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    NRO will select multiple motivated, highly qualified individuals to engage in the developmental program while applying creative solutions to complex technical and operational problems. In a developmental position, candidates will plan and accomplish the work of the position under close but decreasing supervision until all duties can be performed independently with little or no guidance. Upon meeting performance requirements, employees may be promoted up to the full performance grade (GG-12).

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    The developmental employee will receive training and guidance to prepare them to support the full performance level duties below.

    Developmental Support Opportunities:

    • Specific instructional guidance and a specific formal development plan to enable the individual to progressively perform increasingly technically complex assignments and tasks with more responsibility and less guidance.
    • On-the-job training providing technical and professional advice on issues affecting the NRO.
    • Formal training on how to originate new and improve existing applications and strategies for technical concepts, theories, and principles that affect the planning, completions and direction of major scientific and engineering projects.
    • Instructional guidance on making decisions to resolve specific issues and problems while considering different, incomplete and often conflicting information and alternatives.
    • On-the-job training for developing, delivering, and sustaining overhead reconnaissance systems, including technical solutions for spacecraft hardware, ground, and communication components, and mission software systems.
    • Diverse training in various mission areas including program management, procurement, development, and supporting technical initiatives and/or operations.
    • Pursuing full performance target level of GG-12 duties.
    Operations Emphasis:
    • Performs scientific work that involves designing, developing, and adapting mathematical, statistical, econometric, and other scientific methods and techniques.
    • Prepares, provides and evaluates quantitative analysis in the development of cost, performance, and effectiveness assessments of resources at the various stages of planning, designing, manufacturing and operations of programs, applying an in-depth knowledge of analytic theories and practices.
    • Develops and modifies analytic models and methods to meet the requirements of cost, performance and effectiveness studies, variance analyses.
    • Develops and improves relationships and techniques relating to assessing cost, performance and effectiveness of systems or architectures.
    • Gathers historical cost, performance, an effectiveness data and establishes relationships between system characteristics and design criteria.
    • Determines variables that drive cost, performance, and effectiveness and derives mathematical expressions which best characterize interrelationships.
    • Coordinates assigned projects with engineers from the NRO's functional support technology Directorates & Offices.
    • Produces insightful findings, alternative courses of action, and solutions to critical problems which have significant impact in changing or improving practical and/or theoretical concept developments to future special operations.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be required to travel in military or commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/551489000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.