Foreign Affairs Officer- Mid/Experienced Level

National Security Agency
  • Location
    Fort Meade, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Posted
    May 09

Position description

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, on the other hand, provides cybersecurity solutions to support dependable National Security Mission execution in the face of capable and persistent cyber adversaries. Description of the Position As a Foreign Affairs Officer you will: Manage partnerships and interactions between NSA and foreign entities by maintaining cognizance of all areas of exchange of information and agreements made by NSA or the U.S. Government in accordance with legal authorities and restrictions; Possess an understanding of partner countries, e.g. legal, policy, compliance, politics and culture; Manage/coordinate corporate bodies that discuss or impact foreign partner issues, plan for future visits and meetings, and ensure proper funding for program execution; Convey NSA and foreign partners' views, issues, and requirements to NSA management to resolve issues and ensure alignment of the solutions with the strategy and goals for both NSA and that partner; Represent NSA in international meetings; Contribute to Intelligence Community studies, and brief governmental representatives on the nature and status of existing relationships; Prepare senior NSA management for discussions with foreign government counterparts.


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: - customer service & results oriented - politically savvy - accountable - adaptable - detail-oriented - able to negotiate with and influence others - 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 - able to clearly and succinctly communicate complex initiatives

Position Summary

Do you have relevant work experience that includes research, analyses, writing/editing, business/administrative work or managing people of projects? NSA has numerous positions such as Staff Officers, Enabling Support Specialists and Program/Project Directors.

Mandatory Qualification Reqs

Salary Range: $69,581 - $108,422 (Full Performance) *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 Bachelor's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience or a Master's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience or a Doctoral degree plus 1 year of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 8 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience may be considered for individuals with in-depth experience that is clearly related to the position.

Degree in a liberal arts field (e.g., English, History, Communications, Languages and Cultures, International Relations, and Political Science) is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in the Cryptologic field. Experience leveraging, collaborating, or establishing strategic partnerships (foreign or domestic) is preferred.

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