Communications Security Corporate Policy Officer - Experienced Level
Corporate Policy Officers, as Communications Security (COMSEC) Auditors, support NSA mission through the interpretation of policies that guide and sustain operations and support activities concerning COMSEC material and ensure that policy is followed by auditing NSA COMSEC accounts worldwide. COMSEC Auditor responsibilities include: * Researching and developing policies that guide behavior and support mission objectives * Interpreting, reviewing, and coordinating Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and National policies affecting COMSEC activities * Recommending official NSA positions on policies to senior leadership * Advocating, promoting, and coordinating NSA policy positions with counterparts as required in the IC, DoD, other Executive Branch agencies, and others * A comprehensive understanding of national and NSA Central Office of Record level policies. * Coordination of logistics and administrative items. * Traveling, local, the US and overseas, to perform a COMSEC audit * Communication with COMSEC Account personnel before, during, and after the audit * Authoring of formal COMSEC Audit reports upon completion of the audit * Must be able to travel, in the US and overseas for approximately 8 weeks per year.The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning who possesses strong problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, and is: * a strong communicator (both written and oral) * an active listener * accountable * adaptable * able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment * able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: * Cybersecurity * COMSEC * Information Technology * Program Management * Personnel and Physical Security*The minimum acceptable qualifications listed below are required 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. Degree in a Writing or Policy related field (eg, Law, Communications, Public Policy, Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and English) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable. Full Performance: 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. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (eg, regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor. Senior: 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. Relevant experience must be performing policy related work in a subject matter related to the position in which the candidate is applying (eg, regulatory, national and foreign security, budget and public finance) within the government or as a government contractor, and project management or formal/informal leadership.Work Schedule: Typical work schedule is Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 and 1800 (flexible) Salary Range: $74,950 - $164,102 (Full Performance - Senior)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. Due to time sensitive communications regarding your application, please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept email from . 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