The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Architects to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Our architects are responsible for the technical quality of facilities, from an architectural perspective, at our headquarters and across the entire enterprise. As an Architect at NSA, responsibilities may include: - Prepare design and construction cost estimates. - Development of designs for new and renovated facilities. - Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings - Provide construction detailing - Conduct code analysis - Project management - Facilities planning
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.
The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree must be in Architecture or a related field (e.g., Construction Engineering/Management, Structural/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering). With the exception of the Architecture degree, 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. ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL Entry is with a Bachelor's degree and no experience. Experience working in an architectural engineering capacity (e.g., site development, space management, architectural design and planning, construction technology management, or structural technology) is desired. Professional Architectural Registration (PAR) is preferred. 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. Relevant experience must be working in an architectural engineering capacity (e.g., site development, space management, architectural design and planning, construction technology management, or structural technology). Project management experience and Professional Architectural Registration (PAR) is preferred. 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. Relevant experience must be working in an architectural engineering capacity (e.g., site development, space management, architectural design and planning, construction technology management, or structural technology). Project management experience and Professional Architectural Registration (PAR) is preferred.
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: - Problem Solving - Critical Thinking - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering / Collaboration - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication - Creativity Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - AutoCAD - Site designing - Space planning - Architectural design and planning - Construction technology/management - Leading technical teams - Various contract mechanisms - Analysis and life-cycle maintenance of installations, facilities, equipment and civil works projects - Analysis, design, construction, national/local code compliance - Design safety plans and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies
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. Salary ranges vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland. Salary Range: $74,682 - $164,102 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance, Senior) 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).