Computer Network Operations (CNO) - Operator
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Job Overview 
Base Pay: $47,923 - $90,344 /Year
Other Pay: N/A
Employee Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government - Civil Service
Internet - ECommerce
Defense - Aerospace
Manages Others: Not Specified
Job Type: Information Technology
Government - Federal
Required Education: Not Specified
Required Experience: Not Specified
Required Travel: Not Specified
Relocation Covered: Not Specified
Contact: Not Available
Phone: Not Available
Fax: Not Available
Reference ID: 1037469

Company Overview 
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. policymakers and warfighters. And we protect American intelligence from the ever-listening ears of our adversaries. At the Nation’s top cryptologic organization, you can work with the best and the brightest, using your intelligence to solve some of the Nation’s most difficult challenges.
Job Description 


Our nation has entered a new era that brings profound changes to the way the National Security Agency conducts its mission. The explosion of the World Wide Web has created a need for the Computer Network Operations (CNO) mission. This very important mission is composed of three major parts: network defense, network attack, and computer network exploitation. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for people who are highly skilled and impassioned about winning the war in cyberspace. These are NOT your average Computer Science or Engineering jobs!

Operators support the operations and intelligence collection capabilities conducted through the use of computer networks to gather data from target or adversary automated information systems or networks. As an operator, you will use advanced software applications for network navigation, tactical forensic analysis, and collection of valuable intelligence information
. Qualifications We are looking for people with a solid understanding of network penetration techniques, tools, and methodologies that can defend a network from attack. You should have broad expertise with multiple operating systems and a strong networking background to include network security devices. If you routinely visit network security websites, attend conferences, or maintain your own network we would like to talk to you!

This fast paced critical position requires someone with solid decision making skills, ability to react quickly, and technical proficiency in the following areas:

Operating system and network analysis
Malicious code analysis
Intrusion detection
Penetration testing
Packet analysis
Scanning and detection
Network and security forensics
Entry is with a High School diploma and 6 years of experience, or an Associate's degree and 4 years of experience, or a Bachelor's degree and 2 years of experience, or a Master's Degree and no experience.
With no experience, degree must be in Computer Science or related field (e.g., Telecommunications, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Forensics, Cyber Security, IT, or Information Systems)
Experience in network and system administration, IT support, infrastructure support, programming, field engineering, telecommunications, vulnerability analysis, penetration testing, computer forensics, cyber security, or related experience.
Experience with military training in a relevant area such as JCAC, DNA, etc.

Job Requirements  


Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule SALARY RANGE: $47,923 to $90,344

Successful candidates will receive a specific offer based upon their skills and educational background.

TRAINING: Management strongly supports continuing education and career development.

DUTY SCHEDULE: This office participates in the Alternate Work Schedule. This position requires willingness to work shift work.
. 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 [Click Here to Email Your Resume].


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.

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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