National Security Agency (NSA)
- Instructor - ELINT Analysis Engineer - Mid/Experienced Level
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Fort Meade Map
Posted: 02/20/2020
Closing: 03/19/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Intern
Experience: Not Specified
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.

Collection, Exploitation & Cryptanalysis Learning is a Division within the College of Cryptology in the National Cryptologic School (NCS). Its mission is to design, develop, and deliver learning solutions to the global analytic workforce in Collection, Collection Management, Data Science, Mathematics, and Signals Analysis.

With the rapid evolution of signals technology, the NSA must maintain and develop a highly talented and diverse workforce in the design and engineering of radar systems and analyzing or collecting signals (i.e., SIGINT and ELINT).

Description of the Job

Prepare employees to accomplish mission requirements by transferring subject matter expertise through the delivery of formal and informal training. Produce supplemental training materials. Evaluate learners and provide feedback on learning performance. Make recommendations for modifying course content or delivery as needed.

The ideal candidate will have sound ELINT Analysis experience and a desire to teach the next generation of Signals Analysis. This position requires someone who can build and maintain positive internal/external working relationships in the US SIGINT system, Global TechSIGINT Enterprise, and Intelligence Community. Six years of experience as a Signals Analyst or successful completion of the Signals Analysis Development Program is preferred.

The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and strong problem-solving, analytic and interpersonal skills who is/can:

- Design and develop tests (for example, language and math proficiency tests)
- Administer and score tests
- Evaluate and provide feedback on test performance
- Participate in needs assessments for training and development
- Design, develop, document, and maintain training courses, interventions, or employee development programs
- Develop training curricula (for example, content, learning objectives)
- Implement training technologies (for example, e-learning, learning management systems)
- Produce training materials (for example, handouts, presentation slides, online course materials)
- Deliver formal training
- Evaluate training (e.g., courses, methods, materials, content, and assessments)
- Participate in curriculum audits
- Handle day-to-day activities associated with implementation of learning events, interventions, and employee development programs (for example, schedule activities, coordinate or provide feedback to participants)

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

- Applying instructional methods and techniques used in adult education
- Applying theories concerning adult learning and human development specific to instructional activities
- Developing and communicating clear standards for conduct in the classroom
- Organizing and administering effective learning activities in the classroom
- Applying effective time management principles in the classroom
- Exhibiting professionalism in the classroom
- Monitoring student behavior and responding to misconduct.
- Ensuring curricula and content are current and relevant
- Planning for and executing curricula to address needs and satisfy customer requirements
- Assessing the need for, designing, developing and administering evaluations of education, training, and development programs and analyzing results.
- Educating, training, or teaching the workforce using a variety of delivery methods (e.g., lectures, demonstrations, discussions, technology, on-the-job training)
- Applying standardized, objective criteria in evaluating student performance
- Providing instructional feedback to students
- Arranging information and materials in a useful manner
- Translating and transferring relevant theories, research findings, and recommendations into practical applications that improve education, training, and development programs and processes

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).

As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.

Salary Range: $83,692 - $112,240 (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 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.

Degree must be in a Technical field (e.g., Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Science).

If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Relevant experience must be in the design and engineering of radar systems and analyzing or collecting signals (i.e., SIGINT, ELINT, and OSINT).

Salary Range: $102,663 - $157,709 (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 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.

Degree must be in a Technical field (e.g., Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Engineering, or Computer Science).

If program is not ABET-EAC accredited, it must include specified coursework.*

*Specified coursework includes courses in differential and integral calculus and 5 of the following 18 areas: (a) statics or dynamics, (b) strength of materials/stress-strain relationships, (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics, (d) thermodynamics, (e) electromagnetic fields, (f) nature and properties of materials/relating particle and aggregate structure to properties, (g) solid state electronics, (h) microprocessor applications, (i), computer systems, (j) signal processing, (k) digital design, (l) systems and control theory, (m) circuits or generalized circuits, (n) communication systems, (o) power systems, (p) computer networks, (q) software development, (r) Any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, or soil mechanics.

Relevant experience must be in the design and engineering of radar systems and analyzing or collecting signals (i.e., SIGINT, ELINT, and OSINT)

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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.

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.

Instructor - ELINT Analysis Engineer - Mid/Experienced Level