Feb 05, 2020

Security Information Specialist - Entry Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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Security Information Specialist - Entry Level

Fort Meade, MD

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Posted: 2020-02-03 - Closing: 2020-02-14

Responsibilities

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. The need to maintain our core Computer Science group is vital to provide the technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. 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 ensure the highly sensitive personnel and security information utilized in the processing for security clearances is 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 supporting Security and Counterintelligence. The responsibilities of a Security Information Specialist include, but are not limited to: Track, manage, maintain highly sensitive security processes, and maintain highly sensitive security risk and/or personnel security information, providing such information only to authorized recipients, when required, in appropriate formats, and within constraints of relevant laws (e.g., the Privacy Act and FOIA). When appropriate, provide basic security analysis and risk recommendations to decision makers and customers. Preparing accurate and complete reports that document processes, outcomes, and findings Provide basic security analysis and risk recommendations to decision makers and customers creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data

Skills

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is: - a strong written and oral communicator - able to work as an individual and in team environment - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - focused on customer needs - able to perform basic office tools and functions Coordinate the security clearance process, including vetting, approval, denial, and access control.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

- 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 - Continued 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 and life insurance, and federal retirement plans - A friendly environment that fosters innovation - Opportunities to travel and move between various fields/positions across the agency - On-site childcare services, fitness facilities, intramural sports and convenience shopping - Personal and family wellness resources - A workplace of inclusion and values diversity across all disciplines Monday through Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). This is a Term appointment not to exceed five (5) years. The selected candidate may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent appointment at a later date.

Position Summary

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.

Qualifications

Salary Range: $25.,500 - $63,267 (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.

How To Apply - External

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

DCIPS Disclaimer

The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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