Website National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Division Chief Financial Analyst
Open: 2021-03-08, Close: 2021-03-27
ASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION: Financial Analysts research a wide range of financial issues, and evaluate financial operating statements and other information to determine financial soundness and operating efficiency. They prepare evaluation reports and provide regulatory and procedural guidance and assistance to customers. They process financial transactions to include computing entitlements such as pay, travel and contractor/government invoices; prepare vouchers to authorize NGA payment; approve the issuance of payments via check or Electronic Funds Transfer; certify availability and accountability of funds; post certified documents in relevant systems.
Additional Job Information
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: The duties associated with this position. * Communicate the financial strategic plan to key stakeholders. * Develop and present executive-level decision briefings and papers incorporating relevant analytic findings. * Interpret impact of fiscal law and policies on NGA mission; identify dependencies and implement solutions. * Handle highly complex, sensitive, or ambiguous challenges facing the organization. Make decisions that have an impact within and outside the immediate organization and agency. * Supervise and direct other subordinate managers and or supervisors, functions, or projects. Responsible for justifying, directing, and allocating resources across the organization through one or more levels of supervision and for setting organizational goals, objectives, and priorities. Additional information: The incumbent will serve as a as a Division Chief within the Financial Management Finance Office located in Arnold, MO in a supervisory role. They will evaluate performance and counsel team members. Hear and resolve complaints and implement disciplinary measures. Understand organizational priorities and dependencies. Plan, assign, and monitor work to achieve desired outcomes. Adjust resource assignments to meet changing demands. Innovate to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Incumbent will be required to obtain a DoD Financial Management Certification Level 3 within 2 years of taking their position. 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 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. Experience providing regulatory and procedural guidance and assistance to a large number of internal and external customers. 2. Experience processing a variety of financial transactions to include invoices, payments, and collections related to Intergovernmental Transactions (IGT). 3. Experience effectively communicating with direct reports, leadership and mission partner using a variety of technology platforms. 4. Experience demonstrating the ability to draft and present complex level financial data summaries and tailor the information to the appropriate audience. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A. Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Mathematics, Public Administration, or a related field. -OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A, plus experience in researching financial issues and evaluating financial operating statements, or a related area 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 1 year of experience. Candidates should show their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR- C. Experience: A minimum of 4 years of experience in researching financial issues and evaluating financial operating statements, or a related area that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties associated with this work.
Highly Desired Qualifications
QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Demonstrated skills in leadership. 2. Federal financial management expertise. 3. Experience interpreting, composing and applying federal financial regulations, policies, and procedures. 4. Complex problem identification, analysis and resolution. 5. Demonstrated experience in communicating to all levels of an organization, both oral and written.
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 05 $129,956 – $168,943 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
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. 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 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 …@nga.mil. 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
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.
Associated topics: analysis, analyst, financial analyst, financial reporting analyst, government, guidance, inspect, law, legal, regulation
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