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Employment Type:
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Posted:
1/9/2019
Job Category:
Analysis
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$45,972 - $73,105
Position(s) Available:
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Technical Security Analyst/Tempest Analyst - Entry Level - 30001212
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, Maryland
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Job Description

Responsibilities
 
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.  Technology Security Analysts detect and mitigate close access technical attacks of intentional Technical Surveillance Countermeasures (TSCM), or Wireless Security (WISEC), and unintentional (TEMPEST) threats emanating from secure facilities and equipment.

Description of Position

As a Technology Security Analyst, responsibilities include:

-Performing TEMPEST field testing to discover vulnerabilities in systems and facilities
-Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the DoD and Government agencies to ensure that TEMPEST, TSCM, and/or WISEC requirements are applied equally throughout the Intelligence Community (IC)
-Performing TEMPEST laboratory / facilities testing to ensure that TEMPEST certification meets the current National TEMPEST requirements
-Performing TEMPEST testing of Commercial Off ' The ' Shelf (COTS) equipment to discover the extent of vulnerabilities for countermeasure purposes Modernize TEMPEST related IA tandards, policies and procedures
-Performing technical and operational functions in radio frequency (RF) survey, physical (structural, network) evaluations
-Performing audits, inspections and investigations in accordance with government regulations and make appropriate recommendations for improvement
-Performing research and development on future TEMPEST/TSCM countermeasures
 
Skills
 
The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning, and strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills who is:

-accountable
-detail-oriented
-adaptable
-customer and results-oriented
-able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
-able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment

For some positions, a TEMPEST Professional Level I or II certification with at least 10 years of TEMPEST testing and/or TEMPEST manufacturing experience is required.
 
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 high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree and no experience, OR successful completion of the Interagency Training Certification (TEMPEST or TSCM) as a military member, DoD contractor, or DoD civilian employee and no experience.

Degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, physical security, TEMPEST, counterintelligence, electrical/electronics, technical surveillance countermeasures, telecommunications, wireless security, packet analysis, information assurance, construction/facilities, or related.


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 high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or 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, OR successful completion of the Interagency Training Certification (TEMPEST or TSCM) as a military member, DoD contractor, or DoD civilian employee and 3 years of relevant experience.

Degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, physical security, TEMPEST, counterintelligence, electrical/electronics, technical surveillance countermeasures, telecommunications, wireless security, packet analysis, information assurance, construction/facilities, or related.


Salary Range:  $96,970 - $148,967 (Senior)

*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 plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience, OR successful completion of the Interagency Training Certification (TEMPEST or TSCM) as a military member, DoD contractor, or DoD civilian employee and 6 years of relevant experience.

Degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in signals analysis, physical security, TEMPEST, counterintelligence, electrical/electronics, technical surveillance countermeasures, telecommunications, wireless security, packet analysis, information assurance, construction/facilities, or related
 
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
 
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
 
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.