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High School Work Study Program - CHINESE - 30001071
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National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description


The National Security Agency's (NSA) High School Work Study (HSWS) Chinese Program application is open only to high school juniors who who have taken a higher level Chinese course (Chinese 5 higher), and who plan to participate in a school-sponsored Work Experience Program during their senior year. 


To apply, students must check with their High School Work Experience Coordinator to determine the school's application process as well as specific course requirements for their school.
- Must be 16 years of age by 31 December 2018.

- Must be eligible to be granted a Security Clearance.

- Must be a U.S Citizen

- Unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher is preferred

- Must be a High School Junior

- Must have reliable transportation

- Must complete or be enrolled in a higher level Chinese course.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Students will be on a Grade and Step Scale.  All work studies are a Grade 01 Step 01. High School Work Study students are on a part-time schedule and make approximately $11.58 per hour in Maryland and $10.70 per hour in Hawaii with 10.99% cost of living adjustment .

Students will earn Annual Leave and Sick Leave at a rate of one hour of Annual Leave and one hour of Sick Leave for every twenty hours worked.

Students are to work a Monday - Friday work schedule.  All students must work a minimum of 4 hours each day, 5 days a week, Monday through Friday.  Report times are between the hours of 10:30 am and 12:30 pm with core work hours from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm.  The maximum number of hours a student may work per week is 32 hours.
How To Apply - External
Online applications must be submitted by 31 October. Applications received after the deadline, as well as incomplete packets, will not be considered.

Students must also submit the following material via email to HSWS_Office@nsa.gov by 31 October:
(This can be emailed to the HSWS_Office@nsa.gov OR turned into your school's High School Work Experience Coordinator to be provided to the HSWS Office)
(1) One Teacher Recommendation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on www.IntelligenceCareers.gov.
(2) One Student Evaluation form, which can be found on the High School Work Study Program section on www.IntelligenceCareers.gov.
(3) Official transcript from High School, which MUST include their junior year work in progress courses for both first and second semester.
(4) Resume- Must include the relevant courses completed or in progress as well as the position (Chinese Language) to which you are applying.

You may call NSA Washington's Recruiting Branch at (410) 854-4592, or NSA Hawaii Recruitment at (808) 364-3028 for specific questions regarding the program.

To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.  After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email.  Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically.  Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov.

U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants.  Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate.  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.

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.
DCIPS Disclaimer
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS).  All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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.