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– Clinical Psychologist – Senior to Expert Level (N1196066)

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NSA – National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 13/1 to 15/10
Open: 2022-10-19, Close: 2022-12-18

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.

Job Summary
The Office of Occupational Health & Well-Being (OHWB) known as the NSA Medical Center, supports the mission by applying professional knowledge in Occupational Health, Environmental, Industrial Hygiene and Safety operating in accordance with all governing body regulations. OHWB personnel will provide clinical services, including emergency response, physical exams, immunizations, vision and preventative health screenings. Personnel will also provide technical, managerial, and administrative services to the entire workforce. Promoting, assessing and optimizing the health and safety of the NSA workforce and workplace is always priority.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position.

Degree must be in Clinical or Counseling Psychology. A valid license to practice psychology in any state or territory is required.


Entry is with a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Relevant experience must be in clinical psychology, and may also include performing psychology-related work (internships count against this requirement).


Entry is with a Doctoral degree plus 12 years of relevant experience.

Relevant experience must be in clinical psychology (internships count against this requirement).

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.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
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.

Salary ranges vary by location and work level.

This position is hiring for NSAW.

Salary Range: $106,823 – $176,300 (Senior – Expert)

On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday 0700-1530 (Flexible).

How to apply
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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.

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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.

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.

JBNSA / Equal Opportunity Employer


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