NSA - National Security Agency

The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. Government in cryptology that encompasses both Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) products and services, and enables Computer Network Operations (CNO) in order to gain a decision advantage for the Nation and our allies under all circumstances.

JOB APPLICATIONS will be on the NSA website -- just find the job that interests you and then click through.

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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. 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.


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.

NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
Description of Position Operate and maintain high voltage electrical systems such as main switchgear, generators, uninterruptible power systems (UPS), power panels, lights, outlets, motors and controls operating at up to 115,000/230,000 volts. In addition, the candidate shall adapt work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, emergencies or unexpected obstacles. Have the ability to articulate viewpoints and answers to customers, peers, and supervisors in an effective manner, both written and orally. Identify and analyze technical issues, reporting, and documentation and attend project status briefings. Knowledgeable with calendar scheduling, MS Outlook, MS Word/Excel and office equipment such as copiers, printers and scanners.   Description of Skills The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: -               Problem Solving -               Interpersonal Skills -               Partnering -               Customer Service -               Accountability -               Continual Learning -               Resilience -               Effective Communication   The ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in the following: -               Electrical Safe Work Practices -               Electrical Safe Design -               Closed transition switching procedures -               Electrical inspections and procedures -               Electrical system and circuit trouble-shooting -               Electrical system fault analyses -               OSHA and other safety regulations -               Electrical Operations and Maintenance -               Construction technology/management -               Leading project teams -               Various contract mechanisms -               Analysis, design, construction, national/local code compliance -               Develop work plans, safety plans, job hazard analyses, and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies Qualifications Successful candidates will possess strong written and oral communication skills and demonstrate understanding of key principles of electrical power technology. Ability to work well in a rotating shift or fixed shift, fast-paced, challenging environment is essential. Completion of formal training in a recognized Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program is preferred and or military experience in the Prime Power Production Specialist MOS with Instrumentation or Electrical Specialties. Salary Range:  $45,972 - $59,762 (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. Must have Vocational/Technical training in an Electrical related field (e.g., Electronics, Electricity, High Voltage, Telecommunications, and Circuitry) and/or relevant military training. Experience as a technician (or similar role) in the electrical or high voltage field is desired.   Salary Range:  $56,233 - $73,105 (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 high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Electrical related field (e.g., Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, Fiber Optics, and Microwave Transmission). Relevant experience must be as a technician (or similar role) in the electrical or high voltage field and include participation in a state recognized apprenticeship program.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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 high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Electrical related field (e.g., Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, Fiber Optics, and Microwave Transmission). Relevant experience must be as a technician (or similar role) in the electrical or high voltage field and include participation in a state recognized apprenticeship program or completion of a journeyman electrician license. 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. Rotating shift or fixed shift, 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts adjusted as necessary. The organization provides staffing 7 days 24 hours including weekends and holidays.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
As a Facilities Project Manager at the NSA, responsibilities include: -               Managing the budget and schedules for an entire project -               Monitoring work to provide accurate reporting and assurance that the Government receives the specified outcomes -               Evaluating quality of workmanship, safety, and environmental concerns -               Coordinating related project activities that affect successful completion of the project effort to include systems furniture, communications, conventional furniture and any associated special electronic video equipment -               Maintaining accurate electronic records and will be responsible for the accuracy of the project data and for the entire cost accounting of the project Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication, problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: -               Customer service-oriented -               Detail-oriented -               Adaptable -               Accountable -               Resilient -               Able to lead a team   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: -               Building systems -               Local and National codes -               Drawing review proficiency -               Construction technology/management -               Emergency Management -               Leading project teams -               Various contract mechanisms -               Life-cycle maintenance of installations, facilities -               Design, construction -               Safety plans and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies -               Project Management Software -               Word processing Software/Basic spreadsheet tools -               Presentation/graphics Software -               Basic budget and financial planning management skills Qualifications Salary Range:   $45,972 - 73,105 (Entry/Developmental) (NSAW) Salary Range:  $42,462 - $67,523 (Entry/Developmental) (Hawaii) *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 and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, and Engineering) is required. If qualifying with a high school diploma, participation in a relevant Vocational/Technical program is preferred. Relevant experience must be in a facilities or construction related field. Construction management experience and a Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) certification is preferred.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance) (NSAW) Salary Range:  $62,841 - $97,918 (Full Performance) (Hawaii) *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. 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 a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, and Engineering) is preferred. If qualifying with a high school diploma, participation in a relevant Vocational/Technical program is preferred. Relevant experience must be in a facilities or construction related field, and include project management (e.g., planning, resource management, scheduling, tracking/oversight, and quality assurance), preferably in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. PMP, CAPM, and/or DAWIA certifications are preferred. Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) certification is preferred. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Weekend and overtime work may be required. *Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
As a Facilities Planner, your responsibilities may include: -               Developing strategies for major initiatives such as renovations and military construction (MILCON). -               Creating budgets and schedules for implementing major initiatives -               Maintaining and updating space occupancy database for real time accountability of all occupied and available space. -               Creating and implementing standards for facilities modernization, and tracking investments in real property. -               Testing and evaluating new trends and technologies to provide guidance, project management services, hands-on facilities support, engineering consulting services and technical expertise in facilities management. -               Reading and understanding graphic materials (e.g., diagrams, schematics, blueprints, maps, or GUIs). -               Understanding and implantation of sustainability initiatives -               Managing space resources, infrastructure, and facility capacities -               Working with other facilities professionals such as Program Managers (PMs), Building Managers (BMs), engineers and IT technicians to understand the physical planning needs of the stakeholders balanced with an understanding of existing conditions in order to make informed space planning decisions. -               Developing and presenting briefings Skills The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is: -               customer service-oriented -               motivated -               well-organized -               resilient -               able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments -               able to communicate effectively both orally and written -               able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: -               Space Planning -               Architecture -               Interior Design -               Project Planning -               Program Management -               Construction technology/management -               Facilities construction/infrastructure/maintenance -               Urban Planning -               Sustainability Qualifications Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred. Relevant experience in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, finance, property/space management, human resources, training, security, communications, or budgeting is preferred.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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. 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 a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) is preferred. Relevant experience must be in space planning and design, facilities, project management, economics, marketing, accounting, business administration, finance, property/space management, human resources, training, security, communications, or budgeting. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
