Cryptographic Vulnerability Analyst - Entry/Mid-Level (30000631)

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 05/01/2018
Clearance Not Required Cybersecurity Entry Level Intelligence / CounterIntelligence IT / Telecom

Job Description

NSA JOB 30000631

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.

Do you want to build Cyber capabilities and capacity to enable national security operations? Do you want to be at the forefront of Cyber defense, tackling a complex mission to protect against the threats of today and tomorrow? If so, NSA is the place for you!

Cryptographic Vulnerability Analysts play a critical role in enabling security solutions by:

- identifying vulnerabilities of and attacks to cryptographic systems
- comparing and contrasting various cryptographic attack techniques
- producing formal and informal reports, briefings and perspectives
- analyzing data using mathematical/statistical methods
- conducting security evaluations
- developing countermeasures to address cryptographic vulnerabilities
- designing, evaluating or modifying encryption schemes or algorithm

The ideal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytic, communication and interpersonal skills who is/can:

- motivated
- flexible
- innovative
- work effectively across in diverse environments
- well-organized
- handle multiple assignments


Qualifications
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, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics.

Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, or techniques (e.g., cryptographic algorithms) to study issues and solve problems; information/cyber/network security; vulnerability analysis; penetration testing; computer forensics; and/or information assurance. 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: $80,455 - $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, Engineering, Computer Science or include 2 years (i.e., 24 credit hours) of advanced mathematics.

Relevant experience must be in the design, development, use and evaluation of mathematics models, methods, or techniques (e.g., cryptographic algorithms) to study issues and solve problems; and in vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, or computer forensics. In addition, may include information/cyber/network security and/or information assurance. 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).


How To Apply - External
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***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.

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