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Data Analyst - Data Steward
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (Springfield, VA, USA)
Architecture and Engineering
Career Level:
Entry Level
Job Type:
Position Open


Source: External Applicants Only
Open: 2017-10-02
Closed: 2017-12-30
Band: 03/04/05
Org: DP
Location: Springfield, VA, St Louis, MO 

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   $60,613 - $123,234
Band 04   $86,391 - $145,629
Band 05   $120,083 - $161,900

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are 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. 

Additional Position Info ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: NGA seeks Data Stewarts who understands data, how to view it, manipulate it, influence it and analyze it to support missions such as National Intelligence, National Security, Military Operations, Military Planning, and Disaster Relief and Preparedness for a diverse audience including the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and senior US and foreign government officials up to and including The United States Congress and the President of the United States. The Data Stewart will be part of a multi-disciplinary team constructed to use design and computational thinking to find scalable solutions to the Agency's most challenging and highest priority problems sets.

Band 03: Data Stewards manage data within databases to satisfy routine customer requirements. They select and apply methods and techniques to generate, to approve, and to populate moderately complex data for databases. They evaluate data quality and determine data availability. They apply broad knowledge of products, data, and systems to support the extraction, analysis, and finishing of data. They prepare and validate data for web publishing. They organize data properties and relationships according to a system of categories. They create models or simulations of the intersection of data categories to enable data decisions and determine potential risk and risk mitigation.

* Develop an understanding of customer requirements; recommend specific data sources and types to satisfy mission needs
* Manage data projects to address Key Component challenges and priorities
* Synchronize data from numerous sources; develop data taxonomy to support integration into products

Band 04: Data Stewards lead the management of data within databases to satisfy difficult or unusual customer requirements. They plan and lead efforts to generate, to approve, and to populate complex data for databases. They evaluate data quality and determine data availability. They apply comprehensive knowledge of products, data, and systems to support the extraction, analysis, finishing, and web publishing of data. They provide official publications with an authoritative standardized dataset, for use by the US Government and the general public. They review and approve newly created models or simulations which enable data decisions and determine potential risk and risk mitigation.

* Deliver custom solutions for complex data requests and overcome system limitations to satisfy customer requirements
* Identify, analyze, and resolve program risks to deliver data on time
* Provide authorization for official data publishing

Band 05: Data Stewards oversee and provide strategic direction for data management within databases. They research and implement new methods and procedures to generate, to approve, and to populate highly complex data for databases. They evaluate data quality and determine data availability. They apply expert knowledge of products, data, and systems to support the extraction, analysis, and finishing of data. They oversee and authorize data for web publishing. Additionally, they develop mid-range to long range plans for data programs to ensure alignment with mission, to achieve organizational goals, and to integrate requirements across the office.

* Validate data taxonomy and access controls to ensure data integrity and accessibility
* Develop strategies to increase co-production with US and foreign partners
* Develop contingency plans for data access and availability as a part of crisis management 

Highly Desired Skills QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

1) Education: Cartography, Computer Science, Geology, Geography, Geomatics, GIS, Physical Science, Urban and Regional Planning, or a related discipline;
2) Experience: Software Coding: C++ Java, AND/OR Statistics & Modelling: R, Python, AND/OR Query Languages: SQL, NoSQL, AND/OR Scripting: JavaScript, Python, Cloud Services Design, Algorithm Development, Data Visualization, Big Data /Data Modelling, Machine Vision & Deep Learning, Optimization. 

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


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). 

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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