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Employment Type:
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Posted:
9/18/2017
Job Category:
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Industry:
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Compensation:
$68,586 - $85,464
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Facilities Architect - Entry/Mid-Level - 30000635
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.

The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities for highly motivated Architects to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities. Our architects are responsible for the technical quality of facilities, from an architectural perspective, at our headquarters and across the entire enterprise.

As an Architect at NSA, responsibilities may include:

- Prepare design and construction cost estimates.
- Development of designs for new and renovated facilities.
- Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings
- Provide construction detailing
- Conduct code analysis
- Project management
- Facilities planning

The ideal candidate demonstrates the following:

- Problem Solving
- Interpersonal Skills
- Partnering
- Customer Service
- Accountability
- Continual Learning
- Resilience
- Effective Communication

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

- AutoCAD
- Revit
- Site designing
- Space planning
- Architectural design and planning
- Construction technology/management
- Leading technical teams
- Various contract mechanisms
- Analysis and life-cycle maintenance of installations, facilities, equipment and civil works projects
- Analysis, design, construction, national/local code compliance
- Design safety plans and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies
    
Qualifications
    
Salary Range - $68,586 - $85,464 (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.

Degree must be in Architecture or a related field (e.g., Construction Engineering/Management, Structural/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering). With the exception of the Architecture degree, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Experience working in an architectural engineering capacity (e.g., site development, space management, architectural design and planning, construction technology management, or structural technology) is desired. Professional Architectural Registration (PAR) is preferred.

Salary Range - $79,334 - $105,663 (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.

Degree must be in Architecture or a related field (e.g., Construction Engineering/Management, Structural/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering). With the exception of the Architecture degree, if program is not ABET EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Relevant experience must be working in an architectural engineering capacity (e.g., site development, space management, architectural design and planning, construction technology management, or structural technology). Project management experience and Professional Architectural Registration (PAR) is preferred.
    
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
    
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).

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.