Data Analysts apply tools and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data. They communicate with stakeholders and conduct research to develop an understanding of relevant programs and requirements. These analysts identify and collect data from various sources, evaluate the data to ensure that they meet analytic needs, and prepare the data for analysis. They also select, apply, and assess analytic models and techniques, and review and verify the results. They prepare reports and briefings and consult with stakeholders to communicate findings.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
PROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure. Band 03 $61,801- $126,062 PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized. Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html
Additional Position Info
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serves as the world leader in providing timely, relevant, accurate and actionable geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA's civilian, military and contract personnel evaluate imagery, maps, charts, multiple layers of foundation data - such as terrain, elevation and gravity - and the full spectrum of visible and invisible light in order to help users visualize what is happening at a particular place and time. Our intelligence officers go beyond describing 'what, where and when' to revealing 'how and why.' Our work enables decision advantage for our policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Do you like to work with data? Are you interested in using data to inform decision makers and to implement data-driven solutions to solve complex problems? NGA is in search of Data Analysts who will create innovative and dynamic ways to address Agency mission and business data challenges. As a Data Analyst at NGA, you will design, develop, and test predictive models, identifying data trends and patterns to inform data-driven decisions. You will be a member of multidisciplinary teams who implement scalable solutions to multifaceted problems, allowing consumers to view, manipulate, and analyze complex data sets. Data Analysts work with mission and corporate-level data, and support non-data professionals on projects that solve data-related problems; the Data Analysts engage with these professionals to rapidly understand their requirements and iteratively develop and release solutions to these problems. The projects worked, are prioritized to achieve the Agency's mission, and your solutions will scale throughout the Agency. Data Analysts must possess the ability to think strategically; and to operate in a dynamic environment; to support the delivery of interoperable, enterprise-wide solutions. They should also have demonstrated keen problem-solving skills and strong interpersonal skills to work internally with different stakeholders. Knowledge of emerging technical skills, tools, and best practices is key. Please note that technical proficiency testing may be required in the future. Band 3: Data Analysts apply moderately complex tools and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data. They communicate with stakeholders and conduct research to develop an intermediate understanding of relevant programs and requirements. These analysts identify and collect moderately structured data from various sources, evaluate the data to ensure that they meet analytic needs, and prepare the data for analysis. They also select, apply, and assess a variety of analytic models and techniques, and review and verify results. They prepare reports and briefings and consult with stakeholders to communicate findings. Specific duties include: 1. Analyze and interpret statistical data to identify trends or relationships among variables and factors that could affect the results of research. 2. Apply mathematical principles or statistical approaches to solve moderately complex problems in scientific or applied fields. 3. Prepare statistical reports, to include graphics or other visual representations of information. 4. Visualize information, using a moderate range of tools, scripts and algorithms, support the creation of explanatory and predictive models, and conduct comparative and alternative analysis to address complex military and intelligence challenges.
Mandatory Qualification Reqs
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Experience analyzing and interpreting data to identify patterns, trends, or relationships among variables and factors to inform decisions; find scalable solutions to complex problem-sets; or close knowledge gaps. 2. Demonstrated data visualization experience including the use of common software tools (e.g. Tableau, matplotlib, etc.) and the use of data visualizations for exploratory data analysis. 3. Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Python, R, Java, or a similar language, as applied to programming access and manipulation of data.
Highly Desired Skills
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Proven ability communicating ongoing work and findings to leadership and others through written, visual, and verbal reports and briefings. 2. Proven innovator and strategic problem solver. 3. Ability to create and thrive in emerging and ambiguous environments. 4. Effective collaborator in high-performance, geographically-distributed team environments.
How To Apply - External
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
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
Additional Job Requirements
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.
Job Type: Full-time