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 of classified national security information.
Description of the Position
This position serves as the Deputy NSA/CSS Representative (NCR) and the Senior Representative to the Joint (SRJ) Intelligence Operations Center (JIOC) for the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM). He/she joins the NCR NORAD & NORTHCOM (N & NC) team responsible for leading the civilian and military cryptologic personnel providing responsive multi-domain cryptologic support to the Command and its components.
The bi-national command, NORAD, is responsible for tracking global aerospace and threats to provide attack warning and aerospace control for North America. NORTHCOM is a U.S. Combatant Command (COCOM), and like NORAD, its mission is also global in nature. NORTHCOM's missions include homeland defense; force protection of military installations; security cooperation with Canada, Mexico and Bahamas; and defense support to civil authorities (DSCA), including serving as the DoD lead in the national response to natural disasters, chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high yield explosive (CBRNE) events, or civil disturbances. In order to accomplish its global mission set, USNORTHCOM, as the All-Domain attack assessor for North America, maintains situational awareness of all relevant threats, whether originating inside or outside of North America. NORAD & USNORTHCOM staffs are integrated and their missions are complementary. Their shared priorities cross into the portfolios of numerous COCOMs, demanding that the NCR and SRJ exercise diplomatic and political skills in coordinating Command requirements and NSA's support. This Command is also designated as the DoD advocate for the Arctic and as such synchronizes DoD Artic efforts.
The NCR team includes a Cryptologic Service Group (CSG) Watch, embedded intelligence Analysts, Cybersecurity Liaison Officer, and DEFSMAC Liaison Officers all supporting the NCR effort to support NORAD & USNORTHCOM missions. This position provides broad, diverse opportunities to provide leadership and direction to a team that provides support to a critical set of customers in a dynamic, high-visibility growth environment. As Deputy NCR, he/she will directly supervise expert-level civilians while providing oversight over a myriad of administrative and essential functions supporting high-level command initiatives. As the SRJ, he/she will translate customer SIGINT requirements into collection recommendations for the NSA enterprise. The SRJ duties require working with IC partners, leveraging cross-COCOM relationships, and building relationships with N & NC's major commands to ensure cryptologic support to the N-NC missions. The selectee for this position will have opportunities to influence a broad cross-section of future requirements and capabilities for the Intelligence Community, for the Information Assurance community, and for the Homeland Security mission areas.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Leverage and strengthen teamwork with U.S. Cryptologic elements within and outside the Commands to ensure optimal performance and support to the Commands.
- Maintain regular contact with Command senior leadership and Interagency partners to bring maximum benefit to the Commands and the U.S. Cryptologic System.
- Provide comprehensive, tailored, and timely support to Command officials and all-source analysts, and to customers within the NSA/CSS enterprise.
- Ensure responsive Signals Intelligence and Information Assurance for the Commands' missions.
- Maximize the use of resources through effective business processes and prudent risk to achieve and sustain Information Assurance solutions and responsive Signals Intelligence.
- Implement processes that increase awareness of NSA/CSS products and services to NORAD & USNORTHCOM.
- Fully integrate the NSA team and services within the Commands and its Components.
- Ensure the integration of NSA capabilities into NORAD & USNORTHCOM missions, identifying areas for improvement and leading the appropriate changes needed for implementation.
- Advocate the Commands' needs and requirements to the appropriate elements of the cryptologic enterprise.
- Lead, Mentor and develop workforce to build the next generation of NSA leaders in accordance with the NSA Leadership Model.
- Develop and communicate strategic goals, vision, priorities, programs, and long-range plans for an organization or the Agency, adjusting them as necessary in response to mission, political, technological or environmental changes.
- Develop performance measures to monitor progress toward organizational or program/project goals and objectives.
- Guide the organization or program in creating and sustaining a strong customer focus and high expectations for performance.
- Oversee, direct, or manage programs.
- Define and agree upon areas of responsibility and authority for others.
- Manage an organization's internal processes.
- Manage an organization's or unit's personnel processes, including promotions, awards, staffing, hiring, and adverse actions.
- Evaluate the performance of employees against specified performance standards and goals.
- Identify and address performance deficiencies of employees.
- Monitor and evaluate work performed by employees, other team members, or contractors.
- Provide performance feedback and counseling to subordinates.
- Assign tasks or projects to others.
- Create work teams with appropriate employees to accomplish work goals.
- Establish performance expectations, goals, objectives, or milestones for individuals, teams, or projects.
- Motivate and encourage others to accomplish work assignments and goals.
- Participate in Agency and organizational personnel decisions for promotion, awards, positions, or training.
- Provide recognition and rewards to subordinates.
- Recommend or initiate personnel actions (for example, promotions, awards, disciplinary actions).
- Supervise the activities of subordinates.
$131,898 - $164,200 (Expert)
- 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 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. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered.
Degree in any field acceptable.
Relevant experience must be in leading people (e.g., technical lead, program or project manager, or supervisor/manager). At least five years must be within NSA/CSS or the IC. The Director's Leadership Development Program is strongly preferred.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
The selectee will normally work an 8-hr/day, M-F schedule. Flexibility required as dictated by events affecting the mission.
This position is located in Colorado Springs at Peterson Air Force Base, approximately 60 miles south of Denver.
How To Apply - External
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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 posting will be contacted to begin employment screening.
- Finding opportunities for different and innovative approaches to address organizational problems and opportunities.
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- Current domestic or foreign policies and trends (e.g., economic, business, political, and social) that affect the organization and shape stakeholders' views.
- Maintaining awareness of the organization's impact on the external environment.
- Modeling high ethical standards that demonstrate alignment with pertinent laws, regulations, and policies.
- Developing and leading an inclusive, diverse workforce.
- Identifying the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization and responding accordingly.
- Facilitating cooperation, motivation, inspiration, and morale within a team.
- Principles and techniques for guiding group interactions.
- Planning and implementing organizational change efforts.
- Taking a long-term view and acting as a catalyst for organizational change, building a shared vision with others, and influencing others to translate vision into action.
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.