Security Analyst - Entry to Mid Level (Maryland)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on February 12, 2024
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A Security Analyst applies Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and National Security Agency's (NSA's) policies, standards, and tradecraft to identify, analyze, understand, and assess counterintelligence and counterterrorism threats to NSA's operations and equities. To accomplish this task, a Security Analyst examines all-source intelligence and develops assessments that predict, inform, assist customers in understanding current threats, and recommends countermeasures to manage risks. A Security Analyst communicates their findings and recommendations to customers through a variety of settings and mediums, including written products and in-person briefings. A Security Analyst 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 Ideal 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
Pay: Salary offers are based on 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 Range: $55,924 - $128,956 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On-the-job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) , and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hour/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible).
Are you an analyst with analysis, collection, and collating counterintelligence, counterespionage, and counterterrorism data? Do you have experience with countermeasures that protect sensitive operations? If so, NSA has a job for you!
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