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Maritime Analyst

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Glen Echo
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

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 $64,948 - $133,465 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 Position Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Maritime Analysts acquire, analyze, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to populate and update nautical databases, charts, and publications. They also promulgate worldwide navigational warnings, provide quality assurance for maritime products, generate mission-specific datasets, and respond to queries from the users of products and foreign hydrographic offices. These duties fulfill NGA's Maritime Safety Office obligations under U.S. Code Title 10, Federal and international laws, regulations, and national security. Additional Position Info ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: GEOINT Analysts (Maritime) work cooperatively with their counterparts in the National Ocean Service, the Naval Oceanographic Office, the U.S. Coast Guard, contractor partners, and nearly all foreign hydrographic offices around the world to provide support for the worldwide navigation of mariners and submariners. Analysts must be knowledgeable in navigation principles, standard navigation calculations including performing range and bearing and datum conversions, and be comfortable operating in a digital environment using GIS software. Maritime Analysts perform moderately complex assignments to acquire, analyze, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to populate and update nautical databases, charts, and publications. These analysts also disseminate worldwide navigational warnings, provide quality assurance for maritime products, and generate moderately complex mission-specific datasets. They also develop responses for review to queries from the users of products and foreign hydrographic offices. They are responsible for sharing expertise across the team to ensure the timely updates of maritime products with new changes. Maritime Analysts: * Analyze, compile and disseminate worldwide safety of navigation data independently to support statutory and international requirements
* Promogulate worldwide navigational warnings for shared awareness of global maritime activities conducting in maritime waterways
* Develop responses to internal and external customer inquiries
* Apply methods and practices to provide quality assurance for standard and non-standard maritime products and data sets and promote information sharing. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Assigned duties may include serving a rotation as a Maritime World Wide Navigation Warning Service (WWNWS) 24X7 watch stander where some shift work is required with weekend and Holiday shifts. Occasional travel may be required. 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, 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 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 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 interpreting nautical charts and publications and/or utilizing an Electronic Charting & Display Information System (ECDIS) using Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) or Digital Nautical Chart (DNC).
* Proven ability to communicate ongoing work and findings to leadership and others through written, visual, and spoken reports and briefings.
* Demonstrated ability to apply critical thinking to problem identification, analysis and resolution on challenging issues. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Graduation with a Bachelor's degree from an accredited state or federal maritime academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, or the U.S. Coast Guard Academy -OR- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a degree in Astronomy, Cartography, Engineering, Geography, Mathematics, Meteorology, Navigation, Physics, or other subjects related to marine navigation and operations. Education must include successful completion of U.S Merchant Marine Third Mate's License requirements from the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience as a crew member aboard U.S. commercial or military vessels while serving in a navigational capacity. Experience must include Officer of the Deck Underway Qualifications from the U.S. Military or proficiency in multiple navigation modalities (celestial, electronic, visual, radar, piloting, voyage planning, etc.) using NGA or NOAA navigation products. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: U.S Merchant Marine Deck License credentials issued by the U.S. Coast Guard National Maritime Center; or specific navigation designations/qualifications, which include but are not limited to, Officer of the Deck (OOD) Underway, Navigator (NAV), Assistant Navigator (ANAV), Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) Marine Deck Officer (880A1), and Quartermaster of the Watch (QMOW). br/> PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses. Highly Desired Skills QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: * Demonstrated knowledge of basic database management techniques to include building, maintaining and/or manipulating data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
* Demonstrated knowledge of hydrography, bathymetry and trigonometry.
* Demonstrated knowledge of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and the World Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS).
* Applying knowledge of the NGA's Maritime Safety Office and understanding how it supports the needs and requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC). Who Can Apply External Applicants Only 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
* 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. 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 . The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. 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.

Keywords: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Washington DC , Maritime Analyst, Professions , Glen Echo, DC

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