Temporary Hire Student - Internship Program

The National Security Agency
Springfield, VA 22150

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.","jobHowEvaluated":"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 build the application 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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

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 recruitment@nga.mil. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.","jobHowToApply":"Application submission involves applying using the Intelligence Community's Applicant Gateway on-line application process.

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:

Eligibility Requirements:
* U.S. Citizen
* At least 18 years of age by 1 October, 2020
* Ability to obtain a Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Comparted Information)
* Passing a Counter Intelligence Polygraph
* Position is subject to Drug Testing

Education Requirements:
* Students must be currently enrolled at least part time in an accredited two-year or four-year college or university degree program (associates, bachelors, graduate, or post-graduate) with a graduation date of August 2021 or later.
* Students scheduled to graduate prior to August 2021 are ineligible unless accepted and enrolled in a subsequent degree program. Documentation of subsequent degree program acceptance and enrollment will be required.
* Students accepted to the internship program must send their most recent official transcript to Student Programs.

Application Procedures:
* There will be multiple announcements for the Student Internship program, however, candidates need only apply one (1) time.
* Complete the online application via www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga
* Cover letters are not required, but are strongly recommended, as they provide an opportunity to assess applicants' communication skills. In your cover letter, please include the following information:
- Your current year in school (e.g., 1st year undergrad, 3rd year undergrad, 1st year graduate school, etc.)
- Your anticipated graduation date
- Why you want to work at NGA
- What unique characteristics and/or experiences that make you a good fit for NGA

* Resumes and cover letters cannot be attached to the online application. Fill out each field to build the application.
* Ensure the Education field includes the current degree you are pursuing, as well as highest degree completed.
* ALL APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE AN ONLINE ASSESSMENT AND/OR QUESTIONNAIRE AS PART OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS.
* By submitting your application, you grant NGA permission to verify any education or experience claimed on your resume.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: Incumbent must be enrolled in an associate degree program, baccalaureate, or graduate program.","jobWorkSchedule":"Band 01 $19,543 - $50,974
Band 02 $37,301 - $68,671

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 https://www.intelligencecareers.gov/nga/ngabenefits.html

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders.

NGA is a unique combination of intelligence agency and combat support agency. It is the world leader in timely, relevant, accurate and actionable Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT). NGA enables the U.S. intelligence community and the Department of Defense (DOD) to fulfill the President's national security priorities to protect the nation. NGA also anticipates its partners' future needs and advances the GEOINT discipline to meet them.

NGA is the lead federal agency for GEOINT and manages a global consortium of more than 400 commercial and government relationships. The director of NGA serves as the functional manager for GEOINT, the head of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and the coordinator of the global Allied System for Geospatial Intelligence (ASG). In its multiple roles, NGA receives guidance and oversight from DOD, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) and Congress.

NGA is headquartered in Springfield, VA and has two major locations in St. Louis and Arnold, MO. Hundreds of NGA employees serve on support teams at U.S. military, diplomatic and allied locations around the world. **Although most students will be placed at one of these locations, placements may also be made at other NGA sites, based on mission needs**","jobPositionSummary":"ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: NGA Student Interns perform a variety of entry-level functions and tasks in support of the organization to which they are assigned. They are given a work project that involves problem identification, analysis, and resolution. Specific duties may include the preparation and presentation of briefings directly related to work assigned. They must be in attendance at and enrolled in a graduate, baccalaureate, or associate degree program. They are placed on a one-year temporary appointment, which can be extended in one-year increments until the student graduates. Their appointment terminates upon graduation or when the student no longer attends school, even if the expiration date on the current appointment has not been reached. Upon graduation, successful interns may be offered the opportunity to non-competitively convert to a full-time employee.

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The National Security Agency
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