NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC) Analyst
National Security Agency - San Antonio, TX

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Responsibilities The NSA/CSS Threat Operations Center (NTOC) is the focal point for mission discovery of cyber threats, characterization and attribution of those threats, creation and sharing of situational awareness, and the development of mitigation strategies. The mission, with operations running continually around the clock, enables us to defeat adversaries' efforts to exploit and attack our networks. NTOC is looking for talented people to execute the NTOC mission. These positions are idea for individuals interested in working the fast-paced and exciting world of cyber operations.

Individuals selected for positions in NTOC will work closely with the customers and other NTOC personnel to fulfill their mission requirements and perform in-depth analysis using cutting edge technology and techniques.NTOC Texas is searching to fill the following positions: Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA): Protect computer network systems by identifying vulnerabilities and potentials for attacks. Discover methods of protecting global networks, computer systems, or specific hardware or software. Design, demonstrate, develop, implement or update protection methods and recommend mitigation strategies and techniques. Threat Analyst: Associate's Degree in behavioral science, political science, or international relations or related field required, Bachelor's Degree preferred.

Experience performing technical threat analysis, multi-source analysis, or intelligence analysis preferred. Experience performing analysis in a military or intelligence community organization is highly desirable.Threat Analyst: Perform research of adversarial threats posed to various systems, technologies, operations, or missions in all appropriate intelligence sources. Analyze collected data to derive facts, inferences, and projections concerning capabilities, intentions, attack approaches, and likelihood of various adversarial attacks under various situations. Research resource allocations, motivations, tendencies, personalities, and tolerance for detection, attribution and retribution that influence adversarial decisions.

Contribute to profiling adversarial behavior with respect to identified system attacks in an operational mission context. Produce formal and informal reports, briefings, and perspectives of the behavior of adversaries against target systems, technologies, operations, and missions.Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst: Uses information collected from a variety of computer network defense resources (including, but not limited to, intrusion detection system alerts, firewall and network traffic logs, and host system logs) to identify, analyze, and report events that occur or might occur within their environment.System Administrator: Provide computer support to achieve core mission objectives by actively managing the functioning of enterprise computer systems and networks, analyzing technical problems, and developing and implementing corrective actions. Observe and interpret visual outputs indicating the operating status of systems and system components throughout designated portions of the computer infrastructure. Translate user requests into technical diagnoses, then apply diagnoses to develop technical solutions that meet user needs.

Remove and replace major components of desktop systems (such as monitor or CPU)..Qualifications/Experience Global Network Exploitation and Vulnerability Analyst (GNEVA): Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related area (e.g., Engineering, Mathematics). Upper level coursework or work experience should include some of the following: Automata Theory and Formal Languages; Computer Forensics; Computer Network Architecture and Protocols; Network Security; Programming Languages Theory; Software Engineering; System Architecture and Design; Systems Design and Programming; Programming Threat Analyst: Associate's Degree in behavioral science, political science, or international relations or related field required, Bachelor's Degree preferred. Experience performing technical threat analysis, multi-source analysis, or intelligence analysis preferred. Experience performing analysis in a military or intelligence community organization is highly desirable.Computer Network Defense (CND) Analyst: Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or related field, such as: General Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, IT, Information Assurance, or Information Systems.

Experience in network and system administration, IT support, infrastructure support, programming, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, cyber security, intelligence, information assurance, or related experience.System Administrator: 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 a computer science-related field or technical/vocational training certificate. Experience must include at least two of the following: system administration, IT support, IT management, database administration or application administration, web programming, and/or using or administering operating systems. Technical instruction experience (i.e., experience teaching relevant content) will be considered.

Ideal candidates for this challenging position should have a background in information technology, hands-on system administration, and LINUX experience. Proven outstanding customer skills, as well as excellent interpersonal skills with high emphasis on teaming - are requirements. Candidates should have the ability to take responsibility for work, setting and/or meeting priorities, and organizing and using time and resources efficiently and effectively; be able to effectively comprehend and convey information verbally and in writing; have ability to use logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity, judgment, and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate and use multiple sources of information to effectively inform decisions and outcomes..Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule This is a full-time position. Shift work on a compressed work schedule may be required.Salary is commensurate with experience and education.Salary: $37,720-$86,982.How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page.***PLEASE NOTE: To submit unofficial transcript(s), use the My Career Tools link on the Careers Home page after you have submitted your application.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..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 noreply@nsa.gov.***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..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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