May 26, 2020

NSA Office of the Inspector General- Communications Officer- Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

NSA Overview The National Security Agency Office of the Inspector General (NSA OIG) conducts independent oversight to ensure the integrity and efficiency of the operations of the National Security Agency (NSA). As its name implies, the NSA has a critical mission to protect our national security, which it carries out by collecting, processing and disseminating intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. Led by a Presidentially appointed, Senate-confirmed Inspector General (IG), the NSA OIG conducts audits, investigations, inspections, and special studies that detect and deter waste, fraud, abuse, and misconduct within the Agency and its programs, promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of Agency operations, and ensure that NSA activities comply with the law and are consistent with civil liberties and U.S. person privacy protections. In order to promote transparency in its oversight functions, the NSA OIG maintains a robust independent public website at www.oig.nsa.gov, containing its unclassified Semiannual Reports to Congress and other unclassified reports and summaries of its work, as well as other information about the office and its activities. The IG is seeking creative applicants to explore and implement the best ways to inform and educate the public about the mission, organization, capabilities, activities, and performance of the NSA OIG, as well as manage communications to the NSA workforce. Description of the Position The NSA OIG seeks a knowledgeable and creative communicator to help the office advance public and workforce awareness of its mission. Candidates with training and/or experience in a communications field, plus the ability to achieve concrete results within complex environments, are preferred. Strong writing, media-relations, visual, and editing skills, with the ability to generate fresh content and make complex ideas accessible, are also desired.

Communications personnel at the National Security Agency (NSA) provide NSA with the means to build capacity through timely and effective tailored communications to inform, educate and inspire. Examples include building state-of-the-art websites and web applications for the Agency intranet, performing closed captioning at a live event, designing logos, publishing reports, and maintaining/safeguarding records.

Salary Range: $72,030- $112,240 (Full Performance) *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 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. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (some demonstrated experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related). Relevant experience must be in the IC/DoD or in a Communications or public affairs related area (e.g., writing, marketing, or public relations). Salary Range: $102,663- $157,709 (Senior) *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 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. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in a communications or public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, marketing or public relations). Some DoD/IC experience is preferred. Salary Range: $142,701-$170,800 (Expert) *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 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. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in a communications or public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, marketing or public relations). Some DoD/IC experience is preferred.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated self-starter and a qualified communications officer with excellent oral and written communication skills, a desire for continual learning. The individual also possesses problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and is: - detail-oriented; - customer- and results-oriented; - able to adjust to changing situational requirements; - able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders; and - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables. The ideal candidate will possess skills to: - Engage with appropriate media and public outlets, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote NSA OIG programs and initiatives; - Expedite the flow of information, both internally to the NSA workforce and externally to the public; - Design and execute communication campaigns and strategies on behalf of the IG, to include the use of modern, online modes of communications; - Develop or produce reports, publications, and various multimedia and communication products for both internal and external release; and - Coach others to create and deliver effective messages.

On-the job training, internal NSA and IG community courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.