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General Engineer/Technical Analyst – Entry Level

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

This is a Full-time position in Chantilly, VA posted June 11, 2021.

The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) focuses on designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites.

Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its Citizens.
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Position Overview
Do you enjoy designing, creating, and exploring possibilities?

Are you a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics major looking to launch an exciting and challenging career?

Does designing complex and innovative overhead reconnaissance systems interest you?

Does a career with an “out of this world” mission sound intriguing?
The NRO Cadre is collecting resumes for consideration against current and future opportunities via a Continuous Announcement for entry level, General Engineers and Technical Analysts.

The current hiring focus is for individuals with the following degrees and experience:
Aerospace or Astronautical Engineering Electrical Engineering Electronics or Computer Engineering Software Engineering (including AGILE development) Systems Engineering Thermal Engineering Mechanical Engineering Applied Physics Applied Mathematics (including operations research) Computer Science (including AI/ML) Cyber Security (including Information Systems Security)
Major Duties
Developmental employees will receive training and guidance to prepare them to support full performance level duties listed below.
Developmental employees will receive the following opportunities:
Specific instructional guidance and a specific formal development plan to enable the individual to progressively perform increasingly technically complex assignments and tasks with more responsibility and less guidance.

On-the-job training providing technical and professional advice on issues affecting the NRO.

Formal training on how to originate new and improve existing applications and strategies for technical concepts, theories, and principles that affect the planning, completions and direction of major scientific and engineering projects.

Instructional guidance on making decisions to resolve specific issues and problems while considering different, incomplete and often conflicting information and alternatives.

On-the-job training for developing, delivering, and sustaining overhead reconnaissance systems, including technical solutions for spacecraft hardware, ground, and communication components, and mission software systems.

Diverse training in various mission areas including program management, procurement, development, and supporting technical initiatives and/or operations.

Pursuing full performance target level of GG-12 duties.

Full Performance GG-12, Interdisciplinary Technical (0801/1301/1501) duties:
Prepare, provide, and evaluate conventional plans, designs, design specifications, and related documentation determining and/or executing actions for a wide range of assignments involving a combination of complex features.

Provide advice to senior colleagues and/or management officials responsible for broad program operations.

Research trends and patterns; develop new methods and criteria; propose new policies and practices; conduct technical analysis and field laboratory work to achieve products or services.

Evaluate the value and applicability of new or improved technology, strategies, trends, or applications.

Assess project and program effectiveness interacting with NRO-user community with respect to system and/or operational requirements.

Provide expertise and advice on program planning and policy-making functions covering a broad range of engineering and scientific program and plans.

Develop and advise on and implement critical projects and/or segments of NRO programs, projects, or activities.

Initiate and conduct thorough and comprehensive analytical studies or other complex studies involving varied subject matters.

Studies vary in complexity based on scenario and the number of analytical models employed.

Define the problem, formulate scope, establish objectives, formulate methodologies, coordinate research contributions of others and identify significant findings.

Produce insightful findings, alternative courses of action, solutions to critical problems, etc., which have significant impact in changing or improving practical and/or theoretical concept development to future special operations.

Conduct systemic exploration of problems and analysis of alternatives.

Present trend analysis data ascertaining potential problem areas.

Define the problems involved, formulate concepts in addressing these problems, and review and evaluate the final outcomes of the study.

Identify and clarify major factors and issues of the study.

Establish the objectives and approach; formulate methodologies; and plans, advise on and coordinate study activities.

Plan, execute and report on original studies or ongoing studies requiring a fresh approach to resolve new problems, modifying and adapting standard procedures, methods and techniques to address problems.

Plan, coordinate, implement, test, and conduct projects, serving as an advisor to other scientists or engineers.

Perform scientific and technical evaluation, correlation, synthesis and presentation or important data in a complex field making significant technical and scientific recommendations and decisions.

Other Position Requirements
The General Engineer position requires minimum education of a Bachelor’s degree.

STEM degrees (e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, computer science, mathematics,) are preferred however a Bachelor’s degree, with a combination of technical coursework, licenses, training, and applicable work experience may be considered.
Technical Analyst positions require a combination of education (certifications included) and experience.
Basic Eligibility for a position with NRO:

Citizenship is required You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug testing You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic polygraph examinations
Various NRO locations
2021 Salary Range for Washington DC Area:
– $49,174 – $63,906
– $60,129
– $78,167
Qualification at the GG-7 level requires a Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
Qualification at the GG-9 level requires a Master’s degree in a related field.
This position is an Entry Level DCIPS position.

The NRO is accepting applications from U.S.

Citizens and current Federal Government employees for this position.

Federal government employees may ONLY apply for a lateral reassignment at their current grade level and step.

Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume 2006.
Hiring Incentives
The NRO may offer hiring incentives and other entitlements at management’s discretion.
Trial Period
All new DCIPS employees will be required to serve a 2-year trial period.
Veterans’ Preference
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, Vol 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement.

If you are a veteran claiming veterans’ preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate.

Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement.

For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly.

Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.