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

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Analysis
Posted on January 18, 2023
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NSA Intelligence Analysts are at the leading edge of NSA's mission, and have the power to influence world affairs. NSA Analysts are poised to provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders. They detect, discover, and deter foreign adversary intrusions into US networks and devise new ways to exploit foreign adversary capabilities. They do so in a variety of ways: - Leverage NSA's unique capabilities to understand and mitigate global Cyber threats - Research foreign intelligence targets and their geo-political environment - Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information - Understand communications technology and burgeoning commercial and foreign intelligence target technology trends - Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines - Collaborate effectively (both within NSA and with the Intelligence Community) to further NSA missions
Relevant experience, coursework, and knowledge in one or more of the following is desired: - Signals intelligence analysis and reporting - Target development - Computer science and networking - Network Security - Cybersecurity Research - Information Security - 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 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. Your opportunity to test for consideration into this position will expire 7 days following application submission. 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 your Dashboard on the Applicant Portal. 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.
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: $69,107 - $183,500 (Full Performance, Senior, and Expert Levels) Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).
Join the agency's exciting Intelligence Analysis mission, using your skills in research, analysis, reporting, and telecommunications to help protect US government information systems and ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for integrated information and cyberspace operations across the DOD and US Government.
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 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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