Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Photogrammetric Imagery Scientists extract monoscopic, stereoscopic, and multiscopic mensuration of objects and geographic features utilizing all imaging systems (i.e., satellite, airborne, ground). They create mensuration reports and mensuration-derived computer-aided design products. They collaborate with analysts to understand intelligence issues and provide scientific results to conduct intelligence production. They develop special collection strategies, assess and validate tools and products, and create customized methodologies and products to address a variety of intelligence problems. They provide technical guidance to enhance photogrammetric imaging capability, applicability, and collection. Additional Job Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Job Description: Provides deep subject matter expertise in the application of advanced overhead and close-range photogrammetric and perspective principles to determine dimensional and spatial characteristics of weapon systems, support equipment, and associated facilities; constructs and/or utilizes high fidelity CAD models, 3-D models, two-dimensional drawings, and specialized CAD-associated applications to support third phase analysis of ground force equipment in research and development. Applies photogrammetric methods/techniques to available imagery sources using appropriate software tools to characterize the dimensional, geometric, and observable characteristics of assigned weapons systems. * Collaborates with mission partners to provide multi-source intelligence reporting. * Initiates, participates in, and supports outreach and collaborative activities with Agency, Department of Defense and Intelligence Community partners to help further scientific and technical understanding of emergent ground forces equipment and weapons systems. * Briefs at various fora to include community level conferences, account related organizations analysis working groups, etc. * Provides input into development of Program of Analysis (POA), Research and Production Plans. Duties: Photogrammetric Imagery Scientists extract monoscopic, stereoscopic, and multiscopic mensuration of objects and geographic features utilizing all imaging systems (i.e., satellite, airborne, ground). They create mensuration reports and mensuration-derived computer-aided design products. They collaborate with analysts to understand intelligence issues and provide scientific results to conduct intelligence production. They develop special collection strategies, assess and validate tools and products, and create customized methodologies and products to address a variety of intelligence problems. They provide technical guidance to enhance photogrammetric imaging capability, applicability, and collection. Photogrammetric Imagery Scientist: * Apply advanced statistical and quantitative methodologies to photogrammetric imagery and data to refine and improve GEOINT analysis and conclusions. * Educate analysts and other community stakeholders about availability and capabilities of photogrammetric imagery products, methodologies, procedures, and algorithms to enhance analysis. * Enhance business and mission partner analytic capabilities through use of photogrammetric data and imagery. * Exploit photogrammetric imagery to identify operating trends and correlate activity among targets. 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 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: * Demonstrated experience in close-range photogrammetry/mensuration of handheld and video imagery as well as construct high fidelity CAD models, 2D technical drawings, 3-D visualizations, and specialized CAD-associated applications to support third phase analysis of integrated, predictive intelligence in support of mission requirements. * Demonstrated ability to apply and understand various sources of imagery and/or geospatial information. * Ability to work effectively in a team and independently. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Imagery Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Remote Sensing, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in Physical Science and/or related Engineering Science such as Dynamics, Electronics, Mechanics, and Properties of Materials. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A that included at least 24 semester hours in Physical Science and/or related Engineering Science, plus experience that involves extraction of monoscopic, stereoscopic, and multiscopic mensuration of objects and geographic features utilizing all imaging systems, including Computer Aided Design (CAD) applications, 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 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Stereopsis ability; 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: * Possess experience with all or some of the following software: RemoteView, SocetGXP, Micro Station, Compass, MSP, Rhino, SketchUp Pro, Photo Modeler, or similar CAD modeling software. * Experience with national, civil, and/or commercial imaging systems, image processing, image exploitation, digital signal processing, and prototyping. * Strong interpersonal and communication skills are required as scientists must be able to convey their findings via written and oral means, and receive acknowledgement that it is received and understood. 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 $91,230 - $140,146 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. 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 apply External Applicants Only How to apply Application 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 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 ...@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Conditions of Employment 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 DCIPS Disclaimer 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 your application.
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