utilizing systems engineering and systems security engineering principles in: - defining information system security requirements and functionality - designing system architectures - developing security designs - assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats - producing formal and informal reports, briefings, and direct input to the customer regarding security and functionality requirements, system architecture and security designs Information System Security professionals are hired into positions directly supporting a technical mission office or into the Cybersecurity Engineering Development Program. The Cybersecurity Engineering Development Program is a 3 year program. To meet the Agency's evolving mission, NSA's core discipline of Information System Security and Cryptographic Engineering must remain strong and agile. Information System Security and Cryptographic Engineering integrates computer science, engineering and mathematics along with Information Assurance/Cybersecurity Analysis skills, so that the Agency can define the standards for high-assurance as the trusted authority for National Security System (NSS) communications. Our nation's security will be determined by NSA's ability to develop experts in these skills, in order to keep pace with the complex and powerful threats introduced by our adversaries. No academic course of study or university program provides the necessary depth of skills and practical hands-on experience required by the Agency, thus the Cybersecurity Engineering Development Program is the only program in the US government designed to develop and advance the core skillset essential to protecting the US's national security systems. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can: - motivated - flexible - innovative - well-organized - work effectively in diverse environments - handle multiple assignments Specialized skills may include preventing, assessing, and/or mitigating threats to information systems and infrastructures and the information contained in or transmitted by these systems. This may encompass: - threat and vulnerability analysis - risk mitigation - incident response - information assurance - penetration testing - preparing accreditation documentation Skills applying standards, policies, procedures and requirements for ensuring information security are also beneficial. Position 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 This job opening encompasses multiple positions, the minimum qualifications for each are listed below: Salary Range: $72,351 - $90,157 (Entry/Developmental) - Information System Security Designer *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 Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, and/or systems engineering. Network and system administration may account for some, but not all, of the experience. 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) - Information System Security Designer *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 Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development. In addition, may include programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) - Information System Security Designer *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. 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 must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development. In addition, may include programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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: $72,351 - $90,157 (Entry/Developmental) - Information Systems Security Engineer *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 Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or updating information assurance documentation (e.g., System Security Plans, Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices). Network and system administration may account for some, but not all, of the experience. 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) - Information Systems Security Engineer *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 Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development and with information assurance and accreditation processes (e.g., System Security Plans, Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation Packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices). In addition, experience may include programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senior) - Information System Security Engineer *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. 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 must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development and with information assurance and accreditation processes (e.g., System Security Plans, Risk Assessment Reports, Certification and Accreditation Packages, and System Requirements Traceability Matrices). In addition, experience may include programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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). How To Apply - External 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. 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Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Cyber Mitigations Engineer/System Vulnerability Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-02-01 - Closing: 2020-04-30 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 be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cyber-security posture; do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you! System Vulnerability Analysts identify vulnerabilities and attacks to the design and operation of a system (H/W, S/W, personnel, procedures, logistics, and physical security). They compare and contrast various system attack techniques and develop effective defensive mitigations. Additionally, System Vulnerability Analysts produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of actual and potential attacks against the systems or missions being studied. They perform a broad spectrum of duties that may include: - critical infrastructure defense - control system security - wired and wireless network security - vulnerability analysis and research - scalable defensive mitigation development - perimeter/boundary defense - malware analysis - web and cloud security - mobile network security (LTE, Baseband) - tailored security solution and methodology automation - researching