Springfield, Virginia
Sep 17, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Full Time


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 guidance and professional standards. They follow up on report recommendations to ensure that appropriate corrective a

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Leads the OIG Inspections Program at NGA. Oversees the smooth day-to-day operation of Inspections Division operational and administrative processes. Allocates staff resources and align teams to accomplish annual inspection plans. Supervises inspections staff while providing expert guidance. Ensures that projects, tasks, and goals are completed within specified timeframes. Provides updates weekly to the IG and DIG on the status of projects/tasks. Oversees the Inspections Handbook to ensure clear and current documentation of policies, processes, procedures, roles, responsibilities, and systematic reviews. Ensures that Divisional quality controls support OIG- and NGA-level internal controls. Reviews and approves the adequacy of inspection work plans, work papers, and inspection files. Reviews, edits, and approves process assessment reports and draft and final reports ensuring compliance with CIGIE standards. Ensures that reports receive adequate editorial, legal, and DIG and/or IG review, as appropriate. Supports and champions Agency- and OIG-Level Vision, Strategies, and Goals. Reviews and approves annual inspection project proposals to ensure effective articulation of connections to OIG and NGA strategic goals and return on investment. Ensures that the Inspection Division's strategic goals and objectives are congruent with and supportive of the OIG strategic implementation plan. Oversees and provides guidance on the completion of assigned tasks to implement strategies by agreed upon dates. Participates in events within the Intelligence Community, DoD and NGA that support and advocate OIG interests and issues. CURRENT NGA Employees: Thank you for your interest in the OIG. In order to maintain its objectivity and independence, the OIG fills vacancies through AON. NGA employees are eligible to apply for OIG vacancies that are advertised via AON. If selected through the AON process, an NGA employee joining the OIG becomes part of the Inspector General Career Service (IGCS). Current NGA employees MUST send their package directly via email to the following address: by the deadline of the close date. Please attach the announcement to the email.

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

As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards.

- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
- Polygraph Test Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Two Year Probationary Period
- Direct Deposit 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.


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 research, analyzing data and information, and writing complex reports. 2. Proven experience in developing and presenting briefings to Demonstrated experience in developing and presenting briefings to all levels of management.. 3. Demonstrated experience Leading a team of Inspectors and performing independent inspections, evaluations, and reviews of Agency policies, programs, and operations. 4. Demonstrated experience understanding of and/or experience with U.S. intelligence missions, and operations derived from experience as an Imagery Analyst, Geospatial-Intelligence Analyst, All Source Analyst, Targeting Analyst, or Intelligence Analyst. 5. Demonstrated experience reviewing and approving the adequacy of inspection work plans, work papers, and inspection files. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, or a related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education and experience 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 equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals to 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in conducting applied research and analysis, documenting findings and conclusions, or performing inspections.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1. 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. 2. Knowledge of the Intelligence Community, the Department of Defense, and/or NGA. 3. Demonstrated ability to maintain good working relationships with co-workers, customers, entities being evaluated, and other oversight organizations.


Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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.

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. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. 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 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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents


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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