30Cryptologic Cyber Planner / Network Warfare Cyber Planner – Experienced Levels (Maryland and Texas)
Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD
NSA/CSS Texas, San Antonio TX, TX
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 11/1 to 14/10
Open: 2023-03-29, Close: 2023-05-30
Apply in-depth knowledge of the joint planning process to develop detailed Operational Plans and Orders supporting COCOM Cyberspace Operations’ requirements. Use Joint, Service and Interagency planning and operational experience to conduct strategic and operational level planning across the full range of military operations for integrated information and cyberspace operations. Develop and maintain deliberate and crisis plans. Collaborate with Cyber Operators to identify and levy requirements for intelligence collection and analysis, participate in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of complex cyber missions. Has sufficient technical knowledge to understand cyber capabilities, target vulnerabilities, and effects. Collaborate with Cyber Operators, Analysts, and RDT&E Engineers to gain access and technical intelligence to meet planning objectives.
Are you a cyber professional with the drive and expertise to be on the forefront of the cyber fight; tackling NSA’s complex mission to defend against cyber threats of today and tomorrow? NSA, the nation’s leading cyber agency, has exciting and challenging positions in Cyber Security Engineering and Cyber and TEMPEST vulnerability analysis/mitigation. Are you ready to help secure our Nation’s critical Infrastructure? If so, NSA is the place for you!
The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position.
Degree in Cyber Security, Information Assurance or related field is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.
Relevant experience must be in an area directly related to an NSA mission (e.g., collection, cyber and intelligence analysis) and/or a similar mission in the IC or DoD, and include strategic and/or operational level planning (e.g., joint operations). External engagement/collaboration experience (e.g., participation in cross-Agency working groups, JDA, field assignments, and external customer support) is preferred.
Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 7 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 5 years of relevant experience, or 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.
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.
Desired experience includes:
Cyber planning, cybersecurity operations, mission management, vulnerabilities, troubleshoot, mitigations, network defense, requirements management, cyber security technical knowledge, strategy and process development, project management, program management, technical writing, finished SIGINT report evaluation, partnership and customer relations (i.e. DoD, USCYBERCOM, DISA, JTFHQ DoDIN, DIB partners), joint doctrine and military planning certifications and education, coordination, communication, strong interpersonal skills, problem identification and resolution.
Additional expectations may include your ability to:
– 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.
– Review Information Needs (INs) to understand operational, tactical or strategic mission requirements.
– Submit a request for information (RFI) related to target and/or mission requirements.
– Identify intelligence gaps related to target and/or mission requirements.
– Develop a strategic course of action based on target vulnerabilities, anomalous network activity, and/or mission capabilities.
– Develop an operational or tactical course of action based on target vulnerabilities, anomalous network activity, and/or mission capabilities.
– Evaluate methods, tools, and techniques that can be used to secure information/communication systems and the facilities that house them.
– Develop mitigation strategies and countermeasures to address vulnerabilities of networks, products, and services.
– Document analytic findings relevant to computer network defense.
– Maintain situational awareness of current computer network defense conditions using information from external data sources (for example, computer network defense vendor sites, CERTS, SANS, Security Focus).
– Recommend vulnerability mitigation strategies based on evaluation results.
– Maintain operational, technical, and authoritative situational awareness during operations.
– Create work teams with appropriate employees to accomplish work goals.
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 location and work level. This position is hiring for Maryland and Texas.
Salary Range: $69,996 – $172,075 (Full Performance, Senior)
Typical work schedule is Monday – Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (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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