26 days old
2018-01-242018-02-23
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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.

 

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 03   $61,801 - $126,062

Band 04   $88,084 - $148,967

 

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 https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html

 

Duties

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

Position Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Data Stewards manage data within databases to satisfy customer requirements. They generate, approve, and populate data for databases, evaluate data quality, and determine availability of data. They apply knowledge of products, data, and systems to support the extraction, analysis, and finishing of data. They prepare and validate data for web publishing.

 

Additional Position Info 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Data Steward will serve as a member of the Data Corps, a new team of experts in data analytics, engineering, science, and stewardship, reporting to NGA's Chief Data Scientist. Data Corps is a central aspect of NGA's data-enabled workforce initiative. Data Corps team members create new and innovative ways to address mission and business data challenges. We solve data-related problems, teach our colleagues to make more informed decisions, and prepare our colleagues to solve data-related problems themselves. As a team member you'll work with office and directorate level data professionals on projects that solve their data-related problems. You'll engage with these professionals to rapidly understand their problems and needs, then iteratively develop and release solutions to these problems. The projects you'll work on are prioritized to achieve the Agency's mission, and your solutions will scale throughout the Agency. Team members' time will be dedicated to learning the latest and emerging technical skills, tools, and best practices needed to solve data problems, and are also expected to share knowledge with others. That knowledge includes but is not limited to skills, tools, and best practices. You'll support your peers in multiple ways, such as 1:1 tutoring, leading office hours, and creating and teaching courses.

 

The Data Steward must possess the ability to think strategically; a demonstrated ability to operate in a dynamic environment; proven ability to deliver interoperable, enterprise-wide solutions; keen problem-solving skills; and strong interpersonal skills to work internally with different stakeholders and externally with academia, industry, and other agencies to develop and deliver corporate solutions. The Data Steward will excel at leading innovation and navigating ambiguity, be adept at building coalitions, sharing expertise, mentoring, and will exemplify a customer-service mindset. 

 

Please note that proficiency testing may be required for this position in the future. It is recommended that applicants document their knowledge of tools and languages, and associated proficiency levels, as well as focus on the impact of their work. Please include this information in your cover letter and/or resume for each work experience.

 

Specific duties include:

* Working as part of a team to deliver custom solutions for complex data requests

* Managing and presenting of structured and unstructured data to satisfy multifaceted customer requirements

* Selecting and applying the generation, approval, and population of complex data for databases

* Preparing and validating assigned data models

* Maintaining and applying data quality requirements and business rules for data attributes

* Organize and implement data policies, standards, and procedures

* Identifying, analyzing, and resolving potential risks with data to enable data-driven decisions

 

How To Apply - External

Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process. 

ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

 

Notes

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

 

How Will I Be Evaluated?

 

APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 

 

1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 

2) 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, 

3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process. 

 

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.

 

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.

 

This position is funded by the National Intelligence Program (NIP).

Requirements

Mandatory Qualification Reqs

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. Proficiency in at least one of the following languages: Python, R, Java, as applied to programming access and manipulation of data (other languages will be considered).

2. Experience selecting and applying methods and techniques to generate, to approve, and to populate moderately complex data for one or more database structures, such as relational, noSQL, graph.

3. Experience developing and deploying automated processes.

4. Knowledge of data governance principles.

5. Demonstrated experience evaluating data quality and determining data availability.

6. Able to recommend data sources to solve problems or close knowledge gaps.

 

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Data Management, Data Engineering, Data Science, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Applied Physics, Econometrics, or UX/UI Design / Data Visualization, Cartography, Geospatial Sciences, Physical Sciences, or related disciplines. The 30 semester (45 quarter) hours must include at least 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of college level non-business mathematics or statistics. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A combination of education in any area listed in option A and experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks 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 to 4 years -OR- C. Experience: Four years of significant applied experience in a field that includes data management, feature extraction, data evaluation and manipulation, and/or related experiences associated with this work.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: 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 Skills

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

 

1. Applicants are expected to be proven innovators and strategic problem solvers.

2. Flexibility, comfort with ambiguity, and a corporate focus are essential.

3. Applicants are expected to collaborate in a high performance team environment, since knowledge sharing and innovative complex problem solving is an underpinning of the Data Corps approach.

It is recommended to have at least 8 years of relevant experience, to include academia, to be considered at the Pay Band 4 level.

 

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.

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