Posted by: National Security Agency on Aug 03, 2022
Fort Meade , MD
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.
The National Security Agency (NSA), America's premier cryptologic organization, is seeking an experienced, doctoral-level Clinical Psychologist in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The successful candidate will join the Psychological Assessment Services Division comprised of a team of highly skilled psychologists that provide expert clinical opinions to those who make operational, adjudicative, and management decisions about personnel.
The selected individual will apply professional psychological knowledge and skills to conduct mission-related risk assessments, consultations, and trainings. These functions play a vital role in assisting internal customers with making security, suitability and/or management decisions. Specific job duties include: (a) assessment of applicants, employees and affiliates; (b) consultation to security regarding security clearances and other adjudicative decisions; (c) selection of individuals for sensitive/high-risk assignments; (d) screening of civilian and military personnel for pre- and post-deployment processing; and (e) consultation to supervisors and military commanders regarding personnel and administrative decisions. Administrative responsibilities may include coordination of services provided by contractors, program development and/or management, maintaining data and records, quality assurance and customer service, and developing, mentoring, and coaching others.
Description of Skills
The ideal candidate must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program; an APA-accredited clinical internship successfully completed; a current and valid license in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or US Territory; and at least 2 years post-licensure clinical experience. The ideal candidate should have strong assessment skills and have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. It is essential that the candidate is able to function within a multidisciplinary team and demonstrates the flexibility to handle various demands within a dynamic work environment. Administrative experience and experience working with the following populations is preferred, but not required: intelligence community/national security settings; Department of Defense (military or civilian); forensic practice; or law enforcement agencies.
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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.
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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.
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