Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Posted on: March 29, 2020
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Cybersecurity Engineers capture, refine,
and translate information systems security requirements for IT
systems and component products. They support the development of
computer systems and/or the modification of computer applications
and programs to integrate information system security protocols.
They monitor security controls, assess threats and vulnerabilities,
mitigate adverse impacts, and/or perform computer forensics on NGA
systems and networks.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Duties associated with the work role,
band level, and supervisory responsibilities of this position.
* Captures documents and refines security requirements.
* Conducts exhaustive market studies to determine acceptable
* Effectively applies system-testing principles, methods, and tools
to plan and structure system tests.
* Defines security requirements for systems based on system
architecture and operational environment.
* Supports the development of architectures and designs for
* Develops, coordinates, implements, and maintains a comprehensive
cross-domain strategic plan.
* Provides robust engineering services for cross-domain, and
* Accurately captures customer, mission, Intelligence Community
partners, and national leadership's needs and requirements.
* Plans, proposes, and coordinates cross-domain initiatives within
the information technology component, NGA and the broader
Intelligence Community. Represents NGA's interests with external
organizations such as the National Cross Domain Strategic
Management Office (NCDSMO).
* Ensures technical quality and timeliness of work produced, and
collaborates with NGA and GEOINT equities to the highest
* Conveys critical aspects and activities to NGA corporate
entities, the mission partners, and the broader cross-domain
community via strong, well-developed briefings.
* Maintains awareness of mission partner activities, and identifies
and resolves challenges.
* Promotes collaboration and cooperation between internal
Information Technology cross-domain organizations, NGA and mission
partners, and Commonwealth partners.
* Advises senior leadership within and external to NGA on the
engineering of cross-domain projects, including implications of
technological advances for assigned area.
* Guides the development and implementation of integrated project
plans to support capability improvements and/or NGA invest/divest
decisions affecting mission partners. Drives NGA technology
investment and insertion through consistent, coordinated
* Educates NGA and IC counterparts on cross-domain capabilities;
facilitates collaboration across the Intelligence Community to
improve cross-domain for customers, stakeholders, and automated
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
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 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 technical management or engineering experience.
* Demonstrated experience with integrating information security
* Demonstrated experience with any of the following: Local Area
Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), routing, switching, and
* Demonstrated skills developing and/or applying cybersecurity
principles, policies, practices, standards, or controls.
* Systems integration experience in large, geographically
separated, multi-domain enterprise environments.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university in Systems Engineering, Computer
Science, Information Assurance, or a related field, 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 systems engineering, IT standards development, IT security
testing, IT security engineering, implementation, and integration,
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 systems engineering, IT
standards development, IT security testing, IT security
engineering, implementation, and integration, or a related area
that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties
associated with this work. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer Level 1 -OR-
Information Assurance Technician I (IAT I) certification -OR-
Technical Level III Certification (as outlined by the DoDD
8140.01), must be obtained as directed by management. -AND-
Relevant Competencies: IT-related experience demonstrating each of
the four competencies: Attention to Detail, Customer Service, Oral
Communication, and Problem Solving.
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
* Demonstrated data security and data science experience.
* Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience working with cross
* Minimum 2 years of demonstrated code development using modern
language such as Java, Python, PHP, C++, and etc.
* Minimum 1 year leadership skills, interpersonal skills and the
ability to liaise cross-organizationally.
* Information Assurance System Architect and Engineer Level II
certification in accordance with the DoD 8140 and 8570.
* Experience with virtual and cloud computing and data technologies
and concepts; experience with developing system security
* Demonstrated ability to balance security compliance with program
cost, schedule, performance, or mission needs.
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.
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 05 $142,701 - $170,800
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,
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
Who may apply
External Applicants Only
How to apply
Application 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:
* All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory
* 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
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 email@example.com. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
Conditions of Employment
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
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required
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.
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