Science, Technology, Engineering And Mathematics (Stem) Technical Leader Experienced Level (Fort Meade And Georgia Locations)

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Posted by: National Security Agency on Sep 16, 2020


Fort Meade , MD

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 gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.

With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs STEM Technical Leaders to manage and direct technical projects, programs, research or workgroups. STEM Technical Leaders leverage their expertise from a variety of areas (e.g., computer science, systems engineering, infrastructure and logistics, among others) to effectively and efficiently deliver the products and services that protect the nation.

STEM Technical Leaders are hired into positions supporting a broad range of specialized skills including serve as a subject matter expert (SME) in Computer Science, Engineering/Physical Science, Networking/Telecommunications, Cyber, Math, or related field (e.g., Information Assurance, Computer Security).

As a STEM Technical Leader at the NSA, you responsibilities may include:

-identifying and assessing organizational, business, or user needs, constraints, and requirements as they relate to the system, process, or structure being designed.
-analyzing problems to determine technical solutions.
-conducting reviews to validate functional, operational, or user requirements
-recommending architectures and procedures required to solve technical problems
-developing functional, operational, or user requirements
-identifying existing and new products, technologies, techniques, and/or architectures to solve design, development, and operational problems

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, and interpersonal skills who is:

-able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments
-able to communicate effectively both orally and written
-able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

-systems engineering principles
-systems architecture, framework, and standards
-professional certifications (CISSP, DoD DAWIA, INCOSE, etc)
-technology/system readiness assessment
-modeling and simulation
-security design engineering
-developmental test & evaluation
-system design and integration
-life-cycle (end-to-end) development process
-STEM best practices

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 (flexible)

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***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 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.

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About National Security Agency

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