GEOINT Analyst (Open Source Research)
JOB DESCRIPTION: GEOINT Analysts (Open Source Research) conduct open source research projects for internal and external customers. They conduct time-sensitive and in-depth research based on current intelligence priorities and world events. They design and execute research strategies; and monitor, compile, and analyze information from a range of open sources (e.g., news outlets, social media, web resources). They identify indicators/trends as well as geo-locate events. They develop formal, standalone reports and provide customers with detailed reports, resources, and/or notes for use in GEOINT analysis or products.
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.) Demonstrated experience conducting open source data collection, evaluation and dissemination;
2.) Demonstrated experience applying knowledge and quickly developing new knowledge of emerging technologies regarding open source (i.e., social media, deep web searches, big data analysis and bulk data harvesting);
3.) Demonstrated experience applying critical and spatial thinking skills to develop and execute effective research plans;
4.) Demonstrated experience effectively communicating with teammates, customers, or management , verbally (or in sign language), in writing and through demonstration of GEOINT techniques, methodologies, concepts, or processes.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: A Master of Science in Library Science, Library and Information Science, Information Science and Learning Technologies, or a similar program from an accredited university. -OR- B. Education: Bachelor's degree in Cartography, Cultural Area Studies, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Science, Foreign Language, Geodesy, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, History, Hydrography, Hydrology, Imagery Science, International Affairs/Studies, Oceanography, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline. -OR- C. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option B plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college education is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- D. Experience: Six years of significant applied experience in information retrieval that includes methods of research and analysis, the use of current GIS tools, or work related to the fields listed in B above.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Near visual acuity of 20/40 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1.) Experience using a foreign language at a Defense Language Proficiency Test (DLPT) IV tested reading/listening of 2/2 or above;
2.) Demonstrated experience planning, prioritizing, and managing assignments in a timely manner;
3.) Demonstrated experience using geospatial technologies (ArcGIS, Google Earth, etc);
4.) Demonstrated knowledge of intelligence products supporting mission requirements;
5.) Demonstrated knowledge using DoD/IC databases and tools;
6.) Geospatial-based credentials (academic degrees, certifications, and certificates).
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test 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.
This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).