Supv Executive Support Officer

Department of Defense - Springfield, VA (30+ days ago)4.3

JOB DESCRIPTION: Managerial positions involve supervision of other subordinate managers and/or supervisors, and/or direction of units, functions, or projects (which may be staffed by civilian or military personnel). Managers are responsible for justifying, directing, and allocating resources (people, budget, material) across the organization through one or more levels of supervision, and for setting organizational goals, objectives, and priorities. They handle highly complex, sensitive, or ambiguous challenges facing the organization(s); interact with, influence and persuade high-ranking officials within and outside the organization, agency and other external organizations; and make decisions that have an impact within and outside of the immediate organization and agency. Managers must supervise at least one government supervisor; they typically supervise between three to fifteen employees. Supv Executive Support Officers perform a wide range of administrative and technical functions and tasks which require vision, leadership, communication, and the integration of office activities to support senior leaders. They anticipate and frame issues, assess risks and devise solutions, and keep management apprised of high priority issues and requirements. They prioritize mission requirements and work assignments, provide guidance, direct work to the appropriate action officers, and advise decision makers. They coordinate activities to ensure that the policies, guidance, and recommendations of senior leaders are fully considered and accurately reflected. They plan and schedule events and prepare seniors for upcoming activities.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Office of Sciences and Methodologies (ATS) provides timely, relevant, and crucial Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) image and geospatial science solutions for combat support and national intelligence missions. The office leads the integration of advanced sensor phenomenology, leverages new technologies, and develops new techniques and methodologies to enable the deepening and broadening of analytical expertise. The Chief of Staff works in a dynamic, high-tempo environment, requiring timely and accurate staff work as well as the ability to multi-task to accomplish frequent, daily requirements. The Chief of Staff must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, able to work independently, and possess expert organization and communication skills. The Chief of Staff is pivotal for day-to-day mission success supporting a cadre of civilians, military, and contractors spanning across several locations. The Chief of Staff has the responsibility of supporting the Office Director, Deputy Director, and other office leadership for all staff actions and non-analytic functions, and works closely with other Analysis leaders and Chiefs of Staff to execute the Analysis and Agency mission. The Chief of Staff supervises, manages and coordinates the front office staff in executing the Office resources (manpower, budget, travel, contracts, and technology), overseeing business practices, and ensures that the office provides timely and accurate responses to resource-related taskers. On a daily basis works with the office leadership to direct, coordinate, and synchronize internal and external ATS activities to ensure efficiency of operations unity of effort, and mission accomplishment. Additionally, the Chief of Staff must coordinate and partner with other directorates within NGA to ensure office equities are represented and achieved.

Supervisory status

Who May Apply
This job is open to…
External Applicants Only

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Job family (Series)
0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program


Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Security Investigation

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
  • Polygraph Test Required
  • Position Subject to Drug Testing
  • Two Year Probationary Period
  • Direct Deposit Required
You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.

NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed. The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices.

This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference 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 an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1) Supervising and directing other subordinate managers and/or supervisors, and/or direction of units, functions, or projects. 2) Formulating, developing, directing, or implementing strategic programs, plans, or processes to allocate resources (people, budget, material) across the organization through one or more levels of supervision and for setting organizational goals, objectives, and priorities. 3) Planning and leading an organization to prioritize mission requirements and to meet objectives or short-suspense time schedules. 4) Knowledge of planning, programing, budget, execution cycle and process.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Knowledge of DoD, the Intelligence Community and/or civil components of the U.S. Government. 2) Knowledge of Joint/IC/Service GEOINT activities, GEOINT Doctrine, Department of Defense and the Intelligence Community (IC) membership. 3) Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build and sustain positive relationships with customers and strategic partners. 4) Contracting Officer Representative Experience. 5) Acquisition Experience, specifically preparing and evaluating Statement of Work (SOW).

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY.

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:

1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,
2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates,
3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement. If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted.

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Top Secret/SCI

Required Documents

Required Documents

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.


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