Nov 28, 2022

Cryptologic Cyber Planner - Experienced (Maryland)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

Apply in-depth knowledge of the joint planning process to develop detailed Operational Plans and Orders supporting COCOM Cyberspace Operations' requirements. Use Joint, Service and Interagency planning and operational experience to conduct strategic and operational level planning across the full range of military operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. Develop and maintain deliberate and crisis plans. Collaborate with Cyber Operators to identify and levy requirements for intelligence collection and analysis, participate in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of complex cyber missions. Has sufficient technical knowledge to understand cyber capabilities, target vulnerabilities, and effects. Collaborate with Cyber Operators, Analysts, and RDT&E Engineers to gain access and technical intelligence to meet planning objectives.

Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Your skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising will ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Degree in Cyber Security, Information Assurance or related field is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to an NSA mission (e.g., collection, cyber and intelligence analysis) and/or a similar mission in the IC or DoD, and include strategic and/or operational level planning (e.g., joint operations). External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignments, and external customer support) is preferred. FULL PERFORMANCE Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or 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. SENIOR Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or 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. **This position includes an associated Unproctored Internet Testing (UIT) requirement measuring cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency.** Upon application submission, you should immediately see an automated response in your provided email (Inbox or SPAM folder) with testing instruction and your test link. You will have 14 days to complete this assessment as this test link expires after 14 days. Please be sure to complete the assessment as soon as you can, as this information will be used as part of the selection decision, with processing hindered until test results are recorded. You may also access your test link through the Applicant Portal via your Dashboard. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) for a review of your submission.

Desired experience includes: Cyber planning, cybersecurity operations, mission management, vulnerabilities, troubleshoot, mitigations, network defense, requirements management, cyber security technical knowledge, strategy and process development, project management, program management, technical writing, finished SIGINT report evaluation, partnership and customer relations (i.e. DoD, USCYBERCOM, DISA, JTFHQ DoDIN, DIB partners), joint doctrine and military planning certifications and education, coordination, communication, strong interpersonal skills, problem identification and resolution. Additional expectations may include your ability to: - Represent the Agency in interactions with outside customers, DoD, Congressional representatives, foreign partners, or the general public. - Represent the Agency or its subordinate organizations to customers, suppliers, and stakeholders. - Review Information Needs (INs) to understand operational, tactical or strategic mission requirements. - Submit a request for information (RFI) related to target and/or mission requirements. - Identify intelligence gaps related to target and/or mission requirements. - Develop a strategic course of action based on target vulnerabilities, anomalous network activity, and/or mission capabilities. - Develop an operational or tactical course of action based on target vulnerabilities, anomalous network activity, and/or mission capabilities. - Evaluate methods, tools, and techniques that can be used to secure information/communication systems and the facilities that house them. - Develop mitigation strategies and countermeasures to address vulnerabilities of networks, products, and services. - Document analytic findings relevant to computer network defense. - Maintain situational awareness of current computer network defense conditions using information from external data sources (for example, computer network defense vendor sites, CERTS, SANS, Security Focus). - Recommend vulnerability mitigation strategies based on evaluation results. - Maintain operational, technical, and authoritative situational awareness during operations. - Create work teams with appropriate employees to accomplish work goals.

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: $74,950 - $164,102 (Full Performance, Senior levels) Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).