Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
9/20/2018
Job Category:
Law Enforcement
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$45,972 - $73,105
Counterintelligence Investigator- Entry Level - 30001104
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description

NSA Overview

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.

Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Counterintelligence Investigators (CI) conduct investigations of Agency employees and affiliates as mandated by national level and NSA policy in order to determine their eligibility for Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) access.  These investigations are conducted in support the comprehensive Personnel Security processing program, designed to ensure a trusted workforce.

Description of Position

Counterintelligence Investigators are required to successfully complete the NSA Special Agent Training Course.  After successfully completing training, the responsibilities of a CI Investigator include:

- applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner
- conduct counterintelligence or security inspections/investigations or security audits to resolve problems, clarify suspicious activities, and ensure compliance with security regulations
- complete detailed, concise and accurate reports that encapsulate the information developed during the course of an investigation
- creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data
- maintains liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies for the purpose of coordinating matters of mutual interest

All CIs are required to:

- have a valid driver's license and operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis
- maintain federal firearms certification and Special Agent training requirements and a working knowledge of Agency Policies and Regulations
- perform physical and potential strenuous activities to include standing, walking, or kneeling for long periods under all weather conditions
 
Skills
 
The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is:

- able to work as an individual, and in a team and/or classroom environment
- well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments
- able to handle and adapt to constructive feedback
- a strong written and oral communicator
- able to deal with conflict or difficult situations and topics
- present a mature, professional demeanor and appearance
 
Qualifications
 
Salary Range:  $45,972 - $73,105 (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.

Degree Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, or a related field. A current valid U.S. driver's license is required.

Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (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 Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, or a related field. A current valid U.S. driver's license is required. Experience in polygraph and/or investigations is preferred.
 
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
 
Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements (flexible). 

Applicants should be aware that some of these jobs support 24/7 operations based on mission requirements.
 
How To Apply - External
 
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.

***PLEASE NOTE: 

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.

Please note that you may or may not be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for.  Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume.  Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note:  Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available.  We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
 
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.