Counterintelligence Psychologist - Experienced Level

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort Meade, Maryland
Posted
Apr 05, 2021
Closes
Apr 13, 2021
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Cybersecurity Directorate Counterintelligence Psychologists apply their professional skills to the agency mission. You will provide direct support to, identify research and operational psychology gaps to advance the field of operational psychology. You will engage with other members of the US IC and Second Party partners to further the incorporation of behavioral sciences in mission. Experience conveying insight to decision-makers/ leadership is essential.

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Responsibilities

Counterintelligence Psychologists help protect NSA personnel, facilities, and missions by collecting, analyzing, and/or synthesizing information associated with psychologically relevant mission, counterintelligence, counterespionage, and/or counter-terrorism information as it affects NSA equities worldwide. They apply advanced clinical psychology skills to these analyses and communicate analyses and recommendations to managers, investigators, and other appropriate customers.

When appropriate, Counterintelligence Psychologists also develop and implement specific, tailored countermeasures and countermeasure programs and participate in related Intelligence Community (IC), Defense Department, and professional fora to foster and advance behavioral science as related to NSA mission.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment



U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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.

Qualifications

Salary Range: $103,690 - $159,286 (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 Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.

Relevant experience must be as a NSA psychologist or as a counterintelligence or operational psychologist, preferably within the Intelligence Community (at least 2 years must be after receipt of required degree), and include formal leadership. Exposure to NSA mission, consultation to NSA security, and/or American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diplomat in clinical, forensic, or organizational psychology is preferred.

Salary Range: $144,128-$172,500 (Expert)
**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 Doctoral degree plus 12 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.

Relevant experience must be as a NSA psychologist or as a counterintelligence or operational psychologist, preferably within the Intelligence Community (at least 8 years must be after receipt of required degree) and include formal leadership. Exposure to NSA mission, consultation to NSA security, and/or American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) Diplomat in clinical, forensic, or organizational psychology is preferred.

Education

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

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.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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