Do you have a passion for civil liberties and protecting the privacy of ordinary citizens? Are you “well known and highly regarded by US privacy and civil liberties protection professionals?” Can you be both righteous and morally flexible? Then the American National Security Agency has just the job for you. The signal intelligence agency best known for logging every phone call in America, reading the world’s emails, and weakening essential cryptographic standards is looking for a Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer.
The job is a “completely new role… focused on the future, designed to directly enhance decision making and to ensure that CL/P [civil liberties and privacy] protections continue to be baked into NSA’s future operations, technologies, tradecraft, and policies.”
Here are the qualifications required to be considered, along with what they actually mean.
In return for all the hard work, the government will pay the successful candidate a salary that is “commensurate with experience and education,” with an upper limit of $173,000. That’s just a shade under the $174,000 senators and congressmen earn (pdf).
So if you possess the qualifications listed above—and you’re a US citizen who can pass drug tests, polygraph tests and rigorous background checks—you may be invited to an interview and perhaps land a job in glamorous Fort Meade, Maryland, when you can protect your countrymen from the Chinese, the Russians and possibly even from themselves. Good luck!