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National Security Agency (NSA)

(Government)  
Defense - Aerospace
HQ: Ft. Meade, MD   |   10,000 - 25,000 employees  |  
Overview
About NSA

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in the protection and exploitation of intelligence. We gather and analyze foreign signals intelligence to produce vital information for U.S. policy makers and warfighters. And we protect American intelligence from the ever-listening ears of our adversaries, giving our Nation a decisive edge.

At NSA, you can work with the best and the brightest, using your intelligence to solve some of the Nation’s most difficult challenges. Your solutions can play a major role in shaping the course of world history.

NSA has exciting career opportunities available in Computer/Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Intelligence Analysis, Cryptanalysis, Signals Analysis, Business Management, Finance and Accounting, and more.
For more information and to apply online, visit www.NSA.gov/Careers.
Culture
Together We Can Do So Much NSA is committed to creating and maintaining a caring and respectful work environment where we can all reach our maximum potential as individuals and optimize our capabilities together as one team. We recognize that diversity awareness and education are essential elements in achieving this goal. Some of the diversity education programs we offer are:
  • Stokes Educational Scholarship Program
  • Managing Diversity
  • Diversity Awareness Training
  • Disability Awareness
  • Gender Communication Workshop
  • Color of Fear Workshop
NSA has been recognized by the readers of Diversity/Careers in Engineering & Information Technology as a 2008 Best Diversity Company. In Workforce Diversity Magazine, NSA received a high rank for the Top 20 Government Agencies. For more information and to apply online, visit www.NSA.gov/Careers.
Benefits
Employee Benefits At NSA, we recognize that your life is much more than your job. That is why we offer employee benefits that help make work a pleasure and life a little easier. Paid Time Off
  • Federal Holidays – 10 paid holidays each year
  • Vacation/Personal Leave – 13-26 paid days each year (accrual based on years of service)
  • Sick Leave – 13 paid days each year
  • Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) – allows eligible employees to take up to 12 administrative workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period
  • Temporary Medical Leave Assistance Program – provides eligible employees with paid leave when employee absence is due to a personal or family medical emergency or condition, and the absence causes financial hardship due to the unavailability of paid leave.
Health and Life Insurance
  • Federal Employee's Health Benefits (FEHB) Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
  • Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
Quality of Work Life
  • Competitive Salary
  • Flexible Work Hours
  • Diversity Training, Education, and Special Emphasis Programs
  • Domestic and International Travel Opportunities
  • Moving Assistance
  • New Hire Networking
  • Roommate Locator
  • Childcare Resources
  • Work/Life Hotline
  • Blood Donor and Bone Marrow Programs
  • Onsite Banking
  • MVA-On-Wheels
  • Telecommuting
  • Civilian Welfare Fund (CWF)
  • LifeCare (online information and referral service free to employees and their families 24/7)
Retirement
  • Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
    • Basic Benefit Plan
    • Social Security
    • Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) – the Government’s version of 401(k)
For more information and to apply online, visit www.NSA.gov/Careers.
Career Opportunities
NSA Career Opportunities

NSA offers the following exciting career opportunities:
  • Computer/Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Mathematics
  • Foreign Language
  • Intelligence Analysis
  • Cryptanalysis
  • Signals Analysis
  • Business Management
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Student Programs


For more information and to apply online, visit www.NSA.gov/Careers.
Mission
The NSA Mission

NSA is responsible for carrying out two of the country’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities – Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA).

SIGINT involves intercepting, decrypting, and analyzing foreign adversaries communication to produce intelligence that give the Nation an information advantage. We are also responsible for the protection of U.S. Government information systems, a discipline known as Information Assurance. Together, the two missions promote a single goal: information superiority for America and its allies.

By its very nature, gathering and protecting intelligence requires a high degree of confidentiality. So, while we can’t tell you exactly what you’ll be working on, we can say your intellect is sure to be challenged and the work you do is sure to be rewarding.

For more information and to apply online, visit www.NSA.gov/Careers.