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National Cryptologic Museum Director - Experienced Level

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

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ResponsibilitiesNSA Overview The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. For over quarter of a century, The National Security Agency's (NSA) National Cryptologic Museum (NCM) has sought to achieve its stated mission of informing the American public and the world of the critical role that cryptology has played in preserving freedom. The museum performs this mission by providing tours, programs, a wide range of educational outreach programs to individuals of all ages and in general managing the facility. In addition, the facility also serves NSA by providing an appropriate venue for briefing and entertaining foreign partners, other distinguished guests, and visitors from all walks of life. NSA's Strategic Communications organization is looking for a new Director, with museum management experience, who will ensure that museum activities continue to amplify NSA's goal of public outreach and transparency and willing to help chart the future of the organization. The Director is expected to manage the museum's budget, operations, and staff in an effort to achieve the previously mentioned goals. Specifically, the Director is responsible for ensuring all museum tours and programs meet the required standards and that the professional staff responsible for those activities are properly trained. In addition, the Director oversees the management and preservation of the museum's artifacts and documents, and the evaluation of historic items and artifacts for their eligibility to be included in the collection. A key aspect of this position involves the Director's regularly interaction with the museum's board/foundation. This position will take on even greater importance, and responsibilities, when the facility moves to its new home as part of the new Center for Cryptologic Excellence and Innovation. The eventual selectee should not only have the ability to manage and lead the current facility, but also the intent and means to lead the organization into a challenging but ultimately successful future. Description of the Position The responsibilities of the NCM Director Include: - Managing NCM budgets and day to day operations - Managing both full time Agency and volunteer staff - Overseeing a wide range of educational outreach programs - Working with a wide range of Agency organizations to further the NSA mission - Serving as a liaison to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation
SkillsDescription of Skills The ideal candidate is someone with substantive and accomplished experience in running and managing a world class museum/facility and in working with museum related foundation boards and entities. In addition, the individual should already have or be willing to acquire a comprehensive understanding of cryptologic history. Strong written and oral communication skills are necessary for successful performance in this role. A graduate degree in History or Museum Studies, is preferred, although other degrees are acceptable; additional experience in public history management or museum operations is desired if degree is not related. Other attributes required include: - customer service and requirements oriented to both the Agency and the general public - able to work effectively, independently and/or within teams, across functional areas in a collaborative environment - able to manage multiple tasks related to both the Agency and the NCM mission - versatile - innovative - proactive - able to consistently solve a wide range of ongoing NCM and Agency related problems and challenges Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following areas is preferred: - Museum Management - Public Affairs/Relations - Department of Defense / Intelligence Community - History
Pay, Benefits, & Work ScheduleThis is a full-time position, Monday through Friday with additional hours on selected Saturdays.
Mandatory Qualification ReqsSalary Range: $117,191 - $152,352 (Senior) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 6 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 10 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 8 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (additional experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related). Relevant experience must be in a public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, communications, marketing or public relations), some of which must be from within the DoD/IC. Salary Range: $137,849 - $166,500 (Expert) *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. 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. Entry is with a Bachelor's degree plus 9 years of relevant experience, or a Master's degree plus 7 years of relevant experience, or a Doctoral degree plus 5 years of relevant experience. A high school diploma or GED plus 13 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 11 years of relevant experience may be considered. Degree in Communication, Marketing, Public Affairs, Political Science, Journalism, English, or Writing is preferred, although any degree is acceptable (additional experience in communication or public affairs is required if degree is not related). Relevant experience must be in a public affairs-related area (e.g., writing, communications, marketing or public relations), some of which must be from within the DoD/IC.
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 noreply@intelligencecareers.gov. ***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.
DCIPS DisclaimerThe 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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Location Fort Meade, MD, 20755, United States
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