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Maritime Analyst - Developmental Assignment Full-time Job

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Job Details

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.

Developmental Assignment
CAREER ADVANCEMENT PROGRAM: All Professional Work Category positions advertised at a Pay Band 2 are part of NGA's Career Advancement Program (CAP). Employees in the Career Advancement Program will be evaluated semi-annually to determine if they meet the established program requirements. If requirements are met, employees will be eligible for a salary increase. Upon meeting all program requirements, the employee is eligible to be promoted non-competitively to a Pay Band 3. This promotion completes Career Advancement Program participation meaning the employee will no longer receive salary increases through the Career Advancement Program, and will now be evaluated in accordance to the Agency's standard evaluation processes.

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 02 $43,885 - $85,231 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

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 basic assignments to acquire, analyze, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to populate and update nautical databases, charts, and publications. With guidance, these analysts also provide quality assurance for standard maritime products and generate basic mission-specific datasets. They also gather information to answer queries from the users of products and foreign hydrographic offices. 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: 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 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: 1. Demonstrated knowledge of multiple navigation modalities (celestial, visual, radar, electronic, piloting or voyaging planning). 2. Demonstrated knowledge of hardcopy and digital charts. 3. Proven ability to communicate ongoing work and findings to leadership and others through written, visual, and spoken reports and briefings. 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). 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: 1. Demonstrated experience utilizing an Electronic Charting & Display Information System (ECDIS) using Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) or Digital Nautical Chart (DNC). 2. Demonstrated experience communicating clearly and concisely, conveying ideas and information in an organized and logical fashion; responds to a range of questions in a timely, accurate, concise, and courteous manner. 3. Using or applying knowledge of basic database management techniques to include manipulating data in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 4. Demonstrated knowledge of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) and the World Wide Navigational Warning Service (WWNWS). 5. Demonstrated knowledge of 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

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.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $43,885.00 to $85,231.00 /year

Company Description
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