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Applied Social Scientist - Experienced Level
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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 getting access to sensitive or classified national security information. Managers at NSA, where people are a priority, are responsible for leveraging the diversity of their work force to create innovative solutions that support the Agency's missions.

NSA seeks mid-level to experienced human capital professionals with emphases on job analysis, personnel selection and assessment, and/or survey research for full-time positions. Incumbents will work as part of a group of Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologists, strategic consultants, survey researchers, and compensation professionals to drive human capital initiatives and strategies at NSA.

The ideal candidate will possess experience in one of the above areas and have exceptional skills in the areas of consultation, problem solving, report writing, and client/project management. Expert research design and analysis skills, attention to detail, and self-motivation are critical.

Example projects include:

- Designing and executing job analysis studies
- Developing and validating assessments for selection and development purposes (e.g., structured interviews, cognitive and non-cognitive measures, and knowledge tests)
- Developing and executing plans for evaluating the impact of EEOD programs
- Conducting EEO analyses for selection and promotion decisions
- Developing and analyzing workforce surveys (e.g., climate, quality of hire, skills assessments)
- Evaluating the impact of human capital programs
- Analyzing a variety of program-related data to drive strategic business decisions
- Contributing to basic and applied research projects

The ideal candidate would be expected to:

- Hold an MA/MS or PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Survey Research, Quantitative Psychology, or related field
- Collaborate with team members across the organization
- Develop strategic partnerships throughout the Agency, to help achieve organizational goals and needs
- Contribute to the conceptualization, design, analysis, and presentation of applied research (applying appropriate quantitative and qualitative research techniques, data collection strategies, data analysis methods) to inform technical and leadership decisions
- Keep abreast of best practices and new research in the I/O and human capital management fields
- Synthesize complex findings and detailed research into executive summaries and presentations intended for managerial decisions and/or publication
- Provide high quality customer service to clients through superior technical work as well as effective project management and communication
- Be proficient in relevant tools, such as MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power Point, and/or Statistical software (e.g., SPSS, R)

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.