Cryptologic Operations Watch Officer - Experienced Level - MD, GA, TX

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on June 23, 2022
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Cryptologic Operations Watch Officer responsibilities include, but are not limited to: - Performing shift-work in support of 24/7 operations - Providing time-sensitive cryptologic support for NSA's SIGINT and/or Cybersecurity operational missions by maintaining situational awareness of world events, operations of US and allied forces, and operations of agencies of the Federal Government or status of the US Cryptologic system in order to maximize the posture of the cryptologic system - Briefing NSA senior leaders and US Government customers on NSA actions with regard to ongoing and anticipated events to provide necessary information for them to make informed decisions - Guiding the organization or program in creating and sustaining a strong customer focus and high expectations for performance - Writing routine documents (for example, e-mails, memoranda, minutes of meetings, status reports, production reports) - Motivating and encouraging others to accomplish work assignments and goals - Providing timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services - Using basic office resources, such as e-mail, Web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics - Adjusting interpersonal style or behavior to accommodate or effectively deal with different approaches, perspectives, or personalities - Establishing and maintaining working relationships and networks with customers, professional colleagues internal and external to the Agency, foreign partners, or representatives of other agencies - Helping or assisting coworkers, subordinates, or other employees when needed - Serving as a liaison between groups internal or external to the Agency - Serving as point of contact for a functional area or organization - Working as part of a team *Applicants should either be DoD 8570.01-M compliant or willing to become compliant within 6 months of acceptance into the organization. Time will be granted to allow for certification(s) to be achieved.
Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Analyze and interpret technical data; Determining classification and security requirements; Documenting technical information; Engineering coordination; Evaluate operational and technical alternatives; Evaluate technical solutions; Generate technical ideas; Identify engineering and design problems; Identifying system and systemic level problems; Perform technical research; Plan and develop conceptual and technical solutions; Present technical information; Requirements definition and analysis; Risk assessment; System Engineering; Technical information exchange within and across organizations; Technical writing - Triaging incidents on networks, command and control of watch floor activities - Cyber / Cybersecurity - Signals Intelligence - Write routine documents (for example, e-mails, memoranda, minutes of meetings, status reports, production reports) - Critical thinking and reasoning to make analytic determinations - Planning, developing, and structuring analytic approaches - Collaboration policies and procedures, such as information sharing vehicles and legal authorities and restrictions - Communicating target and/or technical information in a manner that satisfies customer requirements and needs in accordance with existing principles and policies - Current and emerging intelligence dissemination principles and policies - Evaluating and prioritizing the dissemination of intelligence information - Intelligence reporting policies and procedures, such as dissemination practices, and legal authorities and restrictions - Selecting appropriate response to and dissemination of intelligence relative to value and perishability - Information Assurance Certification may be required The ideal candidate is: - Willing to perform shift-work in support of 24/7 operations - Able to adjust to changing situational requirements - Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment - Able to build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate - Able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner - Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables - Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e. Word, Excel)
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 vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for a variety of locations to include: Maryland, Georgia, Texas Salary Range: $66,214 - $176,300 (Full Performance, Senior, Expert work levels) Work Schedule: Applicants should be aware that this position will support 24/7 operations and shift schedules may vary to include night shift, weekends, and holidays. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the Selectee.
Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Your skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising will ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. **NOTE: Intelligence Analysis positions require completion of an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Following application submission, you will immediately be sent a link to your provided email with further instructions. You will have 14 days to complete this assessment as this opportunity / test link expires after 14 days. Please be sure to monitor your Spam folder to ensure this information doesn't land there instead of your inbox. Please be sure to complete the assessment as soon as you can, as this information will be used as part of the selection decision, with processing hindered until test results are recorded. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission.
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