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Earth Science Specialist - Geomatics (Saint Charles,MO)

Company: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Location: Saint Charles
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Geodetic Earth Scientist St Louis, MO
Grade: B4
Open: 2021-03-08, Close: 2021-03-20
Job Posting:

Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Geodetic Earth Scientists analyze the Earth's gravity and magnetic fields, geophysical structure, material properties, and dynamics for geospatial intelligence and DoD applications. They define and maintain the World Geodetic System (WGS), perform datum transformations between WGS 84 and local datums, and develop spatial and temporal models defining Earth systems. They provide in-depth technical expertise on geodetic and geophysical issues to customers and represent NGA in community forums establishing doctrine and policy.

Additional Job Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Geomatics Production Workflow Lead is responsible for integrating and synchronizing all Geomatics production operations across a six-Division Office, coordinating with production managers to articulate program plans in support of production requirements. Supports critical geodetic modernization efforts through the development of production milestones, decision points, & intended end states ensuring content & all related updates therein are accessible by customers on all applicable security domains. Utilizes problem solving techniques, teamwork building strategies, process control, and continuous improvement tools to meet or exceed the production workflow requirements. This position requires the ability to work in a fast paced environment, & able to handle highly complex, sensitive, & at times ambiguous challenges, normally under constrained deliverable timelines. The incumbent must be comfortable reporting, & making recommendations to Senior Leadership within / outside NGA. The position is part of the Front Office staff working closely with all leadership across six Divisions, Office Director & Deputy Director. Through the aforementioned areas of responsibilities the Geomatics Production Workflow Lead directly supports the D/NGA's Mission Imperative #1 - Assured Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and targeting (A-PNTt). * Assess / facilitate making NGA GEOINT content discoverable and accessible * Support the definition / development of performance metrics, & assist with metrics analysis * Works independently & within teams, provides leadership, advice, guidance, direction, & content management advancing data / product types, missions & functions to include geospatial requirements process & production * Manages Office production requirements, while integrating / synchronizing Division production planning techniques & procedures * Synchronizes business strategies to advance Office production in support of planning, policies, & supporting documents addressing governance, strategies & information management, requirements & production planning techniques / procedures, to include establishing / employing best practices & metrics * Assists with analysis, evaluation, & assessment leading to development of recommendations for system & process improvements, optimization, development, & operations sustainment efforts for Office operations, systems, software, & processes * Assists with strategic planning, policy & business analysis, & develops process improvement recommendations to facilitate quality improvement efforts * Presents processed data, visualizations, & scientific analysis to Office leadership, analysts, & Lines of Business Managers in support of production management This position is eligible for an INCENTIVE: The selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate must 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. Candidates may receive an invitation to provide additional information or respond to questions via email and/or HireVue as part of the candidate evaluation process. 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.

Mandatory Qualifications MANDATORY 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. Proven ability to communicate ongoing work to peers and leadership through written, visual, and spoken reports or briefings. 2. Understanding of Geomatics data and/or products required to meet National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) objectives. 3. Demonstrated ability of working in a team environment. 4. Demonstrated experience in process modeling of scientific systems (Physics, Geophysics, Geology, Geosciences). 5. Demonstrated experience in the Applied Sciences tradecraft. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geodesy, Mathematics, Physical Science, or a related discipline that includes at least 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any combination of Astronomy, Cartography, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geodesy, Geology, Geomatics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Meteorology, Orbital Mechanics, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Physics, Remote Sensing, or Surveying. Coursework must include differential and integral calculus. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in conducting work related to Civil Engineering, Geodesy, Geophysics, Geotechnical Analysis, Geodetic Surveying, or a related field 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. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/40 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses

Highly Desired Qualifications QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Experience performing program oversight; anchor team activities in well-defined and traceable requirements; develop plans, schedules, risk and performance; track actions, identify milestones, construct and maintain roadmaps, and report progress; previous lead integration activities and matrix teams; experience and willingness to brief groups. 2. Demonstrated experience working in multidisciplinary teams to develop solutions to problems and deliver those solutions. 3. Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technology or software. 4. Demonstrated experience with problem identification, analysis, resolution and adaptation to changing requirements and timelines.

Additional Job Requirements 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.

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule PROMOTION 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 $93,494 - $143,624 PERMANENT 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

Cover Letter 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..... click apply for full job details

Keywords: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Saint Charles , Earth Science Specialist - Geomatics (Saint Charles,MO), Other , Saint Charles, Missouri

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