Staff Officer- Mid/Experienced Level

NSA - National Security AgencyNSA seeks Staff Officer- Mid/Experienced Level

Location: Honolulu, HI

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NSA Overview

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. Staff Officers serve as an organizational focal point for specific operational, administrative, and/or technical issues. They support leadership in areas such as training, manpower, space, visits, property management, security, budgeting, and policy.

Description of Position

Staff Officer responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

– Using well versed understanding of organizational policy and processes to carry out effective and efficient day-to-day operations and special projects
– Responding to needs and identifying opportunities for proactive engagement to perpetuate and help others perpetuate mission function and goals
– Evaluating assigned actions, drafting or reviewing responses, and synthesizing information
– Providing sound data to leaders to make, informed, timely, evidenced-based decisions with cognizance of implications and impact
– Advising on requirements, programs, manpower, budget, or other aspect of managing the organization
– Coordinating and implementing policy guidance as it relates to operations and/or strategic planning and implementation across the organization
– Support staff functions, such as registry, education, training, manpower, human resources, event management and protocol
– Assess customer and stakeholder needs and manage their expectations.
– Make customers aware of full range of products and services available from your organization.
– Provide timely and accurate responses to requests for assistance, information, products, or services.
– Resolve customer concerns, problems, and complaints and provide timely feedback to customers on resolution.
– Work with customers to clarify their needs and to determine how their needs can be met.
– Assist in planning and executing unit morale, welfare and recreation events.

Skills
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
– Customer and results oriented
– Able to adjust to changing situational requirements
– Able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment
– 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 manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables
– Proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (i.e., Word, Excel)
– Politically Savvy- Able to identify the internal and external politics that impact the work of the organization and respond accordingly
– Able to research issues and identify/recommend solutions to leadership and stakeholders
– Comprehend organizational policy, processes, and mission to carry out effective and efficient day-to-day operations and special projects
– Able to use interpersonal skills to effectively represent the organization, influence corporate interests and build relationships across the agency

Qualifications
Salary Range: $61,706 – $96,153 (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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people or projects. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer is preferred.

Salary Range: $87,949 – $135,110 (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 Public Policy, Political Science, Communications, Law, or Business Administration is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must include research/analytic work, writing/editing, business/administrative work, and/or managing people, projects, or processes. Experience as a corporate policy officer, editor, paralegal, executive assistant, customer outreach advocate, or similar position or military executive/staff officer is preferred. Experience managing people will be required if the Staff Officer position includes supervisory responsibilities.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
NSA/CSS Hawaii is located on the island of Oahu, north of Honolulu, HI. Living in Hawaii offers an enormous range of benefits to include experiences you may not find at any other NSA location. Enjoy warm weather year round. 72 degrees is considered chilly weather in the winter time, and aside from the occasional rain showers, sunny and breezy weather gives the opportunity to explore a variety of outdoor activities every weekend. Activities include hiking, surfing, sailing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, whale watching, zip lining, swimming with dolphins, active volcano tours, stand up paddle boarding, ATV riding, horseback riding, cruises and more! The list goes on and on. Every weekend and holiday is a mini vacation. Additionally, Hawaii offers a culturally diverse environment and almost every kind of culinary experience imaginable. Hawaii is also home to very rare bird and plant species found nowhere else on earth. The other 6 Hawaiian Islands are an average of a short 30 minute flight. Experience the spirit of Aloha while working a unique mission and helping your country!

The agency offers an array of benefits to include Federal Employee Health Benefits, Dental/Vision Insurance, Federal Employee Group Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Federal Long Term Care Insurance, Retirement Plans, and the Thrift Savings Plan. In addition, employees have access to a wide range of opportunities for external continuing education, inter-agency education and training, career guidance counseling, temporary medical leave assistance, travel opportunities, and financial coaching, to name a few.

*Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.

How To Apply – External
To apply for this position, please click the ‘Apply Now’ button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the ‘Submit Final’ button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov.

***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.

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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