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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/8/2017
Job Category:
Analysis
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$44,941 - $71,467
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1
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Threat Analyst - Entry/Mid-Level (30000412)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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Job Description

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.

Do you want to do work you can't do anywhere else and be at the forefront of strengthening our National Cyber-security posture? Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovative Cybersecurity and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you!

Threat Analysts perform research of adversarial threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions in all appropriate intelligence sources. Analyze collected data to derive facts, inferences, and projections concerning capabilities, intentions, attack approaches, and likelihood of various adversarial attacks under various situations. Research resource allocations, motivations, tendencies, personalities, and tolerance for detection, attribution and retribution that influence adversarial decisions. Contribute to  characterizing adversarial behavior with respect to identified system attacks in an operational mission context. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, technical papers, and perspectives of the behavior of adversaries against target systems, technologies, operations, and missions.

Threat Analysts perform a broad spectrum of duties; they may:

- Conduct target research
- Merge information gathered from open source and classified sources
- Monitor open and classified sources for useful information
- Use knowledge of customer requirements to analyze and process intelligence information
- Collect and provide intelligence from many different sources of information
- Make analytic determinations based on critical thinking and reasoning
- Evaluate and select the appropriate formal methods of analysis
- Document analytic tradecraft and methodology
- Explore and test multiple avenues of discovery
- Generate evidence-based inferences to support or refute analytic conclusions
- Utilize methods to integrate, summarize, visualize, and test information to support analytic processes
- Plan, develop, and structure analytic approaches
- Analyze threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions (including likely behaviors of   adversaries) and countermeasures to address them
- Identify relationships, trends, and patterns in, or draw conclusions from, information

The optimal candidate is someone with strong problem-solving, analytical, communication and interpersonal skills and who has solid knowledge or experience in several of the following areas:

- Compiling, integrating and interpreting all-source data
- Performing Threat Analysis
- Multi-source or technical Threat Analysis
- Performing Intelligence Analysis in the military or IC
- Traffic Analysis
- Threat and/or Cybersecurity frameworks
- Analytic Integrity Standards

If you love the Black Hat / DEFCON Briefings, and Capture the Flag events; then you need to talk to us.
    
Qualifications
    
Salary Range:  $44,941 - $71,467 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in threat, intelligence, or traffic analysis (preferably in the military or IC). Experience in multi-source or technical threat analysis (e.g., SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, Open-Source, and Geospatial) is preferred.

Salary Range:  $66,510 - $103,639 (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 for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in threat, intelligence, or traffic analysis (preferably in the military or IC). Experience in multi-source or technical threat analysis (e.g., SIGINT, ELINT, FISINT, Open-Source, and Geospatial) is preferred.

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.