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S&T Programmatics Officer

National Geospatial Intelligence Agency

This is a Full-time position in Middleburg, VA posted October 15, 2021.

Job SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: S&T Programmatics Officers apply technical and programmatic management expertise to investigate Government and industry R&D programs, determine resource requirements, and direct activities that create customized methodologies and products to address a variety of geospatial-intelligence problems.

They recommend ways to facilitate technology transfer and insertion and may develop multiple intelligence-related products and methods.

They collaborate with Scientists and other experts to research advanced solutions, test products and methods, and develop new capabilities and associated tradecraft.

They provide technical guidance and oversight, conduct technical outreach, and interpret technical information for non-scientific audiences.Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This position works hand-in-hand with the NGA Research technical offices and pods to:Develop and execute strategies to maximize return on NGA research and development (R&D) investments by aligning R&D to customer needs and facilitating adoption of technology solutions.

Specific duties include:* Develop, maintain, and expand internal NGA relationships and external Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD) relationships, to become a trusted advisor for identification, evaluation, specification, development, testing, and deployment of technology solutions to NGA, IC and DoD geospatial intelligence (GEOINT) challenges.* Engage with NGA, other IC, and DoD components to discover unmet needs and convey such needs to NGA Research scientists for solution design.* Engage with NGA, other IC, and DoD components to convey information about emerging technology capabilities from NGA Research.* Identify opportunities for collaboration within NGA and with other IC or DoD research organizations, industry or academia for solution design and development.* Assist NGA Research scientists with R&D program design, addressing required performance metrics, milestones, operational environments and constraints, and deployment deadlines.* Establish customer relationships between internal NGA or external IC and DoD components and NGA Research scientists conducting research on viable solutions.* Facilitate communication and collaboration between customers and NGA Research continually throughout the duration of R&D projects, amending project plans as customer needs and technical capabilities evolve.* Solicit customer participation in R&D project pitches and reviews and attend project reviews to represent customer requirements.* Provide technical, business, and programmatic expertise to assist the Transition Lead in the assessment of technology transition plans drafted by NGA Research scientists.* Maintain and make accessible records of technology transition activities including customer requirements, success stories, best practices, and lessons learned.This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability.

To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575 upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter.

Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility.

Incentive recipients sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive.

If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government.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, 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:1.

Demonstrated ability to develop a working knowledge of a wide range of technical disciplines underlying GEOINT capabilities.2.

Demonstrated proficiency of interpersonal skills and ability to tailor communications to a variety of audiences; in particular, the ability to convey relevant information, verbally and in writing, about highly technical solutions to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise.

(work samples requested)3.

Familiarity with, or demonstrable ability to develop familiarity with, Government acquisition regulations and Government acquisition programs.4.

Demonstrated ability to use logic, analysis, synthesis, creativity, judgment, and systematic approaches to gather, evaluate, and use multiple sources of information to inform decisions and outcomes.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Optics, Mathematics, Physics, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Earth Science, Computer Science, Data Science, Multi-Media, Social Sciences or in a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in those fields or Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning, Cybersecurity, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Data Analysis/Visualization, Math, or Computer Science.

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– B.

Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework listed in option A, plus experience 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 to 4 years.

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Experience: A minimum of 5 years professional experience in any of the areas listed above or one or more of the following fields: Intelligence; DoD Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance, remote sensing, field/laboratory experimentation, laboratory infrastructure/IT or technical writing that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.Highly Desired QualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:1.

Demonstrated experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and assess technologies for maturity, cost, and supportability, as well as working knowledge of Government and industry technology transition best practices.2.

Demonstrated experience supporting successful technology transitions with external customers.3.

Demonstrated experience constructing and managing R&D programs in accordance with the Heilmeier criteria, as well as drafting statements of work, deliverables requirements documents, and realistic program milestones for R&D programs.4.

Experience of five years or more with DoD or IC R&D programs.5.

Demonstrated experience working on R&D projects within an organization, the DoD and/or IC.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 04 $103,690
– $159,286PERMANENT 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 a