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 National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Civil Engineers to provide support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Our civil engineers are responsible for the planning, design, construction cost estimating, scheduling, and design project management at our headquarters and across the entire enterprise.    As a Civil Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include: -               Performing engineering calculations -               Preparing engineering drawings using CADD -               Writing project specifications and technical reports -               Preparing design and construction cost estimates -               Providing project oversight and/or project management   The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: -               Problem Solving -               Interpersonal Skills -               Partnering -               Customer Service -               Accountability -               Continual Learning -               Resilience -               Effective Communication   Knowledge and engineering experience in one or more of the following is desired: -               Technical software packages (e.g. AutoCAD, Civil 3D, SAP 2000, Flowmaster, AutoTurn, Synchro) -               Storm water management -               Hydraulics -               Site development and Utility Design -               Transportation -               Geotechnical -               Surveying -               Structural Analysis and Design -               Reading Blueprints -               Leading technical teams -               Analyzing and troubleshooting civil engineering systems -               Cost Estimating -               Sediment and Erosion Control measures and plans -               EIT certification and/or PE is highly desirable. Qualifications Salary Range - $69,545 - $86,659 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Civil Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Experience working in a civil engineering capacity (e.g., storm water management, hydraulics, site development, transportation, geotechnical surveying, or structures), using Civil Engineering Design software and Auto CAD, and reading blue prints is desired.   Salary Range - $80,445 - $107,140 (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. With a degree in Civil Engineering, entry is 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. Degree must be in Civil Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Relevant experience must be working in a civil engineering capacity (e.g., storm water management, hydraulics, site development, transportation, geotechnical surveying, or structures), using Civil Engineering Design software and Auto CAD, and reading blue prints. Experience in project management, analyzing and troubleshooting civil engineering systems, sediment and erosion control measures and plans, and Engineering in Training (EIT) certification is preferred. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
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. NSA is the nation's leader in providing foreign signals intelligence while also protecting U.S. government information systems, forging the frontier of communications, and data analysis. We serve the American people by applying technical skills to meaningful work, keeping our friends and families safe for generations to come.  You will make a lasting impact serving your country as a Data Scientist at the National Security Agency, using your curiosity to analyze large data sets to inform decision-making against foreign threats.   We are looking for critical thinkers, problem solvers, and motivated individuals who are enthusiastic about data and believe that answers to hard questions lie in the yet-to-be-told story of diverse, complicated data sets. You will employ your mathematical science, computer science, and quantitative analysis skills to ensure solutions to complex data problems and take full advantage of the NSA's software and hardware capabilities in all areas of our enterprise, including analytic capabilities, research, and foreign intelligence operations. Data Scientists are hired into positions directly supporting a technical mission office or the Data Scientist Development Program (DSDP). The NSA/CSS Data Scientist Development Program is a three-year opportunity to build your data science talent, experience the breadth of data science at NSA through six- to nine-month assignments in a variety of diverse organizations, and collaborate with NSA's experts in the field of data science. You will have opportunities to attend technical conferences with experts from industry and academia. You will routinely discuss and share NSA's challenges and successes at weekly technical roundtables. We foster an environment where you will develop your data science skills, allowing you to quickly contribute to NSA's mission. As a member of a technical mission office or the DSDP, Data Scientists tackle challenging real-world problems leveraging big data, high-performance computing, machine learning, and a breadth of other methodologies.   As a Data Scientist at NSA, responsibilities may include: -               Collecting and combining data from multiple sources -               Uncovering and exploring anomalous data (including metadata) -               Applying the scientific process to data evaluation, performing statistical inference, and data mining -               Developing analytic plans, engineer supporting algorithms, and design and implement solutions which execute analytic plans. -               Designing and developing tools and techniques for analysis -               Analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods -               Evaluating, documenting, and communicating research processes, analyses, and results to customers, peers, and leadership -               Creating interpretable visualizations Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills. You might be a great fit for our team if any of the following describe you:   -               Completed a degree program in the fields of mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences, or a passion for rigorous analysis of data -               Tenacity, integrity, persistence, and willingness to learn -               Ability to solve complex problems -               Use critical thinking and reasoning to make analytic determinations -               Works effectively in a collaborative environment -               Strong communications skills to both technical and non-technical audiences        -               The desire to serve over 300 million fellow Americans and make a difference in world events Qualifications Candidates for the NSA's Data Scientist roles are asked to complete a data science examination evaluating their knowledge of statistics, mathematics, and computer science topics that pertain to data science work. Passing this examination is a requirement in order to be considered for selection into a data scientist position.   Salary Range: $69,545 - $86,659 (Entry Level/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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Research, or Computer Science. A degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Engineering), a degree in the physical/hard sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy), or other science disciplines (i.e., behavioral, social, and life) may be considered if it includes a concentration of coursework (typically 5 or more courses) in advanced mathematics (typically 200 level or higher; such as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics) and/or computer science (e.g., algorithms, programming, data structures, data mining, artificial intelligence). College-level Algebra or other math courses intended to meet a basic college level requirement, or upper level math courses designated as elementary or basic do not count. Note: A broader range of degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Certificate in Data Science from an accredited college/university. Relevant experience must be in designing/implementing machine learning, data mining, advanced analytical algorithms, programming, data science, advanced statistical analysis, artificial intelligence, and/or software engineering. Experience in more than one area is strongly preferred.   Salary Range:  $80,445 - $107,140 (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. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Research, or Computer Science. A degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Engineering), a degree in the physical/hard sciences (e.g. physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy), or other science disciplines (i.e., behavioral, social, and life) may be considered if it includes a concentration of coursework (typically 5 or more courses) in advanced mathematics (typically 200 level or higher; such as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics) and/or computer science (e.g., algorithms, programming, data structures, data mining, artificial intelligence). College-level Algebra or other math courses intended to meet a basic college level requirement, or upper level math courses designated as elementary or basic do not count. Note: A broader range of degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Certificate in Data Science from an accredited college/university. Relevant experience must be in two or more of the following: designing/implementing machine learning, data mining, advanced analytical algorithms, programming, data science, advanced statistical analysis, artificial intelligence, or software engineering.   