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Geodetic Orbit Scientist

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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

Location :
Kirkwood, Missouri

Expiry Date :
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Geodetic Orbit Scientist Job DescriptionJob SummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Geodetic Orbit Scientists monitor Global Navigation Satellite Systems, acquire and analyze satellite data, and produce accurate products for the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG). They develop, evaluate, and use algorithms and tools to provide integrity monitoring and determine precise ephemerides and other information. They analyze satellite ranging and timing information in order to identify anomalies in both real time and post-fit scenarios. These analysts handle technical and logistical details pertinent to remote command and control of a worldwide network of satellite tracking stations. They provide in-depth technical expertise on satellite issues to customers, and represent NGA in community forums establishing doctrine and policy.Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The Geomatics Requirements Lead applies program performance management practices to enable strategic decisions for long-term success of the Office by aligning requirements toward strategy. The position requires understanding of Geomatics data and/or products required to meet National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) objectives; relevant experience in the Applied Sciences tradecraft, assesses current NGA/NSG holdings; and identifies deficiencies or gaps in content, coverage or currency. It requires working with Geomatics Divisions & external partners to assess, manage, coordinate, & prioritize validated Geomatics requirements. The position supports the validation, integration, & prioritization of Office production requirements, while providing support to the Foundation GEOINT NSG Operation Executive (NOX) Quarterly conferences as required. Additionally, the position directly supports Geomatics resource management efforts, & integrating Geomatics requirements into all Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution (PPBE) activities & the material supporting all integrated program initiatives. This position oversees the start-to-finish SFN Requirements process to include; what customers need, what must be done to meet those needs, what needs have been addressed, evaluate the efficiency in addressing customer needs, and how/where SFN if applicable is not meeting needs to include gaining efficiencies.This position requires the ability to work in a fast-paced environment, & able to handle highly complex, sensitive, & ambiguous challenges, normally under constrained deliverable timelines. The incumbent must be comfortable reporting, & making recommendations to Senior Leadership within & outside NGA. The position is part of Front Office staff & will work closely with all leadership across six Divisions & Office Leaders. Through the aforementioned areas of responsibilities the Geomatics Requirements Lead directly supports the NGA Director’s Mission Imperative #1 – Assured Position, Navigation, and Timing and targeting (A-PNTt).* Manage, monitor, document, & communicate with Office Subject Matter Experts to provide project plans & projection of resource requirements & justifications in support of Division programmatic requirements* Accomplish program performance measures design, development, testing, & implementation for Geomatics activities in support of NGA and NSG requirements* Integrate Office programmatic requirements by defining intended end states, milestones, decision points, & accomplishments on a monthly basis* Support, facilitate, & lead program performance management team meetings, brief senior leaders and other employees on program performance management issues, & provide subject matter training as required* Investigate new scientific analysis techniques & methods if requirements cannot be met in a timely manner with available tools & methods. This could include monitoring the community & industry for new technologies* Analyze, interpret & report on measured performance data change signals & results for leadership decision support* Identify opportunities to make improvements to business & operations management processes & techniques in accordance with agency goals* Create Business Analysis tools/visualizations (e.g., dashboards for Lines of Business and Mission Managers)* Represent the organization to the NSG* Accomplish measured performance results reporting & support surge requirements when necessaryThis 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.Candidates may receive an invitation to provide additional information or respond to questions via email and/or HireVue as part of the candidate evaluation process.Additional Application Requirement: You may be ask