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Access Manager - Entry Level (30000672) - Multiple locations
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. In support of the offensive mission, Cryptologic Access Managers ensure the efficiency of NSA's worldwide accesses.

Description of Position

The responsibilities of a Cryptologic Access Manager include:

- Identifying appropriate collection access points, collection methods, and/or plans necessary to exploit adversary networks and to satisfy specific collection requirements
- Developing, refining, and executing collection strategies
- Validating, coordinating, issuing, adjusting, and terminating collection tasking for NSA Access programs
- Collaborating with collection architecture developers, signals analysts, intelligence analysts, network analysts, computer scientists, system engineers, and external agencies to acquire, sustain and maximize access to global communications

Description of Skills

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, communication (oral and written), and interpersonal skills who is:

- accountable
- detail-oriented
- customer and results-oriented
- able to adapt to changing requirements
- able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
- able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a professional and collaborative environment
- proficient with the Microsoft Office suite of tools (e.g., Word, Excel, Project)

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

- Awareness of collection, processing and forwarding systems and architecture
- Familiarity with basic resource management and data flow principles
- Knowledge of wireless networks, intrusion detection systems, digital networking, and telecommunications principles
    
Qualifications
    
Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Headquarters
Salary Range:  $44,986 - $71,537 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Colorado
Salary Range:  $41,365 - $65,778 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Georgia
Salary Range:  $42,462 - $67,523 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Hawaii
Salary Range:  $41,365 - $65,778 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Texas

*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. 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 any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection, and/or analysis. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as Signals Collection or Analysis program will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., a 24-week course will count as 6 months of experience).


Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (Full Performance) - NSA Headquarters
Salary Range:  $66,577 - $103,739 (Full Performance) - NSA Colorado
Salary Range:  $61,218 - $95,388 (Full Performance) - NSA Georgia
Salary Range:  $62,841 - $97,918 (Full Performance) - NSA Hawaii
Salary Range:  $61,218 - $95,388 (Full Performance) - NSA Texas

*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. 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 any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection, and/or analysis; and the collection management process. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as Signals Collection or Analysis program will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., a 24-week course will count as 6 months of experience).


Salary Range:  $96,970 - $126,062 (Senior) - NSA Headquarters
Salary Range:  $94,890 - $123,358 (Senior) - NSA Colorado
Salary Range:  $87,252 - $113,428 (Senior) - NSA Georgia
Salary Range:  $89,566 - $116,437 (Senior) - NSA Hawaii
Salary Range:  $87,252 - $113,428 (Senior) - NSA Texas

*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 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 year of relevant experience. High school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in signals intelligence (SIGINT) collection, and/or analysis; and the collection management process. Completion of military training in a relevant area such as Signals Collection or Analysis program will be considered towards the relevant experience requirement (i.e., a 24-week course will count as 6 months of experience).
    
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).

*Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.

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.