Salary Range: $96,970 - $148,967 (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. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Research, or Computer Science. A degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Engineering), a degree in the physical/hard sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy), or other science disciplines (i.e., behavioral, social, life) may be considered if it includes a concentration of coursework (typically 5 or more courses) in advanced mathematics (typically 200 level or higher; such as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics) and/or computer science (e.g., algorithms, programming, data structures, data mining, artificial intelligence). College-level Algebra or other math courses intended to meet a basic college level requirement, or upper level math courses designated as elementary or basic do not count. Note: A broader range of degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Certificate in Data Science from an accredited college/university. Relevant experience must be in two or more of the following: designing/implementing machine learning, data mining, advanced analytical algorithms, programming, data science, advanced statistical analysis, artificial intelligence, or software engineering.   Salary Range: $134,789- $164,200 (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. An Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Applied Statistics, Machine Learning, Data Science, Operations Research, or Computer Science. A degree in a related field (e.g., Computer Information Systems, Engineering), a degree in the physical/hard sciences (e.g., physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy), or other science disciplines (i.e., behavioral, social, life) may be considered if it includes a concentration of coursework (typically 5 or more courses) in advanced mathematics (typically 200 level or higher; such as calculus, differential equations, discrete mathematics) and/or computer science (e.g., algorithms, programming, data structures, data mining, artificial intelligence). College-level Algebra or other math courses intended to meet a basic college level requirement, or upper level math courses designated as elementary or basic do not count. Note: A broader range of degrees will be considered if accompanied by a Certificate in Data Science from an accredited college/university. Relevant experience must be in two or more of the following: designing/implementing machine learning, data mining, advanced analytical algorithms, programming, data science, advanced statistical analysis, artificial intelligence, or software engineering. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day requirements between 0800 to 1800 (flexible)   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
Cryptologic Liaison Officer's responsibilities include: Developing, nurturing, and/or negotiating relationships with the DoD, Intelligence Community, and foreign partners. Operating in a collaborative and responsive environment, maximizing dynamic partner capabilities. Assessing stakeholder needs and identifying capabilities to address those needs. Providing timely and effective support and information sharing within appropriate legal authorities. Identifying the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization and responding accordingly. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: Knowledge of TCS Processing, Exploitation and Dissemination (PED)/Collection Management, COTS Equipment Evaluate Technical Solutions, Operational and Technical Alternatives; Identify Engineering & Design Problems; Perform Technical Research; Analyze and Interpret Technical Technical Information Exchange Within and Across Organizations; Technical Writing and Documentation. customer and results oriented strategic investment and prioritization of funding for services, COCOM/SOCOM Program of Record able to negotiate with and influence others able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment able to take action in highly complex situations detail-oriented able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner accountable adaptable Qualifications Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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 4 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 8 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, and cryptologic). Related experience in IC or DoD considered. External engagement/collaboration experience (ex., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignment, external customer support) within the DoD or IC is preferred.   Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, and cryptologic). Related experience in IC or DoD considered. External engagement/collaboration experience (ex., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignment, external customer support) within the DoD or IC and managing people or projects is preferred.   Salary Range:  $134,789 - $164,200 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in any area is acceptable. Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to NSA mission (e.g., collection, intelligence, and cryptologic). Related experience in IC or DoD considered. External engagement/collaboration experience (ex., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignment, external customer support) within the DoD or IC and managing people or projects is preferred. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
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. Corporate Policy Officers support NSA mission through the creation and interpretation of policies that guide and sustain operations and support activities.   Corporate Policy Officer responsibilities include: - Researching and developing policies that guide behavior and support mission objectives - Interpreting, reviewing, and coordinating Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and National policies affecting NSA activities - Recommending official NSA positions on policies to senior leadership - Advocating, promoting, and coordinating NSA policy positions with counterparts as required in the IC, DoD, other Executive Branch agencies, Congress, and others - Advising senior leadership in the establishment of agreements with mission partners Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning who possesses strong problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and is: - a strong communicator (both written and oral) - an active listener - politically savvy - accountable - adaptable - able to balance details with strategic vision - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: - Cybersecurity - Signals Intelligence - Information Technology - Human Resources - Program Management - Finance and Acquisition - Law - Personnel and Physical Security - Facilities and Logistics Qualifications Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor.   Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor, and project management or formal/informal leadership.   Salary Range:  $134,789 - $164,200 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor, and project management or formal/informal leadership. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
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 National Security Agency is charged with ensuring that federal electronic and information technology is accessible to people with disabilities, including employees and members of the public, in compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The Office of Strategic Communications oversees the production and dissemination of live auditorium events and other multimedia products. To provide reliable and accurate captioning services to the Agency's Deaf and Hard of Hearing workforce, NSA is seeking an experienced closed captioner to live caption and post-caption complex subject matters in a variety of classified, highly technical, and sensitive situations.    The responsibilities of a Closed Captioner include: - Provide captioning services for live auditorium events as well as Computer Aided Real-Time Transcription (CART) services in varying locations. - Captioning while operating Agency provided Stenograph Diamante or Luminex equipment.  - Utilize CaseCatalyst software through a direct computer connection outputting through an encoder. - Perform research and/or develop prep material prior to live captioning events, CART and post-caption assignments. - Build and maintain real-time Agency-specific dictionary - Caption live events (such as conferences, town halls, briefings, etc.) straight through, varying from one to four hours in length. - Caption highly specialized, technical topics and government terminology. - Manage a busy captioning schedule of live events and juggle a post-captioning queue. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: - Adaptable - Resilient - Dependable - Customer service & requirements oriented - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - Able to physically transport equipment, up to 20 pounds, between locations   Knowledge and experience in the following areas is preferred: - General knowledge of Deaf and Hard of Hearing culture. - Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a Captioner. - Minimum of two (2) years of experience using CaseCatalyst/BCS software and a Stenograph Diamante or Luminex writer. - Relevant professional certifications. - Proficiency in CaseCatalyst AND CaseCatalyst Broadcast Captioning Suite (BCS). - Caption at a minimum rate of 98% accuracy, comparable to industry standards. - Proficiency in the use, maintenance and trouble-shooting of captioning equipment, and software. Qualifications Salary Range:  $68,036 - $126,062 (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 high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.   Degree must be in a related field. Relevant experience must be working with basic office resources (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, presentation graphics) and experience in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible).   **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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Top Secret SSBI SCI
