National Security Agency (NSA)
Intelligence Analyst - Mid/Experienced Level (Multiple Locations)
At a glance
Location: US-MD-Fort Meade Map
Posted: 04/20/2021
Closing: 05/19/2021
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
National Security Agency (NSA)
Job description

NSA's mission is to help protect national security by providing policy makers and military commanders with the intelligence information they need to do their jobs. NSA's priorities are driven by externally developed and validated intelligence requirements, provided to the NSA by the President, his national security team, and their staffs through the National Intelligence Priorities Framework. NSA Intelligence Analysts are expected to take an inclusive approach to problem solving and mission accomplishment by frequently engaging with partners, enablers and customers across the Intelligence Community.

Description of Position

Intelligence Analysts have the power to influence world affairs. They provide the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders, and seek creative solutions to answer analytical questions.

Intelligence Analysts are at the forefront of implementing NSA's mission, and they do so in a variety of ways:

- Research and understand foreign intelligence targets, how they operate and how they fit in the larger geo-political context
- Apply new techniques and develop creative solutions to address analytic problems such as synthesizing large volumes of data and disparate sources of information
- Demonstrate a firm understanding of the communications environment and technology trends of foreign intelligence targets
- Craft written assessments of foreign intelligence that provide unique insight into target intentions unavailable from other intelligence disciplines
- Work independently and collaborate effectively (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) in research, analysis, and reporting

The ideal candidate has experience in areas of intelligence analysis, is intellectually curious, has a strong desire for learning and is also:

- well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments
- a strong written and oral communicator
- able to synthesize information to solve complex problems
- able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment
- able to provide timely and accurate customer service

Coursework, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

- Critical foreign languages
- Computer science or networking
- Cyber / Cybersecurity / Information Security / Network Security
- Joint or interagency cyber planning at strategic, tactical, operational levels
- Military exercises / operational planning
- Data modeling, mining, or science
- Signals intelligence analysis and reporting
- ELINT / Geospatial analysis
- Foreign Relations/Partnering
- Legislative Affairs, Policy Development
- Intelligence analysis
- Technical skills / writing
- Leadership
- Intelligence Watch and/or Operations Center
- Network incident triage
- Metadata analysis
- Quantitative / Statistical analysis
- Research methodology
- Social network analysis
- Telecommunications
- Target development
- Regional studies/expertise relevant to national security
- Information/Data management (archival, historical, metadata tagging/filtering/retrieval)

Relevant Internships, extracurricular activities, and/or foreign study are also considered.
Prior military without a degree but with intelligence analysis cryptologic experience will be considered.

**NOTE: You will be required to take an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Following application submission, you will immediately be sent a test link to your provided email with further instructions. You may also access the link through the Applicant Portal via your Dashboard. You will have 14 days to complete this assessment as this opportunity / test link expires after 14 days. Please check your Spam folder just in case the email landed there instead of your Inbox. Please be sure to complete the assessment as soon as you can, as this information will be used as part of the selection decision, with processing hindered until test results are recorded. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission.

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

NSA hires for a variety of locations to include: Maryland, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, and other locations.

Intelligence Analysis has the power to influence world affairs. The Intelligence Analysis mission encourages both independent and collaborative partnering (both within NSA and with other analysts in the Intelligence Community) while seeking creative solutions to analytical questions. Skills in research, analysis, reporting, planning, and advising ensure senior leaders are provided with time-sensitive cryptologic support for strategic and operational level planning across the full range of DoD and U.S. Government operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. This wide array of skills helps protect U.S. government information systems and provides the most complete possible foreign signals intelligence picture to U.S. policy makers and military commanders.

**NOTE: You will be required to take an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Following application submission, you will immediately be sent a test link to your provided email with further instructions. You may also access the link through the Applicant Portal via your Dashboard. You will have 14 days to complete this assessment as this opportunity / test link expires after 14 days. Please check your Spam folder just in case the email landed there instead of your Inbox. Please be sure to complete the assessment as soon as you can, as this information will be used as part of the selection decision, with processing hindered until test results are recorded. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission.

**NOTE: You will be required to take an Unproctored Test which measures cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency. Following application submission, you will immediately be sent a link to your provided email with further instructions. You may also access the link through the Applicant Portal via your Dashboard. You will have 14 days to complete this assessment as this opportunity / test link expires after 14 days. Please check your Spam folder just in case the email landed there instead of your Inbox. Please be sure to complete the assessment as soon as you can, as this information will be used as part of the selection decision, with processing hindered until test results are recorded. If you do not receive a test link within a few business days after applying to this position, please contact 1-844-IC-HIRES (1-844-424-4737) so we can review your submission.

Salary Range: $72,750 - $113,362 (Full Performance) NSA-W
Salary Range: $70,883 - $110,452 (Full Performance) NSA-CO
Salary Range: $64,649- $100,739 (Full Performance) NSA-UT
Salary Range: $64,649- $100,739 (Full Performance) NSA-GA
Salary Range: $65,106 - $101,451 (Full Performance) NSA-TX
Salary Range: $66,662- $103,875 (Full Performance) NSA-HI

*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 high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or 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 in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant Experience must be in aspects of intelligence analysis (e.g., target development, social network analysis, metadata analysis). Note: For development program hires, the experience requirement may be met with more general analytic, problem solving, and/or investigative experience.

Salary Range: $103,690- $159,286 (Senior) NSA-W
Salary Range: $101,028- $155,196 (Senior) NSA-CO
Salary Range: $92,143- $141,548 (Senior) NSA-UT
Salary Range: $92,143- $141,548 (Senior) NSA-GA
Salary Range: $92,795- $142,549 (Senior) NSA-TX
Salary Range: $95,012- $145,955 (Senior) NSA-HI

*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 high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's plus 8 years of relevant experience, or 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 in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant Experience must be in aspects of intelligence analysis (e.g., target development, social network analysis, and metadata analysis).

Salary Range: $144,128- $172,500 (Expert) NSA-W
Salary Range: $140,428- $172,500 (Expert) NSA-CO
Salary Range: $128,078- $166,502 (Expert) NSA-UT
Salary Range: $128,078- $166,502 (Expert) NSA-GA
Salary Range: $128,984- $167,679 (Expert) NSA-TX
Salary Range: $132,066- $171,686 (Expert) NSA-HI

*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 high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience.

Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant Experience must be in aspects of intelligence analysis (e.g., target development, social network analysis, metadata analysis).

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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations are 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.

Intelligence Analyst - Mid/Experienced Level (Multiple Locations)