July 08, 2013

Job Posting: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

The combat support agency of the U.S. Department of Defense is hiring an Ombudsman. Reporting to the NGA Director and following IOA standards, the position "is authorized to address issues of common concern that transcend organizational boundaries and engages with appropriate personnel throughout the Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community, and other Federal agencies." 

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience equivalent to a minimum of nine years of professional experience in dispute resolution.  A top secret clearance and U.S. citizenship are also required.  The position pays $81,823-125,695 and applications are due by July 19.  (NGA Posting.)

Related posts: Department of Defense Announces First Ombuds for Inspector General; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Names Ombuds; National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Opens Ombuds Office; Journal of Public Integrity Publishes Article on Ombuds; Coalition of Federal Ombuds Begins Plans for 2012 Conference.


  1. Surprising NGA has to accept applications for this. Couldn't they just pull over the top candidates as they're driving home from work this afternoon and bring them in for an interview?

    -The Angry Ombuds

  2. To clarify, this is an Associate Ombuds position for our St. Louis office. It is an organizational ombudsman role that adheres to the IOA code of ethics and standards of practice. The position is open to ALL SOURCES. You don't need a current, active clearance to apply. If selected, you will have to go through the security clearance process, which requires being a U.S. citizen.

    All those interested are highly encouraged to apply. As the hiring manager, you are welcome to email or call me directly (deyosm [at_sign] nga [dot] mil, 571-557-0898) if you have questions about the NGA Ombudsman role.

    Scott Deyo
    NGA Ombudsman
    Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner (R)