Fort George G. Meade Complex, MD
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 07/1 to 12/10
Open: 2023-05-10, Close: 2023-07-09
NSA Police Officers provide armed and uniformed security, force protection, and law enforcement functions in support of NSA’s mission, assets, personnel, and facilities headquartered in and around Fort Meade. The NSA Police Force is an integral part of the NSA Security and Counterintelligence organization, which provides NSA worldwide counterintelligence, personnel, and facilities security support.
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE NSA POLICE INCLUDE:
– Counterterrorism & Force Protection
– Pedestrian and vehicular access control
– Response and mitigation of security, medical, and fire emergencies
– Critical incident management
– Enforcement of laws and regulations relative to the protection of NSA assets
– Vehicle, facility, and material security inspections
– Firearms training and range management
– Patrol of NSA property
The National Security Agency (NSA) has a current and ongoing requirement for personnel to serve as Full-time officers with the NSA Police on its complexes at Fort Meade, Maryland. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply for these exciting and highly dynamic positions offering unlimited career growth, exceptional training, and the opportunity to serve your country as an employee of one of the most unique and respected Agencies in the Federal government.
The Qualifications listed are the minimum accepted to be considered for the position.
Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience.
Experience working with basic office resources (e,g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics), working in security, law enforcement, and/or military service is desired. Must be atleast 21 years of age and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. certification in Act 120, MPTC, FLETC except, CPR, and AED is preferred.
Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.
Degree in Criminology, Behavioral Science, Law Enforcement, or a Security related field is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.
Relevant experience must be with NSA police, equivalent experience (e.g., SARU, ATFP), or in security (i.e. personal or physical). Certification in the following areas is preferred (i.e., Firearm, ACT 120, MPTC, FLETC exempt). CPR, AED, HAZMAT, and Incident Command certifications and /or training is also preferred. Must be 21 years of age and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Formal or informal leadership is preferred.
– Enforce federal and state laws and applicable regulations
– Respond to and investigate incidents
– Validate badges to determine if individuals are authorized access to controlled areas
– Operate and maintain proficiency with weapons
– Patrol agency compounds, facilities, and perimeters to detect and deter potential unlawful acts, security breaches, or dangerous situations
– Secure dangerous areas
– Subdue suspects while conducting investigative detentions and/or arrests
– Stand, walk, or kneel for long periods
– Perform tasks that involve repetitive motions of the fingers, hands, arms, feet, legs, or other body parts
– Perform physical activities outdoors under all weather conditions
– Perform physically strenuous activities when responding to emergencies
– Maintain endurance and agility in accordance with current regulations in order to perform specific job requirements
– Drive vehicles, such as cars, vans, or trucks to transport cargo or passengers
– Operate a motor vehicle under high speeds or high risk conditions
– Follow safety and security procedures and practices when operating machinery, vehicles, or equipment
Only the highest caliber individuals qualify for these selected positions. At a minimum, applicants must meet the following qualifications:
– Applicant must be a U.S. citizen.
– Unquestionable loyalty to the United States and sound moral character as established by a comprehensive Federal Special Background Investigation (to include a polygraph).
– Issues that could disqualify an applicant from consideration include, but are not limited to, whether the applicant has engaged in serious criminal activity, recent illegal drug use, a history of adverse employment actions to include absenteeism and termination, or significant credit problems such as recent bankruptcies.
– This position requires the carrying of an Agency-issued firearm. The Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended, and applicable implementing regulations prohibit the NSA from issuing a firearm or ammunition to anyone who has a record of having been convicted of a crime involving domestic violence. Applicants who have been convicted of such a crime are not eligible to be considered for this position.
– At least 21 years of age.
– Excellent physical condition.
– Must meet DoD vision standards for law enforcement occupations.
– Must meet DoD hearing standards for law enforcement occupations.
– Must be willing to work outdoors, shift-work, weekends, holidays, and overtime, under strenuous and potentially dangerous conditions.
– Possess a valid state driver’s license.
– Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience.
– Experience working with basic office resources (e.g., e-mail, web browsers, word processors, and presentation graphics), working in security, law enforcement, and/or military service is desired. Must be at least 21 years of age and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. DoD Post Certification, CPR, and AED is preferred.
Applicants selected for further processing will be scheduled for the National Police Officer Selection Test (POST), NSA Police Physical Ability Test (PAT) and an Operational Interview. The PAT is included as part of the applicant process as it is a required element of the training. The PAT consists of:
– 19 Push-Ups within 2 minutes
– 1.5 mile run within 17 minutes and 30 seconds
Applicants who successfully complete the initial testing may be extended a conditional offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of security and medical screenings, as follows:
– Medical/psychological screening by NSA medical staff
– Full field background investigation and polygraph testing
Applicants selected for the position will have to successfully complete:
– A Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) accredited basic academy program
This training provides a rigorous, physically and academically challenging battery of courses/instruction in law enforcement skills/techniques, which includes classroom instruction with written examinations, graded practical exercises, firearms instruction, and a PAT.
This training may be waived for candidates who have previously successfully completed a FLETA, CALEA or State P.O.S.T. accredited basic academy program, and can produce the course curriculum, transcript, and official certificate of completion.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
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.
Salary Range: $56,486 – $122,459 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance)
On-the-job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based upon the need and experience of the selectee.
Work Schedule: Applicants should be aware this position supports 24/7 Operations.
BENEFITS: All NSA employees are provided a comprehensive Federal employment benefit package that includes:
– Federal health and life insurance options
– Federal retirement plan
– 11 paid holidays a year
– Sick leave accrued at the rate of 4 hours per pay period (13 days/year)
– Vacation leave ranging from 13-26 days a year (based on years of Federal service)
– Military leave
– Shift, weekend, and holiday salary differential
– Paid overtime
– Tuition reimbursement program
– On-site child care (fee for service)
– Credit Union services
IN ADDITION, OFFICERS ARE PROVIDED:
– Uniforms, equipment, and laundering at no cost
– Performance based rank and salary promotions
– Opportunities to apply for vacancies in the following specialized units:
– Emergency Response Team (SWAT)
– Chemical and Biological Rapid Response Team
– K-9 Unit
– Mountain Bike Patrol
– Police Training Unit
– Firearms Instructors
How to apply
U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. 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.
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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.
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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