Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Posted on: January 16, 2022
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Police Officers ensure compliance with
Federal laws and Agency rules and regulations pertaining to law
enforcement work. They maintain law and order; protect civil
rights; carry firearms; provide assistance in emergency situations;
investigate criminal activity and misconduct; and safeguard NGA
personnel and assets. They also conduct patrols; prevent and detect
violations; prepare accident and incident reports; and conduct
searches, interviews, and briefings.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: If selected for further evaluation, you
will receive an invitation via email to attend a Police Officer
Hiring Event to participate in our screening activities to include
physical and written evaluations.
The Office of Protective Services seeks dynamic,
high-interpersonal, self-motivated, independent, and team-oriented
individuals to serve as Police Officers providing law enforcement
and security services for NGA facilities, personnel, and assets.
The selectees will be responsible for responding to initial
security incidents, accidents, preparing detailed reports,
conducting physical security operations, conducting field
interviews, collecting evidence as required, and utilizing a
variety of firearms and less-lethal weapons during the execution of
The Office of Protective Services is a 24x7 operation. Police
Officers are required to work nights, weekends, holidays, overtime,
and are subject to recall on a 24-hour basis. Police Officer
candidates must be willing to work outdoors in all weather
conditions, and under strenuous and potentially dangerous
NGA Police Offices are required to sign a Continued Service
Agreement requiring completion of 3 years' service with the Office
of Protective Services. Officers that leave the DoD, NGA, or the IC
prior to completing the 3-year period of service may be required to
reimburse the Agency for tuition and travel costs associated with
UNIFORMS AND APPEARANCE POLICY: NGA Police Officers are subject to
uniforms and appearance standards, to include restrictions on
tattoos and facial hair. Tattoos, body art, or bands anywhere on
the head, face, or neck are prohibited. Additionally, any visible
tattoo, body, art, or bands elsewhere on the body that are
extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist are prohibited. NGA Police
Officers may have neatly trimmed facial hair, no longer than a one
quarter of an inch in length, while on duty.
FLETC WAIVER: FLETC Waivers are not being granted at this time due
to change in guidance by the Department of Defense (DoD) but this
guidance could possibly change in the future.
1. Per the Lautenberg Amendment, applicants who have been convicted
of domestic violence, or are under a restraining (protection) order
for domestic violence are not eligible for employment as an NGA
2. Police Officers may be required to take their assigned firearms
3. In applying for a Police Officer position with NGA, the
applicant consents to and authorizes NGA to perform a preliminary
criminal and driving record background check via the National Crime
Information Center (NCIC), National Law Enforcement
Telecommunication System (NLETS), and Law Enforcement Defense Data
Exchange (D-DEx) to determine employee eligibility.
4. Successful completion of an NGA accepted police academy is
required in order to maintain employment, as mandated by DoD
5. Applicants are required to take and pass an initial Physical
Ability Test (PAT) and medical physical examination conducted by
the NGA Medical Unit. Also, applicants must take and pass the
written entrance exam, polygraph examination, drug test, and
receive a favorable security clearance adjudication before hire.
Agency Police Officers are required to take an NGA administered
medical exam and fitness test annually, and maintain a "pass"
status while participating in random polygraph examinations and
6. Applicants are required upon hire, to have a valid driver's
license and must maintain a valid driver's license throughout their
employment with NGA.
7. Applicants may be subject to a psychological examination
conducted by the NGA Medical Unit as part of our pre-hire
8. At least 21 years of age.
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.
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 experience as a certified state/local/federal
police officer or military police/force protection equivalent
2. Proven experience interpreting laws, policies, and/or
instructions governing law enforcement/security/force protection
3. Demonstrated ability or experience preparing
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: A minimum of 2 years of
coursework beyond the high school level with at least 12 semester
(18 quarter) hours, preferably in Criminology, General Law, Law
Enforcement, Police Administration, Police Investigation, Police
Law and Evidence. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience:
A minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) hours in any area listed in
option A, plus experience that provides knowledge of basic laws and
regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and techniques.
As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is
equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that
their combination of education and experience totals to 2 years.
-OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 2 years of experience in law
enforcement or security work that provides knowledge of basic laws
and regulations, law enforcement operations, practices, and
techniques. Experience can also include military work that involved
protecting property, equipment, data, or materials; making
judgments based on the application of directions, rules,
regulations, or laws; or other work that provided the required
knowledge and skills related to law enforcement or security work.
-AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: A valid driver's license and must
maintain a valid driver's licenses while employed at NGA;
Successful completion of an initial Physical Ability Test (PAT) as
mandated by DOD Instruction 5525.15 and determined by command
staff. -AND- Must successfully complete the Uniformed Police
Training Program through the Federal Law Enforcement Training
Center (FLETC). The following Certification must be maintained
after your FLETC's training: Firearms Certification, Less-lethal
weapons use Certification (e.g. monadock, oleoresin capsicum (OC);
Successful completion of First Aid/CPR course. Successful
completion of an NGA accepted police academy.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy
carrying, 45 pounds and over; Straight pulling; Pulling hand over
hand; Pushing; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of
hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Crawling; Kneeling; Repeated
bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Both legs required;
Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously;
Good near and far vision; Ability to distinguish basic colors;
Hearing (aid permitted); Must pass a drug test; Must pass a
physical exam; Ability to wear a respirator
ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT: Working outside and inside; Working in
excessive heat; Working in excessive cold; Exposure to fumes,
smoke, or gases
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory
qualifications, experience in the following is desired:
1. Utilizing police communications systems, emergency equipment,
less-lethal weapons and firearms.
2. Processing crime scenes and controlling property and
3. Investigating criminal incidents, traffic accidents, preparing
written reports, and responding to emergency situations.
4. Detecting deceptive behavior and utilizing surveillance
5. Applying criminal codes, vehicle codes, and search/seizure
6. Completion of a certified police or military academy that meets
or exceeds the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC),
Uniformed Police Training Program (UPTP).
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 02 $50,643 - $88,684
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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