Job Details

Job Title

Counterintelligence Investigator - Entry/Mid-Level

Agency

NSA

JET Job Family

Physical Security

Location

Fort Meade, MD

Job ID

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Full/Part Time

Full-Time

Regular/Temporary

Regular

Responsibilities

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 or classified national security information.

Security and Counterintelligence is responsible for the protection of NSA/CSS information, people and facilities worldwide. In support of this mission, Counterintelligence Investigators (CI) conduct investigations of Agency employees and affiliates as mandated by national level and NSA policy in order to determine their eligibility for Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) access. These investigations are conducted in support of the comprehensive Personnel Security processing program, designed to ensure a trusted workforce.

Highly trained Counterintelligence Investigators at NSA serve in several positions. They conduct thorough investigations to ensure a trusted workforce, identify foreign adversaries who pose a threat, and detect and deter cyber intrusions.

Employment as a Counterintelligence Investigator is contingent upon successful completion of a 16-week training program, including, but not limited to, firearms training, defensive tactics and on-the-job training.

After successfully completing training, the responsibilities of a CI Investigator include:

- applying techniques of interviewing, elicitation, debriefing, and/or interrogation in a systematic manner

- conduct counterintelligence or security inspections/investigations or security audits to resolve problems, clarify suspicious activities, and ensure compliance with security regulations

- complete detailed, concise and accurate reports that encapsulate the information developed during the course of an investigation

- creating a product based on analysis of security and/or counterintelligence data

- maintains liaison with local, state and federal law enforcement and investigative agencies for the purpose of coordinating matters of mutual interest

Skills

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning with excellent problem-solving and interpersonal skills who is:

- able to work as an individual, and in a team and/or classroom environment

- well-organized and able to handle multiple assignments

- able to handle and adapt to constructive feedback

- a strong written and oral communicator

- able to deal with conflict or difficult situations and topics

- present a mature, professional demeanor and appearance

Qualifications

- Must be a U.S. citizen

- Possess a valid driver's license with a responsible driving record and operate a motor vehicle on a daily basis

- Must be honorably discharged from the U.S. military (if applicable)

- Must not have used drugs in the last year from application date

- Willing and able to qualify to carry a firearm and maintain federal firearms certification annually

- Willing and able to fully participate in full-contact, defensive tactics training

- Perform physical and potential strenuous activities to include standing, walking, or kneeling for long periods under all weather conditions

- Successfully complete Special Agent training requirements

- Possess a 4-year degree or greater from an accredited college or university'degree in any field is acceptable.

Considering the following areas of study, but not limited to:
Information Technology, Business, Computer Forensics, Psychology, Cybersecurity, Finance, Political Science, Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice, Criminology, Law, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, Data Science, Behavioral Science, and Statistics

- Prior investigative experience (law enforcement, security, behavioral science, leadership, computer forensics, information assurance and computer/network security) preferred, but not required for consideration

- Successful completion of a full-scope polygraph and Tier 5 Background Investigation

Salary Range:
$44,941 - $71,467 (Entry/Developmental)

-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 and no experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience may be considered.

Degree Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, or a related field. A current valid U.S. driver's license is required.

Salary Range:
$66,510 - $103,639 (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 Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, Psychology, or Political Science is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in security, law enforcement, behavioral science, counterintelligence investigations, or a related field. A current valid U.S. driver's license is required. Experience in polygraph and/or investigations is preferred.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

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

- Travel opportunities away from NSA headquarters are available for many NSA employees. These opportunities may take you to overseas locations and other U.S. sites.

- Flexible schedules to ensure a work/life balance

- Continued education and training

- Networking and career development opportunities through mentorships, employee resource groups and professional groups

- Generous leave programs, including annual paid time off, sick leave and holiday leave

- Health and life insurance, and federal retirement plans

- A friendly environment that fosters innovation

- Opportunities to travel and move between various fields/positions across the agency

- On-site childcare services, fitness facilities, intramural sports and convenience shopping

- Personal and family wellness resources

- A workplace of inclusion and values diversity across all disciplines

Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements (flexible). Applicants should be aware that some of these jobs support 24/7 operations based on mission requirements.

How To Apply - External

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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 will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. 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.

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