by Warner Todd Huston
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.