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IT Operations Engineer (Chesapeake,VA)

Company: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Location: Chesapeake
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Job Description:

Job SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: IT Operations Engineers coordinate the integration, deployment, sustainment, maintenance, and operations of systems and/or services in the host enterprise architecture and NGA. They provide IT support for GEOINT operations and are accountable for the overall success of integration projects, ensuring alignment with Agency priorities and business strategies (e.g., strategic plans, life-cycle management plans, investment plans). They oversee and monitor the documentation, validation, accreditation, and authorization processes necessary to ensure that new information technology systems meet information assurance and security requirements prescribed by NGA and/or mission partners.Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Secure Operations Group (TO), Service Performance Office (TOP), External Support Division (TOPE) has NGA Technical Executive (TX) positions available in locations to include Colorado, Europe, National Capital Region, and Saint Louis areas. The TOPE Division ensures high level NSG operations availability at external sites by providing a focal point for NGA externally assigned customers and NSG partners on IT operational concerns. NGA Technical Executives (TXs) are embedded with the NGA Support Teams, Combatant Commands (COCOMs) and Service Intelligence Centers and are liaisons for all GEOINT technical items for the COCOMs, Components, and Coalition. This includes Requirements, Engagement, Architecture, Engineering, Project Management, Operations, Training, Communications, Contractor Oversight, Cyber Security, Test, Feasibility, and Process. Technical Executives (TXs) provide on-site Information Technology (IT) support to the Combatant Command (COCOM) and Service Intelligence Centers. The TX engages with external agencies to include, but not limited to: J2 and 6, National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), National Security agency (NSA), Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), US State Department, theater service component headquarters, Cyber Command, and DISA to ensure GEOINT technical capabilities are delivered, operate within host site environments, and give users the IT resources required to successfully conduct their DoD and National Intelligence mission(s). The TX coordinates with all applicable agencies and partners to ensure GEOINT technical capabilities are delivered, operate, and are available to users ensuring they have the IT related resources to successfully conduct their COCOM and National Intelligence missions. The TX is responsible for the integrity of the theater GEOINT architecture to include the compatibility and interoperability of service component Distributed Common Ground Station (DCGS)/Distributed Ground Station (DGS) capabilities with overarching National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) infrastructure and systems. TXs are responsible to the NST and NGA Technology Directorate for all IT related functions to include collaborating with DIA and host IT organizations; responsible for the full integration of the NGA IT/Information Services Operations and Sustainment staff; provides daily oversight of GEOINT regional systems; and facilitate NGA future Systems Planning and Implementation activities. The TX exercises reach back to organizations across NGA leveraging NGA's Technology Directorates as well as relevant components of the NGA Offices of Joint Integration Operations, Global Support and Geospatial Management. This individual is flexible and adaptive to world events and is responsible for supporting the NST's primary partner in meeting its military planning and operational requirements. Ensuring all current and future systems and technology issues are articulated, coordinated and addressed is of highest priority. This position may be 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. 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, 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 QualificationsMANDATORY 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. Demonstrate working knowledge of Information Technology (IT) and Information Systems in an organization. 2. Proven experience providing IT support to a Company/Agency ensuring technical capabilities were delivered/operated within host site environments. 3. Demonstrated the ability to provide users the IT resources required to successfully conduct their mission. 4. Experience engaging external partners; effective communication with others internal and external to an organization; and foster teamwork in support of overall mission success 5. Demonstrated experience analyzing and identifying potential opportunities for IT process improvement and followed through with the implementation of those improvements. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science, Computer Systems Engineering, Information Science, Information Systems Management, Engineering, Engineering Management, Mathematics, Operations Research, Statistics, Technology Management, or degree that provided a minimum of 24 semester hours in one or more of the fields identified above and required the development or adaptation of applications, systems, or networks. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in IT operations, system engineering, system testing and evaluation, IT project management, or a related area 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. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in IT operations, system engineering, system testing and evaluation, IT project management, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: DAWIA certification may be required for this position; see Position License and Certification Requirements below for additional details. New Acquisition Workforce members or current members transitioning to a new acquisition career field or higher skill level have 24 months to achieve certification. -AND- Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience demonstrating each of the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral Communication, and Problem Solving.Highly Desired QualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Demonstrate 10 years of experience in communicating effectively to peers, teammates, customers, mission partners, and senior leadership. 2. Demonstrate 10 years of experience in interpersonal savvy; ability to build rapport and construct effective relationships across organizational boundaries 3. Demonstrated experience in maintaining professional composure in a fast tempo environment while striving to understand and maintain positive disposition and deploy conflict resolution techniques. 4. Demonstrated 10 years of experience in decision quality; examining a variety of perspectives to develop a well-rounded view of the situation before taking action. 5. Demonstrated 10 years of experience in ability to work independently and in coordination with others, manage multiple priorities, demonstrates initiative, and display good judgment. 6 Demonstrate 10 years of experience in leading by consensus and influence; demonstrated ability to multi-task, be proactive and work independently.Additional Job RequirementsYou 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 SchedulePROMOTION 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 $92,568 - $157,709 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 LetterApplicants 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 applyExternal Applicants OnlyHow to applyApplication 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: 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. 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 EmploymentAs 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 RequiredDCIPS DisclaimerNGA 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. Associated topics: equipment, ip, maintain, maintenance, satcom, satellite, server, system engineer, system specialist, system technician

Keywords: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), Chesapeake , IT Operations Engineer (Chesapeake,VA), Other , Chesapeake, Virginia

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