External Applicants Only
Edwards AFB, CA, Denver, CO, Arnold, MO, St Louis, MO, Holloman AFB, NM, Las Cruces, NM, Springfield, VA, Washington, DC
A cover letter is highly recommended, however not required. A cover letter can be used to highlight specific accomplishments, skills and objectives. If you choose to submit a cover letter, it cannot exceed 3,000 characters.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Band 01 $18,785 - $59,762
Band 02 $35,854 - $80,505
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
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.
NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the President's national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners' future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them.
NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress.
NGA is headquartered in Springfield, VA and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, MO. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world.
NGA Student Interns perform a variety of entry-level functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. They are given a work project that involves problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned. They must be in attendance at and enrolled in a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree program. They are placed on a one-year temporary appointment, which can be extended in one-year increments until the student graduates. Their appointment terminates upon graduation or when the student no longer attends school, even if the expiration date on the current appointment has not been reached. Upon graduation, successful interns may be offered the opportunity to non-competitively convert to a full-time employee.
Additional Position Info
In addition to the eligibility and education requirements, students will be selected based on academic, background, or work-related experience relevant to one of the below NGA mission areas or work roles:
- Imagery analysis, imagery science, analytic methodology and geospatial analysis
- Collection tradecraft
- Content management and media production
- Aeronautics, bathymetry, cartographic, data management, data science, data stewardship, human geography, linguistics, photogrammetry, maritime studies, orbital and earth science analysis
- Cybersecurity, IT architecture & engineering, IT operations and program management
- Research and Development (R&D) scientist and Science and Technology Programmatics Officer; areas of focus include computer vision, machine learning, artificial intelligence, geophysics, mathematical modeling and environmental science
- Contract specialist and purchasing agent
- Contract specialist
- Auditing, inspections, investigations, policy and strategy, communications
- Financial management and analysis and budget analysis
- Human resources, training and education, diversity and equal employment
- Program and office administration
- Security and facility management, adjudication, counterintelligence, information systems, law enforcement, polygraph examination, security, engineering (civil, electrical, facilities and mechanical), logistics, installation management and emergency management
Furthermore, NGA seeks student interns who demonstrate key cross-cutting NGA competencies and who will embody NGA core values. These competencies and values are as follows:
NGA Cross-Cutting Competencies
NGA Core Values:
- Accountability for Results: Takes responsibility for work, sets and meets priorities, and organizes and utilizes time and resources efficiently and effectively.
- Communication: Comprehends and conveys information with and from others in writing, reading, listening, and verbal and non-verbal actions. Uses a variety of media in communicating and making presentations appropriate to the audience.
- Critical Thinking: Uses logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity, judgment, and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate, and use multiple sources of information to inform decisions and outcomes.
- Engagement & Collaboration: Recognizes, values, builds and leverages collaborative and constructive teams to include networks of diverse coworkers, peers, customers, and stakeholders to share knowledge and achieve results.
- Personal Leadership & Integrity: Demonstrates personal initiative and innovation as well as honesty, integrity, openness, and respect in dealing with coworkers, peers, customers, stakeholders, and teams. Demonstrates selfless service, a commitment to excellence, and the courage and conviction to express their professional views.
- Excellence - Be first rate in all that you do.
- Accountability - Answer for your conduct, even when no one else is looking.
- Respect - Leverage diversity and creativity to perform as one NGA team.
- Teamwork - Work together to achieve common goals.
- Honesty - Be truthful at all times.
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:
- U.S. Citizen
- At least 18 years of age at time of application
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information)
- Position is subject to Drug Testing
- Students must be currently enrolled at least part time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university degree program (associates, bachelors, graduate, or post-graduate) with a graduation date of Spring 2020 or later.
- Students scheduled to graduate prior to Spring 2020 are ineligible unless accepted and enrolled in a subsequent degree program. Documentation of subsequent degree program acceptance and enrollment will be required.
- Students accepted to the internship program must send an official transcript to Student Programs once the Fall 2019 Semester is over.
- Online application
- Virtual Interview - Qualified applicants will receive an invitation to complete a virtual interview. The virtual interview must be completed by the close of the announcement.
- Qualified applicants should expect to provide written and video-based responses to questions that assess your potential fit with NGA particularly with respect to the competencies and values provided above.
- Resume and current transcript must be uploaded at time of interview.
- Cover letters are not required, but are strongly recommended, as they provide an opportunity to assess applicants' communication skills. In your cover letter, please include the following information:
- Your current year in school (e.g., 1st year undergrad, 3rd year undergrad, 1st year graduate school, etc.)
- Your anticipated graduation date
- Why you want to work at NGA
- What unique characteristics and/or experiences that make you a good fit for NGA.
- By submitting your application, you grant NGA permission to verify any education or experience claimed on your resume.
How To Apply - External
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.
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 your application.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).
How Will I Be Evaluated?
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.
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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
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.