emerging network industry technologies and solutions If you routinely visit network security websites or you attend network security conferences or maintain your own network; we would like to talk to you! If you are a computer hobbyist, enjoy setting up new networks, love the Black Hat / DEFCON Briefings, and Capture the Flag events; then you need to talk to us! Skills The optimal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and who has knowledge or experience in several of the following areas: - defending against and/or mitigating system vulnerabilities, including at the infrastructure, host and enterprise levels - intrusion detection and incident response - network operating systems and network data/traffic analysis - scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell, Python) - software reverse engineering - fuzzing - virtualization - penetration testing - ports, protocol and services analysis - vulnerability detection and analysis - network security devices (e.g., firewalls, intrusion and detection systems) - packet analysis - malicious code analysis - SCADA and Control Systems Devices 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible). Position 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/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 Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Security). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, and/or systems engineering. Network and system administration may account for some, but not all, of the experience. 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 Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Security). Relevant experience must be in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and/or computer forensics. In addition, may include computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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: $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. 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 must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Security). Relevant experience must be in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and/or computer forensics. In addition, may include computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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: $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. An Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, Information Security, and Information Systems). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development. In addition, may include programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. 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). How To Apply - External 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). 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Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Hardware/Software Design Engineer - Entry/Mid-Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-01-30 - Closing: 2020-04-30 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. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs Hardware/Software Design Engineers to design, develop, construct and test electronic hardware and software processing components. These components are typically subsystems of communication, collection, processing or analysis systems. Hardware/Software Design Engineers are hired into positions supporting a broad range of specialized skills including Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Communications Engineering. Positions may be an office directly supporting a technical mission or a Development Programs to include the Information Technology Development Program (ITDP). The ITDP is a three-year full-time development program designed to provide entry-level information technology specialists (that is, individuals with degrees in computer science, engineering, computer security, information systems, information technology, and related degrees and experience) the opportunity to acquire the skills and technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. In this program, participants gain a depth of knowledge in a breadth of information technology disciplines, including system/security, software engineering, software project management, and system architecture. ITDP participants work in teams and with NSA technical leaders to solve current and future challenging IT problems. The responsibilities of a Hardware/Software Design Engineer may include: - Designing, developing, testing, and/or evaluating computer or computer-related equipment. - Programming, modifying and/or configuring system software that manages the computer hardware and provides services to the applications. - Applying software engineering principles to design, develop, test, and evaluate/modify software applications. Skills The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, who is: - innovative - well-organized - able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments - able to communicate effectively both orally and written - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Agile Software Development - programming languages: C, C++, Java, Java Script, etc. - real time programming - embedded programming - operating system level programming Position 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) *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, Computer Science, or Mathematics (degree in Mathematics must include Engineering or Computer Science courses). If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include 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 designing, developing, and/or constructing electronic hardware and/or software processing components is desired. CISCO, Microsoft certified software engineer (MCSE), or Engineer in Training (EIT) certifications are preferred. 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. Degree must be in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics (degree in Mathematics must include Engineering or Computer Science courses). If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include 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 designing, developing, and/or constructing electronic hardware and software processing components. CISCO, Microsoft certified software engineer (MCSE), or Engineer in Training (EIT) certifications are preferred. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency San Antonio, TX, USA
