Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
$24,086 - $59,762
Computer Aide - Entry Level - 30000611
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National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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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 or classified national security information. At the National Security Agency, the Computer Aide's work closely with Senior Computer Science personnel to provide technical support and assistance in limited phases of any of the specialized functions (systems analysis, equipment analysis, and programming) in the career field, or in the installation and/or operation of data processing systems.

Description of the Position

Computer Aides perform basic computer support functions such as:

Navigating the Internet
Navigating common file systems within a computer network
Answering phones
Answering emails
Use office computers and printers
Use spreadsheet and relational database software, such as Microsoft Excel and Access.
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is:

customer service & requirements oriented
able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment
able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
using computers and computer systems
proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel, and Access)
using basic office equipment (i.e. scanners, copiers, printers)
Salary Range:  $24,086 - $59,762 (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 high school diploma or GED and no experience.

Experience working with basic office resources (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics) is desired.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

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.