Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Posted on: January 15, 2022
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Electrical Engineers provide professional
engineering services with respect to energy, energy management,
reporting, equipment processes, control systems, and electrical
systems (e.g., power, lighting, communications, controls, and alarm
systems). They manage and coordinate facilities, design, and
construction management activities. They oversee and support
operations and maintenance of electrical systems.
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.
This position will initially support the Next NGA West (N2W)
Program which is an NGA Strategic Initiative intended to design,
build, test and occupy a replacement campus for NGA's 2nd Street
Site that supports NGA's mission, inspires and meets the needs of
technical workforce, and increases Intelligence Community (IC)
collaboration. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for design
reviews, construction inspections, and commissioning oversight in
coordination with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the
Design-Build agent for all electrical related components and
systems such as sub-stations, primary and secondary site and
building distribution, controls,
uninterruptible power supplies, standby power systems, alternative
power sources, backup power generation, power transfer system
(automated and manual), bussing, communications, lighting,
controls, and power management and reporting systems. The
Electrical Engineer ensures N2W's requirements and design
incorporates appropriate capabilities and technologies to enable
compliance with all Federal regulations regarding energy
conservation and environmental protection; assists in planning and
executing commissioning activities and other activities associated
with project close-outs, property transfers and transition to owner
operator activities. This position will transition to Senior
Electrical Engineer with the Security and Installations Office
West, Facilities Engineering Branch (SIOWE) supporting the new
campus and the site in Arnold, MO. In this role, duties will
include electrical systems maintenance and operations design and
construction, review of facility project documents pertaining to
electrical related systems, generating technical specifications,
designs, and drawings for in-house projects, engineering analysis
supporting operations, reviews of contract documents for impacts to
electrical systems, planning for future upgrades to campus systems
and facilities, consult and advise on electrical engineering issues
and activities affecting NGA mission, and serve as Contracting
Officer's Representative in support of the Contracting Officer as
required to monitor contractor performance as defined in the FAR,
DFAR, and contract documents. The Electrical Engineer anticipates
issues and reacts to quickly-changing requirements and priorities;
works independently with minimum supervision; possesses excellent
interpersonal and communication skills; and has strong
This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: selected candidates
may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment,
on budget availability. To receive the incentive, selected
candidates must be eligible under 5 CFR Part 575 upon issuance of
the Final Offer
Letter. Changes in federal employment status prior to issuance of
the Final Offer Letter may affect eligibility. Incentive recipients
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.
Additional Application Requirement: You may be asked to complete
one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit
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 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. Construction experience and project management expertise on
medium to large construction programs, working with large or small
teams of engineers and architects.
2. Knowledge of principles, methods, and techniques related to
electrical engineering and management with a working knowledge of
facility and site electrical systems.
3. Demonstrated experience in reviewing, evaluating, and approving
the work of professionally licensed Architect-Engineering
consultants, contractors, and facility operators.
4. Demonstrated experience in performing design and construction
supervision by managing all tasks pertaining to building systems
related matters and issues that include data center facilities
and/or large office buildings.
5. Demonstrated experience coordinating and leading a team to
ensure effectiveness and cooperation amongst members.
6. Professional Engineering Registration - Current registration as
a Professional Electrical Engineer by any State, the District of
Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
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
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: B.S. in Electrical Engineering
from a school of Engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board
for Engineering and Technology (ABET). -AND-
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Current registration as an Engineer Intern
(EI) or Engineer in Training (EIT); DAWIA certification and/or
Professional registration or licensure may be required; see
Licenses and Certifications Required.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Moderate lifting, 15-44 pounds; Climbing, use
of legs and arms; Hearing (aid permitted); Distinguish principal
colors; Near visual acuity of 20/40 or better with or without
corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/40 or better binocular
with or without corrective lenses
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working
around excessive noise, intermittent; Exposure to dust; Exposure to
silica, asbestos, etc; Exposure to fumes, smoke, or gases; Working
around solvents (degreasing agents); Working around grease and
oils; Working around electrical energy; Working around slippery or
uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving
parts; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working at
heights; Exposure to mold
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing and present
technical supportive data for engineering programs at higher
2. Ten + years of experience in design and construction of
3. Experience as a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or
other contract management experience.
4. M.S. in Engineering from a school of engineering accredited by
the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
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 04 $96,119 - $147,658
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
For more information on the array of benefits programs, please
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The
decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
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
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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