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Historian – Experienced (N1210277)

Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 13/1 to 14/10
Open: 2023-06-15, Close: 2023-07-06

Historians at NSA conduct historical research using established professional methods and techniques for locating and evaluating historical evidence; establish and analyze historical facts; determine their inter-relationships and present results of these studies in written and verbal form. As an NSA Historian, you will become familiar with the entire range of cryptologic history with primary emphasis on American cryptology during the 20th century. You will also be expected to develop specialized expertise in several aspects of this field.

An NSA Historian may:

– Represent the Agency at activities, social events, meetings, conferences, or recruitment events to enhance the organization’s professional image and public relations.
– Represent the Agency in interactions with outside customers, DoD, Congressional representatives, foreign partners, or the general public.
– Represent the Agency or its subordinate organizations to customers, suppliers, and stakeholders.
– Design, develop, document, and maintain training courses, interventions, or employee development programs.
– Produce training materials (for example, handouts, presentation slides, online course materials).
– Deliver formal training at the National Cryptologic University or other venues.
– Develop research approaches and methodologies.
– Establish research objectives.
– Identify research questions.
– Write historical monographs and articles, including regular content for daily historical features on internal web pages.
– Support public outreach programs to include, but not limited to, NSA’s biennial Cryptologic History Symposium
– Attend conferences and communicate with people in cryptologic fields to keep abreast of new technologies and information.

Job Summary
The National Security Agency (NSA) is in search of someone with a passion for history to work as a Historian in our Center for Cryptologic History. The Center for Cryptologic History’s mission is to provide objective, meaningful historical support to the National Security Agency’s leadership and workforce to enhance decision-making, cryptologic knowledge, and esprit de corps. The Center also preserves and advances an understanding of cryptologic history for the United States Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, other government agencies, academia, and the general public.

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

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 8 years of relevant experience, or 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.

Degree in History or a related field is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in conducting research and analysis (preferably historical research) using established professional methods and techniques; and having worked within the IC/DoD in an area directly related to a mission (e.g., collection, cyber and intelligence analysis).

*****This position includes an Unproctored Internet Testing (UIT) requirement measuring cognitive ability, motivation, and English proficiency.*****
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The ideal candidate will be a strong team player, an excellent communicator, and have experience in:

– conducting historical research and analysis using established professional methods and techniques
– writing to the Chicago Manual of Style
– the Intelligence Community
– current MS Office suite, desktop publishing software, web browser applications
– conducting oral history interviews
– teaching/platform instruction
– developing formal lesson plans and history symposia design

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 work level and location. This position is hiring for Maryland.

Salary Range: $112,015 – $172,075 (Senior work level)

Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (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.