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National Security Agency (NSA)

Government Defense - Aerospace 10,000 - 25,000 Employees Headquartered in Ft. Meade, MD 12 Active Jobs

About NSA

Challenging, rewarding, life-changing, history-making – there’s no single way to describe a career at the National Security Agency (NSA). From STEM professionals to foreign language experts, intelligence analysts to business managers, NSA offers extraordinary opportunities to professionals in a wide variety of fields.

NSA is a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research. 

If you’re looking to contribute to something bigger than yourself, something that’s a matter of national security, join NSA.

For more information and to apply online, visit


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
• Annual Leave – 13-26 paid days each year (accrual based on years of service)
• Sick Leave
• Court Leave
• Maternity Leave
• 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 Employees Health Benefits (FEHB) Program
• Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP)
• Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
• Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI)
• Federal Long-Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP)

Quality of Work Life
• Competitive Salary
• Flexible Work Hours
• Employee Resource Groups and Special Emphasis Programs
• Fitness Center
• Travel Opportunities
• Moving Assistance
• New Hire Networking
• Roommate Locator • Childcare Resources • Onsite Banking • MVA-On-Wheels • Telework • Civilian Welfare Fund (CWF) • WorkLife4You (online information and referral service for employees and their families available 24/7)

• Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
• Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) – the Government’s version of 401(k)

For more information, visit our benefits page. 

Career Opportunities

NSA offers the following exciting career opportunities:

• Intelligence Analysis
• Intelligence Collection
• Foreign Language Analysis
• Computer Science
• Cyber
• Engineering and Physical Sciences
• Mathematical Sciences
• Business, Accounting and Budget
• Inspection, Investigation and Compliance
• Law and Legal Services
• Medical and Occupational Health
• Security and Law Enforcement
• Human Resources
• Education and Training
• General Administrative Support
• Communication and Public Affairs
• Infrastructure and Logistics
• Paid Internships, Scholarships and Co-op

For more information, visit our careers and student programs pages. 


The National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) leads the U.S. government in cryptology that encompasses both Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) and Information Assurance (IA) products and services, and enables Computer Network Operations (CNO) to gain a decision advantage for the nation and our allies under all circumstances.

By its very nature, gathering and protecting intelligence requires a high degree of confidentiality. So, while we can’t share specifics about the job until after you’re hired, we can tell you that your intellect will be challenged and your career will be rewarding. You’ll work alongside the best and brightest minds to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. And those solutions often play a major role in shaping the course of world history.

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NSA is dedicated to developing an exceptional workforce prepared to succeed in every facet of the mission. Employees of NSA, whether fresh out of college or experienced, expand the scope of their expertise and sharpen their skills through a variety of activities, including ongoing academic education, professional training and development, leadership opportunities and job mobility.

The NSA workforce fosters a workplace of inclusion and values diversity across all disciplines: diversity in gender, race and ethnicity, as well as in background, experience and perspective. Our ability to bring diverse individual experiences and perspectives together is a key part of our ability to overcome NSA’s greatest mission challenges. Mission success and diversity go hand-in-hand as essential partners in protecting and defending our nation.

NSA is proud to be recognized as an outstanding employer by several industry-leading organizations. It has been named a Top 20 Government Employer by Woman Engineer, Minority Engineer, STEM Workforce Diversity, Equal Opportunity and Careers & the disABLED magazines. The agency also has been recognized as a Top 50 STEM employer by Winds of Change magazine.

For more information, see our workplace culture page.