Maritime Analyst (St. Louis, MO and Springfield, VA)
HeaderTHIS ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMENDED: This AON has been amended in the 'Developmental Assignment THIS IS AN OPEN CONTINUOUS ANNOUNCEMENTSource: External Applicants OnlyOpen: 2017-12-18Closed: 2018-03-31Band: 02/03Org: SFHLocation: Springfield, VADevelopmental AssignmentCAREER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: All Professional Work Category positions advertised at a Pay Band 2 are part of NGA's Career Advancement Program (CAP). Employees in the Career Advancement Program will be evaluated semi-annually to determine if they meet the established program requirements. If requirements are met, employees will be eligible for a salary increase. Upon meeting all program requirements, the employee is eligible to be promoted non-competitively to a Pay Band 3. This promotion completes Career Advancement Program participation meaning the employee will no longer receive salary increases through the Career Advancement Program, and will now be evaluated in accordance to the Agency's standard evaluation processes.Developmental AssignmentDEVELOPMENTAL ASSIGNMENT: All Professional Work Category positions advertised at a Pay Band 2 are part of NGA's developmental program. Positions in the developmental program will be hired with starting base salaries ranging from $35,359 to $61,922. Employees in the developmental program will be evaluated semi-annually to determine if they meet the established developmental requirements. If requirements are met, developmental program employees will be eligible for a progression increase. Upon meeting all milestone requirements, the employee is eligible to be promoted non-competitively to a Pay Band 3. This promotion completes developmental program participation and the employee will no longer receive progression increases, and will be evaluated in accordance to the Agency's standard evaluation processes.Cover LetterApplicants 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.Pay, Benefits, & Work SchedulePROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered. Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.Band 02 $44,941 - $78,703Band 03 $66,510 - $123,234PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.Position SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Maritime Analysts acquire, analyze, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to populate and update nautical databases, charts, and publications. They also promulgate worldwide navigational warnings, provide quality assurance for maritime products, generate mission-specific datasets, and respond to queries from the users of products and foreign hydrographic offices. These duties fulfill NGA's Maritime Safety Office obligations under US Code Title 10, Federal and international laws, regulations, and national security.Additional Position InfoADDITIONAL INFORMATION: GEOINT Analysts (Maritime) work cooperatively with their counterparts in the National Ocean Service, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the US Coast Guard, contractor partners, and nearly all foreign hydrographic offices around the world to provide support for the worldwide navigation of mariners and submariners. Assigned duties may include serving a rotation as a Maritime World Wide Navigation Warning Service (WWNWS) 24X7 watch stander where some shift work is required. Analysts must be knowledgeable in navigation principles, standard navigation calculations including performing range and bearing and datum conversions, and be comfortable operating in a digital environment using GIS software.Mandatory Qualification ReqsMANDATORY 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) Experience using hardcopy and digital charts;2) Experience utilizing and or applying knowledge of the following: Navigating on an Electronic Chart, Display, and Information System (ECDIS) using DNC or ENC;3) Experience applying knowledge of maritime navigation principles and practices;4) Experience identifying, developing, prioritizing, and satisfying completion of tasks within a schedule or timeline in an environment where requirements frequently change;5) Experience communicating in writing as well as verbally or in sign language.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: EDUCATION: A. Education: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited state or federal maritime academy, the US Naval Academy, or the US Coast Guard Academy. Education must include successful completion of US Merchant Marine Third Mate's License requirements from the US Coast Guard Marine Safety Office or Officer of the Deck Underway Qualifications from the US Navy or US Coast Guard. -OR- B. Experience: Minimum three years' experience as a crew member aboard US commercial or military vessels while serving in a navigational capacity. Experience must include proficiency in multiple navigation modalities (celestial, electronic, visual, radar, piloting, voyage planning, etc.) using NGA Maritime products.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses.Highly Desired SkillsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:1) Using or applying knowledge of basic database management techniques to include manipulating data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS);2) Applying Knowledge of hydrography, bathymetry and trigonometry;3) Applying knowledge of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and the World Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS);4) Applying knowledge of the organizational structure of NGAs Maritime Safety Office and understand how it supports the needs and requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC).How To Apply - ExternalApplication submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.NotesAs a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.* US Citizenship Required* Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)* Polygraph Test Required* Position Subject to Drug Testing* Two Year Probationary Period* Direct Deposit RequiredHow Will I Be Evaluated?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.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 (ie, 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 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 @nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.DCIPS DisclaimerNGA 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 USC 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 USC, you must self-identify your eligibility in your application.This position is funded by the Military Intelligence Program (MIP).Additional Job RequirementsYou 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.