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Language Instructor – Russian – Experienced Level (N1186342)

Fort Meade, Maryland
Pay Plan: GG, Grade: 11/1 to 14/10
Open: 2022-06-12, Close: 2022-06-30

Language Instructors at the National Security Agency employ the latest principles of adult learning and second language acquisition to design, develop and deliver platform training (including video and directed studies), and/or web-based training for beginning through advanced level language analysts.

Description of Position:
Our full-time language instructors develop, deliver, assess, and evaluate foreign language training and materials for adult learners primarily for intermediate and advanced learners. Our instructor cadre is encouraged to continue professional development to enhance existing skills and knowledge or expertise through language or training related research or course work and through participation and presentations at conferences, seminars and workshops and other fora. They also partner with individuals in academia, the public and private sectors, and other governmental agencies to develop and refine training components, participate in decision-making policy and craft guidelines to enhance language training and performance assessment on the individual and program levels.

– Design, develop, document, and deliver training courses ranging from one day to six weeks.
– Design, develop, and administer tests and provide feedback on test performance.
– Incorporate training technologies in course development and delivery.
– Conduct and participate in needs assessments for training and development.
– Prepare transcripts and translations (verbatim or extracts) of voice material in the target language.

Job Summary
A highly-skilled work force like NSA continually needs professional Educators and Training Experts to advance our employees career development. Positions ranging from Career Advisors to Curriculum Managers to Instructional Designers currently exist.

Qualifications
*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.

Full Performance
Entry is with a high school diploma or equivalent plus 3 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 1 year relevant experience.

Degree in Education or Language is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in teaching adult language education (formal or informal), identifying and using authentic materials to support objectives, and assessing student performance. Experience may also include designing, developing and/or evaluating training and development content in the relevant subject matter. Some of the experience may be language-related in an area directly related to NSA mission. Applicant must have minimum language proficiency of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered.

In special cases (e.g., hard to fill positions in critical or less-common languages/dialects) where no viable applicants are available with the minimum language proficiency level required, applicants with ILR Level 3 in one mode and 2+ in the other will be considered, but will require additional language training to reach Level 3/3 within 2-3 years.

Senior
Entry is with a high school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate’s degree plus 4 years relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree in Education or Language is preferred, but a degree in any field is acceptable.

Relevant experience must be in teaching adult language education (formal or informal); identifying and using authentic materials to support objectives; assessing student performance; instructional systems design (ISD); development and teaching using blended learning; and evaluation of training/development content. Some of the experience may be language-related in an area directly related to NSA mission. Applicant must have minimum language proficiency of Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 3/3 in reading and listening in the target foreign language for which the applicant is being considered.

Competencies
The ideal candidate will be proficient in a critical language. Will possess strong communications skills and effective interpersonal skills. As well as:

– Interpreting cultural references and the meaning of foreign language material including, acronyms, jargon, slang, idioms, and proverbs specific to a particular language.
– Possessing subject matter expertise related to a country, region, or people.
– Evaluating language proficiency (reading, listening, speaking, and writing).
– Determining difficulty level of written and aural language materials.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a full-time position, Monday through Friday.

Salary Ranges from $74,950 – $164,102 (Full Performance/Senior)

How to apply
To 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.

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.

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 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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Language Instructor – Russian – Experienced Level (N1186342)