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Forensic Data Analyst

Chantilly, Virginia
Job Type
Full Time
1 Jul 2020
Job Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Forensic Data Analysts conduct and manage the Agency-wide Fraud Detection and Prevention Program. They apply tools and algorithms to identify unusual patterns and other indications of fraudulent activity. They access, manipulate, and/or combine data to decipher underlying trends or uncover anomalies, and discern obscure patterns and attributes associated with anomalies. These analysts perform proactive inquiries and collaborate with other NGA OIG divisions and IC organizations to improve data collection, loading, validation and reconciliation, analysis, and reporting. They prepare reports and briefings that provide a sound basis for the restitution and recovery of NGA funds.

Additional Job Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Data Analysts apply moderately complex tools and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data. They communicate with stakeholders and conduct research to develop an intermediate understanding of relevant programs and requirements. These analysts identify and collect moderately structured data from various sources, evaluate the data to ensure that they meet analytic needs, and prepare the data for analysis. They also select, apply, and assess analytic models and techniques, and review and verify the results. They prepare reports and briefings and consult with stakeholders to communicate findings. Serve in a leadership role on a cross enterprise multi-function team. Represent NGA on external IC-wide initiatives, working groups, projects, and/ or programs. Lead a Data Analytics team that is working on multiple projects Lead a team to improve existing data analytic policies, processes, and/or procedures.

This position is a Term Appointment for two years. Term employment ends automatically upon the expiration date unless an extension is granted. The appointment may be extended, in increments of one year, after the initial period up to a total of five years. Term employees are eligible to be promoted or reassigned only into another Term Appointment position.

This position is eligible for an INCENTIVE: The selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate must sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive. If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government.

Mandatory Qualifications

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:

* Proven experience in Analyzing data and organize large volumes of data into comprehensive dashboards and or systems that will influence or streamline decision making processes. Build tools/resources and communicate findings to inform decisions at the directorate and/or agency level. Manage Data Analytics working groups. Build custom datasets, tools, resource to response to inter-agency benchmarks for metrics.
* Demonstrate knowledge to Analyze Data and communicate findings for influencing decisions at the work unit and/or directorate level.
* Demonstrate understanding on Managing multiple programs concurrently, while maintaining high performance standards. Identify new programs or systems that would enhance the current data analytic processes, providing the necessary justification for resources to defend organizational or agency budget build.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Engineering, Operations Research, or a related field. -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 requires the application of tools and algorithms to identify trends and patterns in data, or in 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.

Highly Desired Qualifications


In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired:

* Develop, Gather and deliver, and analyze required data and documentation to determine whether potential findings exist or to determine areas for follow-up, review, or additional study and present briefings external to the immediate work unit. Analyze data and communicate findings to peers and leadership.
* Demonstrate expert analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to think strategically, identify needs and requirements, and develop recommendations based on qualitative and quantitative data.
* Develop a new policy, process, and/or procedure. Manage high visibility projects.

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 03 $72,030 - $133,465

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.

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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.

Who may apply

External Applicants Only

How to apply

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


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 Qualification Criteria,
* 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..... click apply for full job details
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  • Job Reference: 159481321-2
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2020
  • Recruiter: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Location: Chantilly, Virginia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Military Jobs
  • Job Type: Full Time