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Job Title:NGA Chief Enterprise Architect

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Hiring Organization:Ofc of Chief Information Ofcer

Job Announcement Number:HQ NGA DISL 2014-6

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$120,749.00 to $167,000.00 / Per Year


Monday, July 21, 2014 to Wednesday, August 20, 2014




Full Time - This is a permanent position.


2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Saint Louis, MO View Map
Springfield, VA View Map


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Top Secret/SCI




About the Agency

The NGA Chief Enterprise Architect works with the Agency, National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG) leadership and subject matter experts to develop a compelling view of the NGA Future State Vision. This compelling view includes developing of a detailed description of the to-be enterprise architecture; anticipating future people, process and technology needs; and translating the future state vision into an integrated roadmap.

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


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation


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The incumbent anticipates NGA, NSG and ASG business, mission, and technical strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats along with the identification of alternative futures and recommendations across the people, process and technology continuum. The NGA Chief Enterprise Architecture monitors and reports on technology trends within the commercial and government sectors, evaluates technology that can drive future business value, holistically focuses on strategy and examines the way technology will serve the Agency, NSG, ASG business or create new product lines, identifies future operational capabilities, and ensures that the Agency's, NSG and ASG enterprise architecture is prepared to meet or exceed future mission and operational capabilities.

The NGA Chief Enterprise Architect leads the Office of Enterprise Architecture and geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) Standards within the Office of the Chief Information Officer. While the incumbent will be assigned to the Office of the CIO organization, the Chief Architect will function as a Corporate Officer working directly in support of the NGA Chief Operating Officer and in direct support of Agency Corporate Governance venues to address strategic enterprise architecture issues. The incumbent serves as the NGA representative in the following venues: 1) Serves as the Delegated Functional Manager for NSG and ASG Architecture and Standards providing leadership and governance oversight of the NSG and ASG Enterprise Architecture, GEOINT standards and information policies to enable the GEOINT mission, and 2) Serves as the NGA Information Sharing Executive (ISE), the Chief Privacy Officer and the DoD Geospatial Information Executive. The incumbent works with NGA's Chief Scientist and NGA's Chief Engineer to develop enterprise solutions that are scalable, adaptable and in synchronization with mission requirements.

The incumbent is responsible for development, communications, implementation and monitoring and controlling the NGA, NSG and ASG IT Strategic Plan. The NGA Chief Enterprise Architect executes external agency outreach with peer elements across Federal, Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC) and Industry. The incumbent leads a diverse workforce of skilled personnel to include government, contractor, and military employees, and is accountable for the accomplishments of the office's responsibilities and the associated execution of the office's budget.


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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 the Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) Standard, and the Technical Qualifications. Failure to meet a Qualification requirement will disqualify an applicant.

For the specific IC SOCQs, and Technical qualifications of the position, please view Job Announcement on NGA's website at:

Other Requirements:

1. Applicant selected for this position is subject to the completion of a one-year DISL trial period. (Applicants selected from outside NGA may be required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period if they have not already done so.)

2. This position is covered under the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Incumbent is required to file an Executive Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (SF-278) with the NGA Office of General Counsel.

3. State the lowest pay you will accept and current total salary.

4. Provide the name, address, and telephone number of three references to substantiate your qualifications.

5. Employment is subject to requirements of the NGA Drug Testing Program.

6. You may be required to successfully complete a polygraph examination for the position you applied for and/or for any future position(s).

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.


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.


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1. Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Travel/Transportation expenses are authorized.

2. Veteran's preference does not apply to the 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.


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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
E-mail to:

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.


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Phone: 571-557-5129/4370
Agency Information:
Mailstop: S45-HDE
7500 GEOINT Drive
Springfield, VA


Thank you for submitting resume to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. We will contact you if your qualifications meet the requirements of the job for which you applied. Because the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is a member of the Intelligence Community, our hiring process can take a little longer than most people might expect.
You can learn more about the NGA Senior Executive hiring process at:

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