Source Strategies Analyst

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  • Location
    Multiple locations & Denver, Colorado
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 05

Position description

Source Strategies Analysts collaborate with customers and source providers to develop comprehensive multi-intelligence (multi-INT), multi-source strategies to address intelligence problems. They create tasking and dissemination requirements; adjudicate requirements; analyze and investigate collection performance; assess and report on end-to-end GEOINT system performance data; and advise customers in support of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG).

Additional Position Info

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Source Directorate serves the information needs of the intelligence, defense, and foreign policy communities and provides leadership on substantive issues, operations, tradecraft development, analytical tools and techniques to its partners and GEOINT customers worldwide.    

The Collection Career Service is seeking qualified applicants (entry level and experienced), for potential future NGA requirements, in the work roles listed below.  Most positions are located at the NGA Campus East in Springfield, Virginia or at the NGA Campus West in St. Louis, Missouri; however, other positions may be available in other locations. Some positions may be designated as mission-critical and include 24x7 manning and shift-work schedules.

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 experience creating tasking and dissemination requirements, adjudicating requirements, analyzing and investigating collection performance, assessing and reporting on end-to-end GEOINT system performance data, and advising customers in support of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG). 
2. Experience working collaboratively with customers and source providers, including senior officials, to develop comprehensive multi-intelligence (INT), multi-source strategies, to address complex or unusual intelligence problems.  
3. Demonstrated skill in creating and presenting briefings to meet the needs of various audiences, including senior officials.
4. Experience leading efforts and/or mentoring/providing guidance to junior employees.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Cartography, Cultural Area Studies, Earth Sciences, Environmental Science, Geodesy, Geography, Geology, Geographic Information Systems, History, Hydrography, Hydrology, Imagery Science, International Affairs/Studies, Liberal Studies, Oceanography, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Political Science, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline. -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 that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college education is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: Six years of significant applied experience in the intelligence field, Imagery Analysis, the use of current GIS tools, or work related to the fields listed in A above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Near visual acuity of 20/40 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. Experience working as part of a cohesive team with demonstrated high quality results or output.
2. Personal flexibility and adaptability for shifts/changes in crises enabling the successful handling of unforeseen challenges inherent to working in a high-visibility environment.
3. Experience or familiarity with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
4. Geospatial-based credentials (academic degrees, certifications, and certificates).
5. Experience in modeling or manipulation of large data sets, IT applications supporting GEOINT, and/or in programming and/or automation (C+, R).

How To Apply - External

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



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

Application instructions

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