This position provides an opportunity to lead and provide expertise as the Chief of Operations and Plans Division for a Department of Defense special task force.  The Task Force (TF) is an emergency preparedness program responsible for developing and implementing long-range strategic concepts and plans for National Security/Emergency Preparedness (NS/EP), which receives the careful attention of senior leaders within the United States Government.  In addition, the TF provides infrastructure support to governmental entities to maintain essential functions during times of crisis.  The strategic level planning and infrastructure support is in response to threats across a wide contingency spectrum.  The TF staff represents several governmental departments and agencies and is made up of subject matter experts in strategic planning, infrastructure management, communications and crisis prevention and response.  The support provided to specified government components ensures the continued functioning of specific government components under all conditions. The selected candidate for this position will be the Chief of the Operations and Plans Division within the TF.  The Division is responsible for developing, evaluating and ensuring implementation of training and technical concepts, policies and procedures for Continuity of Operations (COOP) and NS/EP operations.    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent is responsible for the development of concepts, policy and plans to support the specialized mission of the division. The incumbent provides expert level guidance and knowledge to COOP and NS/EP programs of the Operations, Plans, & Security Division and reviews, evaluates, and modifies division plans as directed.  He/she assists in continuously monitoring operations to identify, develop, and refine broad-based strategies to improve the overall operational effectiveness and efficiency of the plans. He/she is responsible for working closely with the client entities to fully understand their essential-function operational requirements and to ensure that the task force's operations and plans effectively support those requirements. Assists in coordinating and synchronizing the implementation of COOP. Assists in managing and overseeing an operations and control center serving multiple locations. Assists in developing, directing, and modifying COOP and NS/EP planning and executing these operations, focusing on critical, long-range strategic emergency and mobilization planning for specialized and critical elements of the supported organizations.  The incumbent is responsible for sensitive programs and contributes directly to the development of concepts and implementation plans. Analyze resourcing requirements based on strategic goals and objectives, and practices good stewardship in allocating and executing resources. The incumbent is the Chief of Operations and Planning Division and acknowledged expert responsible for: -               Developing a full understanding of client entities' operational COOP requirements and ensuring those requirements are fulfilled. -               Participating as an effective member of an organizational senior leadership team. -               Leading continuity planning and exercises for senior government. -               Managing office COOP and NS/EP facilities, and overseeing facilities selection and operation, development of concepts for the demobilization of COOP resources. -               Emergency action procedures (to include required documentation) for the control and use of all facilities, and transportation assets in the event of an emergency. -               DoD Continuity Planning and synchronizing through multiple levels and segments of government. -               Interagency coordination procedures to ensure compatibility of emergency plans. -               Influences and shapes continuity policy and operations. -               Developing and managing the Division budget. Assists in the coordination of the development of COOP and NS/EP support memoranda of agreements with DoD elements and other agencies. In order to ensure consistency and compatibility with policy objectives, the incumbent assists in evaluating and analyzing all new and revised DoD and other organizational directives and regulations related to COOP.  The incumbent assists in determining the impact to policy resulting from internal and external initiatives. The incumbent exercises authority to plan and initiate studies, research, and analysis related to planning aspects of long-term emergency planning.    Perform other duties as assigned. Qualifications -               The successful candidate should have experience in the following functional areas:  developing and implementing an agency/organizations continuity relocation plan, coordinating with Federal, State, local, Tribal, territorial governments and critical infrastructure/key resources partners. The selectee must operate well under pressure, be capable of multi-tasking, and be comfortable dealing with senior leaders and high-level customers.   The ability to portray a positive, proactive, diplomatic and professional demeanor with partners and clients is critical. -               The successful candidate should have experience providing operational customer/client service. The selectee will demonstrate a proficiency in understanding customer requirements, meeting those requirements and communicating effectively with senior-level stakeholders with diverse communications styles. -               The selected individual must demonstrate mastery in the five Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) core qualifications:   (1) Technical/Professional Achievements, (2) Technical/Professional Development of Others, (3) Technical/Professional Leadership/Decision Making, (4) Continued Technical/Professional Development, and (5) Leading the Intelligence Enterprise. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Range:   $126,148 - $174,500   OTHER: This position may require operational and/or training deployments.  Travel is required, often without sufficient notification.  Employee may be subject to 24-hour on-call duty.  In an emergency, this service may require irregular working hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description.  Employee must be able to relocate to emergency sites with little advance notice and function under increased mental and physical stress.  Employee must physically be able to move and assemble equipment relating to communications and operations centers. The incumbent of is designated as an Essential Employee for purposes of weather-related events or other short-term, isolated emergencies. This position requires a TOP SECRET clearance and SPECIAL BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION (SBI).  Subject to random drug testing.  Subject to random polygraph testing.   ***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. Specialized Competency WEIGHTED SELECTION CRITERIA: Technical/Professional Achievements (20%) The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to formulate concepts, develop techniques and methods, and make legal, fiscal, logistical, or other major contributions to improvements in management and infrastructures.  Inherent in this qualification is expertise, problem-solving ability, innovative research, and acquisition of expertise in other disciplines.  The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations.   The candidate must have strong conceptual skills and be able to translate requirements into actionable priorities. Further the candidate must be able to strategically manage resources in a manner which balances constraints with mission needs.  Technical/Professional Development of Others (20%) The candidate should have the demonstrated ability develop the next generation of experts.   The candidate should demonstrate the transfer of skills and knowledge to others to include specific expertise as well as intangible skills such as how to approach problems, how to balance risk against the chance of success, how to communicate effectively, etc.   Activities which demonstrate competency may include:  formal and informal mentoring, participation on boards/panels of significance to the technical community, activities aimed at conveying knowledge (seminars, teaching, informal training on the job, etc.). Technical/Professional Leadership/Decision Making (20%) The candidate should have the demonstrated ability to influence management, make decisions, direct complex technical efforts, spearhead critical technical efforts, influence direction of technical projects, and have impact with decisions. He/She should be able to demonstrate good stewardship of resources and the ability to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems and calculating risks.  Continued Technical/Professional Development (20%) The continuous enhancement of technical/professional skills and knowledge is imperative.  Formal training, "stretch" assignments, research and writing projects, interaction with experts, and other activities appropriate to the particular discipline are examples.   The following will be taken into consideration:  standing in the field (internal and external as appropriate), increased ability to understand and deal with complexity, increased ability to relate narrow technical specialties to the broader needs of the organization, and efforts aimed at deepening technical expertise. Leading the Intelligence Enterprise (20%) The candidate must be able to share information and knowledge to achieve results by creating an environment that promotes employee engagement, collaboration, integration, knowledge sharing, and the candid, open exchange of diverse points of view.   The candidate must understand organizational responsibilities in relation to the larger Intelligence Community strategic priorities.  This perspective is shaped by experience and education and characterized by a strategic, top-level focus on broad requirements, joint experiences, fusion of information, collaboration, and vertical and horizontal integration of information.  The candidate must be able to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission and goals.  The candidate must be able to achieve desired outcomes through collaboration, negotiation, communication and keen diplomatic and political acumen.   The candidate must be able to build solid relationships with stakeholders, leadership, clients and partners to achieve common goals. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required
