In an example of the worst timing ever, the National Security Agency (NSA) is now advertising for new employees in positions called “Digital Exploitation Specialists.”
According to the NSA job description, the duties of the job are to “perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications.”
The agency advertised the job opening over Twitter on June 6.
Just as the agency is under scrutiny for collecting massive amounts of data from everyday Americans, the agency posts job openings for even more such people. This comes only days before an NSA whistleblower came forward to detail the spy agency’s intrusions into U.S. citizen’s personal info.
And as millions of Americans are losing their jobs, their insurance benefits, or finding their career stagnate in paralysis, the NSA seems to have a pretty sweet starting salary range for these Digital Exploitation Specialists. They’ll be making between $42,209 and $81,204 annually.
In case you don’t want to log your IP address at nsa.gov to the see the job description, the full details are as follows:
The purpose of the Digital Network Exploitation Analyst Development Program (DDP) is to develop individuals who can perform discovery and target technology analysis of digital network and mobile communications. Individuals will support the Analysis and Collection Offices in Signals Intelligence (SIGINT). The three-year intern program combines training (SIGINT Discovery/Analysis), operational assignments (in the SIGINT Directorate) and a technical report to enhance the skills of an individual. There is a one year commitment to the SIGINT Directorate upon graduation from the Development Program. In order to carry out these functions NSA is looking for people who are highly skilled and impassioned with Analysis and Discovery. Graduates of this program are aggressively sought after because of their in depth knowledge and breadth of experiences.