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Req ID: 0122

Apprentice Cartographer (<3 yrs experience) - NGA Campus East (NCE), Springfield, VA

Clearance Level - TS/SCI  (must possess or be able to obtain)

Job Description: 

  • Source evaluation of rasterized nautical charts, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, Notices to Mariners (NtM), orthorectified imagery, chart catalogs and a variety of Open Source or government furnished data sets, to produce project packages for In-House or contract production. 

  • Compiling or updating maritime features and attributes for the SFH DNC/ENC portfolio on ArcGIS based Data Capture and Finishing Environment (DCAFE) workstations or ESRI based Foundation GEOINT Modernization (FG MOD) production environment workstations. 

  • Extracting features from a variety of sources including but not necessarily limited to rasterized nautical charts, ENC, digital hydrographic survey data, NtM, orthorectified imagery, and chart catalogs. 

  • Writing Python Scripts in ArcGIS to improve the efficiency of the production process. 

  • Data conversion/migration. 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI

  • Less than 3 years experience

  • HS Diploma

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

  • Experience in creating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.

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

  • Ability to utilize geographic names information from the GNDB.

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