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Electrical Engineer

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Herculaneum
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job Summary

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.

Assignment Description:

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 NGA's highly

technical workforce, and increases Intelligence Community (IC) collaboration. The Electrical Engineer is responsible for design and submittal

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 organizational skills.

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.

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. 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 this requirement.

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 levels.

2. Ten + years of experience in design and construction of electrical systems.

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 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.


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 Information)
* 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.

Keywords: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Columbia , Electrical Engineer, Professions , Herculaneum, Missouri

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