Description of Position(s) The Audit branch has three functions: Financial, Performance, Cyber/IT.    Auditor (Financial) As an Auditor in the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's Financial Statements and related financial activities.  Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Financial branch include: -              Assisting in the performance of complex and comprehensive audits of NSA financial statements and  NSA financial operations -              Overseeing the planning and execution of financial audits contracted to an independent public accounting firm to perform the audit of the Agency's financial statements -              Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs) -              Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions -              Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations   Auditor (Financial Systems) As an Auditor on the Financial Systems team, a component of the Financial branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits and examinations of NSA's financial general and application information technology controls.  Responsibilities of Auditors working on the Financial Systems team include: -              As part of the annual financial statement audit, overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT controls in accordance with the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual -              Overseeing the planning and execution of the assessment of NSA financial IT and business controls as identified by NSA as part of a Type II Service Organization 1 examination in accordance with Standards for Attestation Engagement 18the Federal Information System Controls Audit Manual -              Evaluating the work of external auditors to ensure their work complies with generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) performance and reporting standards, and relevant statements on auditing standards (SASs) -              Assisting in the development of formal reports and recommendations to Agency officials for corrective actions -              Consulting with the NSA Office of General Counsel on matters involving interpretation or possible violations of laws, rules, or regulations   Auditor (Performance, Cyber/IT) As an Auditor in the Performance branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's program operations, contract compliance, and Agency's mission.  As an Auditor in the Cyber/IT branch, you will be part of a team that oversees and conducts audits of NSA's IT programs, systems, and policies.  Responsibilities of Auditors working in the Performance and Cyber/IT branches include: -              Conducting risk assessments on Agency programs and processes -              Researching, planning, and developing audit objectives, audit approach and scope -              Assessing and evaluating internal controls within the context of the audit objective -              Identifying and evaluating criteria to measure performance and evaluate compliance -              Conducting interviews within the context of an audit or review -              Gathering and analyzing audit evidence and compare observed results to specified requirements in the criteria -              Identifying problems and developing recommendations to improve the Agency's efficiency and effectiveness -              Writing reports outlining results and findings from assessments and evaluations   All Auditors are required to complete 80 hours of training every two years to maintain the requisite knowledge, skills, abilities, and professional development. Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continuous learning, strong problem-solving, communication (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills who is: -              accountable -              detail-oriented -              able to adapt to changing requirements -              able to manage multiple tasks and assignments -              able to work effectively (independently or within teams) across functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment   Specialized knowledge and experience in any of the following is desired: -              applying auditing standards, principles and appropriate methods in analyzing processes and evaluating internal management controls -              applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, and debriefing in a systematic manner -              obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information -              leading an audit team   The following certifications are preferred: -              Certified Public Accountant (CPA) -              Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) -              Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) -              Certified Information System Auditor (CISA) -              Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) Qualifications Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. -Degree must be in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology). Related degree will differ depending on the type of auditing (e.g., IT vs financial). -Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and/or IT auditing. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. -Degree must be in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology). Related degree will differ depending on the type of auditing (e.g., IT vs financial). -Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and operational or IT auditing. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred.   Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (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. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. -Degree must be in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology). Related degree will differ depending on the type of auditing (e.g., IT vs financial). -Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and operational or IT auditing. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred.   Salary Range:  $134,789 - $164,200 (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. An Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. -Degree must be in Business, Accounting, or a related field (e.g., Finance, Economics, Management, and Information Technology). Related degree will differ depending on the type of auditing (e.g., IT vs financial). -Relevant experience must be auditing in the public or private sector and operational or IT auditing. Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), and/or Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) is preferred. 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.   Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Mechanical Engineers 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. As a Mechanical Engineer 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 -              Perform engineering analysis and calculations -              Conduct code analysis -              Project management -              Facilities planning   The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: -              Problem Solving -              Interpersonal Skills -              Partnering -              Customer Service -              Accountability -              Continual Learning -              Resilience -              Effective Communication   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: -              Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, SixSigma, Pipeflow, ARCHGIS, Trane Trace, vendor equipment selection software) -              Engineering calculations (e.g., heating and cooling load, hydronic pressure drop, static pressure drop, NPSH, psychrometric, utility utilization projections) -              Mechanical codes and guidelines (e.g., SMACNA, ASHRAE, IBC, IMC, IPC, LEED, Indoor Air Quality Standards) -              Cost estimating -              Design, analysis and troubleshooting of mechanical facilities infrastructure (e.g., HVAC, chilled water, steam, EMCS, heating water, ventilation, air distribution, plumbing, energy management, data centers)  -             Cost-benefit analysis and life-cycle cost analysis -              System startup, commissioning, and testing and balancing Qualifications Salary Range - $69,545 - $86,659 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Mechanical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Experience working in a HVAC engineering capacity (e.g., heating, cooling, refrigeration, duct work, SMACNA, ASHRAE, energy management controls, building management systems, and mechanical codes), project management, blue prints and using AutoCAD and microstation is desired. May also include other mechanical engineering experience.   Salary Range - $80,445 - $107,140 (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. Degree must be in Mechanical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Relevant experience must be working in an HVAC engineering capacity (e.g., heating, cooling, refrigeration, duct work, SMACNA, ASHRAE, energy management controls, building management systems, mechanical codes, and indoor air quality standards), project management, blue prints, facilities design, and using AutoCAD and microstation. May also include other mechanical engineering experience. Formal or informal leadership and EIT (Engineer in Training) certification is preferred. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
