Supv Program Manager

Springfield, Virginia
Jul 30, 2021
Aug 07, 2021
Full Time


JOB DESCRIPTION: Supervisory positions involve planning, directing, assigning, leading, and monitoring work of the unit, or selecting employees, and managing and appraising employee and organizational performance. Supervisors make decisions that impact the resources (people, budget, material) of the work unit, ensure the technical quality and timeliness of the work produced by employees in the unit, and collaborat

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Support the Sensor Integration Major System Acquisition (MSA) Program Manager in the execution of responsibilities. The Program Manager is the formal leader of the MSA and is directly accountable to the D/CIO-T and NGA's Component Acquisition Executive (DD/NGA), and responsible for the integration and engineering that drive customer success in support of the Mission Owners of the Analysis Services, Needs & Collection Management and Data Services Integrated Program Offices. The Deputy is overall responsible for the business operations and engineering management activities within the MSA program. The Position has been designated as a MSA Critical Acquisition Position and MSA Key Leadership Position.

Critical Acquisition Position Roles and responsibilities of the MSA Deputy Program Manager include:
* With Mission Owner, developing high-level statements of capability;
* Developing a Program Management Plan (PMP) that includes cost, schedule, and performance goals, as well as program milestone criteria;
* Planning and scoping the overall program and initiating specific projects;
* Preparing and briefing program status and defends program resources before NGA, DNI and USD(I) senior leadership
* Managing the budget for the MSA;
* Identifying and defending contractor resource requirements
* Providing overall project direction to government and contractor team members to ensure the requirements definition, requirements allocation, and architectural definition to support the integration of new sensor data into the NSG;
* Providing guidance and standards to segment project managers;
* Managing risks and issues and taking necessary corrective actions, reviewing and adjusting plans at appropriate points to incorporate internal and external changes
* Ensuring products and capabilities align with the enterprise architecture, standards, protocols, and interfaces;
* Overseeing selection of technical solutions appropriate for validated requirements and transitioning the technical solutions into systems when they have achieved maturity;
* Directing day-to-day activities of assigned and matrixed personnel;
* Providing input to home organizations to support performance management of matrixed personnel;
* Maintain professional working relationships with the technical elements of NGA's primary mission partner for NTM data user communities, and related technical leads; and
* Above all, apply technical and operational expertise in conjunction with user inputs to ensure that the NSG obtains the best possible use of available sensor data given available resources.

This is a Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) which carries significant responsibility and is defined by public law. A 3-year tenure agreement is required for the position. The selectee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirement within 24 months, unless a waiver is granted by NGA's Component Acquisition Executive (CAE), and become a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps.

DAWIA Program Management Level-2 certification is desired, with ability to achieve PM level-3 within two years.

Job Duties

1. Brief leadership, senior policymakers, IC members and other intelligence consumers.

2. Coordinate and collaborate with mission partners to provide strategy implementation assessments .

3. Develop and maintain performance measures for capabilities and programs.

4. Implement and execute strategic plans and programs in coordination with senior internal and external stakeholders.

Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to:
1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire.
You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible.

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 expertise in managing the cost, schedule and performance of a program or project in a management capacity.

2. Demonstrated expertise with leading the application and interpretation of the principles of the PPBE(Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution).

3. Demonstrated experience in planning, prioritizes, and balances assignments to ensure timely and effective completion of tasks.

4. Demonstrated experience in in engineering, design and analysis of IT or related systems experience in the system develolpment lifecycle (SDLC).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in accounting, cost estimation, project management, requirements definition, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in accounting, cost estimation, project management, requirements definition, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: DAWIA certification may be required for this position; see Position License and Certification Requirements below for additional details. New Acquisition Workforce members or current members transitioning to a new acquisition career field or higher skill level have 24 months to achieve certification. -AND- Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.

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

1. Experience with building and leveraging collaborative groups or teams within an organization or across agencies or companies.

2. Experience in performing validation and verification of various engineering results and deliverables.

3. Federal Acquisition Process.


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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