National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Announces Targeted Hiring Event

Bethesda, Md.- The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) today announced a major Washington, D.C.-area recruiting initiative to bring in both entry and higher-level analysts and scientists, as well as numerous other support specialists.

These positions support humanitarian efforts and national security and contribute to the ongoing war on terrorism, both home and abroad. Applicants may apply online at, "NGA Jobs," through Oct. 31, 2008. (Select "Hiring Event" within "Current Openings" for eligible positions.) Applicants must be able to acquire a security clearance and be U.S. citizens to apply. Once employed applicants will be eligible for the full range of federal benefits.

Most positions require a bachelor’s degree or higher in a wide variety of specialties. Today’s applicants will move with NGA to its new campus under construction at the Engineer Proving Ground in Springfield, Va., scheduled for completion by September 2011.

Targeted positions include:
• aeronautical analysts – geodetic earth scientists
• geospatial intelligence analysts – imagery intelligence analysts
• marine analysts – nautical cartographic analysts
• source strategies analysts – cartography
• regional analysts – imagery and geospatial sciences

NGA is also hiring in the areas of accounting, administration,
contracts, finance, human resource, security and Web engineer.

NGA draws from a wide range of disciplines, from the arts to the sciences. NGA offers multi-week analyst training for qualified persons with the interest, drive and ability to succeed.

NGA is a Department of Defense combat support agency and a member of the National Intelligence Community. The Agency’s mission is to provide timely, relevant and accurate geospatial intelligence in support of our national security. The term "geospatial intelligence" means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the Earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence and geospatial (e.g., mapping, charting and geodesy) information.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., NGA has major facilities in the Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and St. Louis, Mo, areas with NGA support teams worldwide.