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Career Fields

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We offer opportunities in areas like computer science, foreign language, intelligence analysis and business. Our headquarters are in Fort Meade, Maryland but we also have locations in Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas and Utah, as well as in other locations in the U.S. and overseas.

What career fields are in demand at the NSA?

As an administrative support professional, you will help all critical aspects of our mission. You will work closely with strategic and tactical leaders, manage projects and serve in staff officer positions. You will use your organizational skills to help NSA successfully carry out its mission.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Social sciences
  • Applied social sciences
  • Support services

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As a computer scientist, you will solve complex problems, test innovative approaches and research new solutions to storing, manipulating and presenting information. You will apply the theoretical models of computer science to complex system architecture and system software organizational challenges.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Computer engineering
  • Computer networking and security
  • Computer science or programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science and analysis
  • Electrical engineering
  • Information assurance
  • Information technology or systems

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As a cybersecurity professional, you will work with a team on the frontlines of defense against cyber adversaries. We need cybersecurity professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field. Help protect national security interests as part of the world's most advanced team of cyber professionals.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Computer engineering
  • Computer networking and security
  • Computer science or programming
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data science and analysis
  • Electrical engineering
  • Information assurance
  • Information technology or systems

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As a business professional in the NSA, you will make the business of intelligence run smoothly. As part of a team, you will support an internal infrastructure as extensive as a top Fortune 500 company. You will form and execute budget resources, develop and allocate workforce resources, and implement cost, finance and accounting policies.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Accounting
  • Business administration or management
  • Finance or economics
  • Other business or budget areas

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As a communication or public affairs professional, you will articulate ideas and craft communication products that tell a compelling story. Whether your specialty is visual communication, writing, editing or web development, you will create internal or external communications that provide vital information to many critical audiences.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Communications
  • Public affairs
  • Journalism
  • Marketing

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As an education and training professional, you will use state-of-the-art methods to develop and administer training courses and curricula that address the developmental needs of all employees. Along with creating and presenting new courses, you will review course content to make sure our programs are up-to-date and creating a learning environment conducive to each learner's success. You will keep each member of our workforce at the forefront of their chosen field by choosing a fulfilling career in education and training and play a vital role in the development of our workforce.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Applied social sciences
  • Education
  • Human resources or human capital management
  • Instructional design
  • Social sciences
  • Support services
  • Training

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As an engineering and physical science professional, you will create the systems and tools that enhance intelligence operations. You will advise on, administer and perform scientific projects. You could plan, design and construct specialized equipment, identify and eliminate hazardous conditions and ensure adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. We offer multiple areas of focus for engineers, including computer, electrical, mechanical and structural, as well as a wide range of opportunities in the physical sciences, including chemistry, biology and physics.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Applied mathematics
  • Computer engineering
  • Engineering or physical sciences
  • Mathematics or applied mathematical sciences
  • Science

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As a human resource professional, you are involved in many aspects of human resource management, including recruitment and hiring, employee benefits, compensation, job design and performance management. You will be a trusted, strategic partner to the mission and will provide guidance and expertise to facilitate all facets of the human capital management process.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Applied social sciences
  • Business administration or business management
  • Human resources or human capital management
  • Law or legal support
  • Psychology or psychological services
  • Support services

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As an inspection, investigation and compliance professional, you ensure proper adherence to appropriate standards, rules and regulations. You will examine facilities, equipment and procedures to ensure they meet required standards and make improvement recommendations. You may conduct detailed investigations, ranging from employment suitability to performing independent reviews of personnel-related incidents. In compliance, you will review numerous processes and procedures to make sure they adhere to appropriate standards, rules and regulations.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Criminology or criminal justice
  • Law or legal support
  • Physical security

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As a law or legal professional, you will help the NSA operate in a highly complex arena governed by laws, rules, regulations and standards. You will advise leadership and mission professionals on legal issues associated with intelligence operations and human resources topics. Your work will inform leadership and policymakers on the legal issues facing the NSA today and in the future.

We're looking for people with:

  • Bar membership
  • Criminology or criminal justice experience or education
  • Law or legal support experience or education
  • Paralegal certifications

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As a security professional, you will evaluate the character, background and history of candidates and employees. You could also apply your law enforcement skills to provide counterterrorism and force protection, critical incident management and vehicle, facility and material security inspections.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Criminology or criminal justice
  • Department of Defense Polygraph Institute Continuing Education Certificate
  • Military service
  • Physical security

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As an intelligence analysis professional, you will collect, analyze and report intelligence that reveals the intentions of foreign governments. You will transform raw information into critical reports that explain intelligence issues within the United States and abroad. You will analyze complex situations and identify intelligence gaps, evaluate data from multiple sources, monitor trends and interpret events.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Data science and analysis
  • History, government or political science
  • Intelligence
  • International affairs, relations or studies
  • Library sciences or information sciences
  • National security studies
  • Science

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As an intelligence collection professional, you acquire the vital information needed to produce intelligence reports anywhere in the world. The arts of persuasion, negotiation, interviewing and problem solving will serve you well. The ability to work in ambiguous and unstructured situations is critical.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Applied social sciences
  • History, government or political science
  • Intelligence
  • International affairs, relations or studies
  • Library sciences or information sciences

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As a language analyst professional, you will research, translate, transcribe, analyze and report intelligence. You must have a passion for foreign languages, strong oral and written communication and critical thinking skills. Most of all, you must understand the nuance of foreign language, its context, cultural overtones and regional dialects.

We're looking for people with experience or education in foreign languages.

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As an installation and logistics professional, you will work on a team that performs facilities designs and technical services. You may be offered opportunities to specialize in designing physical facilities, preparing engineering calculations and drawings and analyzing HVAC, air distribution and piping systems, among other areas.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)
  • Engineering or physical sciences
  • Environmental health or industrial hygiene
  • Facilities management
  • Operations or logistics
  • Prepress technical apprentice

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As a math professional, you will design and analyze complex algorithms, work on interdisciplinary teams to help your co-workers tackle complex mathematical problems and explain difficult cryptographic problems in mathematical terms. You must understand mathematical fields, including number theory, group theory, finite field theory, linear algebra, probability theory, mathematical statistics or combinatorics. When many see numbers, you see new possibilities.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • Data science and analysis
  • Mathematics or applied mathematical sciences

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As a medical professional, you will perform many functions, including medical evaluations, laboratory analyses and pharmaceutical care. As an occupational health professional, you will ensure that conditions are safe and will not negatively affect the health of employees. You will evaluate workspaces to ensure conditions meet health and efficiency standards and fixing issues that negatively impact an employee's well-being or ability to work.

We're looking for people with experience or education in:

  • As a licensed clinical psychologist
  • As a licensed pharmacist
  • As a licensed physician
  • As a licensed professional counselor
  • As a registered nurse
  • In environmental health or industrial hygiene
  • In health care or medicine
  • In psychology or psychological services

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