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R &D Scientist

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Olney
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: R&D Scientists apply the scientific method in one or more disciplines (e.g., Photogrammetry, Geodesy, Computer Science, Mathematics, Image Science, Human Terrain Analysis) to advance Geospatial Science and enhance Agency tradecraft. They conduct and develop novel scientific research projects and facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration to further scientific inquiry and application. They provide technical guidance and oversight, report results, and advise management on new and evolving technology. They address a variety of complex data-related analytical problems by applying quantitative and qualitative analytic methods. Additional Job Information ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The selected applicant will conduct novel scientific research to advance GEOINT for use in critical aerospace, missile, and space vehicle applications. The duties include supporting and overseeing research programs, validating research results, collaborating research with other agencies, and transitioning relevant technologies. The position includes detailed data analysis, collection planning, evaluation of contractor performance, and presenting results, This role supports NGA's Space Research Group. NGA's Space Research Group is focused on understanding foreign threats from launch to on orbit operations, and ensuring the resilience of GEOINT assets. Masters of Science degree from an accredited college or university in Aeronautical, Aerospace, or Astronautical Engineering, that includes 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in Mathematics, Science and/or a related Engineering Science such as Calculus, Physics, Dynamics, Aerodynamics, Aerothermodynamics, Materials, Propulsion, and Orbital Mechanics. This position may be eligible for an INCENTIVE: selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based 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. 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 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(U) , 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. 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 knowledge and experience with Missile, Scramjet, and Hypersonic System Modeling. 2. Demonstrated Knowledge and experience with algorithm development (such as Matlab or Python). 3. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Missile Flight Data Analysis. 4. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with Aeronautical or Aerospace engineering. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Engineering, Mathematics, Physical Science, Computer Science, or a related discipline that includes 24 semester (36 quarter) hours in Mathematics, Science and/or a related Engineering Science such as Dynamics, Electronics, Mechanics, and Properties of Materials. Such coursework includes, but is not limited to, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Programming, Data Mining, Cybersecurity, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, or Statistics. Although not mandatory, coursework in differential and integral calculus is preferred. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework as listed in option A, plus experience 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 to 4 years. Highly Desired Qualifications QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Intelligence Community experience. 2. Collection Request and Coordination experience. 3. MS in Aeronautical, Astronautical, or Aerospace Engineering is desired.

Keywords: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Olney , R &D Scientist, Other , Olney, Maryland

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