Capital Markets Placement
**THIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED: This AON has been amended in the 'Developmental Assignment** **THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENT**
Source: External Applicants Only
Location: 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.
DEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENT: All Professional Work Category positions advertised at a Pay Band 2 are part of NGA's developmental program. Positions in the developmental program will be hired with starting base salaries ranging from $35,359 to $61,922. Employees in the developmental program will be evaluated semi-annually to determine if they meet the established developmental requirements. If requirements are met, developmental program employees will be eligible for a progression increase. Upon meeting all milestone requirements, the employee is eligible to be promoted non-competitively to a Pay Band 3. This promotion completes developmental program participation and the employee will no longer receive progression increases, and will 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 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 02 $44,941 - $78,703
Band 03 $66,510 - $123,234
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.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Cartographers acquire, compile, evaluate, and review geospatial data for use in standard products, non-standard products, and/or data holdings in support of mission requirements. They attribute, extract, format, manipulate, and symbolize geospatial information. They ensure the quality, accuracy, and currency of geospatial information produced in-house or in cooperation with contractors or external partners.
Additional Position Info
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Maritime Safety Office of NGA's Source Operations and Management Directorate is recruiting for a Band III GEOINT Analyst (Cartography) to support digital nautical charting maintenance and production and generate mission-specific geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) datasets from the continually-maintained data. Applicants should be knowledgeable of many of the following disciplines: Standard nautical chart compilation and production, notice to mariners application, and Digital Nautical Chart (DNC) vector data collection and finishing. Applicants should be able to analyze and apply information from a wide variety of sources to include foreign nautical charts, foreign notice to mariners, imagery, survey and random track bathymetry, navigation publications, ship reports, and other forms of geospatial intelligence. Other responsibilities include research, analysis, and problem-solving in response to queries from the U.S. Navy, foreign hydrographic offices, and other users of our products and services. Band III analysts are expected to deliver effective presentations and briefings to small audiences and have strong technical and non-technical writing abilities. Interested personnel with a varied background in marine analysis, regional analysis, and geospatial analysis but with similar skills and experience are encouraged to apply.
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 applying knowledge of geospatial data requirements, sources, and standards;
2. Experience utilize GIS software for feature extraction, attribution, data manipulation, and data finishing;
3. Experience working independently or in a team environment in support of mission requirements and success.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Cartography or a major that included, or was supplemented by, at least 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in Cartography and/or directly related Sciences and Mathematics. Coursework may include, but is not limited to, Astronomy, Cartography, Forestry, Geodesy, Geology, Geophysics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Land Surveying, Photogrammetry, Physical and Geological Oceanography, Geography, and Remote Sensing. Computer software classes associated with current technology, GIS courses, and information management classes may also be counted. The 30 semester (45 quarter) hours must include at least 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of college level non-business mathematics or statistics, but these should not account for more than 15 semester (22 quarter) hours. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: Six years of significant applied experience in the Cartographic field that includes the use of current GIS tools.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses; Stereopsis ability required for assignments that require the use of stereo imagery.
Highly Desired Skills
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Experience using writing and communication skills (verbal or in sign language);
2. Experience using problem solving skills;
3. Experience applying knowledge of quality control and assurance practices;
4. Experience applying knowledge of the organizational structure of NGAs Maritime Safety Office and understand how it supports the needs and requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC);
5. Experience applying knowledge of GIS to update NGA products to include Digital Nautical Chart (DNC), Standard Nautical Chart, and Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC);
6. Experience delivering presentations and briefings to small audiences as well as using technical and non-technical writing skills.
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
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.
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 Employer
The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
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 Military Intelligence Program (MIP).
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.
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Capital Markets Placement