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Geospatial Data Stewardship

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Springfield,  Virginia

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: GEOINT Analysts (Geospatial Data Stewardship) manage the generation, approval, and population of data within NGA's geospatial databases, ensuring that they can be used to satisfy customer requirements. They have read/write access to relevant databases and make qualitative decisions about the data. They have a wide range of product/data knowledge and understand the capabilities and limitations of the relevant systems to support the extraction, analysis, and finishing of in-house, co-production, commodity, and contract data.

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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Foundation GEOINT Group (SF) is seeking motivated, self-directed applicants with strong interpersonal and communication skills to serve as GEOINT Analysts Geospatial Data Steward (GDS). Selected individuals will be responsible for acquiring, managing, integrating, and synthesizing geospatial data, intelligence, and other information from a variety of standard and non-standard sources. The GDS will work across multiple data domains and will collaborate with mission partners throughout the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). The GDS utilizes expertise in geospatial analysis to design and develop processes for effective use of GEOINT information while addressing NSG Metadata Standards and database capabilities. As the primary analysts managing the flow of data, GDS support the design and development of efficient databases and provide guidance on the implementation of data management policy and best practices. GDS performs data validation of geospatial data, metadata, and attribute data acquired from internal and external sources, and provides feedback to key stakeholders who contribute to and/or utilize this data. GDS know the location of geospatial data and imagery holdings, and support NGA in the resolution and troubleshooting of data issues. GDS work in a fast paced, team-oriented environment and must be capable of representing their respective organization in meetings and community forums. The GDS must have strong communications skills (written and oral) and be able to provide exceptional customer service related to requests and inquiries about systems capabilities, data, and NGA products.

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes 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 experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS), data modeling;
2) Basic experience scripting (e.g., python, Fortran, xml, HTML);
3) Demonstrated experience with Access databases;
4) Demonstrated experience with a variety of both spatial and non-spatial data types and solving data interoperability issues.

A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Cartography, Computer Science, Geology, Geography, Geomatics, GIS, Physical Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or a related discipline. The 30 semester (45 quarter) hours must include at least 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of college level non-business mathematics or statistics, but these should not account for
more than 15 semester (22 quarter) hours. -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 that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR-

C. Experience: Six years of significant applied experience in a field that includes geospatial analysis, feature extraction, and data evaluation and manipulation.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Scripting proficiency (e.g., python, Fortran, xml, HTML);
2) Demonstrated experience with web mapping;
3) Proficiency in Access Database management;
4) Demonstrated experience with relational database administration and design;
5) Demonstrated experience with managing spatial databases;
6) Demonstrated SQL database experience (e.g. Oracle).

Special Info External
- Direct Deposit Required
- Two Year Probationary Period
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Position Subject to Drug Testing
- Security Clearance Required
- Top Secret
- Sensitive Compartmented Information
- Polygraph Test Required



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