At NSA, mathematics and statistics are core disciplines and are present in every aspect of the mission.  Mathematical Statisticians bring a wealth of expertise including, but not limited to, regression, machine learning, exploratory data analysis, stochastic processes, and statistical modeling and forecasting.  They work on some of the hardest problems associated with signals intelligence (the interception, collection, and analysis of foreign signals) and cybersecurity (assuring confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information). Mathematical Statisticians have the opportunity to learn and experiment in areas far from their academic training. These opportunities and core mission needs help make NSA the largest employer of mathematicians in the country.    Description of Position NSA is actively seeking mathematical statisticians to join a vibrant community of mathematicians, statisticians, physicists, computer scientists, and other intelligence professionals. Newly-hired mathematical statisticians begin their careers in the Mathematics Development Program (MDP).  The goal of the three-year MDP is to train mathematical statisticians to be broadly knowledgeable in the spectrum of mathematical sciences used at NSA.  To accomplish this goal, MDP members study cryptologic mathematics and related subjects in Agency taught classes and complete 6-month tours in diverse NSA offices.  Graduates of the MDP may choose their first permanent assignments from any of the NSA Directorates, depending on availability. The Agency is unique in its ability to offer the opportunity to work in diverse areas of Applied Statistics.  In addition to cryptologic mathematics, statisticians work in: -              Signals analysis -              Data compression -              Machine learning -              Data science -              Human language technology -              Speech/image/video processing -              Analysis of communication networks -              Network vulnerability analysis -              Cybersecurity   Additionally, computing is an essential component of the mathematical sciences at NSA and statisticians must use a variety of computing platforms to test ideas and implement solutions. While there is no specific requirement for any previous programming or computing experience, a mathematical statistician must be willing to learn to use computers effectively. Skills Candidates should possess: -              Strong problem-solving and analytical abilities -              Desire for continual learning -              Ability to work effectively independently and within teams across functional areas    Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired, but not required:  -              Programming expertise -              Experience in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development) to study issues and solve problems Qualifications Salary Range:  $69,545 - $86,659 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience.  Degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science is preferred. Degree must include 2 years (which equates to approximately 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. Experience in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development) to study issues and solve problems is desired.    Salary Range:  $80,445 - $107,140 (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. Degree in Mathematics, Physics, or Computer Science is preferred. Degree must include 2 years (which equates to approximately 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics. Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use, and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, and/or techniques (e.g., algorithm development) to study issues and solve problems. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.   In addition to an online application at www.intelligencecareers.gov, the following must be completed:  -              Submission of a resume or CV to mathjobs@nsa.gov -              Submission of all college transcripts (including community college, if applicable) sent to mathjobs@nsa.gov.   Note: Transcripts can be unofficial or official. Applications will not be fully considered until all of the documents are received.    ***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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs Hardware/Software Design Engineers to design, develop, construct and test electronic hardware and software processing components. These components are typically subsystems of communication, collection, processing or analysis systems. Hardware/Software Design Engineers are hired into positions supporting a broad range of specialized skills including Computer Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Communications Engineering.  Positions may be an office directly supporting a technical mission or one of three Development Programs: the Resident Signals Engineering Program (RSE), System Engineer Development Program (SEDP) or the Information Technology Development Program (ITDP).  The Resident Signals Engineering Program is a 4-year technical development program focused on the collection, processing, and analysis of signals in any environment and in any media. The RSE Program offers selected technical personnel unique opportunities for self-directed diversity tours in core mission areas where they will learn about, and provide solutions for, many of the toughest technical problems facing the Agency. The SEDP prepares recent college graduates (engineering-related degrees) for a career in systems engineering at NSA. Applying systems engineering tradecraft and building a network while working with leading NSA experts prepares SEDP engineers for advanced or leadership assignments. The SEDP covers the breadth of systems engineering core competencies, including technical/analytical, technical management, and organizational/business processes. During the three-year full-time program, SEDP engineers rotate assignments to gain exposure to various NSA mission areas, attend systems engineering training and visits throughout the IC, and earn DoD DAWIA and other important credentials. The ITDP is a three-year full-time development program designed to provide entry-level information technology specialists (that is, individuals with degrees in computer science, engineering, computer security, information systems, information technology, and related degrees and experience) the opportunity to acquire the skills and technical capabilities necessary to successfully execute NSA's mission. In this program, participants gain a depth of knowledge in a breadth of information technology disciplines, including system/security, software engineering, software project management, and system architecture. ITDP participants work in teams and with NSA technical leaders to solve current and future challenging IT problems.   The responsibilities of a Hardware/Software Design Engineer may include: -              Designing, developing, testing, and/or evaluating computer or computer-related equipment. -              Programming, modifying and/or configuring system software that manages the computer hardware and provides services to the applications. -              Applying software engineering principles to design, develop, test, and evaluate/modify software applications.   The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, who is: -              innovative -              well-organized -              able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments -              able to communicate effectively both orally and written -              able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment   Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: -              Agile Software Development -              programming languages: C, C++, Java, Java Script, etc. -              real time programming  -              embedded programming -              operating system level programming Qualifications Salary Range:  $69,545 - $86,659 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics (degree in Mathematics must include Engineering or Computer Science courses). 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. Experience designing, developing, and/or constructing electronic hardware and/or software processing components is desired. CISCO, Microsoft certified software engineer (MCSE), or Engineer in Training (EIT) certifications are preferred.   Salary Range:  $80,445 - $107,140 (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. Degree must be in Engineering, Computer Science, or Mathematics (degree in Mathematics must include Engineering or Computer Science courses). 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. Relevant experience must be designing, developing, and/or constructing electronic hardware and software processing components. CISCO, Microsoft certified software engineer (MCSE), or Engineer in Training (EIT) certifications are preferred.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
Description of Position As a General Facilities Mechanic at the NSA, responsibilities may include: -              Installing facilities systems, components, or equipment. -              Maintaining, repairing, or replacing building structures (i.e., replacing worn carpet, repairing doors). -              Maintaining, repairing, or replacing facilities systems, components, or equipment (i.e., wiring or circuitry, plumbing systems, water systems, security systems). -              Renovating or remodeling building structures. -              Repairing furniture or other damaged items or materials. -              Providing technical support ensuring that all tickets are complete and customers are satisfied with end results. -              Applying safety and security procedures and practices when operating machinery, vehicles, or equipment. -              Performing physical activities indoors under extreme conditions (for example, heat, cold, dust, clean-room environment). Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication, problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is: -              Customer service-oriented -              Adaptable -              Accountable -              Resilience Qualifications Salary Range:  $27,081 - $59,762 (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. Vocational/Technical training in a Facilities, Maintenance, or Construction field is preferred. Experience in general facilities repairs or construction (e.g. carpentry, cabinet work, dry wall, masonry, ceilings, and carpet tile) is preferred. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).  Weekend and overtime work may be required.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