Capabilities Watch Officer/Network Manager (Texas location) - Mid/Experienced Level San Antonio, TX link Posted: 2020-01-30 - Closing: 2020-04-30 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. The Network Manager will function as a Capabilities Watch Officer (CWO). The CWO is a corporate initiative instantiated at the Regional Capabilities Centers (RCC) across the Enterprise. The National Security Agency in Texas (NSAT) CWO has the primary responsibility for maintaining situational awareness of the NSAT IT infrastructure (ITI) and the Regional Capabilities Center West (RCC-West) region. This position is for a self-starter and full-time member of the CWO team, which reports daily to the NSAT Capabilities Service Center (CSC) Chief. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: -Providing time-sensitive capabilities 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 and stakeholders on NSA actions with regard to ongoing and anticipated IT infrastructure 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. - Motivating and encouraging others to accomplish work responsibilities and goals. - Establishing and maintaining working relationships and networks with customers, professional colleagues internal and external to the Agency, and representatives of other agencies. Providing timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services. - Acting as the focal point for NSAT ITI health, status, and security by working closely with peer organizations and Subject Matter Experts (SME's) at NSAT and National Security Agency in Washington (NSAW) to facilitate synchronization of efforts. - Acting as the focal point for the status of services offered to local, regional and global customers for determining service performance and completeness. - Acting as the focal point for all NSAT ITI outages (planned and unplanned) and cross walking mission impact against mitigation strategies. - Acting as the touch point for RCC-West and CSC concerning incidents and issues impacting not just the NSAT IT infrastructure but throughout the entire RCC-West region. - Managing the escalation of high priority ITI situations on behalf of the NSAT Capabilities Director, by assembling and leading select SME's through fault isolation and resolution. CWO team members will also participate in performance and stability trending analysis. Skills The ideal candidate possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - decisive, flexible, resilient, detail-oriented, customer and results oriented - able to adjust to changing situational requirements, identify, manage, resolve conflicts, and disagreements in a constructive manner - is willing to perform shift-work in support of 24/7 operations - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders as appropriate - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel) and network monitoring applications Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - compose routine documents (for example, e-mails, memoranda, minutes from meetings, status reports, and production reports) - plan, develop, and structure analytic approaches - communicate target and/or technical information in a manner that satisfies customer requirements and needs in accordance with existing principles and policies - familiar with intelligence reporting policies, procedures, dissemination practices, legal authorities, and restrictions for disseminate of intelligence information - Information Assurance Certifications may be required. 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. This is a full-time position and is considered emergency essential. Additionally, this is a 12-hour rotating shift schedule. Located in south central Texas and Bexar County, San Antonio is located at the northern edge of the Gulf Coastal Plains and the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country, about 140 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. San Antonio's average temperature is 69 degrees with humidity varying from 83 percent in the early morning to an afternoon level of 47 percent. The temperatures in the winter months dip below freezing only about 22 days on the average. San Antonio is extremely family-oriented. It is the home of the shrine to Texas liberty, the Alamo, as well as the world renowned Paseo del Rio, or Riverwalk. There are several exceptional museums in the city and one of the finest zoos in the country, housing over 700 species of animals. San Antonio also boasts two major theme parks -- Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World. Recreation is certainly not limited to the city. In about the same amount of time it takes to get downtown, you can be exploring underground caverns, feeding the animals at a wildlife ranch, tubing down the Guadalupe River, or rounding up cattle at a dude ranch. No matter where you are, there is always the barbecue -- the very worst of which is better than any to be found east of the Mississippi River. The cost of living in San Antonio is the lowest among large U.S. cities at 9.4 percent which is below the national average. The cost of housing is even lower -- 15.8 percent below the national average and nearly 20 percent lower than the Baltimore-Washington corridor. Housing options are extremely diverse, with affordable urban, suburban, small town, and rural homes readily available within a 30-minute commute of the site. Position Summary NSA is in search of top-notch cyber professionals with technical expertise and driving desire at the forefront of their field. We have positions in penetration testing, defensive operations, identifying cyber threats and vulnerabilities and building defensive capabilities, designing, developing, deploying, sustaining and monitoring state-of-the-art network solutions (WAN, CAN, LAN, DCN and Satellite communications networks) that are deployed across NSA worldwide. Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of cyber professionals! Qualifications 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. