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 Personal Services Assistant- Entry Level - Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

Job information
Posted by: National Security Agency (NSA) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Administrative - Other
Administrative - Receptionist/Secretarial
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 1170793 / Latpro-3828451 
Date posted: Oct-01-2021
State, Zip: Maryland, 20755


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 of classified national security information.

The Human Resources Group, Well-Being Services, Fort Meade, MD, is seeking a Personal Services Assistant to assist employees with disabilities with activities of daily living.

Description of Position

Executive Order 13548 requires federal agencies to attract, hire, and retain individuals with disabilities. Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (amended January 3, 2017) applies additional affirmative action obligations to federal agencies. These obligations include providing Personal Assistant Services (PAS) to federal employees and applicants with targeted disabilities as defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (see C.F.R. 1614.203(d)(5). These services are the basic activities of daily living, such as eating and toileting, which persons with certain targeted disabilities may be unable to do independently. Without the availability of assistive services, these individuals may be unable to fully participate in the workplace. Additionally, NSA is required to provide PAS to personnel with targeted disabilities during work hours, during work-related travel, and during employer-sponsored events. NSA is also required to provide PAS in the individual's home should they be eligible for telework.

Description of Skills

Assist employees with disabilities to perform activities of daily living that those employees would typically perform if they did not have disabilities.

Personal services tasks may include, but are not limited to; assisting with mobility, lifting and reaching, getting into or out of a vehicle at the worksite, eating and drinking, putting on/removing a coat, using the restroom, and business-related travel. Personal services, together with any reasonable accommodation required, enable the employees to perform the essential functions of their positions without posing a direct threat to safety. Personal Services Assistants do not perform medical procedures (e.g., administering shots) or medical monitoring (e.g., monitoring blood pressure).

The ideal candidate is someone with previous work experience in similar type work or a related field such as home health care.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
This Position is a term appointment of two years with an option to extend (not to exceed 5 years).

How To Apply - External
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 (see application details).

***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 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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