Prog Mgmt Ex Ofcr
Defense, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency - Reston, VA

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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: Program Management Execution Officers oversee the cost, schedule, and technical performance of Information Technology (IT) acquisition activities. They plan programs in detail, lead program teams and activities, direct the day-to-day running of programs, and monitor all aspects of IT acquisition. In addition, Program Management Execution Officers identify and defend funding requirements, prepare procurement documentation, conduct technical evaluations, and monitor expenditures. They assess contractor performance and may perform source selection evaluation duties.

U.S. Citizenship

Drug Testing

Security Investigation


Additional Duty Location Info:
1 vacancy - Reston, VA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Operations & Architecture Office, Commercial Imagery, Data, and Programs (CIDAP) Group is seeking a self-motivated and technically proficient individual who, with limited supervision, can achieve solid results, excel with the broadest of goal-oriented guidance and operate in a fast-paced environment. The Program Management Execution Officer will support the EnhancedView Program Manager efforts in overseeing the cost, schedule, and technical performance of acquisition related activities associated with commercial satellite development. Selected individual will be responsible for assisting with monitoring the development of new commercial satellites by performing program management functions related to initialization, planning, execution, and control of the EnhancedView acquisition. Successful candidate will report program progress to CIDAP Director and other senior management; assist the technical monitors responsible for achieving milestones and engineering support milestone events and recommending approval of the release of funding to vendor upon successful achievement of entrance/exit criteria; review technical documents during the development phase and monitor and provide reach back to mitigate issues and risk areas for satellite development. Successful candidate will represent NGA in meetings with contractors and/or customers.

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: successful work history of taking initiative and assuming responsibility for actions; attention to detail; problem solving and analysis; planning and organizing tasks; and excellent customer service skill. Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills, ability to work independently, produce quality products and results under short time constraints, leadership experience and strong interpersonal skills.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Management, or a technical discipline such as Engineering or Information Technology is highly desirable. Enrollment in a Systems Engineering Graduate Certificate Program (SEGCP), or Graduate program in a Management or technical discipline is also highly desirable. COR/COTR Certification Level III DAWIA certification in Program Management is desirable.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: selectee must be able to obtain meet DAWIA education requirements and obtain a level 2 Program Management certification within 24 months of starting this position.

  • 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. - 3 years ago - save job
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