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 5 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Relevant experience must be in using specialized test equipment and network analysis tools (e.g., ping trace-route, network management software, and loopbacks) and include network engineering (i.e., design/analysis of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol) and/or installing and configuring networks, routers, and firewalls. Salary Range: $93,822 - $119,442 (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. The following may also be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position: an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience; or at least 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in networking, computer science, or cyber topics plus 8 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Network Engineering, Systems Engineering, Information Technology or related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Software Engineering, Information Assurance, or Computer Security). Relevant experience must be in using specialized test equipment and network analysis tools (e.g., ping trace-route, network management software, and loopbacks) and include network engineering (i.e., design/analysis of networks, routers, switches, firewalls, protocol) and/or installing and configuring networks, routers, and firewalls. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Cryptanalysis Development Program (CADP) - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-01-30 - Closing: 2020-02-29 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. The NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce. The CADP is a three-year development program. Participants participate in five (5) tours of duty in cryptanalytic offices, attend six (6) required courses, and choose at least three (3) elective courses. Program participants complete the CADP and are then placed in a technical mission office to use their cryptanalytic skills. Applicants are required to take an unproctored test which measures cognitive ability and motivation. Applicants will receive a link in a separate email with further instructions. Please be sure to complete the assessment promptly, as this information is used to make interview decisions. If you do not receive a link within three (3) business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737). Please Note: A copy of unofficial transcripts for all college courses must be submitted with the application in order for the application to be considered. Description of Position The NSA/CSS Cryptanalysis Development Program (CADP) is designed to produce professional cryptanalysts through an intensive, structured program of formal training courses and diverse work assignments. Cryptanalysts at the NSA monitor and detect problems in data flow or collection to ensure collection quality. They analyze garbled intercepts by using processing skills and techniques, conduct analysis of signals and/or cryptographic data, and use that knowledge to diagnose and exploit encrypted material. They also debug and test software programs. The selected individual will work in a dynamic environment with duties that can include the following: - Analyzing data of various types - Formulating questions and hypotheses about the data - Testing hypotheses, usually via computer programs - Drawing conclusions from test results Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills who is - Flexible - Curious - Persistent - Able to communicate effectively, orally and in writing - Able to collaborate with others - Likes challenging puzzles Specialized skills and experience in any of the following is beneficial: - Programming (low level, high level, parallel) - Software engineering - Hardware engineering - Computational science - Algorithm analysis and design - Reverse engineering 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible). Position Summary NSA is in search of analysts with a computer science background to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to develop cryptanalytic capabilities and techniques to exploit cryptographic systems. Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science and cryptanalytic professionals! Qualifications Salary Range: $72,351- $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 in Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science is strongly preferred. Experience in cryptanalysis, programming (analytic or scientific), and/or engineering (electrical or computer) is desired. Experience involving analysis of data or patterns is beneficial. 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. Degree in Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science is strongly preferred. Experience in cryptanalysis, programming (analytic or scientific), and/or engineering (electrical or computer) is desired. Experience involving analysis of data or patterns is beneficial. 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 in Mathematics, Engineering, or Computer Science is strongly preferred. Relevant experience must be in cryptanalysis as well as engineering (electrical or computer) and/or programming (analytic or scientific). Experience involving analysis of data or patterns is beneficial. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Polygraph Examiner - Entry to Experienced Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-01-30 - Closing: 2020-02-29 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. Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Polygraph Examiners help ensure that only trustworthy individuals receive access to classified information by using structured polygraph examinations, including interviews and interrogations, to obtain information in making adjudicative decisions. Description of Position Polygraph Examiners are required to successfully complete the National Center for Credibility Assessment Basic Course. Examiners must be able to travel to Columbia, South Carolina for a 14-week period. After completing training, the responsibilities of a Polygraph Examiner include, but are not limited to: - Applying principles and methods of physiological response assessment (e.g., polygraph assessment), including test techniques, scoring methods, and regulations - Applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner - Preparing accurate and complete reports that document processes, outcomes, and findings - Creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data Candidates must possess a valid driver's license with a responsible driving record and operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis. Skills The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is: - Able to work as an individual, and in a team and/or classroom environment - Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - Able to handle and adapt to constructing feedback - A strong written and oral communicator - Able to deal with conflict or difficult situations and topics - Present a mature, professional demeanor and appearance Knowledge and relevant experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Behavioral Science - Counseling - Security - Law Enforcement - Counterintelligence Investigations - Polygraph Candidates must be: - Able to maintain certification by completing a minimum of 80 hours of continuing education every two years - Willing and able to qualify to carry a firearm and maintain federal firearms certification annually - Willing and able to fully participate in full-contact, defensive tactics training - Possess a 4-year degree or greater from an accredited college or university. - Able to successfully complete a full-scope polygraph and Tier 5 background investigation Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Monday- Friday with basic 8 hr/ day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Travel may be required. On-the-job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Travel opportunities away from NSA Headquarters are available for many NSA employees. These opportunities may take you to overseas locations and other U.S. sites. Other benefits include: - Flexible schedules to ensure a work/life balance - Continued education and training - Networking and career development opportunities through mentorships, employee resources groups, and professional groups - Generous leave programs, including annual paid time off, sick leave, and holiday leave - Health and life insurance, and federal retirement plans - A friendly environment that fosters innovation - Opportunities to travel and move between various field/positions across the Agency - On-site childcare services, fitness facilities, intramural sports, and convenience shopping - Personal and family wellness resources - A workplace of inclusion that values diversity across all disciplines Position 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 Salary Range: $55,294 - $84,412 (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 in Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Experience in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, polygraph, or a related field is desired. Successful completion of the National Center for Credibility Assessment's Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) program as well as any associated requirements (including continuing education needed to maintain certification) is required prior to placement on the Polygraph Examiner work role. Salary Range: $75,288 - $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. Degree in Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, polygraph, or a related field. Certification as a special agent or equivalent investigative certification (CIA investigator and/or OPM investigator) is preferred. Successful completion of the National Center for Credibility Assessment's Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) program as well as any associated requirements (including continuing education needed to maintain certification) is required prior to placement on the Polygraph Examiner work role. Salary Range: $102,663 - $133,465 (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 in Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, polygraph, or a related field. Certification by the Defense Academy for Credibility Assessment and/or certification as a special agent or equivalent investigative certification (CIA investigator and/or OPM investigator) is preferred. Experience in polygraph and/or investigations is preferred. Continued assignment to the Polygraph Examiner work role is contingent upon completion of the National Center for Credibility Assessment's Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD) program as well as any associated requirements (including continuing education needed to maintain certification). How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA
Computer Systems Architect/System Administrator (Georgia Location) - Experienced Level Fort Gordon, GA link Posted: 2020-01-29 - Closing: 2020-02-29 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. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. The increased complexity of supporting NSA's mission requires world class researchers, programmers, and system and operations developers who collaborate in teams in areas such as software engineering, information technology infrastructure, high performance computing, data science, cloud and system architectures, computer security, and networking in order to design, develop, and implement advanced tools, techniques, and systems on to NSA's infrastructure. The National Security Agency (NSA) located at Fort Gordon, Georgia currently has opportunities for highly motivated Computer Systems Architects to design and build the information technology framework of the future across the NSA. Computer Systems Architects at NSA use commercial and government developed hardware, software, networking, and security products to: - drive information technology projects - produce compliance results for established project requirements and IT architecture - modernize IT architecture through analysis of research and introducing changes based on evolving project requirements - integrate industry trends, emerging technologies and standards, and new vendor features - collaborate with experts in technical and application teams to identify, evaluate, and recommend technical solutions to support project requirements - define and analyze data requirements, mapping legacy data stores and formats to logical and physical data models - propose standard ways for information transport between IT systems and stored within corporate knowledge databases - perform architectural alignment of the enterprise logical data model and physical data models Skills The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills who is able to: - work in a team environment - adapt to change - provide innovative solutions - communicate effectively - multi-task across multiple projects Specialized skills and experience in one or more of the following is required: - System administration with Windows, UNIX, and/or Linux - Programming and scripting experience (e.g., C, C#, C++, Java, Assembly, Python, Perl, Ruby, Bash, Node.js, Spark, Puppet, SALT, KAFKA, HADOOP, Visual Basic, Microsoft PowerShell) - Database design/development (e.g., NiFi, MongoDB) - Network protocols and hardware - Virtualization fundamentals - Cloud architecture - Security architectures and appliances - Firewalls Boundary device solutions/architecture 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. