Computer Aide - Entry Level
Responsibilities 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 or classified national security information. At the National Security Agency, the Computer Aide's work closely with Senior Computer Science personnel to provide technical support and assistance in limited phases of any of the specialized functions (systems analysis, equipment analysis, and programming) in the career field, or in the installation and/or operation of data processing systems. Description of the Position Computer Aides perform basic computer support functions such as: Navigating the Internet Navigating common file systems within a computer network Answering phones Answering emails Use office computers and printers Use spreadsheet and relational database software, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. 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 adaptable detail-oriented customer service & requirements oriented 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 using computers and computer systems proficient with Microsoft Office suite of tools (ie, Word, Excel, and Access) using basic office equipment (ie scanners, copiers, printers) Qualifications Salary Range: $24,086 - $59,762 (Entry/Developmental) *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 high school diploma or GED and no experience. Experience working with basic office resources (eg, e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics) is desired. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. PLEASE NOTE: US 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 USC 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 USC, 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.