Financial/Budget Analyst
Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Bethesda, MD

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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), the World Leader in Geospatial Intelligence.

Imagine being able to identify anything on, above, or beneath the Earth's surface and display that information visually to provide a meaningful foundation for decision-making to ensure the safety of the world. That's the job of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.

We analyze imagery and data from many sources and incorporate it into visual displays of essential information for use in national defense, homeland security, and safety of navigation.

Central to the success of our mission are the extraordinary talents and skills of our teams of analysts and other professionals. We need the best minds to provide the information edge, continuing NGA's role as the premier provider of Geospatial Intelligence worldwide.

NGA - Know the Earth . . .Show the Way.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Financial/Budget Analysts formulate, analyze, present, defend, communicate, and execute NGA's financial program. They provide financial analysis, guidance, and advice to customers.

U.S. Citizenship

Drug Testing

Security Investigation


Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Bethesda,MD

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Selectee will be a Financial/Budget Analyst on the Resource Management Division (FMR) in support of the formulation, analysis, presentation, defense and communications of NGA's program budget submission. This individual will provide financial and budget related guidance, advice, and consultative services to various internal NGA/NSG customers and coordinate extensively with the staff of external oversight entities such as the ODNI, OSD, OMB and Congress as appropriate. This individual will also be charged with responsibilities to coordinate and provide detailed review and editing of a wide variety of program budget documentation to include (but not limited to) the NGA Intelligence Program Budget Submission (IPBS); the Congressional Budget Justification Book (CBJB); and the Integrated Program Budget Review (IPBR) Submission and the Congressional Justification Book (CJB) to OSD/USD(I). Additional, the selectee will design, develop, and review various briefings, papers, and question responses for consumption for FM senior management and/or external oversight entities and possess strong multi-tasking skills and the ability to adjust 'on-the-fly' to changing priorities.

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: Depending on funding availability, PCS expenses may be authorized by the hiring component.

Qualifications and Evaluations

MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. For this particular job, applicants must have experience in the following: (1) Possess exemplary communication skills to accurately and succinctly communicate information to and interact with senior representatives from NGA, DoD, the IC and Congressional staffs; (2) Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills including the ability to establish a network of contacts; (3) Demonstrate the ability to conduct analysis and explain or identify issue impacts and alternatives; (4) Demonstrate leadership and prior management experience such as a Project, Team or Branch Leader; (5) Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative and skill to organize projects from initial concept to completion including the ability to move seamlessly from one project to another and respond well to shifting priorities; (6) Demonstrate an applied understanding of Federal programming and budgeting, financial data analysis and policy, resources defense, report and document reviewing/editing and spreadsheet/database proficiency.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: Understanding of the NGA mission; broad knowledge of National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) partners; knowledge of Department of Defense and Intelligence Community (IC) membership, missions, programming and budgeting process and organizational priorities understanding of relational database structure (especially financial) and expertise in the database functions of excel spreadsheet is desired.

Bachelor's degree in any field that includes or has been supplemented by at least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in a business-related field such as Accounting, Business Administration, Finance or a related discipline or at least 3 years experience in financial management.

  • Direct Deposit Required
  • Two Year Probationary Period
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Position Subject to Drug Testing
  • Security Clearance Required
  • Top Secret
  • Sensitive Compartmented Information
  • Polygraph Test Required
SPECIAL 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 (CI) 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.

Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter CANNOT exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (6,500 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 appropriate field on the Job History and Cover Letter Text Page.
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

All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Benefits and Other Info

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. Here are some highlights. Look for additional information along with links to pages that spell out the details below.

You may participate in the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, with costs shared with your employer. More info:

Life insurance coverage is provided. More info:

Long-Term Care Insurance is offered and carries into your retirement. More info:

New employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). If you are transferring from another agency and covered by CSRS, you may continue in this program. More info:

You will earn annual vacation leave. More info:

You will earn sick leave. More info:

You will be paid for federal holidays that fall within your regularly scheduled tour of duty. More info:

In addition to federal benefits, NGA employees are also eligible for a suite of benefits offered only to the Intelligence Community (IC). The Compass Rose Benefits Group (CRBG) offers insurance products and services to all IC civilian employees. Compass Rose benefits include: Term Life Insurance, Group Accident Plan, Income Replacement, and Long Term Care Insurance. For more information on this highly-restricted opportunity, please visit the Compass Rose website:
NOTE: 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. Promotions may be conducted during the annual pay for performance process or throughout the year via the Assignment Opportunity Notices (AON).

BRAC INFORMATION: As a result of the Department of Defense (DoD) Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) initiative, all major NGA facilities within the greater Washington, DC metro area will be consolidated to Springfield, VA in 2011. Note that you may be required to relocate in the future, based on mission need, nature of work performed by NGA, and the needs of NGA partners worldwide.

How To Apply

Application submission involves applying using NGA's on-line application process. Application Instructions can be found by visiting



Phone: 703-755-5900

Agency Information:

12310 Sunrise Valley Drive

Reston, VA 20190

After visiting and applying via NGA's on-line application process, applicants can follow their status via that same NGA on-line application functionality. Several other topics relating to what is involved in the hiring process and how long it takes can be found by visiting and choosing Frequently Asked Questions.

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