Sep 13, 2021

Counterintelligence Investigator - Entry to Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, 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 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, Counterintelligence Investigators (CI) conduct investigations of Agency employees and affiliates as mandated by national level and NSA policy in order to determine their eligibility for Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) access. These investigations are conducted in support the comprehensive Personnel Security processing program, designed to ensure a trusted workforce. Description of Position Counterintelligence Investigators are required to successfully complete the NSA Special Agent Training Course. After successfully completing training, the responsibilities of a CI Investigator include: - applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner - conduct counterintelligence or security inspections/investigations or security audits to resolve problems, clarify suspicious activities, and ensure compliance with security regulations - complete detailed, concise and accurate reports that encapsulate the information developed during the course of an investigation - creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data - maintains liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies for the purpose of coordinating matters of mutual interest All CIs are required to: - have a valid driver's license and operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis - maintain federal firearms certification and Special Agent training requirements and a working knowledge of Agency Policies and Regulations - perform physical and potential strenuous activities to include standing, walking, or kneeling for long periods under all weather conditions

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.

Salary Range: $49,157- $78,167 (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. Degree 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, or a related field. A current valid U.S. driver's license is required. Salary Range: $72,750 - $113,362 (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 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, or a related field. A current valid U.S. driver's license is required. Experience in polygraph and/or investigations is preferred.

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 constructive feedback - a strong written and oral communicator - able to deal with conflict or difficult situations and topics - present a mature, professional demeanor and appearance

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements (flexible). Applicants should be aware that some of these jobs support 24/7 operations based on mission requirements.