Security Analyst - Entry to Experienced Level (Maryland)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on January 9, 2023
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Security Analysts apply Department of Defense (DOD), Intelligence Community (IC), and NSA policies, standards, and tradecraft to identify, analyze, understand, and assess counterintelligence and counterterrorism threats to NSA operations and equities. To accomplish this task Security Analysts examine all-source intelligence and develop assessments that predict, inform, and assist customers in understanding current threats, as well as to recommend countermeasures to manage risks. Security Analysts communicate their findings and recommendations to customers through a variety of settings and mediums including written products and in-person briefings. Security Analysts must acquire, develop, and maintain a well-rounded skillset that includes at least one of the following analytic focus areas: strategic, all-source, investigative/law enforcement, or financial. Responsibilities of a Security Analyst may include, but are not limited to: - Applying policy and regulations for vetting of security clearances and/or physical access - Using resources effectively and efficiently to arrange information in a useful manner - Obtaining, evaluating, organizing, and maintaining information - Disseminating information to appropriate internal and external parties - Creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data - Providing timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services - Authoring routine and/or detailed documents such as assessments, reports, and memorandums
The ideal candidate possesses a desire for continual learning, excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and: - Critical thinking skills, including the ability to remain open to alternate positions or analysis - Ability to research, develop, and write high-quality analysis and briefings on key topics of interest to the IC - Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to clearly convey complex information or technical data - Capability to work effectively both in independent and collaborative environments; - Creative problem-solving skills and initiative in carrying out mission responsibilities, based on supervisory guidance, in a fast paced environment - Ability to independently establish priorities and manage multiple competing actions while maintaining a customer focus and professional bearing A highly competitive Security Analyst candidate will also have: - Prior all-source analytic experience within the IC, law enforcement, or military with demonstrated knowledge of IC/DOD policy, procedures, and analytic tradecraft - An ability to apply knowledge of IC, military, and relevant customer organizations or operations to effectively translate requirements and provide appropriate responses to meet customer needs - Professional certification such as a Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Public Accountant, Certified Financial Planner, Accredited Financial Counselor, Loan Underwriting, or general -- Business/Financial background
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 only. Salary Range: $53,105 - $122,459 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance) On-the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
Security Analysts support the Security and Counterintelligence mission by collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or collating data associated with counterintelligence, counterespionage, and counterterrorism information as it affects NSA equities. Analysis is communicated to customers, and when appropriate, specific tailored countermeasures are developed. Benefits of this position include directly contributing to NSA's ability to maintain a trusted workforce capable of meeting current and future needs of the NSA and the nation; opportunities to positively impact some of the most sensitive operations conducted by our mission partners; and, exposure to and ability to shape a broad range of U.S. government and Intelligence Community initiatives.
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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