Serves as Division Chief, Administrative Law & Litigation (OGCA), Office of General Counsel (OGC), NGA & as senior attorney for NGA in ethics, personnel & administrative law practice areas, including Federal employment-related matters in actual or threatened litigation before U.S. District & Appellate Courts, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), Court of Federal Claims, & state administrative tribunals.Learn more about this agency
The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence. Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation. Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide. Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World. Serves as the legal advisor to NGA human resources leadership concerning hiring, recruitment initiatives, administrative discipline, performance management, promotion process issues and grievances as they affect the NGA mission, as well as questions impacting the Agency's personnel system; interpretation of personnel-related legislation, regulations and other directives, or drafting assistance where applicable. Lead advisor for environmental law, financial disclosure, safety and health, physical and personnel security, counterintelligence, insider threat, tort claims, real property claims, and a broad range of installation issues falling under the area of administrative law. Supervises all work performed by OGC attorneys in the Administrative Law and Litigation areas. Actively participates in the management of OGC as a member of the OGC Management Team. Coordinates NGA activities with other DoD, Intelligence, or Executive Brand agencies, and Congress. This position is located in the Defense Legal Services Agency (DLSA) with duty at either NGA Campus West in St. Louis, MO, or NGA Campus East in Springfield, VA. Travel is required.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Security Investigation
Security Clearance and Access Level: This position requires access to classified Defense Department and Intelligence Community information. The individual selected must already possess, or be immediately eligible for, a TOP SECRET security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. U.S. citizenship is required for the granting of a security clearance. Joint Duty Credit: All NGA executive level positions require Joint Duty credit. Employees will receive joint duty credit for almost any service or rotational assignment that was at least at the GS/GG-13 or DCIPS Pay Band 3 level, and generally for at least one year, or for 179 days or more when deployed to a designated combat zone on or after September 11, 2001. Note: Employees without Joint Duty credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected a waiver would be required prior to final appointment. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to provide proof of Joint Duty credit or immediately apply for Joint Duty credit prior to EOD. NGA seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.
Eligibility for this executive level position will be based upon a clear demonstration that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the assignments of the position. The successful applicants will be distinguished from other applicants by a review of the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) Standard, and the Technical Qualifications. For the specific IC SOCQs and Technical Qualifications of the position, please view Job Announcement on the NGA website: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/default.aspx
1. Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Travel/Transportation expenses are authorized. 2. Veteran's Preference does not apply to Senior Executive Service 3. Use of postage paid Government agency envelopes to file job applications is a violation of Federal law and regulation. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, lawful political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Evaluation Methods: Applicants will be evaluated based on job-related criteria identified under the Qualification Requirements by a screening panel of senior representatives with functional backgrounds relevant to this position. Interviews may be conducted.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply: TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS BELOW. To receive FULL consideration, e-mail, hand deliver, or mail an original and five stapled copies of your current application. You must identify the position vacancy announcement number. There is no application of preference but certain information is required to be submitted and should be included on your resume, e.g., full name, mailing address, phone numbers, e-mail address, country of citizenship, education and work experience, current salary, and highest federal civilian grade held. External applicants (if a current or former civilian government employee) should submit one copy of their most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 noting your current position, grade, and salary level. Permanently attach all components of each application package. Do not place application materials inside report covers or folders, or submit documents not specifically requested, as they will not be used in the evaluation process. Applicants will be rated and ranked by an agency Qualifications Review Board using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not separately address and document their demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) Standard and Technical Qualifications will be ineligible for further consideration. Failure to provide all the required information and copies could result in an ineligible rating. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Submit your application to: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Mail Stop S45-HDE 7500 GEOINT Drive Springfield, VA 22150 or E-mail to: HDExecutiveResources@nga.mil Complete applications must be received by the closing date. A postmark will NOT prevail. Applications will NOT be returned. Please reference announcement number shown above.
Agency contact information
AddressNATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
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