Geospatial Analyst (Photogrammetry)

St. Louis, MO - Posted: 10/26/16 | SHARE:


Agency Description

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) delivers world-class geospatial intelligence that provides a decisive advantage to policymakers, warfighters, intelligence professionals and first responders. Anyone who sails a U.S. ship, flies a U.S. aircraft, makes national policy decisions, fights wars, locates targets, responds to natural disasters, or even navigates with a cellphone relies on NGA. NGA enables all of these critical actions and shapes decisions that impact our world through the indispensable discipline of geospatial intelligence (GEOINT). 

Position Description

Geospatial Analysts (Photogrammetry) perform image assessment, point selection, mensuration, triangulation, orthorectification, and processing in order to produce standard and non-standard image products. They increase the relative and absolute positioning accuracy of imagery from a variety of sensors to support mono and stereo exploitation. These analysts assess, evaluate, and extract elevation data from stereo imagery. They support both internal and external customers, review products produced by contractors and co-producers, and ensure that final products can be generated to meet customer's stringent accuracy requirements.

Selected individual will serve as a GEOINT Analyst (Photogrammetry) within the Geosciences Division (SNA), Office of Geomatics (SFN). The Division is responsible for terrain and elevation data subject matter expertise and serves as a technical expert on matters related to creation and production of elevation data. This includes the production of elevation data, elevation data quality control, subject matter expert (SME) on future elevation related tools and techniques, and other elevation/terrain related projects.

Salary Range

Band 02: $40,082- $76,498
Band 03: $59,318 - $119,794


Mandatory Qualifications

1) Experience developing GEOINT products and services in support of customer requirements;
2) Experience using GEOINT Analysis related systems such as SOCET SET, ArcGIS, QT Modeler, Active Earthscape, and ERDAS Imagine to create, analyze, and reviewing geospatial data;
3) Experience applying knowledge of elevation, photogrammetry, or related Geomatics sciences core competencies to perform elevation generation and quality control;
4) Experience communicating verbally, in sign language, or in writing with co-workers, leadership, customers, and mission partners to include leading and mentoring;
5) Experience working independently in the completion of complex assignments and tasks, working in a team, teaching, and mentoring others;
6) Experience working efficiently and diligently on the task at hand, keeping the desired end result in sight.

Desired Qualifications

1) Experience applying skills associated with scripting, programming, and/or software customization;
2) Experience completing assigned and ad hoc duties, including planning, prioritizing and balancing assignments in a timely manner;
3) Experience working well with others as a team member or team leader;
4) Experience with terrain elevation data such as Digital Elevation Models (DEM), Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), and High Resolution Terrain (HRTE).

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Cartography or a major that included, or was supplemented by, at least 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in Cartography and/or directly related Sciences and Mathematics. Coursework may include, but is not limited to, Cartography, Computer Science, Geodesy, Geology, Geophysics, Land Surveying, Photogrammetry, Geography, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline. The 30 semester (45 quarter) hours must include at least 6 semester (9 quarter) hours of college level non-business mathematics or statistics, but these should not account for more than 15 semester (22 quarter) hours. -OR-
B. Combination of Education and Experience: A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any area listed in option A plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -OR-
C. Experience: Six years of significant applied experience in the Cartographic field that includes the application of mensuration techniques.

To Apply:

Please apply online at under “Careers” then “Current Openings”. This position is under JOB ID 20170075. Resume and cover letter must address mandatory qualifications.

Please ensure you receive a confirmation email with your e-Recruit number (usually within 24 hrs). 

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