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. Ft. Gordon is located on the southwest side of Augusta, the second largest city in Georgia. It is the home of the U.S. Army Cyber Center of Excellence. Augusta is located on the Savannah River and offers a full range of seasons. A short, breezy spring leads into a long, warm and often hot summer! Autumn arrives with a long period of mild, sunny weather and is followed by a short, moderate winter with infrequent cold snaps and rare occasions of snow or ice. The average annual temperature is 64.3 degrees; August averages a low of 68.4 and January has an average high of 56.5. Augusta offers a wealth of attractions including the Riverwalk, the Morris Museum of Art, the Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History, and many historical sites. The major airline hubs of Atlanta and Charlotte, Atlantic Ocean beaches and the Blue Ridge Mountains are all within easy driving distance. Home of the Augusta National Golf Club and Tournament (the Masters), the area has numerous golf courses, including a course at Ft. Gordon. Clark's Hill Lake boasts over 1,200 miles of shoreline for water activities. If the arts attract you, there is an Augusta Ballet, Symphony, and Opera. The Augusta Arts Council sponsors an annual ethnic arts festival, Arts in the Heart of Augusta. Free concerts, classic movies, and community events are held regularly at the Riverfront Amphitheater. Housing is very affordable, and you get more for your money. There are possible real estate entitlements for CONUS moves. Additionally, residents of Georgia may be eligible for college benefits including scholarships and financial aid. The State of Georgia hosts a website, GAcollege411.org that has additional information. Position Summary NSA is in search of Computer Science professionals to solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating, and presenting information. We are looking for you to apply your computer science expertise to projects that seek to create new standards for the transformation of information. If you want to develop technologies and tools and be a part of cutting edge innovations; join our team of experts! Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of computer science professionals! Qualifications Salary Range: $93,822 - $140,146 (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 and 2 years of relevant experience. 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 must be in Computer Science (CS). Related fields (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics) may be considered relevant if the programs contain, at minimum, a concentration of courses in the following foundational CS areas: algorithms; computer architecture (not network architecture); programming methodologies and languages; data structures; logic and computation; and advanced mathematics (for example, calculus, discrete mathematics). Information Technology (IT) or Information Systems (IS) degrees may be considered relevant if the programs contain the amount and type of coursework equivalent to a CS major. Relevant experience must be in the design/development of computer or information systems and include engineering hardware and/or software over their lifecycle (i.e., requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance), programming, computer systems research, reverse engineering, and/or computer/network security. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course) will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 24-week JCAC course will count as 6 months of experience). How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Environmental Engineer - Entry/Mid-Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-01-28 - Closing: 2020-03-31 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. The Environmental, Safety, and Health (EHS) Solutions Division of the National Security Agency is seeking an ambitious and versatile environmental engineering professional for an exciting career opportunity in our headquarters office at Fort George G. Meade, Maryland. You will join a team of over thirty EHS professionals who support mission operations around the world. Experience in environmental compliance, scientific sampling, design review, and program management is vital, as is the ability to work well on teams. Description of the Job This work requires knowledge of scientific principles, methods, and techniques concerned with facilities and systems to control pollution and protecting human health and the environment. You must also have an understanding of pertinent aspects of chemistry, biological sciences, and public health that pertain to the minimization of exposure to or release of pollutants. At least two years of practical experience in implementing major Federal environmental compliance programs (CAA, CWA, RCRA, and Oil Operations) is preferred. As an Environmental Engineer at NSA, responsibilities will include: - Oversight and review of the planning, design and construction of buildings - Development and implementation of sustainability driven projects Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is/can: - accountable - flexible - resilient - communicate effectively - collaborate with others Specialized skills and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Developing, implementing or supporting environmental compliance programs - Familiarity with state of Maryland environmental and federal regulations in air quality, storm water, hazardous waste and oil control - Multi-media auditing - Contract management processes - Planning, design, and construction of buildings 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 to 1800 (flexible). Position 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) *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 Environmental Engineering or a related field (i.e., Chemical Engineering or Civil Engineering). Environmental Science will be considered if offered through an Engineering Department. If program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include 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 environmental engineering capacity (e.g., air pollution, water quality, solid waste, or environmental health) is desired. 