Sep 15, 2020

Counterintelligence Psychologist - Experienced Level

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

NSA Overview 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 Cybersecurity Directorate is seeking a Counterintelligence Psychologist. Counterintelligence Psychologists help protect NSA personnel, facilities, and missions by collecting, analyzing, and/or synthesizing information associated with psychologically relevant mission, counterintelligence, counterespionage, and/or counter-terrorism information as it affects NSA equities worldwide. They apply advanced clinical psychology skills to these analyses and communicate analyses and recommendations to managers, investigators, and other appropriate customers. When appropriate, Counterintelligence Psychologists also develop and implement specific, tailored countermeasures and countermeasure programs and participate in related Intelligence Community (IC), Defense Department, and professional fora to foster and advance behavioral science as related to NSA mission.

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.

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 Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Clinical Psychology or equivalent. Relevant experience must be as a NSA psychologist or as a counterintelligence or operational psychologist, preferably within the Intelligence Community (at least 2 years must be after receipt of required degree), and include formal leadership. Exposure to NSA mission, consultation to NSA security, and/or American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diplomat in clinical, forensic, or organizational psychology 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 Doctoral degree plus 12 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Clinical Psychology or equivalent. Relevant experience must be as a NSA psychologist or as a counterintelligence or operational psychologist, preferably within the Intelligence Community (at least 8 years must be after receipt of required degree) and include formal leadership. Exposure to NSA mission, consultation to NSA security, and/or American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diplomat in clinical, forensic, or organizational psychology is preferred.

Cybersecurity Directorate Counterintelligence Psychologists apply their professional skills to the agency mission. You will provide direct support to, identify research and operational psychology gaps to advance the field of operational psychology. You will engage with other members of the US IC and Second Party partners to further the incorporation of behavioral sciences in mission. Experience conveying insight to decision-makers/ leadership is essential.

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.