Advanced Visualization Specialist
Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: East Alton
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Advanced Visualization
Specialists design, produce, and finish technologically
sophisticated animated and interactive products. They use data
extraction, image analysis, 3D illustration, and advanced computer
software packages to develop and/or modify precision visualization
products. Additional Job Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The
National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) serves as the world
leader in providing timely, relevant, accurate and actionable
geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). NGA's civilian, military and
contract personnel evaluate imagery, maps, charts, multiple layers
of foundation data - such as terrain, elevation and gravity - and
the full spectrum of visible and invisible light in order to help
users visualize what is happening at a particular place and time.
Our intelligence officers go beyond describing 'what, where and
when' to revealing 'how and why.' our work enables decision
advantage for our policymakers, warfighters, intelligence
professionals and first responders. NGA seeks Advanced
Visualization Specialists who are experts in visual storytelling to
design high-quality products to support missions such as National
Intelligence, National Security, Military Planning and Operations
and Disaster Relief and Preparedness for a diverse audience
including the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community,
and senior US policymakers. Job duties may include: * Work with
complex GEOINT and non-spatial data.
* Take complex stories that are technical in nature and distill
them into easy-to-understand geospatially accurate, visually
realistic, animated, and interactive 3D visualization products.
* Create complex facilities and equipment in 3D modeling
* Apply realistic textures to 3D models.
* Create models with realistic environmental features (e.g.,
natural lighting, sky, or ground cover).
* Develop 3D models that explain customer issues quickly.
* Extract and attribute objects, entities, features, information,
and/or data from source material, to include imagery, using
appropriate techniques and methods.
* Analyze processes, services, and products to ensure that they
meet quality standards and requirements.
* Disseminate data, information, and analytical conclusions using a
variety of visual tools, techniques, and methods.
* Knowledge in safety of navigation, statistics, layout,
topography, color and composition and/or composition.
* Work with a multitude of services or data to include: 3D Terrain
modeling, Custom Visualization, Mapping and Charting data for Print
on Demand (PoD) production, and safety of navigation (SoN)
* Work closely with analysts to conceptualize visuals that clearly
and effectively communicate intelligence findings.
* Occasionally brief management, mission partners, and senior
leaders. 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 this 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: 1.
Demonstrated proficiency with Autodesk Maya and/or 3DS Max. 2.
Demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud, e.g..Photoshop.
3. Demonstrated proficiency in 3D modeling. As required by
Executive Order 14043, Federal employees are required to be fully
vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty
location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.),
subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you
will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit
documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or
before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November
22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what
information or documentation will be needed and how you can request
of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an
accredited college or university in 3D Animation, Gaming,
Industrial Design, Architecture, Visual Arts, Multimedia, 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 in 3D animation, gaming, 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. Advanced training in a vocational school, technical
institute, or art institute above the high school level in one of
the fields listed above is creditable as general experience on a
month-for-month basis. Candidates should show that their
combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years of professional experience in 3D
animation, gaming, or a related field 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 Highly Desired
Qualifications QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1.
Experience in Real-time, interactive 3D technologies proficiencies
- examples include gaming engines like Unity, web-based libraries
and frameworks (WebGL, three.js, etc.), and Adobe Acrobat/3D PDF's.
2. Expertise in User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI)
development skills. 3. Demonstrated experience with satellite
imagery, image processing and using Geographic Information Systems
(GIS). 4. Experience with producing geo-referenced 3D scenes and
terrain models. 5. Demonstrated experience in interfacing with
customers at various levels to meet their requirements. 6.
Experience with modeling photorealistic 3D and producing 3D
animated movies that depict complex scenarios. 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 $65,597 -
$134,798 PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not
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. For more information on the array of
benefits programs, please visit 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. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS
WILL BE ACCEPTED. How will I be evaluated? APPLICANT EVALUATION
PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in
three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the
Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) 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, 3) 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, United States Code)
appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to
retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See
DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at All candidates will be
considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA
provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process,
please notify us at . The decision on granting reasonable
accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Conditions of
Employment 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
* Polygraph Test Required
* Position Subject to Drug Testing
* Two Year Probationary Period
* Direct Deposit Required DCIPS Disclaimer 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 in your application.
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