TABLE B.1 Education and Experience Requirements of Selected NGA Scientist and Analyst Positions

Education Education and Experience Experience
GEOINT Analyst (Aeronautical Intelligence)
Bachelor’s degree in aeronautical science, commercial aviation, flight, flight education, flight science, professional flight, professional flight technology, air traffic control, air traffic management, or another related degree that includes actual or simulated experience mandated with the curriculum along with a thorough knowledge of domestic and international air navigation principles as well as airspace and airfield infrastructure and operations A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of completed coursework in aeronautics, aerospace engineering, aerospace studies, geospatial information systems, global security and intelligence, cartography, homeland security, or other areas related to aeronautical navigation and operations. PLUS Minimum of 250 hours of flight experience as a pilot, co-pilot, navigator, or flight instructor OR Minimum of 3 years of civilian or military work experience as an air traffic controller, flight dispatcher, flight or ground school instructor, mission planner, aeronautical information specialist, terminal enroute procedural specialist, or other field which provided an understanding of air navigation principles, operations, publications, and airspace and airfield infrastructure and operating procedures A minimum of 6 years of work experience within a NGA analytical occupation that involved the acquisition, collection, analysis and evaluation, extraction and population, and maintenance of NGA geospatial or safety of navigation related databases
GEOINT Analyst (Analytic Methodologist)
Bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics, geographic information science, geography, physical science, operations research, statistics, or a related discipline Four years, including a minimum of 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in the education requirements and an additional 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of college-level nonbusiness mathematics or statistics (e.g., college algebra, trigonometry, calculus, inferential statistics) plus experience working as an intelligence analyst or in a closely related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the tasks associated with this work
GEOINT Analyst (Bathymetry)
Bachelor’s degree in geography, geology, hydrography, hydrology, marine sciences, oceanography, physical science, remote sensing, or a related discipline, or a bachelor’s degree with 30 semester hours of coursework in the above disciplines. Designation as an American Congress on Surveying and Mapping-The Hydrographic Society of America Certified Hydrographer is highly desired Four years, including a minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in the education requirements, plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work Six years of experience in the disciplines of hydrography or bathymetry that includes marine surveying, the use of current GIS tools, methods of research and analysis, application of hydrographic or bathymetric principles, or work related to the disciplines listed in the education requirements


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