Aug 6th, 2022
$ 148484 - 176300 / Year
It’s Not Only What You Do, It’s Why You Do It

What's Your Expertise?

Is it a STEM field or business? Foreign language or intelligence analysis? Security or counterintelligence? Whatever your field, NSA has a position that mixes your expertise with our mission: The safety and security of our families, our communities and our country.

NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals.

Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at
Fort George G Meade, MD

Managers at NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency’s missions. Description of the Position Managers play a vital role at NSA, they: – Manage an organizations personnel and processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, resource management, performance management, etc. – Assign work both across organizational elements and to employees with diverse work roles. – Create a learning environment that supports employees in realizing their potential. – Contribute to the Agency’s strategic plan based on their understanding of the mission they lead. – Advise leadership on organizational matters, offering recommendations. – Develop and communicate strategic goals, vision, priorities, programs, and long-range plans for an organization. – Establish and maintain working relationships and networks with customers, professional colleagues internal and external to the Agency, foreign partners, or representatives of other agencies. – Establish organizational priorities to meet actions and deadlines. – Provide professional, technical, and career guidance to workforce.

Job Summary

Leaders at the National Security Agency motivate, support, and cultivate employees at all levels. Leaders at the NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their workforce to create innovative solutions that support the Agency’s mission.


Expert (Grade: 15) The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Entry is with a Bachelor’s degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master’s degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in any field acceptable. Relevant experience must be formal supervisory experience, and specialized experience in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying. In addition, may also include informal supervisory experience (e.g., team lead). At least 5 years of formal management experience and experience within the IC/DoD is preferred.


The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong interpersonal, communication (oral and written), and problem-solving skills, and is: – people focused – accountable – adaptable – detail-oriented – customer service & requirements oriented – able to work effectively in a collaborative environment – able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables The individual selected for this position will be responsible for overseeing information system security engineering, security control assessments and penetration testing efforts in support of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) process under the authority of the NSA/CSS Authorizing Officer (AO) and therefore has a unique opportunity to learn about the broad spectrum of missions conducted at NSA. This position afforded an unparalleled opportunity to make a significant impact on the protection of NSA’s data and information technology systems and is foundational to the sustained execution of the NSA/CSS mission. The individual selected for this position must possess a keen understanding of NSA, the U.S. Intelligence Community and the Department of Defense. They must be able to identify and resolve problems, respond quickly and decisively to issues, balance competing demands by setting and keeping priorities, pursue new and creative ways to deliver services, and ensure the organization is exceeding customer expectations while operating within authorities. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with senior leaders, staff personnel, and external customers at all levels. The ability to recognize and operate sensitively in politically-charged situations is critical. He/she must be a quick study, self-directed, and have excellent leadership and interpersonal skills. Candidates must have strong briefing skills and be able to present ideas and information to all levels of audiences in a clear, convincing, and organized manner. He/she must possess good organizational skills and the ability to work independently and to multi-task in an often fast-paced time-sensitive environment. The successful candidate for this position will have good decision making skills as he/she will be required to make time-sensitive decisions.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Salary: $148,484 – $176,300 (Expert Level) 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. This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

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 [email protected] 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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