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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

Director, Human Development Directorate; IE-6610

The incumbent serves as the Director of Human Development Directorate (HD) and NGA’s Chief Human Capital Officer (CHCO). The incumbent is responsible for developing and managing an extremely complex and comprehensive human resource program that is aligned to, and supportive of, NGA’s mission and strategy. The incumbent works in a collaborative and corporate way to address Agency-wide human capital management issues associated with managing an integrated workforce. This includes HD strategic planning; workforce skills/competencies identification; succession planning and management; recruitment and onboarding; administration of pay; the conduct of labor-management relations and employee relations; the performance appraisal system; the awards, leave, and time and attendance programs; benefits and retirement; and HD accountability systems. The incumbent will execute these duties within existing legal and DOD/IC policy guidelines and strictly adhere to nondiscriminatory practices as it relates to programs and activities under his/her purview. Read more... 

Deputy Director, Aeronautical Navigation Office; IP7129 

The Deputy Director must be able to work across the DoD, Intelligence Community (IC), and international partnerships to drive strategy and implementation for future technologies and processes, including performance-based navigation (PBN) and the Aeronautical Information Exchange Model (AIXM) data format. The individual will lead and coordinate modernization efforts and seek and implement business improvements, including automation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and change detection to bring new data sources and processes to bear on aeronautical safety-of-navigation related issues and production capabilities. The Aeronautical Navigation Office Deputy Director interacts with a variety of senior intelligence, defense, national, and international partners on matters of national and international interest to share data; information and tradecraft; develop collaborative practices; and shape doctrine, operating concepts, and business models that affect the geospatial-intelligence (GEOINT) enterprise within the IC and DoD. The individual represents the IC and DoD at national and international forums to enhance data, cost, and burden sharing for GEOINT production supporting next generation Foundation GEOINT services. The Deputy Director oversees the quality, accuracy, and currency of geospatial information produced in-house or in cooperation with contractors and national and international co-producers for government, military, allied, and civil partners. The individual must possess a wide range of product/data knowledge and understand the capabilities of systems used to support extraction, analysis, and finishing of in-house, co-production, commodity, and contract data. Read more... 

Associated Document(s)

Deputy Director, Aeronautical Navigation Office; IP7129
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Director, Human Development Directorate; IE-6610
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