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Geospatial Analyst (Geodetic Earth Sciences)

Springfield, VA; St. Louis, MO - Posted: 10/26/16 | SHARE:


Agency Description

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). 

Position Description

Geospatial Analyst (Geodetic Earth Sciences) analyze the Earth's gravity and magnetic fields, geophysical structure, material properties, and dynamics for geospatial intelligence and Department of Defense (DoD) applications. They define and maintain the World Geodetic System (WGS), perform datum transformations between WGS84 and local datums, and develop spatial and temporal models defining Earth systems. They provide in-depth technical expertise on Geodetic and geophysical issues to internal and external customers and represent NGA in external community forums establishing DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) doctrine and policy.

Salary Range

Band 02   $40,082 - $76,498
Band 03   $59,318 - $119,794


Mandatory Qualifications

1) Previous experience extracting and analyzing information from various sources and briefing the results to an audience;
2) Experience or education in Geodesy, Geophysics, Mathematics, Geology, Earth Science, Hydrology, Elevation, Terrain Analysis, Environmental Science or related Geomatics sciences core competencies;
3) Documented experience of problem identification, analysis and resolution;
4) Experience working in groups to develop solutions to problems and deliver those solutions to a customer.

Desired Qualifications

1) Customer service principles;
2) NGA organizational units' missions and functions;
3) Decision-making processes;
4) DoD organizational structure, mission, goals, and priorities;
5) Experience and willingness to brief groups;
6) Performing scientific analysis;
7) Experience/knowledge of computer networking;
8) Knowledge of statistical analysis;
9) Performing scientific analysis;
10) Demonstrated ability to learn new technology.

SKILLS: Computer system background in MS Windows office applications and UNIX scripting, FORTRAN, C, C++, UML, STK, or Visual Basic.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Geodesy, Mathematics, Physical Science, or a related discipline that includes at least 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any combination of Astronomy, Cartography, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geodesy, Geology, Geomatics, Geophysics, Mathematics, Meteorology, Orbital Mechanics, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Physics, Remote Sensing, or Surveying. Coursework must include differential equations and integral calculus. -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 experience in conducting work related to Civil Engineering, Geodesy, Geophysics, Geotechnical analysis, Geodetic Surveying, or related experience.

To Apply:

Please apply online at www.nga.mil under “Careers” then “Current Openings”. This position is under JOB ID 20170074. Resume and cover letter must address mandatory qualifications.

Please ensure you receive a confirmation email with your e-Recruit number (usually within 24 hrs). 

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