Senior Executive Positions
Executive Resources at NGA include members of the Defense Intelligence Senior Executive Service (DISES) and Defense Intelligence Senior Level (DISL) employees.
NGA DISES positions are managerial positions, allocated to NGA by the Department of Defense, which are classified above the Band 5/GS-15 level. DISES positions are characterized by emphasis on organization or program management responsibilities. DISES positions are the DOD Intelligence Community equivalent to SES positions.
NGA DISL positions are technical or scientific positions, allocated to NGA by DOD, which are classified above the Band 5/GS-15 levels. DISL positions are characterized by emphasis on functional expertise and have no more than minimal supervisory responsibilities (less than 25 percent). DISL's are recognized leaders and authorities in a specialized field or functional area. DISL positions are the DOD Intelligence Community equivalent to SL positions.
Please Note: Application procedures for NGA Senior Executive positions are different than application procedures for other NGA opportunities, thus apply via the instructions within the individual announcements found below.
Current Executive Vacancies
Technology Transition, Transfer, and Protection Lead for NGA Research / Series IP-6865
The Technology Transition, Transfer, and Protection Lead for NGA Research is responsible for developing and executing strategies to maximize return on NGA research and development (R&D) investments. The Lead will directly interface with senior counterparts across the Intelligence Community (IC), Department of Defense (DoD), and NGA to align R&D efforts with customer needs to facilitate the adoption and protection of novel technology solutions. See the associated document below for further details.
Director, Commercial Operations Group / Series IE-7179
The Director, Commercial Operations Group (D/SC) is responsible for the direction and guidance of all NGA activities related to commercial GEOINT. The D/SC develops and executes the NSG's commercial GEOINT strategy and requirements; along with NGA's program budget requests and communications specific to commercial. They serve as the coordination authority for the discovery, assessment, and acquisition of commercial geospatial capabilities across the Global GEOINT Enterprise while also leading the NGA Source component for executing those same activities. The D/SC also establishes partnerships with new and emerging commercial suppliers through industry engagements, partnership agreements, and interactions with various R&D organizations. The D/SC manages outreach to government agencies and provides support and guidance on commercial GEOINT policies and regulatory actions. See the associated document below for further details.