Dpty Dir, Chief Information Officer and Information Technology Services Directorate

Springfield, Virginia
Aug 16, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Executive, Chief
Full Time


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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence. Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation. Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide. Know the Earth... Show the Way... Understand the World. In this capacity, the Deputy Director collaborates with the Director in leading an agile information technology organization that enables access, discovery, exploitation and dissemination of GEOINT to NGA and its partners; setting the overarching strategy for developing the IT workforce and aligning to NGA to the Community IT strategy; exercising the IT functional management role in the planning, oversight, and advocacy for National System for GEOINT (NSG) and Allied System for GEOINT (ASG) integration; directing the architectural planning and engineering of the NSG ground enterprise; directing the architectural engineering and integration of NRO overhead systems into the NSG system of systems enterprise; providing warfighter support to DoD expeditionary operations, including disadvantaged and disconnected users; providing oversight and guidance in acquiring IT services that enable the creation and consumption of GEOINT content; managing all human capital and performance management requirements; and providing enterprise management services across the range of capabilities available directly from NGA or as a service from our IC/DoD counterparts. Additionally, the Deputy Director shares accountability with D/CIO-T for leading a diverse workforce comprised of government, contractor, and military employees in the accomplishment of these responsibilities and the associated execution of a substantial budget. This is a Critical Acquisition Position; Senior Executive Service members must have a minimum of 10 years acquisition experience, including at least two years' acquisition experience in information technology or software-intensive systems acquisition, to be eligible for this position. In addition, the incumbent must be able to achieve a DAWIA Level III Certification in Information Technology and become a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps (DAC) within 24 months of assignment. The incumbent will be required to sign a 3-year tenure agreement, except as tailored by the Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), upon entry into this position. Position Demands: This executive level position requires: * Demonstrated ability to develop, a working knowledge of a wide range of technical disciplines underlying GEOINT Information Technology (IT) capabilities. * Demonstrated ability to tailor communications to a variety of audiences; in particular, the ability to convey relevant information, verbally and in writing, about highly technical solutions to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise. * Familiarity with Government information technology related guidelines and Government acquisition programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional Travel Required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
  • Security Investigation

Security Clearance and Access Level: This position requires access to classified Defense Department and Intelligence Community information. The individual selected must already possess, or be immediately eligible for, a TOP SECRET security clearance and access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. U.S. citizenship is required for the granting of a security clearance. Note that you may be required to relocate in the future, based on mission need, nature of work performed by NGA, and the needs of NGA partners worldwide. Joint Duty Credit: All NGA executive level positions require Joint Duty credit. Employees will receive joint duty credit for almost any service or rotational assignment that was at least at the GS/GG-13 or DCIPS Pay Band 3 level, and generally for at least one year, or for 179 days or more when deployed to a designated combat zone on or after September 11, 2001. Note: Employees without Joint Duty credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected a waiver would be required prior to final appointment. An external candidate, if selected, will be required to provide proof of Joint Duty credit or immediately apply for Joint Duty credit prior to EOD. NGA seniors without Joint Duty at the same tier level may lateral into the position if selected without requesting a waiver.


Eligibility for this executive level position will be based upon a clear demonstration that the applicant has experience of the scope and quality sufficient to effectively carry out the assignments of the position. The successful applicants will be distinguished from other applicants by a review of the following Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs), the Intelligence Community (IC) Senior Officer Core Qualification (SOCQ) Standard, and the Technical Qualifications. For the specific IC SOCQs and Technical Qualifications of the position, please view Job Announcement on the NGA website: https://www.nga.mil/Careers/Pages/default.aspx


Additional information

1. Permanent Change of Station (PCS). Travel/Transportation expenses are authorized. 2. Veteran's preference does not apply to the Senior Executive Service. 3. Use of postage paid Government agency envelopes to file job applications is a violation of Federal law and regulation. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, age, religion, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, handicap, lawful political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Evaluation Methods: Applicants will be evaluated based on job-related criteria identified under the Qualification Requirements by a screening panel of senior representatives with functional backgrounds relevant to this position. Interviews may be conducted.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

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If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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