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Industry Advisor, Research Directorate

National Security Agency (NSA) | Fort Meade MD 20755 USA | Part Time | Posted: 07/11/2019

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ResponsibilitiesThe Research Directorate is looking for an energetic and technically astute leader to serve as an industry advisor. Responsibilities include building and advising on long-term strategic relationships with government, commercial industry, and the academic community supporting technology investment and transition in high performance computing, quantum research, and similar markets. Efforts will include advising on targeted strategic relationships in terms of dollars, personnel and technology to ensure NSA has access to scientific breakthroughs, and determining where it may be appropriate for cooperative research to expedite innovation. The primary duties and responsibilities of the Industry Advisor for Research include, but are not limited to: ' Collaborate with organizational and technical leaders to define and implement strategies to address organizational goals and objectives. ' Identify and pursue opportunities to advance the goals of the Research Directorate through collaborative efforts with other US Government (USG) agencies, commercial industry, and academia. ' Align, champion, and orchestrate USG, commercial, and academia capabilities and opportunities to address the needs of the Research Directorate. ' Foster an innovative and collaborative environment to identify and develop relationships and solutions critical to the success of the mission. ' Provide significant guidance, leadership and mentoring to advance innovation and teaming. ' Provide subject matter expertise to colleagues in support of their efforts. ' Actively participate in technology transitions, to include identifying new technologies and gaps that require solutions in order to fulfill mission needs. ' Document work and provide briefings to technical and non-technical audiences. ' Cultivate internal and external collaborative relationships with organizational and research leaders across the Agency and in academia, industry, national laboratories, military service laboratories, and other USG agencies. ' Work effectively with senior leaders, staff, and external customers at all levels, and operate sensitively in politically-charged situations. ' Advise leadership and team members on matters involving subject matter pertinent to the mission.
SkillsTechnical/Professional Leadership/Decision Making: 35 points Candidate must be a creative, innovative thinker, and be able to effectively organize and plan, set priorities, and lead people toward mission success. Candidate must have a strong record of making/influencing decisions and demonstrated success in aggressively pursuing creative alternatives, listening openly to conflicting points of views, analyzing options, and developing sound courses of action. Factors to be taken into consideration include demonstrated ability in the following areas: ' Creates a work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation. ' Aptitude in adapting behavior and work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles. ' Determining objectives and setting priorities while anticipating potential obstacles or opportunities. ' Acting as a catalyst for change and alternative thinking; building a shared vision with others. ' Working collaboratively across NSA, other USG agencies, industry, and academia to position Research initiatives into mission successes. ' Dealing effectively with stress and fast-moving events. ' Persuading others; building consensus through give and take; gaining cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitating 'win-win' solutions. ' Building teams/coalitions with leadership as well as across the workforce. ' Facilitating an open exchange of ideas and fostering an atmosphere of open communication. ' Making clear and convincing oral presentations to individuals or groups; listening effectively and clarifying information as needed. ' Developing networks and building alliances, engaging in cross-functional activities; collaborating across organizational boundaries and finding common ground with a wide range of stakeholders. Utilizing contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases. ' Expressing facts and ideas in a clear, convincing, and organized manner. ' Possessing strong communication skills, both verbal and written; proven ability to write for audiences of varying levels, and to brief senior leadership.' Technical/Professional Achievements: 25 points Candidate should have a strong record of personal technical and professional achievements. Factors to be taken into consideration include: ' Holding self and others accountable; monitoring and evaluating plans; focusing on results and measuring attainment of objectives. ' Anticipating and meeting the needs of the organization; committing to continuous improvement of services. ' Balancing interests of a variety of customers; readily adjusting priorities to respond to pressing and changing demands. ' Perceiving the impact and implications of decisions; making effective and timely decisions, even when data is limited. ' Developing and implementing strategies to enhance mission effectiveness. ' Assessing changing needs, advancements in technology, and understanding political implications to effect responsive actions. ' Developing proposals and marketing effectively to senior leadership and partners to achieve and promote mission success. Technical/Professional Development of Others: 20 points Candidate should have a strong record of leading and developing the skills, abilities, and mission success of others. Factors to be taken into consideration include: ' Inspiring, motivating, and guiding personnel towards the achievement of mission goals and objectives. ' Empowering people to lead change and take responsibility. ' Resolving conflicts and disagreements in a positive and constructive manner to minimize negative impact on the mission. ' Instilling mutual trust and confidence; creating a culture that fosters a high standard of ethics. ' Developing leadership in others through coaching, mentoring, rewarding and guiding employees. Leading the Intelligence Enterprise: 10 points Candidate should have a broad point of view of the Intelligence mission and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to larger Intelligence Community (IC) strategic priorities. Key factors to be considered include: ' Demonstrated knowledge, skill and/or ability to lead collaborative teams and stakeholders across USG to achieve a joint multi-agency mission outcome. ' Demonstrated knowledge, skill, and /or ability to understand the roles, missions, capabilities, and organizational and political realities of the intelligence enterprise and applying that understanding to drive joint, interagency, or multi-organization accomplishment. ' Demonstrated ability to understand equities issues and to advance a blended mission. ' Ability to contribute strategic thinking about political, economic, and technical issues. Continued Technical/Professional Development: 10 points Candidate should have a strong record of continuous enhancement of technical and professional skills and knowledge. Formal training, interaction with community experts, and technical expertise should be evaluated as part of the appraisal process. Factors to be taken into consideration include: ' Depth of knowledge in a technical discipline. ' Experience translating high-level visions into practically achievable strategies. ' Increasing the ability to relate narrow professional and technical specialties to the boarder needs of the community.
Pay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleThis is a full-time position, Monday through Friday. International and domestic travel may be required. Salary Range: $126,148 to $174,500
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How To Apply - ExternalTo apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from ***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. 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. Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
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