Job opportunities at Vencore

Vencore is currently in search of two Apprentice Cartographers, two Journeyman, and two Expert Cartographers.  All of these jobs are located in Springfield, VA and require U.S. Citzenship.  Go to Vencore.com to learn more about the company.

 

Job ID: 2015-41977 and 2015-41976

Apprentice – Cartographer Responsibilities:

Experience in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which include skill in ArcGIS applications.

Experience in creating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.

Knowledge of digital cartography, image processing, GIS, geospatial production techniques and NGA digital data formats.

Ability to utilize geographic names information from the GNDB.

Qualifications:

Apprentice – Entry level, developmental service with typical experience less than 3 years and a high school education. Apprentice level support will require minimal experience in providing these services. The apprentice will necessitate learning and oversight from a skilled person of a higher level and their work will be scrutinized by senior government and/or contractor personnel.

Demonstrated MS Word, PowerPoint, database entry and graphic design principles skills.

 

Job ID: 2015-41981 and 2015-41980

Journeyman – Cartographer Responsibilities:

Expertise in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which includes skill in ArcGIS applications.

Expertise in creating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.

Knowledge of geospatial analysis software suites (GIS commercial software packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS & SocetSet, including common office software to include spreadsheets, word processing) used by NGA to accomplish its mission.

Knowledge of digital cartography, image processing, geographical information systems (GIS), geospatial production techniques and NGA digital data formats.

Expertise in research information gathering for the following sources: Primary legal documents that pertain to the delimitation, demarcation and maintenance of the boundary, including textual descriptions, coordinate lists, reports and accompanying maps. Native maps, secondary source maps, historic maps used for extraction and comparison. Mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions using digital terrain elevation data sets.

Expertise in preparing source material for digitizing, attribution, digitizing boundaries from georeferenced and orthorectified sources, applying projection, datum, and coordinate transformations, georeferencing and ortho-rectifing source materials (maps, imagery) and extracting vectors from stereo imagery or elevation data.

Qualifications:

Journeyman – Full-performance level, expected to work with minimal oversight. Personnel considered competent in their trade with 3 years of greater but less than 10 years of experience. A bachelors degree in a field related to the support service may count for up to four years of experience.

Journeyman should be fully capable of meeting most services without direction and expected to assist apprentice level personnel in learning their trade. Government and/or contractor personnel may perform quality control assurance checks on their work but should not find significant errors.

Journeyman level are expected to collaborate with government and contractor personnel in NGA and the IC in the performance of services. Such collaboration should provide accurate technical information that contributes to analytical synergy that is better than the sum of the individual parts and expected to regularly provide division level support and may periodically be called upon to provide support at the office level.

Demonstrated MS Word, PowerPoint, database entry and graphic design principles skills.

 

Job ID: 2015-41979 and 2015-41978

Expert Cartographer Responsibilities:

Proficiency in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which includes skill in ArcGIS applications.

Proficiency in creating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.

Knowledge of geospatial analysis software suites (GIS commercial software packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS & SocetSet, including common office software to include spreadsheets, word processing) used by NGA to accomplish its mission.

Knowledge of digital cartography, image processing, geographical information systems (GIS), geospatial production techniques and NGA digital data formats.

Expertise in research information gathering for the following sources: Primary legal documents that pertain to the delimitation, demarcation and maintenance of the boundary, including textual descriptions, coordinate lists, reports and accompanying maps. Native maps, secondary source maps, historic maps used for extraction and comparison. Mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions using digital terrain elevation data sets.

Proficiency in preparing source material for digitizing, attribution, digitizing boundaries from georeferenced and orthorectified sources, applying projection, datum, and coordinate transformations, georeferencing and ortho-rectifing source materials (maps, imagery) and extracting vectors from stereo imagery or elevation data.

Advanced understanding of several NGA products such as Controlled Image Base (CIB1), Topographic Line Maps (TLMs), Digital terrain elevation Data (DTED), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), National Technical Means (NTM) in boundary recovery processes, including data retrieval and storage.

Qualifications:

Expert – Advanced level complete and thorough knowledge of their tradecraft with considerable demonstrated experience and skills considered best or recognized by others in their field. Typical experience in excess of 20 years. A bachelor degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of experience. A master degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to two additional years of experience. A doctorate degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to three years of experience.

An Expert is expected to oversee other in their work, meet all services required and provide direction to others in performing their duties.

Experts are expected to provide senior level advice to senior level in NGA and the IC at the office and directorate level and may be periodically called upon to advise organizations outside of the area they are normally providing support with collaboration being considered a normal part of their duties.

Proficiency in using MS Word, PowerPoint, and familiarity with electronic publishing and structured authoring software (SGML, HTML, or XML languages).