Foreign Affairs Officer - Mid/Experienced Level

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 10/30/2018
Top Secret SSBI SCI Intelligence / CounterIntelligence Linguistics / Foreign Languages

Job Description

 

As a Foreign Affairs Officer you will:

Manage partnerships and interactions between NSA and foreign entities by maintaining cognizance of all areas of exchange of information and agreements made by NSA or the U.S. Government in accordance with legal authorities and restrictions; Possess an understanding of partner countries, e.g. legal, policy, compliance, politics and culture; Manage/coordinate corporate bodies that discuss or impact foreign partner issues, plan for future visits and meetings, and ensure proper funding for program execution; Convey NSA and foreign partners' views, issues, and requirements to NSA management to resolve issues and ensure alignment of the solutions with the strategy and goals for both NSA and that partner; Represent NSA in international meetings; Contribute to Intelligence Community studies, and brief governmental representatives on the nature and status of existing relationships; Prepare senior NSA management for discussions with foreign government counterparts.

>>> ACTUAL APPLICATION WILL BE ON THE NSA WEBSITE / SELECT APPLICATION BUTTON TO GO THERE.

 

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:

- customer service & results oriented
- politically savvy
- accountable
- adaptable
- detail-oriented
- able to negotiate with and influence others
- 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 clearly and succinctly communicate complex initiatives

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 a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in the Cryptologic field. Experience leveraging, collaborating, or establishing strategic partnerships (foreign or domestic) 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 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 a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in the Cryptologic field. Experience leveraging, collaborating, or establishing strategic partnerships (foreign or domestic) is preferred.

>>> ACTUAL APPLICATION WILL BE ON THE NSA WEBSITE / SELECT APPLICATION BUTTON TO GO THERE.

 

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.

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