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National Geospatial Intelligence Agency: Expeditionary It Operations Engineer

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This is a Full-time position in Berryville, VA posted November 20, 2020.

Job SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: IT Operations Engineers coordinate the integration, deployment, sustainment, maintenance, and operations of systems and/or services in the host enterprise architecture and NGA.

They provide IT support for GEOINT operations and are accountable for the overall success of integration projects, ensuring alignment with Agency priorities and business strategies (e.G., strategic plans, life-cycle management plans, investment plans).

They oversee and monitor the documentation, validation, accreditation, and authorization processes necessary to ensure that new information technology systems meet information assurance and security requirements prescribed by NGA and/or mission partners.Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION: NGA’s Directorate of Expeditionary Operations (DOE) seeks a self-motivated, enthusiastic IT Operations Engineer with a wide range of technical education and experience to serve in the Expeditionary Support Technology Branch (DOEST).

An IT Operations Engineer with NGA, ensures NGA services will integrate, deploy, and operate systems within the command and component external architecture.

This includes coordinating with NGA services to enable access on multiple networks and domains.

Also managing limited resources and streamlining processes to enable GEOINT capabilities at a dynamic and high tempo environment.

The IT Operations Engineer must provide in-depth and unique knowledge of GEOINT architecture(s) and supporting infrastructure and possess a strong skill set in areas of critical thinking, multi-tasking and working independently as well as with a team as well as an in-depth technical knowledge of industry standard servers, desktop software and hardware to field complex GEOINT workstation and server systems; deployed.

The IT Operations Engineer must participate in short and long term CONUS and OCONUS deployments to install, configure, and maintain desktop and server systems, desktop NAS units, printer/plotters, VOIPS, local area networks, as well as tactical SATCOM and terrestrial communications systems.

* Must meet CONUS short term and world-wide long term deployment requirements (including medical evaluation) and must be able to deploy worldwide for at least 120 days per year to support operations in crisis areas.* Be available to participate in short notice TDYs to include the following: CONUS Crisis support, site surveys, equipment installs, equipment recaps, and troubleshooting/resolving equipment issues.* Must be willing and able to complete requirements for a state issued Commercial Driver’s License within 90 days of filling the position.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:* 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.Mandatory QualificationsMANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required).

Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement’s mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement:* Demonstrated experience analyzing and identifying potential opportunities for IT process improvement and followed through with the implementation of those improvements.* Recent Intermediate to Advanced level TCP/IP based Local Area Network Configuration and Administration experience.* DOD 8570 IAT Level 2 Security certification such as Security+ CE or equivalent.* Recent Intermediate to Advanced level Windows and Linux System Administration experience with minimum.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A.

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering, Engineering Management, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, 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 IT operations, system engineering, system testing and evaluation, IT project management, 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 IT operations, system engineering, system testing and evaluation, IT project management, 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.Highly Desired QualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:* Experience with Satellite Communications desire 1-2 years of experience and Host and Network based security solutions.* Scripting of system administration tasks using Powershell/BASH or similar.* Data manipulation and visualization with Python and or Microsoft Excel.* Knowledge of current standards and trends in desktop and server hardware to include network attached storage.* Ability to research technical solutions to generalized IT requirements for both desktop and service based requirements.* Active TS/SCI security Clearance.Additional Job RequirementsYou 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.Pay, Benefits, & Work SchedulePROMOTION OPPORTUNITY: Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered.

Qualifications for NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements.

NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure.Band 03 $72,030 $133,465PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized.Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government.

We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family.For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit https://www.Intelligencecareers.Gov/nga/ngabenefits.HtmlCover LetterApplicants 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.

Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other Professional Details field.Who may applyExternal Applicants OnlyHow to applyApplication submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community’s Applicant Gateway on-line application process.

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.How will I be evaluated?APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages:* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria,* 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,* 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.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 http://www.Dtic.Mil/whs/directives.)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 recruitment@nga.mil.

The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.Conditions of EmploymentAs 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 RequiredDCIPS DisclaimerNGA 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 your application.