The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) is changing. The need to meet the rapidly changing mission environment and the use of emerging technologies and methodology requires new ways of doing business for the agency. This trend creates significant career opportunities
New Career Paths are developing
In addition, the make up and focus of skilled staff is undergoing subtle but dramatic evolution. As the agency and contracting workforce matures and younger staff with modern skill sets emerge the management style of the agency is moving from an authoritarian repressive style to an enabling and empowering approach. Job satisfaction is an important element in meeting new mission challenges.
New generations of qualified and cleared engineers are now seeking challenging careers coupled with job satisfaction and professional development as they implement new solutions to solve emerging mission challenges. Continued training and certifications based on new methodologies are the key words for agency employees.
Contractors are Also Focused on Career Development
Because agency employees cannot fully meet new technical demand, contractors compliment the technical efforts of agency employees and the trend toward younger, career motivated staff is similar.
No longer are qualified engineers, developer, cyber experts or big data experts content to operate in a “butts in seats” role where tasks are handed down from management without consideration for the individuals potential and skill sets. Now staffers want and are expected to execute personal initiative and judgment and seek better solutions for mission related problems. But unlike agency employees who have the agency support contractor must rely on their individual companies for support.
How Does Integrated Intel Solutions Support their Career Staff?
As a company we focus on the individual and the career path. We do this by establishing a mentoring relationship between junior and senior staff for the purpose of maximizing personal and professional growth.
This is in addition to rich benefits and salary, travel allowances, training and education and significant direct (not matching) contributions to the individual’s 401(k). We also conduct employee surveys and out of office meetings on a regular basis to elicit staff feedback on critical issues.
It all begins with a deep desire to do meaningful work to serve our great nation. If you want to join forces with a team of trusted advisors and solve interesting and exciting challenges, IIS is the company for you.