STEM Technical Analysts with a Doctorate Degree
About this Job
The National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) seeks multiple recently graduated or early career STEM Doctorate degree professionals for a term period position of at least 1 year (may be 3-5 years) with the potential to convert non-competitively to permanent employment at a later date. Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees.
NRO is accepting applications from both US Citizens and Federal Government employees, at the GS/GG-11 and GS/GG-12 level, or equivalent, for this position. The salary range for a GG-11 is $72,030 to $93,638. The salary range for a GG-12 is $86,335 to $112,240.
Application must include resume and transcripts (unofficial transcripts meet the requirement). Cover letters are optional.
NRO will select multiple motivated, highly qualified individuals to engage in the NRO mission by applying creative solutions to complex technical and operational problems.
- Prepare, provide, and evaluate conventional plans, designs, design specifications, and related documentation determining and/or executing actions for a wide range of assignments involving a combination of complex features.
- Provide advice to senior colleagues and/or management officials responsible for broad program operations.
- Research trends and patterns; develop new methods and criteria; propose new policies and practices; conduct technical analysis and field laboratory work to achieve products or services.
- Evaluate the value and applicability of new or improved technology, strategies, trends, or applications.
- Assess project and program effectiveness interacting with NRO-user community with respect to system and/or operational requirements.
- Provide expertise and advice on program planning and policy-making functions covering a broad range of engineering and scientific program and plans. Develop and advise on and implement critical projects and/or segments of NRO programs, projects, or activities.
- Initiate and conduct thorough and comprehensive analytical studies or other complex studies involving varied subject matters. Studies vary in complexity based on scenario and the number of analytical models employed. Define the problem, formulate scope, establish objectives, formulate methodologies, coordinate research contributions of others and identify significant findings. Produce insightful findings, alternative courses of action, solutions to critical problems, etc., which have significant impact in changing or improving practical and/or theoretical concept development to future special operations.
- Conduct systemic exploration of problems and analysis of alternatives. Present trend analysis data ascertaining potential problem areas. Define the problems involved, formulate concepts in addressing these problems, and review and evaluate the final outcomes of the study. Identify and clarify major factors and issues of the study. Establish the objectives and approach; formulate methodologies; and plans, advise on and coordinate study activities.
- Plan, execute and report on original studies or ongoing studies requiring a fresh approach to resolve new problems, modifying and adapting standard procedures, methods and techniques to address problems.
- Plan, coordinate, implement, test, and conduct projects, serving as an advisor to other scientists or engineers.
- Perform scientific and technical evaluation, correlation, synthesis and presentation or important data in a complex field making significant technical and scientific recommendations and decisions.
The NRO is the U.S. Government agency in charge of designing, building, launching, and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. Whether creating the latest innovations in satellite technology, contracting with the most cost-efficient industrial supplier, conducting rigorous launch schedules, or providing the highest-quality products to our customers, we never lose focus on who we are working to protect: our Nation and its citizens.
From our inception in 1961 to our declassification to the public in 1992, we have worked tirelessly to provide the best reconnaissance support possible to the Intelligence Community (IC) and Department of Defense (DoD). We are unwavering in our dedication to fulfilling our vision: Supra Et Ultra: Above and Beyond.
The National Reconnaissance Office's (NRO) systems are critical to National Security, U.S. policy makers, and war fighters. Frequently, NRO systems are the only collectors able to access critical areas of interest, and data from overhead sensors which provides unique information and perspectives not available from other sources.
The NRO'S key customers and mission partners include: policy makers, the Armed Services, the Intelligence Community, Department of State, Justice and Treasury, and Civil Agencies. All of them depend on the unique capabilities NRO systems provide:
- Monitoring the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction
- Tracking international terrorists, drug traffickers, and criminal organizations
- Developing highly accurate military targeting data and bomb damage assessments
- Supporting international peacekeeping and humanitarian relief operations
- Assessing the impact of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and fires
For more information see: http://www.nro.gov