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. Degree must be in Environmental Engineering or a related field (i.e., Chemical Engineering or Civil Engineering). Environmental Science will be considered if offered through an Engineering Department. If program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include 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 environmental engineering capacity (e.g., air pollution, water quality, solid waste, or environmental health). Relevant certifications are preferred [e.g., Engineer in Training (EIT), LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP)]. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Cyber Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher - Entry/Mid Level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-01-28 - Closing: 2020-03-31 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. The NSA's Cybersecurity Directorate's Mission is to protect critical systems, information, material and infrastructure against physical exploitation by nation-state adversaries and trusted insiders through research, design, and engagement. The NSA is located in the Washington DC Metropolitan area and is home to many commercial collaborators, universities, government laboratories, and sponsors, the D.C. Metropolitan area is not only a great place to live, but an ideal place for a young scientist/researcher to launch a career. Description of the Job NSA currently has opportunities for highly motivated Physical Scientists to provide expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of mission capabilities that align with mission challenges. Individuals in these positions are responsible for: -Research, Development, and Implementation - Deter the physical compromise of critical material through the research, development and implementation of technical solutions. -Design Guidance and Training - Deliver training, education, and guidance to users in the identification and application of effective security solutions. -Technical Analysis and Testing - Deliver technical testing services through state-of-the-art laboratory facilities consisting of environmental chambers and materials analysis tools. -Community Outreach ' Engage with Government and industry technical communities to share knowledge and leverage multi-source expertise to meet security requirements. Skills The ideal candidate should have proven experience in the programming, operation, and management of a variety of chemical and materials test chambers, to include: FT-IR, EDXRF, VSC-8000, digital microscopes, adhesion tester, pull tester, and various measurement tools. Evidence of corporate behavior and the ability to build and sustain alliances with a myriad of organizations is preferred. The candidate should have a proven record of coordination with internal organizations and external test communities, to include DoD/IC customers. Strong written and verbal communications skills are desired. A background in and familiarization with National, Department of Defense (DoD), and NSA/CSS policies, procedures, and directives governing the mission is highly desired. The selectee must exercise sound judgment in all actions and be able to both provide and seek advice from an experienced workforce. The selectee should be comfortable interacting with all levels of organizational hierarchies and within the Intelligence Community, be proficient at operating in a dynamic and high-tempo environment with minimal supervision and possess strong interpersonal, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. The selected individual will work in a dynamic environment with duties that can include the following: - Configuring, managing, and sustaining chemical and materials analysis systems. - Theory, design, and implementation of chemical analysis procedures that include specifications, uses, and types of chemical analysis equipment. - The concepts and principles of chemical and materials analysis, and test standards. - Applying concepts, principles, theories, and methods for evaluating and testing physical materials and products. - Applying concepts, principles, theories, and methods for developing appropriate materials analysis protocols. - Maintaining currency on new or emerging technology. - Operating within a materials analysis laboratory. 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 to 1800 (flexible). Position 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) *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. Degree must be in Physical Science or a related scientific field (e.g. physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering). Relevant experience must be working/applying technical knowledge and expertise in engineering and/or scientific research, development, design, test of materials and/or products; and/or field investigations. Program or project management in a scientific field may account for some, but not all, of the experience. Qualifications: $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. Degree must be in Physical Science or a related scientific field (e.g. physics, chemistry, materials science, engineering). Relevant experience must be working/applying technical knowledge and expertise in engineering and/or scientific research, development, design, test of materials and/or products; and/or field investigations. Program or project management in a scientific field may account for some, but not all, of the experience. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Feb 05, 2020
National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
