National Security Agency


Clinical Psychologist (43250672)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 11/24/2017

Clinical Psychologist

Responsibilities The National Security Agency (NSA), America's premier cryptologic organization, is seeking an experienced, doctoral-level Clinical Psychologist in the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. The successful candidate will join the Psychological Assessment Services Division comprised of a team of highly skilled psychologists that provide expert clinical opinions to those who make operational, adjudicative, and management decisions about personnel. The selected individual will apply professional psychological knowledge and skills to conduct mission-related risk assessments, consultations, and trainings. These functions play a vital role in assisting internal customers with making security, suitability and/or management decisions. Specific job duties include: (a) assessment of applicants, employees and affiliates; (b) consultation to security regarding security clearances and other adjudicative decisions; (c) selection of individuals for sensitive/high-risk assignments; (d) screening of civilian and military personnel for pre- and post-deployment processing; and (e) consultation to supervisors and military commanders regarding personnel and administrative decisions. Administrative responsibilities may include coordination of services provided by contractors, program development and/or management, maintaining data and records, quality assurance and customer service, and developing, mentoring, and coaching others. Qualifications Salary Range: $94,796 - $145,629 (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 Doctoral degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in Clinical Psychology. Relevant experience must be in clinical psychology, and may also include performing psychology-related work (internships count against this requirement). A valid license to practice psychology in any state or territory is required. Salary Range: $131,767 - $161,900 (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 Doctoral degree plus 12 year of relevant experience. Degree must be in Clinical Psychology. Relevant experience must be in clinical psychology (internships count against this requirement). A valid license to practice psychology in any state or territory is required. The ideal candidate must have a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology from an APA-accredited program; an APA-accredited clinical internship successfully completed; a current and valid license in one of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, or US Territory; and at least 2 years post-licensure clinical experience. The ideal candidate should have strong assessment skills and have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. It is essential that the candidate is able to function within a multidisciplinary team and demonstrates the flexibility to handle various demands within a dynamic work environment. Administrative experience and experience working with the following populations is preferred, but not required: intelligence community/national security settings; Department of Defense (military or civilian); forensic practice; or law enforcement agencies. 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 noreply@nsa.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. 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.

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Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
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The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are 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.


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