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Imagery Analyst

Honolulu, Hawaii
Job Type
Full Time
1 Jul 2020
Job Summary

ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Imagery Analysts maintain and build tasking strategies, and analyze and interpret imagery to support U.S. military and policymaker interests. They analyze the activities and interests of countries, regions, and non-state entities, as well as the impact of natural and man-made disasters. In addition, these analysts conduct multi-INT research, populate and exploit intelligence databases, and produce and disseminate intelligence products.

Additional Job Information

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: GEOINT Imagery analysts exploit imagery of all types. In this role, analysts conduct research that involves multiple intelligence disciplines; utilization of structured data; populate and exploit intelligence databases; and produce written, visual, or oral intelligence products. The Analysis Directorate serves the information needs of the intelligence, defense, and foreign policy communities and provides leadership on substantive issues, operations, tradecraft development, and analytical tools and techniques to its partners and GEOINT customers worldwide. NGA analysts produce high quality formal intelligence products, build and maintain professional relationships with other NGA offices and external partners, and provide senior-level briefings as required. Applicants must have a solid foundation in analysis and reporting with a working knowledge of GIS and/or international issues. Excellent communication skills are essential, as is the ability to apply new methods and technologies to solve intelligence problems. Positions are located in Honolulu, Hawaii, at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam.

The NGA Support Team at US Indo-Pacific Command (USINDOPACOM) brokers GEOINT services for mission partners in the Asia Pacific region. NGA analysts serve as liaisons and GEOINT producers, facilitating access to GEOINT data, services, and capabilities that improve partner strategic objectives. Imagery Analysts will be expected to provide GEOINT subject matter expertise of foreign military force-related issues to include tactics, doctrine, force structure, and military technologies in support of USINDOPACOM. GEOINT-derived assessments contribute to USINDOPACOM military planning, operations, and monitoring of foreign acquisitions. Other issues can include high current interest events, such as the impact of natural and man-made disasters. Applicants assigned to this location will be expected to apply extensive GEOINT tasking and tradecraft knowledge in the exploitation of geospatial data to produce information incorporated into finished all-source intelligence products that deliver a decisive advantage.

Applicants should demonstrate GEOINT tradecraft expertise with an ability to formulate, collect, analyze, and exploit multiple sources to accomplish NGA mission to provide timely, relevant and accurate imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information in support of mission partner requirements, GEOINT enterprise, senior policy makers, and direct support for the warfighter. Specific job duties include:

* GEOINT analysis in support of USINDOPACOM Commander's priority intelligence requirements, regional initiatives, national intelligence requirements, and US policy makers.
* Understand command requirements and intelligence priorities, and contribute to mission management activities with GEOINT partners as needed.
* Initiate or manage collection, conduct research, and produce high quality written intelligence reports and GEOINT analytical products.
* Apply a structured observation management system to record data points for pattern analysis and trend identification.
* Apply new technology, multiple intelligence sources, and innovative techniques to solve problems through exploitation and analysis.
* Prepare and deliver briefings and oral presentations, and represent the branch at internal and external conferences, working groups, analytic exchanges, and other venues.
* Coordinate and collaborate with NGA counterparts and external partners throughout the Intelligence Community and Combatant/Component Commands on analytic issues.

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 this questionnaire.

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 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:

* Demonstrated experience with research and analysis, preferably imagery and/or geospatial analysis using RemoteView or similar Electronic Light Table (ELT) software tools.
* Demonstrated familiarity with the GEOINT collection process and ability to apply and understand multiple intelligence sources during exploitation and analysis.
* Demonstrated experience applying critical thinking skills and/or data analytics to address matters of national concern.
* Demonstrated ability to convey analytic findings in written form, and develop and present briefings to meet the needs of various audiences.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Foreign Area Studies, Geography, History, International Affairs, International Studies, Military Science, Physical Science, Political Science, Remote Sensing, 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 working in an Intelligence discipline analyzing and interpreting imagery and maintaining and building tasking strategies, 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 working in an Intelligence discipline analyzing and interpreting imagery and maintaining and building tasking strategies, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Stereopsis ability; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses.

Highly Desired Qualifications


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

* Knowledge of foreign military force-related issues including tactics and doctrine, force structure, and military technologies.
* Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with others to solve problems.
* Familiarity with geospatial information systems.
* Demonstrated technical skills, such as scripting and coding, programming, data mining and analytics, data visualization, statistical analysis, algorithm development, data science, or computational thinking.

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 $66,001 - $122,295

PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are authorized.

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  • Job Reference: 159480691-2
  • Date Posted: 1 July 2020
  • Recruiter: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Military Jobs
  • Job Type: Full Time