Information Systems Security Officer - Entry to Experienced level Fort Meade, MD link Posted: 2020-01-22 - Closing: 2020-02-23 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. Are you an Information System Security Officer (ISSO)? Do you want to be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cybersecurity posture; do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you! Information System Security Officers are responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for an information system (IS). ISSO responsibilities support the monitoring of NSA/CSS networks to detect and correct areas of security non-compliance, unmitigated vulnerabilities, and other risks in order to prevent insider threats and adversary activity. ISSOs follow consistent security processes and play a critical role in the Information Systems Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Program to support the agency's need to continuously operate its information assets within an acceptable security posture and coordinate a proactive response as the threat environment changes. Information System Security Officers perform a broad spectrum of duties and may: - perform audits, inspections, and investigations in accordance with government regulations and make appropriate recommendations for improvement - provide technical support to the security certification and accreditation process - work collaboratively with stakeholders on the risk assessment process - coordinate hardware/software/firmware modifications within the Risk Management Framework - assess the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats Skills The optimal candidate is someone with strong organizational, analytical, communication, and interpersonal skills. Specialized skills may include preventing, assessing, and/or mitigating threats to information systems and infrastructures and the information contained in or transmitted by these systems. This may encompass: - threat and vulnerability analysis - risk mitigation - certification and accreditation - Risk Management Framework Skills applying standards, policies, procedures and requirements for ensuring information security are also beneficial. Industry certifications such as CISSP, CAP, Security+ or MSIS are helpful. If you want to utilize your ISSO expertise to help NSA strengthen the National Cybersecurity posture; you need to talk to us! 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible). Position Summary Do you want to utilize your Information Systems Security Officer expertise to help NSA strengthen the National Cybersecurity posture; apply here! 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 or 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in a computer-related field plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Information Science, Cyber Security, or related is preferred. Relevant experience must be in information systems design, development, programming, information/computer/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, system auditing, penetration testing, computer forensics, computer systems research, reverse engineering, and/or systems engineering (i.e., requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance). Experience in the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Information Systems Security technologies, IT policies, and ability to interpret policies and directives is desired. Network and system administration may be used to meet the relevant experience requirement. Continued assignment to this work role is contingent upon compliance with NSA's Cyberspace Workforce Improvement Program (CWIP) per NSA/CSS Policy 6-34; Information Assurance Manager (IAM) Tier 1 certification requirements must be met within 6 months of assignment to the position. Maintaining certification status is required through continuous education training or sustainment training while serving in this work role. 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 or 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in a computer-related field plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Information Science, Cyber Security, or related is preferred. Relevant experience must be in information systems design, development, programming, information/computer/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, computer systems research, reverse engineering, and/or systems engineering (i.e., requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance). Experience in the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Information Systems Security technologies, IT policies, and ability to interpret policies and directives is desired. Network and system administration may be used to meet some, but not all, of the relevant experience requirement. Continued assignment to this work role is contingent upon compliance with NSA's Cyberspace Workforce Improvement Program (CWIP) per NSA/CSS Policy 6-34; Information Assurance Manager (IAM) Tier 1 certification requirements must be met within 6 months of assignment to the position. Maintaining certification status is required through continuous education training or sustainment training while serving in this work role. Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (Senor) *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 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 or 18 semester hours of military coursework/training in a computer-related field plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Information Assurance, Information Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Networking, Information Science, Cyber Security, or related is preferred. Relevant experience must be in information systems design, development, programming, information/computer/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, computer systems research, reverse engineering, and/or systems engineering (i.e., requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing, integration, deployment/installation, and maintenance). Experience in the Risk Management Framework (RMF), Information Systems Security technologies, IT policies, and ability to interpret policies and directives is desired. Network and system administration may be used to meet some, but not all, of the relevant experience requirement. Continued assignment to this work role is contingent upon compliance with NSA's Cyberspace Workforce Improvement Program (CWIP) per NSA/CSS Policy 6-34; Information Assurance Manager (IAM) Tier 1 certification requirements must be met within 6 months of assignment to the position. Maintaining certification status is required through continuous education training or sustainment training while serving in this work role. How To Apply - External 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. arrow_upwardBack to Top
Jan 29, 2020