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Posted by: National Security Agency on Jun 22, 2011


Fort George G. Meade, MD

Job Description:

Engineering Leader

The Logistics Media Technology Center (MTC) is seeking a highly motivated, self-starter who enjoys research and customer service.  The organization provides research and guidance to the National Security Agency and the Intelligence Community on storage device sanitization.  The selectee will serve as Engineering Leader and be mentored by the Chief, Media Technology Center.

Primary missions of the MTC are research into the secure erasure of magnetic, optical, solid state, and hard copy storage devices, implementation of research by developing sanitization products, and setting sanitization procedures and policy.  Other services include technical oversight of Logistics Services sanitization centers and technical support to partners in the Intelligence Community.  Administrative functions include budgeting, submitting requisitions, and contract oversight. 

The Engineer Leader will manage and direct technical projects, programs, research or workgroups. Deliver technical engineering analysis and program direction.  Deliver technical presentations to defend and explain program direction.  Direct one or more technical developments, acquisitions or deployments.
- Entry is with a high school diploma, plus 7 years experience OR PE, or EIT plus 2 years, or an Associate's degree plus 7 years experience, OR PE, or EIT plus 2 years, or a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience, or a post-baccalaureate certificate and 2 years of experience, or a Master's degree.
- Preferred degrees are Electrical Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Physics, or Physical Sciences preferably with a background in magnetics and/or solid state.  Customer service and personal interaction with government and industry is a must and writing skill communications are critical.
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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.
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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.

Education Level:

High school or ged

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

HR. Website URL:

Security Clearance:

Secret or top secret

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