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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Announces Hiring Event

February 17, 2009
The NGA has announced a national recruiting effort for entry-level positions at the agency's campuses in both St. Louis, Mo., and Bethesda, Md. Local efforts include opportunities for federal police officers, geospatial analysts and staff officers.

ST. LOUIS - The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) has announced a national recruiting effort for entry-level positions at the agency's campuses in both St. Louis, Mo., and Bethesda, Md. Local efforts include opportunities for federal police officers, geospatial analysts and staff officers.

Applicants may apply online at www.nga.mil "NGA Jobs," through Feb. 27.
(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. In addition, most positions require a bachelor's degree or higher in a wide variety of specialties. Selected applicants will be contacted for follow-up interviews to be held in April. Once employed, applicants will be eligible for the full range of federal benefits.

NGA draws from a wide range of disciplines, from the arts to the sciences and offers multi-week analyst training for qualified persons with the interest, drive and ability to succeed. Positions at NGA support humanitarian efforts and national security and contribute to the ongoing war on terrorism, both home and abroad.

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.