Imagery Analyst -Ground Forces with Security Clearance
Company: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Posted on: November 17, 2019
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Imagery Analysts maintain and build tasking
strategies, and analyze and interpret imagery to support U.S.
military and policymaker interests. They analyze the activities and
interests of countries, regions, and non-state entities, as well as
the impact of natural and man-made disasters. In addition, these
analysts conduct multi-INT research, populate and exploit
intelligence databases, and produce and disseminate intelligence
products. Who Can Apply
External Applicants Only Cover Letter
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. Additional Position Info
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This GEOINT analyst position is in
Charlottesville, VA. The Imagery Analyst provides GEOINT subject
matter expertise of foreign military ground force-related issues to
include combat tactics, doctrine, force structure and/or
foundational knowledge of foreign ground weapon systems (tanks,
artillery, etc.), in support of the US Army's National Ground
Intelligence Center (NGIC). Their work will support military
planning, operations, and acquisitions. Additionally, the analyst
will be expected to apply extensive GEOINT tasking and tradecraft
knowledge in the exploitation of geospatial data and information,
associated processes, GEOINT technologies, and international
operations. * Develops and maintains in-depth knowledge of foreign
and domestic military ground force combat tactics, techniques and
procedures; force structure, and developing trends in training.
* Demonstrates innovative critical thinking skills.
* Applies analytic and research methodologies to develop relevant
* Publishes timely written reports regarding ground force activity
or trends related to tactics, doctrine, force structure, and
scientific and technical understanding of emergent ground forces
equipment and weapons systems.
* Conducts in-depth research and analysis on foreign facilities and
* Identifies intelligence gaps and recommends collection strategies
to address those gaps.
* Proactively develops and maintains collaborative relationships
with analytical counterparts in NGA, NGIC, DIA, NSG, ASG, and the
greater Intelligence Community at national and international levels
As a GEOINT Analyst (Imagery Intelligence) with NGA, you will task,
interpret, and analyze imagery; produce and disseminate
intelligence products; and perform regional and functional
analysis. GEOINT Analyst (Imagery Intelligence)
* Analyzes GEOINT to determine interrelationships; helps produce
timely and accurate reports and products
* Applies imagery intelligence rules, regulations, or procedures to
* Coordinates with DoD, IC, and Military partners to implement
GEOINT programs and operations
* Provides imagery analysis in support of the mission partner,
policy makers, IC, and international partners
* Manages overhead collection Highly Desired Skills
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Strong
interpersonal and communication skills as analysts must be able to
convey their findings via written and oral means and receive
acknowledgement that it is received and understood.
2. Prior experience working with and providing GEOINT while
embedded with a mission partner.
3. Ability to work effectively in a team or independently.
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. DCIPS
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. How Will I Be
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. Military retiree
applicants, if selected, may be impacted by the 180-day appointment
restrictions of DODI 1402.01. HD personnel will provide additional
information if applicable. 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. (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 . The decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. How To Apply -
Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence
Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. ONLY
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Mandatory Qualification
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.
Demonstrated ability to apply and understand various sources of
imagery and/or geospatial information.
2. Demonstrated familiarity the GEOINT collection process. 3.
Proficient knowledge of RemoteView.
4. Knowledge of foreign military ground force-related issues
including combat tactics and doctrine, force structure, military
technologies and foundational knowledge of foreign ground weapon
systems (tanks, artillery, etc.). EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Foreign Area Studies,
Geography, History, Imagery Science, International Affairs,
Military Science, Physical Science, Political Science, Remote
Sensing, or a related discipline. -OR- B. Combination of Education
and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of
college coursework in any area listed in option A plus experience
working as an Imagery Analyst, 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 equiv
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