NSA Staff Officers - Entry to Experienced Level

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 10/30/2018
Top Secret SSBI SCI Admin / Corporate Staff Intelligence / CounterIntelligence Project / Program Management

Job Description


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. Staff Officers serve as an organizational focal point for specific operational, administrative, and/or technical issues. They support leadership in areas such as training, manpower, space, visits, property management, security, budgeting, and policy.

Description of Position

Staff Officers' responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

- Using well versed understanding of organizational policy and processes to carry out effective and efficient day-to-day operations and special projects
- Responding to needs and identifying opportunities for proactive engagement to perpetuate and help others perpetuate mission function and goals
- Evaluating assigned actions, drafting or reviewing responses, and synthesizing information
- Providing sound data to leaders to make, informed, timely, evidenced-based decisions with cognizance of implications and impact
- Advising on requirements, programs, manpower, budget, or other aspect of managing the organization
- Coordinating and implementing policy guidance as it relates to operations and/or strategic planning and implementation across the organization

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:

- motivated
- accountable
- detail-oriented
- customer and results oriented
- able to adjust to changing situational requirements
- able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment
- build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate [experienced only]
- able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner [experienced only]
- able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
- proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel)

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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people or projects.

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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people or projects. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer 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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people, projects, or processes. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer is preferred. Experience managing people will be required if the Staff Officer position includes supervisory responsibilities.

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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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.