Description of Position Facilities Control Center Operators work in the 24 hour Facilities Control Center responsible for monitoring and operating the Chilled Water and Electrical distribution systems at the NSA complex. The center is also tasked with monitoring the condition of all other facilities systems during scheduled and unscheduled outages, construction projects and activities that place the facility in an abnormal condition. FCC Operators may be placed in a Mechanical System operator or Electrical Systems operator position depending on the qualifications of the applicant and the need of the FCC. Skills The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: - Problem Solving - Interpersonal Skills - Partnering - Customer Service - Accountability - Continual Learning - Resilience - Effective Communication   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - BAS system operation - Mechanical system operation - Fire Alarm Systems - Chilled water Systems - Electrical systems - SCADA system operation - Construction technology/management - Leading project teams - Contract mechanisms - Analysis and life-cycle maintenance of installations and facilities - Analysis, design, construction, national/local code compliance - Design safety plans and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies Qualifications Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered. (Degree must be in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) or Information Technology or related field. Relevant experience must be in operation, maintenance, repair, modification, design, construction, and/or inspection of facilities. Experience in project management and Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) certification is preferred.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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. 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 must be in a Construction or related field (e.g., Architecture, Electrical, Mechanical, Industrial Design, Engineering, Space Planning, and Interior Design) or a Business related field (e.g., Economics, Marketing, Accounting, Business Administration, and Finance) or Information Technology or related field. Relevant experience must be in operation, maintenance, repair, modification, design, construction, and/or inspection of facilities, and include serving either as a contracting representative, project manager (preferably in facilities), or team lead/supervisor OR having technical expertise in a facilities specialty (e.g., chilled water, electrical power, indoor air, outage coordination). Building Owners and Managers Institute (BOMI) and/or Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is preferred. 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. Shift work and weekend work required  Days - Evenings and Mids - Rotating and Fixed shifts may be offered/available.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Engineering and Physical Sciences Researchers to provide expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of mission capabilities that align with mission driven challenges. Individuals in this positions are responsible for: -              Identify research challenges to enhance the NSA mission -              Leverage research approaches and methodologies -              Conduct research, including experiments and investigations -              Analyze data using appropriate tool sets -              Review scientific or technical literature to support research efforts -              Serve as a subject matter expert to support research and development efforts to propel mission efforts -              Attend conferences and communicate with people in a particular technical field to keep abreast of new technologies and information Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning; and possesses strong problem-solving, communication, and analytic skills who is: -              creative -              flexible -              able to collaborate with others   The successful candidate will demonstrate expertise in one or more of the following technical areas: -              Discovery, understanding, and optimization of new and novel High Performance Computing (HPC) Systems to include: Architecture design and Application Development, System Software Development for HPC, Development of large-scale data analytics applications using HPC/GPU systems or techniques, Development of interconnects for HPC systems, Energy optimization of HPC systems, and Modeling and Simulation of various pieces of HPC systems. -              Neuromorphic Computer/Machine Learning applications -              Integrated Photonics: Research goals will include the fabrication of devices and identification of properties suitable for application in high speed interconnect solutions, integrated photonics, reduction of SWAP (size, weight, area, power), and innovative applications of integrated photonics in the areas of post Moore's Law computing and non von Neumann architectures. -              Discovery, understanding, and optimization of novel functional materials: Research goals will include the identification of device properties suitable for application in emerging memory, photonics, stacking and logic devices.  Likely physical properties under study would include electron spin, magnetization, strain/phase, molecular confirmation, optical emission/absorption, etc of various materials.  -              Cryogenic Device Test and Evaluation: Research goals will include the testing of devices at cryogenic temperatures and the design and fabrication of cryogenic test rigs to measure the dissipated energy from devices designed to operate at 4 Kelvin. Qualifications Salary Range: $80,445 - $107,140 (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. With a degree in professional Engineering, 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. With a degree in either (1) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or university or (2) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology), entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master's or Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. For all of the above degrees, 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. Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred.   Salary Range: $96,970 - $148,967 (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 7 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 3 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology). For all of the above degrees, 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. Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred.   Salary Range: $134,789 - $164,200 (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 10 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 6 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in either (1) professional Engineering, (2) Physics or Astronomy from an accredited college or (3) a relevant professional technical field (e.g. chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology). For all of the above degrees, 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. Relevant experience must be performing professional engineering or physical sciences work and/or conducting academic or independent research in a technical field (e.g., mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences and physical sciences). Experience on polymath projects (requiring multiple skills), technical publications, patent applications, and teaching are preferred. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
The responsibilities of an Engineering Specialist/Technician may include: - Installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and/or repairing of equipment and systems in accordance with applicable standards and processes. - Performing rack, stack, and cabling of equipment in IT machine rooms - Maintaining Configuration Items (CI) in a centralized data base - Capturing and tracking IT machine room Power, Space, and Cooling - Serving as an Access Manager for IT machine rooms - Operating industrial/production equipment, machinery, and tools such as machine tools, presses, air compressors, and printing and packaging equipment. - Operating mechanized material-handling equipment (for example, forklifts, hand trucks). - Informing customers, management, or relevant others of work progress, project status, and problems. - Ordering, procuring, receiving, inspecting, and/or verifying ordered supplies, materials, or equipment. - Driving vehicles, such as cars, vans, or trucks to transport cargo or passengers.   The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, who is: - innovative - well-organized - able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments - able to accomplish assignments with little direct supervision - able to communicate effectively both orally and written - medically clearable for worldwide travel - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment   Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Working at heights to include antenna towers - Soldering of electronic components - Troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical devices - RF amplification and distribution - Power distribution - Fabrication of RF and multi-conductor cable assemblies - DAWIA Certification may be required - Additive Manufacturing - 3D print - Rapid prototyping - FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) - SLA (Stereo Lithography Apparatus) - Laser sintering - SLS - Selective Laser Sintering - Plastic Powder Bed 3D printing - DLMS - Direct Laser metal Sintering - Metal Powder Bed 3D Printing - Tool & Die - Machining - CNC (Computer Numerical Control)  programming - CAD (Computer-Aided Design)/CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) - Fabrication - Sheet Metal Fabrication - Welding - Electro-plating - Industrial painting - Punch press - Press brake - Water jet Qualifications Salary Range:  $24,086 - $59,762 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range:  $22,247 - $55,199 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Hawaii *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. With a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Experience providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair is desired. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be relevant.   Salary Range:  $56,233 - $73,105 (Full Performance) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range:  $51,940 - $67,523 (Full Performance) - NSA Hawaii *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 plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $126,062 (Senior) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range:  $62,841 - $116,437 (Senior) - NSA Hawaii *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 plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred. 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. Work schedule may be a fixed schedule or flexible depending on the exact position assigned. *Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
