Acquisition Security Analyst – Entry/Mid-Level

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Fort Meade, MD

Acquisition Security Analyst – Entry/Mid-Level
Fort Meade, MD

Posted: 2019-07-25 – Closing: 2019-08-31

Responsibilities
NSA Overview

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

Acquisition Security Analysts collect data concerning sponsor needs and product application by reviewing acquisition documentation or tasking from sponsoring organizations and interviewing sponsors. On behalf of the National Security Agency, they evaluate vendors and products to determine the extent of any foreign influence. They coordinate with subject matter experts to determine the level or risk associated with product use.

Description of the Position

Acquisition Security Analysts support the organization by:

– Applying principles, methods, and tools for assessing and mitigating threats/vulnerabilities
– Understanding commercial information technology marketplace, products, and services
– Assessing applicability of available tools to various situations
– Understanding the principal methods and techniques of gathering intelligence information
– Evaluating the scope and availability of intelligence analysis tools available at NSA
– Preparing and maintaining case files, risk assessments, and acquisition security databases detailing the findings, recommendations, status, and results of assessment actions.
– Reviewing acquisition strategy plans to identify acquisition security concerns associated with acquisition strategies and provide guidance for addressing those concerns.
– Developing and monitoring implementation and effectiveness of countermeasures for mitigating security risks.
– Briefing customers and managers concerning acquisition security policy and procedures and specific cases.

Skills
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, interpersonal skills, and is:

– able to provide timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services
– able to resolve customer concerns, problems, and complaints and provide timely feedback to customers on resolutions
– able to work with customers to clarify their needs and to determine how their needs can be met
– able to use basic office resources, such as e-mail, web browsers, word processers, and presentation graphics
– comfortable consulting with coworkers, management, and contractors for technical, operational, or managerial advice or guidance
– willing to assist coworkers, subordinates, or other employees when needed
– able to work as part of a team

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

Position Summary
Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people, and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Security personnel oversee the development, installation, and maintenance of physical security systems. Security personnel help maintain integral elements of an overall security theory, posture, and infrastructure designed to efficiently deter, delay, detect and identify threats to NSA people, resources and facilities.

Qualifications
Salary Range: $47,016 – $74,759 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree in Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in financial analysis, research analysis, counterintelligence analysis, acquisition management, risk assessment, or NSA security and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.

Salary Range: $69,581 – $108,422 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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.

Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree plus 1 year of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree in Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in financial analysis, research analysis, counterintelligence analysis, acquisition management, risk assessment, or NSA security and counterintelligence (CI) investigations.

How To Apply – External
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. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov.

***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. 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.

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.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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 the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

DCIPS Disclaimer
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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