Sep 13, 2021

Security Information Specialist - Entry Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense to successfully execute NSA's mission. 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, 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 work in a myriad of offices. The responsibilities of a Security Information Specialist include, but are not limited to: Track/manage highly sensitive security processes Maintain highly sensitive security information, disclosed only to authorized recipients, in appropriate formats, and within constraints of relevant laws (e.g., the Privacy Act and FOIA). Prepare accurate and complete reports that document processes, outcomes, and findings Provide basic security analysis and risk recommendations to decision makers and customers Create products based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data

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: $25,754- $63,906 (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.

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills as well as: - strong written and oral communication skills - able to work as an individual and in team environment - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - focused on customer needs - knowledge of basic office tools and functions - able to lift 40 lbs.

- 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 - Continuing 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/life insurance, and federal retirement plans - A friendly environment that fosters innovation - 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 Monday through Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0700 and 1530 hours.