Communications Security Corporate Policy Officer – Experienced Level (1176345)

Fort Meade, Maryland
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 11/1 to 14/10
Open: 2022-01-07, Close: 2022-01-31

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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. Corporate Policy Officers, as Communications Security (COMSEC) Auditors, support NSA mission through the interpretation of policies that guide and sustain operations and support activities concerning COMSEC material and ensure that policy is followed by auditing NSA COMSEC accounts worldwide.

COMSEC Auditor responsibilities include:

– Researching and developing policies that guide behavior and support mission objectives
– Interpreting, reviewing, and coordinating Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and National policies affecting COMSEC activities
– Recommending official NSA positions on policies to senior leadership
– Advocating, promoting, and coordinating NSA policy positions with counterparts as required in the IC, DoD, other Executive Branch agencies, and others
– A comprehensive understanding of national and NSA Central Office of Record level policies.
– Coordination of logistics and administrative items.
– Traveling, local, the US and overseas, to perform a COMSEC audit
– Communication with COMSEC Account personnel before, during, and after the audit
– Authoring of formal COMSEC Audit reports upon completion of the audit
– Must be able to travel, in the US and overseas for approximately 8 weeks per year.

Job Summary
The COMSEC Material Control & Accountability Division provides oversight authority, responsibilities and guidance to all Central Office of Records (CORs). It also has the responsibilities of being the NSA COR to over 1,700 accounts providing registration, account management and auditing. This position is part of the NSA COR’s COMSEC Auditing Team that is responsible for conducting physical inventories of COMSEC material, reviewing practices and procedures to ensure compliance with both NSA COR and national policy, and ensuring the overall control and accountability of COMSEC material charged to COMSEC Accounts under the purview of the NSA COR.

Qualifications
Salary Range: $74,950 – $116,788 (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. A high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 5 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor.

Salary Range: $106,823 – $164,102 (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. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (e.g., Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (e.g., regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor, and project management or formal/informal leadership.

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

– a strong communicator (both written and oral)
– an active listener
– accountable
– adaptable
– able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment
– able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

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

– Cybersecurity
– COMSEC
– Information Technology
– Program Management
– Personnel and Physical Security

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

How to apply
To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply’ button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the ‘Submit’ button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@intelligencecareers.gov.

***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.

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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