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NSA / Corporate Alliance Manager – Entry to Mid Level (N1226623 5/25)

National Security Agency (NSA)


Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD

Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 07/1 to 12/10

Open: 2024-02-29, Close: 2024-05-25


Represent NSA to corporate America and engage with the executive boardrooms of industry partners. Manage a dynamic Agency-level strategy to engage with industry. Develop long-term strategic and corporate views of partnerships and provide expert independent advice and guidance to organizational managers on various technical issues. In addition, we’re also seeking a candidate who can maintain cognizance of equities relating to the Agency’s core missions and represent those equities in corporate strategies. Lastly, a candidate has the ability to team with Intelligence Community partners, DoD, other federal agencies, and foreign partners on strategic goals with IT industry in order to coordinate objectives, and advance missions and/or national interests; accomplish ad hoc research, reports and assignments relating to their area of expertise.

Corporate Alliance Manager responsibilities include:

– Serving as the primary focal point to engage and communicate with Industry partners

– Representing the Agency in interactions with outside customers, DoD, Congressional representatives, foreign partners, or the general public

– Representing the Agency or its subordinate organizations to customers, suppliers, and stakeholders

– Establishing performance expectations, goals, objectives, or milestones for individuals, teams, or projects

– Applying program management principles, techniques, services, and practices to effectively achieve domestic/international program goals and objectives

– Develop a comprehensive understanding of associate technology stack(s) and/or cybersecurity threat landscape

– Identifying performance outcomes and establishing metrics to assess the impact (e.g., return on investment) of programs and initiatives

– Attending conferences and communicating with people in a particular technical field to stay apprised of new technologies and information

– Incorporate intelligence community and organizations’ vision, mission, and strategic objectives into programs and practices

– Identifying and implementing new opportunities, while managing risk

– Evaluating, overseeing, directing, and/or managing proposals and programs

Job Summary

Cryptologic Alliance Managers perform a variety of liaison roles for both internal (NSA/CSS) and external (government, industry, and academic partners) customers, as well as suppliers, stakeholders, and the general public. Leverage knowledge of NSA /CSS mission, products, programs, processes and policy to effectively manage internal and external relationships. Specific duties of individual positions vary considerably.


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

A degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must include one or more of the following: development, delivery, or interpretation of technical products; cybersecurity or threat intelligence work; program or project management; business administration; or related professional work (for example, public affairs, information technology).


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 will be considered.


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 will be considered.


The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is:

– Motivated

– Accountable

– Detail-oriented

– Adaptable

– Customer and results-oriented

– Able to motivate and encourage others to accomplish work assignments and goals

– Able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

– Able to take action in highly complex situations

– Able to negotiate with and influence others

– Build relationships across the Agency and with external stakeholders, as appropriate

– Able to identify, manage and resolve conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner

– Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment

– Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (e.g., Word, Excel)

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

Pay: 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 Range: $55,924 – $128,956 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance)

Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. This position is hiring for Maryland.

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

Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan.

Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday – Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).

How to apply

Apply soonest, as job postings can close earlier than stated end dates due to changes in requirements. It is important to review and note the minimum qualifications, as only those applicants who meet the required qualifications will be contacted to continue the employment process. Please populate the resume tool to showcase any relevant work experience and education related to the position and answer any applicable screening questions. Information collected will be used to determine eligibility, and failure to provide accurate information may result in disqualification for this position.

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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. Reasonable accommodations may be provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. Please visit our Diversity link for more information

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. 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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