This is an open and continuous announcement and will be used to establish an inventory of potential candidates. This announcement does not guarantee employment. Applications received will be retained until the end of the fiscal year 2018 and be reviewed on an as needed basis against the applicant's demonstrated ability to meet qualifications. While we are projecting future hiring needs for the work roles listed, we do not intend to restrict the use of any application submitted in response to this announcement. Applicants will be contacted if they have been selected for an interview. Should an interview be scheduled, details of the work role, location and pay band will be disclosed.
External Applicants Only
Denver, CO, St Louis, MO, Las Cruces, NM, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, Springfield, VA
CAREER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM:
All Professional Work Category positions advertised at a Pay Band 2 are part of NGA's Career Advancement Program (CAP). Employees in the Career Advancement Program will be evaluated semi-annually to determine if they meet the established program requirements. If requirements are met, employees will be eligible for a salary increase. Upon meeting all program requirements, the employee is eligible to be promoted non-competitively to a Pay Band 3. This promotion completes Career Advancement Program participation meaning the employee will no longer receive salary increases through the Career Advancement Program, and will now be evaluated in accordance to the Agency's standard evaluation processes.
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. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
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 02 $41,759 - $80,505
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
NGA EMPLOYABILITY REQUIREMENTS:
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
- US Citizenship
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information)
- Direct Deposit
- Two-year trial period
- Position is subject to Drug Testing
Mandatory Qualification Reqs
The Source Directorate serves the information needs of the intelligence, defense, and foreign policy communities and provides leadership on substantive issues, operations, tradecraft development, analytical tools and techniques to its partners and GEOINT customers worldwide.
The Collection Career Service is seeking qualified applicants (entry level and mid-level), for potential future NGA requirements, in the work roles listed below. Most positions are located at the NGA Campus East in Springfield, Virginia or at the NGA Campus West in St. Louis, Missouri; however, other positions may be available in other locations. Some positions may be designated as mission-critical and include 24x7 manning and shift-work schedules.
Source Strategies Analysts:
Source Strategies Analysts collaborate with customers and source providers to develop comprehensive multi-intelligence (multi-INT), multi-source strategies to address intelligence problems. They create tasking and dissemination requirements; adjudicate requirements; analyze and investigate collection performance; assess and report on end-to-end GEOINT system performance data; and advise customers in support of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG).
Requirements and Integration Analysts:
Requirements and Integration Analysts coordinate with mission partners and customers to define domain-specific requirements and processes, and support the integration of future systems and methodologies. They leverage system engineering principles and best practices, apply domain-specific knowledge, and represent the community perspective to identify current and future needs. These analysts also evaluate and integrate new technologies and associated functions and assist in transitioning technology into operations.
OPIR Operations Analysts:
OPIR Operations Analysts specialize in the tasking, collection, processing, and dissemination of OPIR resources and data. OPIR planning and real-time execution incorporate multi-intelligence (multi-INT) collaborative inputs to address long-term and emerging customer requirements. These analysts also troubleshoot OPIR performance issues, develop, and recommend changes to OPIR tactics, techniques, and procedures.
Throughput Strategies Analysts:
Throughput Strategies Analysts collaborate with customers and source providers to ensure the delivery of GEOINT source data. They develop optimal source throughput requirements and monitor, troubleshoot, and report on throughput health and status. These analysts also implement relevant release policies; monitor site bandwidth utilization; recommend alternative delivery paths; maintain user site profiles and allocation; and support operations integration of new data sources and system capabilities.
Foundation Collection Analysts:
Foundation Collection Analysts collaborate with customers and source providers to manage tasking, collection, and dissemination to support all Mapping, Charting, and Geodesy (MC&G) global programs, products, and requirements. They develop and coordinate tailored collection strategies; create and adjudicate tasking and dissemination requirements; and advise customers in support of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG). These analysts also analyze and investigate collection performance for MC&G-specific data from commercial, National Technical Means (NTM), and other sources.
Near visual acuity of 20/40 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses.
Highly Desired Skills
The following experience is desired:
1. Demonstrated experience with research and analysis, including use of critical thinking skills and/or data analytics designed to address international problems of national concern.
2. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the demonstrated ability to develop and present briefings to meet the need of various audiences.
3. Knowledge of the intelligence collection cycle process and/or experience in a GEOINT-related field.
4. Experience in modeling or manipulation of large data sets, IT applications supporting GEOINT, and/or in programming and/or automation (C+, R).
5. Education and/or experience totaling four to six years of experience in cartography, cultural area studies, earth science, environmental science, geodesy, geography, geology, Geographic Information Systems, history, hydrography, hydrology, imagery science, international affairs, oceanography, photogrammetry, physical science, political science, remote sensing, systems engineering, mathematics, data management, Information Technology, or related disciplines.
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).
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.