Project Director
National Security Agency - Fort George G Meade, MD

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The High Performance Computing Integration and Production Office is looking for high caliber personnel to serve as Project Directors, an integral part, on a team responsible for contributing to the management of a system or project including: needs analysis, market surveying, system requirements management (assessment and tracking), project planning, resource allocation, cost and schedule projection, tracking and analysis, project tracking and oversight, subcontract management, quality assurance, configuration management (change control and configuration tracking) and asset management, and process improvement activities. Supply timely, accurate, and relevant information to assist in making policy decisions by planning and directing technical efforts of a team.

Perform one or more functions that contribute to the management of a system or software project including: needs analysis, market surveying, system requirements management (assessment and tracking), project planning, resource allocation, cost and schedule projection, tracking and analysis, project tracking and oversight, subcontract management, quality assurance, configuration management (change control and configuration tracking) and asset management, and process improvement activities. Supply timely, accurate, and relevant information to assist in making policy decisions by planning and directing technical efforts of a team.

Full Performance to Senior

Perform one or more functions that contribute to the management of a system or software project including: needs analysis, market surveying, system requirements management (assessment and tracking), project planning, resource allocation, cost and schedule projection, tracking and analysis, project tracking and oversight, subcontract management, quality assurance, configuration management (change control and configuration tracking) and asset management, and process improvement activities. Supply timely, accurate, and relevant information to assist in making policy decisions by planning and directing technical efforts of a team.

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Qualifications

Entry is with a high school diploma and 5 years of experience, or an Associate's degree and 3 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience, or a post-baccalaureate certificate.

Degree must be in Computer Science (Information Systems, Computer Technology and IFSM degrees will not automatically qualify). If degree is in a related area (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics), it must contain appropriate qualifying college level courses to fulfill the MQ. Upper level classes include: Analysis of Algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, Automata Theory and Formal Languages, Circuit Theory, Communications Engineering, Compiler Design/Theory, Computer Architectures, Computer Cryptography, Computer Engineering, Computer Forensics, Computer Network Architecture and Protocols, Data Communications Networks, Database Design, Data Mining, Digital Communications, Digital Signals Processing, Discrete Structures, Dynamic Systems, Electrical Circuits and Systems, Machine learning, Network Security, Neural Networks, Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Operating Systems Theory, Principles of VLSI Design, Programmable Logic Devices, Programming Languages Theory, Robotics, Signals and System Theory, Software Engineering, System Architecture, and Design, Systems Design and Programming. Also, Introductory courses in Computer Science, Circuit Design, Data Structures, Database Systems, Database administration, Database programming, Digital Design, Electrical Engineering, Microprocessors, Network Administration, Programming courses ' any language, Scripting/Query Languages (such as Perl or SQL), System Administration, Web programming, and a foundational low-level class required for an upper-level course. OR one or more of the following types of experience:
Previously qualified for Computer Science special pay (internal hire only).
Relevant NSA Professional AAC experience.
Experience which is clearly professional Computer Science practice that is commensurate with the college level coursework described above (e.g., network administration, database management, artificial intelligence).
Software or systems development life cycle experience (e.g., software design, quality assurance, testing, planning, requirements gathering, deployment).
Experience participating on a software or systems development team.

Must meet above requirements, plus one of the following:
A Post-Baccalaureate Certificate.
Additional experience which is clearly professional Computer Science practice that is related to the coursework described above (e.g., network administration, database management, artificial intelligence).
Software or systems development life cycle experience (e.g., software design, quality assurance, testing, planning, requirements gathering, deployment).
Experience participating on a software or systems development team.
Experience leading a small software or systems development activity.
PMP or DAWIA certification desirable.
Technical instruction experience (i.e., experience teaching technical, leadership, or management content).

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Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule

This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.
Salary --- $75,621.00 ---$138,136.00.

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How To Apply - External

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***PLEASE NOTE:

U.S. 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 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 must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.

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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.

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