Jul 30, 2021

Communications Officer- Entry to Experienced Level (Georgia Location Only)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Gordon, Augusta, GA 30905, USA

Job Description

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 or classified national security information. Communications Officers develop and deliver communications to a wide range of stakeholders. They leverage a full range of journalistic, communications, and marketing techniques, platforms, and products, such as storytelling, speeches, briefings, articles, and others to inform, increase awareness, and shape the Agency's image. Communications Officers engage with appropriate teams to promote programs and initiatives and oversee informational events, to include event planning. They work on activities across the organization and the agency. Alternately, a Communications Officer with a background in multimedia products, will be responsible for a wide range of storytelling and corporate and strategic messaging by managing the development and production of, as well as steer, multimedia projects across the organization from their inception to their completion using technical and soft skills. They will create multimedia products that convey customers' messages in support of their mission. They lead and/or contribute to graphic and/or video productions by participating in activities such as concept development, writing, audio/visual recording, editing, graphic design, typography, animation, and end product creation. They translate communication needs into effective end products, evaluate the effectiveness of those products, and disseminate products in the most appropriate medium. Description of the Position The responsibilities of a Communications Officer include: - Gathering and analyzing corporate or customer requirements for communication strategies or products - Developing editorial strategy, ensures quality and cohesiveness of each days production - Designing and executing communication campaigns and strategies leveraging a full range of communications platforms - Developing communications including writing, editing, and publishing articles - Engaging with appropriate groups to promote programs and initiatives - Overseeing informational events, to include event planning - Speechwriting - Coordinating or creating multimedia products including graphics or video utilizing Adobe Creative Suite that convey customers' messages - Promoting a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and a commitment to quality - Coaching others to create and deliver effective messages (for senior positions)

Communications personnel at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide NSA with the means to build capacity through timely and effective tailored communications to inform, educate and inspire. Examples include building state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, performing closed captioning at a live event, designing logos, publishing reports, and maintaining/safeguarding records.

Salary Range: $43,683 - $69,462 (Entry/Developmental)- Georgia Location *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (some demonstrated experience in the IC/DoD or in communications/public affairs is required if degree is not related). Relevant experience must be in the IC/DoD or in a communications or public affairs related area (e.g., writing for a college newspaper, liaison experience, or marketing). Salary Range: $64,649- $100,739 (Full Performance)- Georgia Location *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 1 year of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (some demonstrated experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related). Relevant experience must be in the IC/DoD or in a Communications or public affairs related area (e.g., writing, marketing, or public relations). Salary Range: $92,143- $141,548 (Senior)- Georgia Location *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in a communications or public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, marketing or public relations). Some DoD/IC experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and has: - customer service skills to understand and meet customers' requirements - strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with personnel at all levels - the proven ability to oversee, design, and execute communication campaigns and strategies - the proven ability to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - the proven ability to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - resiliency Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: - Communications - Public Affairs - Speechwriting - Advertising - Journalism - Graphic or Multimedia Design, including use of Adobe Creative Suite - Portfolio and/or Writing Samples will be requested

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). Additional hours may be required for events.