Foreign Affairs Officer - Mid/Experienced Level

National Security Agency (NSA)
  • Location
    Fort Meade, Maryland
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career / Advanced
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

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, on the other hand, provides cybersecurity solutions to support dependable National Security Mission execution in the face of capable and persistent cyber adversaries.

Description of the Position

As a Foreign Affairs Officer you will: Manage partnerships and interactions between NSA and foreign entities by maintaining cognizance of all areas of exchange of information and agreements made by NSA or the U.S. Government in accordance with legal authorities and restrictions; Possess an understanding of partner countries, e.g. legal, policy, compliance, politics and culture; Manage/coordinate corporate bodies that discuss or impact foreign partner issues, plan for future visits and meetings, and ensure proper funding for program execution; Convey NSA and foreign partners' views, issues, and requirements to NSA management to resolve issues and ensure alignment of the solutions with the strategy and goals for both NSA and that partner; Represent NSA in international meetings; Contribute to Intelligence Community studies, and brief governmental representatives on the nature and status of existing relationships; Prepare senior NSA management for discussions with foreign government counterparts.


The ideal candidate is someone with a desire for continual learning and who possesses strong communication (oral and written), problem-solving, analytic, interpersonal skills, and is:

- customer service & results oriented

- politically savvy

- accountable

- adaptable

- detail-oriented

- able to negotiate with and influence others

- able to work effectively (independently and/or within teams) across functional areas in a collaborative environment

- able to manage multiple tasks with competing timelines and deliverables

- able to clearly and succinctly communicate complex initiatives

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