Information System Security Professional - Entry to Expert Level (Multiple Locations - Maryland, Texas, Georgia)

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National Security Agency
Security, System
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary
Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA's complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation's leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation's critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you!
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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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Additionally, the Federal Government requires all personnel to be fully vaccinated at the time of employment, subject to exceptions as required by law.

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.

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The Ideal Candidate

We're looking for someone who:

- Possesses excellent problem-solving, communication and interpersonal skills
- Is motivated
- Works creatively and effectively in diverse environments
- Can juggle multiple priorities and assignments
- Applies standards, policies, procedures and requirements for ensuring information security
- Possesses specialized skills that prevent, assess, and/or mitigate threats to information systems and infrastructures and the information contained in or transmitted by these systems. This may encompass:
-- threat and vulnerability analysis
-- risk mitigation
-- incident response
-- information assurance
-- risk management framework
-- configuration management
-- monitor system security plans
-- penetration testing
-- preparing accreditation documentation
The NSA Story

The National Security Agency (NSA) exists to obtain insight into foreign adversaries' plans and intentions and protect our U.S. cybersecurity interests. We provide national security insights and threat warnings to government decision-makers and eradicate cybersecurity threats.

How You Can Contribute

Are you a cyber-professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight? Do you desire to play a vital role in defending against the cyber threats of today and tomorrow? Are you ready to help secure our nation's critical infrastructure and advance your career, all while enjoying the outstanding benefits of federal service?


Information System Security Professionals at NSA play a vital role in enabling security solutions by utilizing systems engineering and systems security engineering principles in:

- defining information system security requirements and functionality
- designing system architectures and designs
- assessing the effectiveness of security solutions against present and projected threats
- producing formal and informal reports, briefings, and direct input to the customer regarding security and functionality requirements, system architecture and security designs
- conducting security engineering/hardening of the latest operating systems, tailoring them for use in the specific mission area
- reviewing requests for security relevant changes on the mission infrastructures, ensuring risk is adequately mitigated
- working with system owners to accredit/re-accredit critical mission systems

Company Information

What's Your Expertise? Is it data science or neural networks? Advanced machine learning or artificial intelligence? Whatever your technical specialty, the National Security Agency has a position that mixes your expertise with our mission: The safety and security of our families, our communities and our country. The results of the mission are stories that you might see on the nightly news: the disruption of terrorist plans, the interruption of international drug trafficking or the prevention of significant and debilitating cyber attacks. These activities require the highest degree of innovation. NSA applies advanced technical concepts to create groundbreaking solutions for safeguarding U.S. information and collecting foreign signals. Our employees expand the scope of their expertise through ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility. We work in a dynamic culture that welcomes diversity and provides benefits that offer a better quality of life, both on the job and off. Learn more at
Dice Id : 10470536
Position Id : 1171292
Originally Posted : 2 months ago

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