NSA/CSS is dedicated to national security through the provision of cybersecurity and intelligence information to policy makers and military leaders. In order to ensure that these operations occur in accordance with the established laws and policies, governing privacy and civil liberty protections, NSA has built a robust mission compliance office and program to achieve this goal. Do you want to help protect national security and safeguard NSA's mission authorities by ensuring that operations occur in a compliant manner? If so, a Compliance Officer career may be right for you! Compliance Officers develop and implement comprehensive mission compliance solutions to protect privacy and civil liberty during the conduct of NSA's mission activities. They support the development, implementation, and monitoring of a mission compliance program that includes internal control activities, risk assessments, standards and procedures, awareness and training, and verification and assessment to ensure compliance with applicable legal and policy requirements. Description of the Position The responsibilities of a Compliance Officer include: Ensuring compliance with federal law, Executive Orders, Presidential directives, Intelligence Community directives, and Department of Defense and NSA/CSS policy Provide oversight and compliance support to operational and compliance systems, algorithms, analytics and analysis processes, and dissemination activities. Preparing generalized or specialized educational materials for the global workforce about the laws, policy, practices, and procedures that apply to cybersecurity and intelligence mission activities. Identifying, understanding, and applying the external and internal obligations with which the Agency must comply with to training, mission functions, processing, and reporting procedures Identifying, designing, and assessing the effectiveness of existing preventative and detective compliance controls as applied to mission data sets and mission activities. Performing risk assessments of existing controls set against a complex, evolving architecture and dynamic analytic methods. Preparing documentation for the overseers such as the Department of Justice, Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court and the Inspector General. Performing mission or project lead activities that result in improved systems, algorithms, or methods that underpin current or future compliance controls. Managing and executing technical preventive and detective controls systems applied against all mission data sets as well as processing, analysis, and dissemination analytic activities. Monitoring, auditing, and enhancing privacy compliance activities (interviewing, planning, developing) supported by Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning models. Utilizing investigative techniques to make competent investigative mission compliance determinations and associated recommendations. Managing compliance incidents and related processes to perform root cause analysis and develop mitigation strategies. Serving as a subject matter expert liaison between groups internal or external to the NSA/CSS.
The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing compliance, legal, policy, auditing (preferably in the DOD or IC environment), or related work, and can also include working in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, information assurance, cyber). 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 may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. 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 may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. SENIOR 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. EXPERT 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.
The ideal candidate is someone who possesses the following skills: Accountability determining objectives, setting priorities, delegating work, and ensuring that work is completed with a focus on quality and timeliness, whether in technical, mission, policy, or all three areas. Continual Learning assessing and recognizing own strengths and weaknesses and pursuing self-development activities that also will build expertise in compliance methods and practices as well as mission practices, whether technical, analytic, or both. Flexibility adapting to new information, with highly complex, changing conditions, including unexpected challenges and obstacles. remaining open to change and responsive to new information in the legal, policy, architecture, and analytic methods domains. Influencing/ Negotiating persuading others, building consensus through negotiation, and gaining cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals. Interpersonal Skills considering varied backgrounds, work experience, and organizational roles in working with others. treating others with courtesy, sensitivity, and respect. Oral Communication listening, being receptive to others, attending to non-verbal cues, and responding appropriately. Clearly and effectively expressing ideas, facts, or other information to individuals or groups. making clear and convincing oral presentations in policy, procedural and technological topics. Partnering collaborating with colleagues, counterparts, management, and others to achieve common goals. building alliances with colleagues and counterparts within NSA, with overseers, and with other IC agencies. developing collaborative information and knowledge sharing networks. Problem Solving identifying and analyzing problems, distinguishing between relevant and irrelevant information. making recommendations and providing solutions to problems. Resilience remaining optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Written Communication communicating relevant information accurately, in a succinct and organized manner, and using the proper format, grammar, and spelling. producing written material that is compelling and appropriate for the intended audience.
Salary offers are based on candidate's 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. Salary ranges vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for a variety of locations to include: Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Colorado, and Texas. Salary Range: $44,740 - $176,300 (Entry to Expert) 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: M-F, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and1800 (flexible).
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