Imagery Scientist (LIDAR, OPIR, Photogrammetric, Radar, Spectral with Security Clearance

Employer
Department of Defense
Location
Saint Louis, Missouri
Posted
Apr 16, 2024
Closes
Apr 29, 2024
Ref
2748135098
Discipline
Safety / Security
Position Type
Scientist
Specialty
Other
Hours
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Duties ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: This job announcement is inclusive for all Imagery Scientist workroles. Encourage candidates to apply for both the Pay Band 2 and Pay Band 3 AONs.
LIDAR/3D IMAGERY SCIENTISTS: Conduct scientific analysis on point cloud, mesh, and elevation data to extract geospatial intelligence, and provide technical guidance to enhance lidar and other 3D imaging capabilities, collection, and intelligence production. Physical requirements include; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses. Ability to distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors.
OPIR IMAGERY SCIENTISTS: Analyze overhead persistent infrared imagery, develop methodologies, provide technical guidance and conduct phenomenological studies on objects or events to address key intelligence questions. Physical requirements include; Near visual acuity of 20/60 or better with or without corrective lenses and ability to distinguish principal colors.
PHOTOGRAMMETRIC IMAGERY SCIENTIST: Extract dimensional information from any imagery type (e.g., satellite, airborne, ground, etc.) using customized scientific methodologies to help solve intelligence problems and assist with military planning scenarios. Physical requirements include; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses. Ability to distinguish principal colors, stereopsis ability, head steadiness and shades/hues of principal colors.
RADAR IMAGERY SCIENTISTS: Analyze & process radar data to extract intelligence and geospatial information while providing technical guidance to enhance radar imaging capability and collection. Physical requirements include Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses. Ability to distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors.
SPECTRAL IMAGERY SCIENTISTS: Analyzes and exploits spectral imagery to extract intelligence and geospatial information while providing technical guidance to enhance spectral imaging capability, and collection. Physical requirements include; Near visual acuity of 20/60 or better with or without corrective lenses.
THERMAL INFRARED IMAGERY SCIENTISTS: Analyze, process, and exploit thermal infrared imagery to extract intelligence and geospatial information while providing scientific results to conduct intelligence production. Physical requirements include: Near visual acuity of 20/60 or better with or without corrective lenses and ability to distinguish principal colors.
Duties: 1. Apply and develop statistical and quantitative methodologies aligned to Lidar and 3D data, Radar data, Thermal data, Spectral data, OPIR data, or Photogrammetric processes to refine and improve GEOINT analysis and conclusions.
2. Develop, test, and evaluate new algorithms, processes, methodologies, and products using sensor data and imagery.
3. Educate customers on availability and capabilities of imagery products, methodologies, procedures, and algorithms to enhance analysis.
4. Use Lidar and 3D data, Radar data, Thermal data, Spectral data, OPIR data, or Photogrammetric processes to determine the occurrence, location, duration, and timing of events; determine the type, operating status, or production level of equipment or facilities, etc. to answer key intelligence questions pertinent to national security
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: 1) 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.
This position may be eligible for a RECRUITMENT INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment. To receive the incentive, selected candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575, Subpart A, upon issuance of the Final Offer Letter. Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility. To receive the incentive, selected candidates will be required to sign a service agreement to stay within the position at NGA for the agreed upon time. If the service agreement is terminated before its completion, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. Additional information regarding recruitment incentives for current federal employees can be found in DoDI 1400.25, Volume 2006. Requirements Conditions of Employment Security Investigation SPECIAL INFO:
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 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 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. 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. Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility. 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 resumes 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 with coding/scripting (e.g. Matlab, Python, Java, C++, R, IDL, GIT, GDAL/PDAL, Microsoft Excel) for automating imagery, raster, and/or 3D data processing and exploitation activities.
2. Demonstrated experience prioritizing tasks in a timely manner.
3. Demonstrated experience working on interdisciplinary teams.
4. Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop and present findings to meet the needs of various audiences. 5. Demonstrated experience in academia, industry and/or government with imagery science, photogrammetry, Lidar/3D data, Spectral SAR, and/or Thermal processing. 6. Demonstrated experience leveraging critical thinking skills to develop remote sensing analytic techniques and/or tradecraft, to answer scientific problems. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Imagery Science, Mathematics, Physical Science, Remote Sensing, Geography, Computer Science, Data Analytics, or a related discipline that included 24 semester hours in Physical Science and/or related Engineering Science such as Dynamics, Electronics, Mechanics, and Properties of Materials. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A that included at least 24 semester hours in Physical Science and/or related Engineering Science, plus experience that involves processing, analyzing, and exploiting multibanded imagery to extract intelligence and geospatial information, or a related field 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. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Near visual acuity of 20/60 or better with or without corrective lenses DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1 . click apply for full job details