Deputy Director, Source Operations Group

Springfield, Virginia
Oct 28, 2020
Nov 05, 2020
Executive, Director
Full Time


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Key responsibilities include leading the management and direction of SX's mission to create, collect and broker authoritative GEOINT content and services that return value-driven solutions that satisfy customer needs from a diverse GEOINT supplier market. Additionally, the incumbent will continue to expand and build relationships with private, traditional and non-traditional partners alike. The Deputy Director, SX also leads integrated collection management activities with other intelligence agencies, and facilitates relationships with allies. Responsible for the successful, uninterrupted conduct of 24X7 operations across the following functional areas: Source Strategy Development; Tasking/Broker Management; Sensor Mission Management/Mission Partner Relations, NTM Imagery, OPIR, DoD Airborne, Open Source, Commercial Satellite, and other; Data Receipt and Processing; Data Delivery; Customer Service/Customer Satisfaction; Enterprise Support and Sustainment. Leads efforts to completely integrate the full capabilities of each of these functions. Responsible for ensuring continuous operational integration with governmental mission partners and commercial satellite imagery providers in support of national policy makers and warfighters. Along with the D/SX, the DD/SX transforms the current processes in accordance with the NGA strategy. When required, the Deputy Director/SX, represents NGA at appropriate USG, IC, DoD, ASG and industry forums. The incumbent adheres to and promulgates NGA's mission, vision and core values to include promoting a culture of respect.

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. 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: Applicants without Joint Duty credit may apply for the position and can be considered. If selected, a waiver would be required prior to final appointment or provide proof of Joint Duty qualifying experience.


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:


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. You may be required to relocate in the future based on NGA requirements. 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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