Mission Support Officer - Senior/Expert Level
Company: National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)
Posted on: August 5, 2022
Job DescriptionWE ARE THE NRO For sixty years, the NRO has
developed, acquired, launched and operated the satellites that are
the foundation for America's advantage and strength in space. Using
a diversified architecture of spacecraft, NRO collects and delivers
the best space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance
content on the planet. Learn more at nro.gov. Basic Eligibility For
A Position With The NRO
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- You must be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security
- You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic drug
- You will be subject to pre-employment and periodic polygraph
examinationsFederal Employee Vaccination Requirement To ensure
compliance with nationwide COVID-19 vaccine protocols, please visit
NRO Apply Now to review the latest guidance.Where You Will WorkThe
Mission Support Career Field includes positions from a wide range
of functional areas, including Human Resources, Equal Employment,
Public Affairs/Communication, and Office administration. The NRO
Cadre is collecting resumes via a continuous announcement for
consideration against current and future opportunities for
senior/expert level Mission Support Officer (GG 14-15),
occupational series 0201, 0340, and 0301. For more information on
the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) occupational series, click
here.This is a full time position. Your resume may be considered
for other positions which your skills and experience may be a good
match.Who May Apply
- This position is open to the public.
- Federal government employees MUST currently be at the grade
level or higher as indicated in this announcement. This is NOT a
promotion opportunity for current Federal government employees. If
selected for the position, Federal government employees will
transition laterally at their current grade level and step.
- Federal applicants who exceed the advertised grade may
voluntarily request acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoD
1400.25 Volume 2006.
- The NRO is only accepting external applicants for this job
announcement. Current NRO Cadre employees should apply
internally.What You Will Be DoingHuman Resources:
- Administer and effective and efficient Federal Human Resources
management program in the areas of staffing, recruitment and
placement, security and suitability, benefits, performance
management, employee relations, and training and development.
- Plan and assign work to subordinates, set and adjust
priorities, and establish deadlines. Develop performance standards,
evaluating work performance, and hearing and resolving complaints
from staff members.
- Review and evaluate organizational activities and advise
management regarding the accomplishments and evaluation of program
goals. Equal Employment:
- Provide expert advice and assistance to senior management
officials, supervisors, and employees to advise them of their roles
and responsibilities for EEO, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in
accordance with applicable laws, regulations and directives
- Provide expert technical advice concerning resolution of
complaints of discrimination to managers and employees to eliminate
real or perceived prejudice or discrimination from workplace
policies, practices, and working conditions.
- Address confidential, complex, and extremely sensitive
employment issues relating to EEO, Civil Rights, and
- Supervise, manage, and direct the work of an administrative and
technical staff engaged in the full range of investigative and
compliance functions of sensitive and complex EEO cases involving
both DOL employees and applicants for employment.
- Determine resource requirements and allocation of same,
formulates long-range and annual office budgetary requests,
justifications, and staffing patterns. Public
- Write news releases, media advisories, Tweets, key messages,
talking points or other media communications to convey information
to identified audiences.
- Oversee the development of communication strategies and the
implementation of strategies to support the agency's messages.
- Research, write, review, coordinate and edit material proposed
for public release to ensure accuracy, clarity, completeness,
timeliness, and consistency with NRO policies.
- Strengthen NRO's brand equity across the Intelligence Community
(IC) and in the public domain to elevate the organization's
- Manage daily programmatic functions, interface with mission
partners across the Intelligence Community and Department of
Defense, reach out to operational users to ensure proper program
- Develop, maintain, and manage updates to program documentation,
performing evaluations as required.
- Develop, prepare, and conduct oral and/or written presentations
to report monthly analysis of project or program status in order to
identify and isolate potential problems.
- Participate in the resolution of complex resource allocations;
performing in-depth, rigorous analysis of program, technical, and
budget trade-offs and explores alternatives.
- Assist in strategic planning and determination of present and
future requirements relative to organizational workload
requirements; re-engineered business processes and future mission
requirements; changes to governing regulations; and problems having
a variety of program management impacts on the readiness and
sustaining capability of the organization.
- Direct program analysis teams comprised of a variety of
disciplines (both business and technical) interviewing progress
against established program.Office Administration:
- Direct and orchestrate meetings/conferences to ensure goals are
achieved; follow-on actions are completed; and coordinate with
organizational staff on major and sensitive issues.
- Develop solutions to problems, providing consultation and
advice on issues and options.
- Advise senior management official on complex, sensitive
(highly), and controversial issues which may impact or shape the
direction of the program. What You Need
- Highly desired: a Master's Degree in a related occupation
(human resources, business, communications, program or project
- Experience in the human resources field as a tenured generalist
- Significant experience writing and editing communication
materials and/or acting as a public affairs specialist. Experience
preparing materials or briefing other Intelligence Community (IC)
agencies or Congressional committees is a plus.
- Proven ability to manage programs and projects.
- Extensive experience performing office administrative duties as
an executive assistant, senior administrative assistant, action
officer, or administrative officer.Qualifying experience may have
been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly
demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular
competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to
successfully perform and is typically in or directly related to the
duties of the position as described above. Experience must be
reflected in your resumeOther Information
- Overtime Statement: MAY be required to work other than normal
duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or
- Travel Statement: MAY be required to travel in military or
commercial aircraft to perform temporary duty assignments.
- Financial Disclosure: MAY be required to file an OGE Form 450,
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, upon appointment and will
be required to file annually.
- Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) coded
positions: If selected for a DAWIA coded position, the incumbent
must meet appropriate certification requirements IAW the Defense
Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) no later than 24
months after accepting this position. Individual shall maintain, at
a minimum 80 continuous Learning Points every 24 months via the
services acquisition management system. DAWIA requirements may be
located at the Defense Acquisition University website.
- Geographic Mobility Agreement: MAY be subject to directed
reassignment as required to address mission effectiveness, and/or
- Information Assurance (IA): Must achieve the appropriate IA
certification within six months of assignment.
- Emergency Essential: Certain positions MAY be deemed emergency
essential and incumbents must be willing to meet all position
requirements.LocationVarious NRO locations.Salary2022 salary range
for the Washington, DC area:GG-14: $126,233 – $164,102GG-15:
$148,484 – $176,300**This position is a senior/expert level DCIPS
position. The NRO is accepting applications from U.S. Citizens and
current Federal Government employees for this position. To qualify
for the position, Federal government employees MUST currently be at
the GG 14-15 grade level and may ONLY apply for a lateral
reassignment at their current grade level and step. Federal
applicants who exceed the advertised grade may voluntarily request
acceptance at the lower grade per IAW DoDI 1400.25 Volume
2006.Hiring IncentivesThe NRO may offer hiring incentives and other
entitlements at management's discretion.Trial PeriodAll new DCIPS
employees will be required to serve a 2-year trial period.
Veterans' PreferenceDoD 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, Vol 2005, DCIPS Employment and
Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as
defined by section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you must submit documents
verifying your eligibility upon request.Equal Employment
Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not
discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin,
political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status,
disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee
organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or
other non-merit factor.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job
applicants Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must
provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities
where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation
for any part of the application process should follow the
instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of
the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring
agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable
accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the
way things are usually done that enables an individual with a
disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal
access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have
an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation
at any time during the application or hiring process or while on
the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.Privacy
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