As an Electrical Engineer 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 -              Perform engineering analysis and calculations -              Conduct code analysis -              Project management -              Facilities planning   The ideal candidate demonstrates the following: -              Problem Solving -              Interpersonal  skills -              Partnering -              Customer Service -              Accountability -              Continual Learning -              Resilience -              Effective Communication   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired: -              Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, ETAP, SKM, CDEGS, ASPEN,  AGI32, Visual Lighting, MEGAMAN) -              Relay protection design -              Generators and plant control systems -              Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems -              Electrical distribution design and equipment (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage) -              SCADA and electrical control systems -              Emergency power systems -              Codes and standards (NFPA ' including NEC, UL, IEEE, etc.) -              Electrical schematics and blueprints -              Cost estimating -              Reliability and availability -              Startup and commissioning -              Electrical operations & maintenance Qualifications Salary Range - $69,545 - $86,659 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. Degree must be in Electrical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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.   Experience working in an electrical engineering capacity (e.g., UPS, switchgear, SCADA, transformers, substations, power panels, switchboards, and metering of power), using NEC code and Auto CAD, reading blue prints, and cost estimating is desired.   Salary Range - $80,445 - $107,140 (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. Degree must be in Electrical Engineering. If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.* A degree in Engineering Technology will also be considered if it includes 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. Relevant experience must be working in an electrical engineering capacity (e.g., UPS, switchgear, SCADA, transformers, substations, power panels, switchboards, and metering of power), using NEC code and Auto CAD, reading blue prints, and cost estimating. Engineering in Training (EIT) certification is preferred. 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. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.
NSA - National Security Agency Fort Meade, MD, USA
02/27/2018
Clearance Not Required
Corporate Policy Officer responsibilities include: - Researching and developing policies that guide behavior and support mission objectives - Interpreting, reviewing, and coordinating Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and National policies affecting NSA activities - Recommending official NSA positions on policies to senior leadership - Advocating, promoting, and coordinating NSA policy positions with counterparts as required in the IC, DoD, other Executive Branch agencies, Congress, and others - Advising senior leadership in the establishment of agreements with mission partners Skills The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning who possesses strong problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and is: - a strong communicator (both written and oral) - an active listener - politically savvy - accountable System Vulnerability Analysts identify vulnerabilities and attacks to the design and operation of a system (H/W, S/W, personnel, procedures, logistics, and physical security). They compare and contrast various system attack techniques and develop effective defensive mitigations. Additionally, System Vulnerability Analysts produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of actual and potential attacks against the systems or missions being studied.   They perform a broad spectrum of duties that may include: -              critical infrastructure defense -              control system security -              wired and wireless network security -              vulnerability analysis and research -              scalable defensive mitigation development -              perimeter/boundary defense -              malware analysis -              web and cloud security -              mobile network security (LTE, Baseband) -              tailored security solution and methodology automation -              researching emerging network industry technologies and solutions   The optimal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and who has knowledge or experience in several of the following areas: -              defending against and/or mitigating system vulnerabilities, including at the infrastructure, host and enterprise levels -              intrusion detection and incident response -              network operating systems and network data/traffic analysis -              scripting languages (e.g., PowerShell, Python) -              software reverse engineering -              fuzzing -              virtualization -              penetration testing -              ports, protocol and services  analysis -              vulnerability detection and analysis -              network security devices (e.g., firewalls, intrusion and detection systems) -              packet analysis -              malicious code analysis -              SCADA and Control Systems Devices If you routinely visit network security websites or if you attend network security conferences or maintain your own network; we would like to talk to you! If you are a computer hobbyist, enjoy setting up new networks, love the Black Hat / DEFCON Briefings, and Capture the Flag events; then you need to talk to us! Qualifications Salary Range:  $69,545 - $86,659  (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. An Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Security). Relevant experience must be in computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, information assurance, and/or systems engineering. Network and system administration may account for some, but not all, of the experience. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience).   Salary Range:  $80,445 - $107,140 (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. An Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Security). Relevant experience must be in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and/or computer forensics. In addition, may include computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience).   Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (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. An Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree must be in Computer Science or a related field (e.g., General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, Information Technology, Information Assurance, and Information Security). Relevant experience must be in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, and/or computer forensics. In addition, may include computer or information systems design/development, programming, information/cyber/network security, information assurance, systems engineering, and/or network and/or system administration. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as JCAC (Joint Cyber Analysis course), Undergraduate Cyber Training (UCT), Network Warfare Bridge Course (NWBC)/Intermediate Network Warfare Training (INWT), Cyber Defense Operations will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., 20-24 weeks course will count as 6 months of experience, 10-14 weeks will count as 3 months of experience). 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. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible).   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. 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. 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. - adaptable - able to balance details with strategic vision - able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables   Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: - Cybersecurity - Signals Intelligence - Information Technology - Human Resources - Program Management - Finance and Acquisition - Law - Personnel and Physical Security - Facilities and Logistics Qualifications Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (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 Bachelor's degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor.   Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor.   Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor, and project management or formal/informal leadership.   Salary Range:  $134,789 - $164,200 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor, and project management or formal/informal leadership. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.   ***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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  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. 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.