Intelligence Analyst - Experienced Level (MD, TX, GA, CO, UT, HI)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on August 4, 2022
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RESPONSIBILITIES
Intelligence Analysts have the power to influence world affairs. They provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders, and seek creative solutions to answer analytical questions. Intelligence Analysts are at the forefront of implementing NSA's mission, and they do so in a variety of ways: - Research and understand foreign intelligence targets, how they operate and how they fit in the larger geo-political context - Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information - Demonstrate a firm understanding of the communications environment and technology trends of foreign intelligence targets - Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines - Work independently and collaborate effectively (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) in research, analysis, and reporting
SKILLS
Relevant experience, coursework, and knowledge in one or more of the following is desired: - Signals intelligence analysis and reporting - Target development - Computer science or networking - Cyber / Cybersecurity / Information Security / Network Security - Joint or interagency cyber planning at strategic, tactical, operational levels - Military exercises / operational planning - Data modeling, mining, or science - ELINT / Geospatial analysis - Foreign Relations/Partnering - Legislative Affairs, Policy Development - Intelligence analysis - Technical skills - Analytic editing/writing - Leadership - Intelligence Watch and/or Operations Center - Network incident triage - Metadata analysis - Quantitative / Statistical analysis - Research methodology - Social network analysis - Critical foreign languages - Telecommunications - Regional studies/expertise relevant to national security - Information/Data management (archival, historical, metadata tagging/filtering/retrieval) Relevant Internships, extracurricular activities, and/or foreign study are also considered. Prior military without a degree but with intelligence analysis cryptologic experience will be considered. The ideal candidate has experience in areas of intelligence analysis, is intellectually curious, has a strong desire for learning and is also: - well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments in a fast-paced environment - flexible and able to adapt to evolving priorities - a strong written and oral communicator - able to synthesize information to solve complex problems - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to provide timely and accurate customer service **This position includes an associated Unproctored Internet Testing (UIT) requirement measuring cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency.** Upon application submission, you should immediately see an automated response in your provided email (Inbox or SPAM folder) with testing instruction and your test link. You will have 14 days to complete this assessment as this test link expires after 14 days. 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. You may also access your test link through the Applicant Portal via your Dashboard. 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) for a review of your submission.
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 vary by location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland, Texas, Georgia, Hawaii, Colorado and Utah. Salary Range: $66,214 - $176,300 (Full Performance, Senior, and Expert Levels) Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible). Exception: A very few positions may support 24x7 operations.
POSITION SUMMARY
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. Skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising 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.
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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