Counterintelligence Investigator - Entry to Experienced Level (Maryland)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on January 16, 2023
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RESPONSIBILITIES
Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Counterintelligence (CI) Investigators conduct investigations of Agency employees and affiliates as mandated by national level and NSA policy in order to determine their eligibility for Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) access. These investigations are conducted in support of the comprehensive Personnel Security processing program, designed to ensure a trusted workforce. Description of Position: CI Investigators are required to successfully complete the NSA CI Investigator Training Program. After successfully completing training, the responsibilities of a CI Investigator include: - Applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner - Completing detailed, concise and accurate reports that encapsulate the information developed during the course of an investigation - Conducting counterintelligence or security inspections/investigations or security audits to resolve problems, clarify suspicious activities, and ensure compliance with security regulations - Creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data - Maintaining liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies for the purpose of coordinating matters of mutual interest All CI Investigators are required to: - Have a valid driver's license and operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis - Maintain an overall grade average of 80% or higher at the completion of CI Investigator Training Program - Maintain federal firearms certification and a working knowledge of Agency Policies and Regulations - Perform physical and potential strenuous activities to include standing, walking, or kneeling for long periods under all weather conditions
SKILLS
The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is: - Able to work autonomously, and in a team and/or classroom environment - Well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments - Able to handle and adapt to constructive feedback - A strong written and oral communicator - Able to deal with conflict or difficult situations and topics - Mature and professional in their demeanor and appearance - Degree in the following fields are preferred, but a degree in any filed is acceptable: Analysis, Behavioral Science, Communications, Criminology, International Studies, Finance, Law Enforcement, Political Science, and Psychology The following knowledge and experience is preferred: - Ability to gather data through interviews - Investigation, inspection or auditing experience - Writing detailed, concise and accurate reports of information - Conducting analysis (ex: financial, research, intelligence) - Information security/assurance
PAY BENEFITS & WORK SCHEDULE
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. Salary ranges based by location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland only. Salary Range: $53,105 - $122,459 (Entry, Experienced) 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: Applicants should be aware that some of these jobs support 24/7 operations based on mission requirements and shift schedules may vary to include night shift.
POSITION SUMMARY
Counterintelligence (CI) Investigators conduct investigations of Agency employees and affiliates as mandated by national level and NSA policy in order to determine their eligibility for Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) access. These investigations are conducted by CI Investigators in support of Personnel Security's comprehensive Personnel Security processing program, designed to ensure a trusted workforce. CI Investigators conduct general investigations, those with personnel security suitability issues, or a counterintelligence and counterterrorism nexus.
HOW TO APPLY
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. Please review the job posting thoroughly to ensure you meet the described qualifications and are aware of all associated requirements. To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as job postings could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants, or the position is no longer available. You may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the application screening process and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to showcase within your resume those experiences relevant to this 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 all position qualifications, may be contacted to begin employment processing. Please remain diligent in monitoring email and your SPAM folder. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information. 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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