JOB DESCRIPTION: Systems Engineers apply a structured approach to design and implementation of systems and processes. They capture and translate mission and customer requirements in order to transform them into capabilities, testing, and validation of services. Systems Engineers analyze and allocate requirements to systems architecture components and oversee the development, testing, and validation of systems andLearn more about this agency
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The GEOINT Capabilities Integration Officer/System Engineer will independently perform a wide range of functions and tasks requiring vision, leadership, and proficiency in developing, explaining, and implementing functional management as related to Information Technology services. This will include problem identification, analysis, and resolution to effectively conduct of their responsibilities from an NSG community perspective. They will develop pertinent information and communicate to varied audiences (e.g., DoD, IC, private industry) in a timely and appropriate manner. For this particular job, applicants must have experience in the following: Organizational Representation; Customer Service, Communications; Interpersonal Relationship skills; understanding of Enterprise IT infrastructures and associated systems and the flow of GEOINT data from National Technical Means; Program Management practices, IT Requirements management processes, and an understanding of the NSG IT infrastructure. Candidate will be expected to obtain a minimum of DAWIA Level 2 Certification within two years in Program Management or System Engineering. The opportunities filled from this AON are under Section 852 of the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act, commonly referred to as the 852 Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) program. The opportunities filled under this program are two-year TERM opportunities. Please read below section entitled 'DAWIA REQUIREMENTS carefully; opportunities filled under this authority carry unique restrictions. DAWIA REQUIREMENTS: Selectee must meet DAWIA education requirements of a Bachelor's Degree and 24 semester hours (or the equivalent) of study from and accredited institution of higher education in and of the following disciplines: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management. Selectee must complete DAWIA certification requirements in the Small Business Career Field at Level II within the developmental employment period. This is a two (2) year TERM appointment within NGA that may not exceed two years under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Development Fund (DAWDF) program, and is not guaranteed.. Applicants will be rated and ranked by an agency Qualifications Review Board using only the information submitted for consideration. Applicants who do not document their demonstrated experience, training, and/or education in support of the Mandatory Qualifications will be ineligible for further consideration. Failure to provide all the required information could result in an ineligible rating. Incomplete applications will not be considered. A Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) term employee may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a permanent DCIPS permanent appointment at the same pay band and similar or same work role for which initially hired. The term employee must have a "successful or better" overall rating on the most recent performance evaluation to be eligible for conversion*. Applicants must be able to obtain TS/SCI security clearance. Current federal employees cannot be considered for this appointment. If you were previously a government employee, there must be a break-in-service of at least 30 days since being a government employee; a minimum of 30 days break in employment is required for prior military.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required
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Conditions Of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- Security Investigation
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
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.
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 our ERecruit application.
MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Apply a structured approach to design and implementation of systems, processes, and capabilities. Assist in the development of project schedules and capability roadmaps 2. Capture, translate, analyze and allocate mission/customer requirements to systems architecture components and oversee the development, testing, and validation of systems and services 3. Coordinate the integration of systems and services into enterprise architecture and monitor/oversee deployment 4. Demonstrated expertise to provide technical guidance and oversight; disseminate written, oral and digital reports to leadership 5. Serve as a technical authority on IT working groups to plan and develop strategies that address enterprise-wide issues and concerns. Approve system integration into enterprise architecture EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Engineering, Engineering Management, Information Technology, Mathematics, System Engineering, or a related discipline. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience working in a System Engineering discipline or in a closely-related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks 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 experience in Information Technology, systems planning, research, development, engineering or a closely-related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work. Must obtain Level II DAWIA certification in Systems Planning, Research, Development, and Engineering (SPRDE) within 24 months.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Collaboration experience with GEOCOM partners, policy makers, and subcommittee members to promote optimal information technology (IT) performance and reliable delivery of data, products, and services across the National System for GEOINT (NSG) 2. Possess a working knowledge of GEOINT standards and respective baselines to enable the creation, sharing, and use of data and products across the NSG 3. Anticipate and communicate 100% of high priority issues, requirements and developments to the GEOCOM Staff and senior management 4. Experience serving as a technical authority on IT working groups to plan and develop GEOINT strategies that address Agency and IC-wide issues and concerns 5. Possess technical expertise on GEOINT IT issues, specifically systems and architecture, to the Subcommittee and GEOCOM 6. Ensure the preparation of IT products and activities is accurate, and supports subcommittee deliberations and recommendations
How You Will Be Evaluated
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.
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.
As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.
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 email@example.com. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
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
Application submission involves applying using NGA's on-line application process. Application Instructions can be found by visiting: http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NGA
All announcements close at 11:59PM EDT on the closing date listed. Be sure to complete and submit your application by that time in order to be considered.
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Agency contact information
AddressNATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield, VA 22150
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