JOB DESCRIPTION: Inspectors perform independent inspections, evaluations, and reviews of Agency policy, programs, and operations. They gather and analyze information, identify areas for improvement, draft findings and recommendations, and prepare reports and other products in accordance with Agency, NGA Office of Inspector General (OIG), IC, and DoD written guidance and established Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) standards. They follow up on report recommendations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented.
- PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.
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) Ability to conduct research, analyze data and information, and draw conclusions with the ability to prepare thorough, accurate, and objective written reports and correspondence;
2) Ability to effectively communicate orally, in writing, or in sign language and to prepare and present briefings to all levels of management;
3) Demonstrated ability to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, customers, entities being evaluated, and other oversight organizations;
4) Ability to comfortably handle risk and uncertainty. When necessary, sets priorities quickly and moves forward confidently without having all of the desired information.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1) Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience with U.S. intelligence missions, processes, and operations derived from experience as an Imagery Analyst, Geospatial-Intelligence Analyst, All Source Analyst, Targeting Analyst, or Intelligence Analyst;
2) Demonstrated understanding of and/or experience with intelligence source operations, missions, processes, and operations derived from experience working in collection management, requirements and integration, source strategies, or throughput Strategies);
3) Knowledge of the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and/or NGA.
- 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).
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Inspectors perform independent inspections, evaluations, and studies to improve NGA's effectiveness and efficiency in accomplishing its mission. Inspectors can perform Intelligence Oversight inspections, joint inspections, evaluations, and reviews of agency policy, programs, and operations. They gather and analyze information, identify areas for improvement, draft findings and recommendations, and prepare reports in accordance with Agency, NGA Office of Inspector General (OIG), IC, and DoD written guidance and established Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) standards. They follow up on report recommendations to ensure appropriate corrective actions are identified and implemented.
This individual will have an opportunity to engage with IC and DoD community members when benchmarking best practices relevant to functions being inspected. Additionally, there will be opportunity to engage with DoD, IC, and the Federal Inspector General community in standing Inspector General Forums. This individual must have a strong ethical commitment to ensure the integrity, efficiency, and effectiveness of NGA programs. This position is non-supervisory.