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Geodetic Surveyor

Company: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency
Location: Melbourne Beach
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

JobSummaryASSIGNMENT DESCRIPTION:Geodetic Surveyors perform geodetic, geophysical, and handheld GEOINT surveys. They use, maintain, and troubleshoot survey equipment, and compute, adjust, and evaluate geodetic survey data. They provide technical expertise on geodetic and geophysical issues to customers and represent NGA in external community forums. Additional Job InformationADDITIONAL INFORMATION:Work Role: Geodetic Surveyor Geodetic Surveyors solve three-dimensional geodetic and astronomic positional problems, determine geodetic and astronomic azimuths, and measure fluctuations and accelerations in the Earth's magnetic and gravity fields. They serve as NGA's primary ground-based data collectors and use and maintain a variety of geodetic and geophysical survey equipment to support data acquisition. They compute, adjust, and evaluate geodetic survey data acquired by other organizations. They provide technical expertise on geodetic and geophysical issues to customers and represent NGA in external community forums that establish DoD and Intelligence Community doctrine and policy. Candidates with experience applying knowledge related to the entire range of skills associated with measuring, processing, and publishing geodetic data derived from geodetic surveying operations are encouraged to apply. Band 3 Geodetic Surveyors:Follow standard methods and guidance to perform geodetic, geophysical, and hand-held GEOINT surveysThey use, maintain, and troubleshoot survey equipment, in addition to computing, adjusting and evaluating basic survey dataCollaborate with other surveyors to provide customers with technical expertise on geodetic and geophysical issuesAre responsible for maintaining updates relative to the field of geodesy and making basic applications of the informationMay be required to work evening and night shifts, weekends and holidays Physical/Environmental ReqENVIRONMENTALREQUIREMENTS:Working outside and inside; Working around excessive noise, intermittent; Working around electrical energy; Working around slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving parts; Working around moving objects or vehicles; Working below ground; Repetitive physical tasks.PHYSICALREQUIREMENTS:Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Repeated bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Good near and far vision; Hearing (aid permitted); Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Near visual acuity of 20/40 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/30 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/20 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses. This position is eligible for anINCENTIVE:The selected candidates may be offered an incentive as part of the offer of employment, based on budget availability. To receive the incentive, the selected candidate must sign a service agreement depending on the approved amount or duration of the incentive. If the employee leaves before the end of the service agreement, the employee may be required to repay a pro rata share amount of the incentive to the government. Candidates may receive an invitation to provide additional information or respond to questions via email and/or HireVue as part of the candidate evaluation process.Additional Application Requirement:You may be asked to complete one or more assessments in addition to the application you submit on this website as part of your application to NGA. These assessments may include but are not limited to: 1) Online questionnaires or assessments that require you to describe your job-related knowledge, skills(U) , abilities, or other characteristics that are aligned with the mandatory and desirable qualifications of this job posting. The information you provide in the application you submit must support the response you provide to this questionnaire. You will receive an email to describe any additional assessments required. Please monitor your emails and complete any required assessments as soon as possible. MandatoryQualificationsMANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online applications must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1. Demonstrated knowledge of applying analytical skills towards geospatial or survey data 2. Demonstrated knowledge of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) baseline processing and least squares adjustment software; proper operations and applying best practices using GNSS receivers and/or data collectors, electronic/robotic total stations, or terrestrial/mobile LiDAR scanners. 3. Demonstrated knowledge of word processors, tables, or spreadsheets, and/or presentation software. 4. Experience working as a member of a team. 5. Experience applying knowledge related to the entire range of skills associated with measuring, processing, and publishing geodetic data derived from geodetic surveying operations.EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:A.Education:Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Geodesy, Mathematics, Physical Science, or a related discipline that includes at least 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any combination of Astronomy, Cartography, Computer Science, Engineering Science, Geodesy, Geodetic Surveying, Geology, Geomatics, Geophysics, Geographic Information Systems, Mathematics, Meteorology, Orbital Mechanics, Photogrammetry, Physical Science, Physics, Remote Sensing, or Surveying. Coursework must include differential and integral calculus. -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 appropriate experience conducting work related to Civil Engineering, Geodesy, Geophysics, Geotechnical Analysis, Surveying, or a related field that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years. -AND- LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS: Registration as a Professional Engineer or Land Surveyor is highly desirable.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT:Heavy lifting, 45 pounds and over; Heavy carrying, 45 pounds and over; Reaching above shoulder; Use of fingers; Use of hands; Prolonged periods of standing; Repeated bending; Climbing, use of legs and arms; Hearing (aid permitted); Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/30 or better binocular with or without corrective lensesENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENT:Working outside and inside; Working around excessive noise, intermittent; Working around slippery or uneven walking surfaces; Working around machinery with moving parts; Working below ground; Repetitive physical tasks Highly DesiredQualificationsQUALIFICATION CRITERIA:In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1. Experience utilizing Geographic Information Systems. 2. Professional Land Surveyors License in any U.S. state or territory. 3. Experience with 360-degree immersive still photography and video and terrestrial LiDAR. AdditionalJob RequirementsYou must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information. In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. Pay,Benefits, & Work SchedulePROMOTION OPPORTUNITY:Promotion opportunities allow applicants at all band levels to be considered.Qualificationsfor NGA positions do not include specific time-in-band requirements. NGA will emphasize quality of experience, rather than duration, and assess how the quality of the experience demonstrates possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies necessary for successful job performance in the NGA occupational structure. Band 03 $65,084 - $120,593 PERMANENT CHANGE IN STATION: PCS expenses are not authorized. Pay is only part of the compensation you will earn working for the Federal Government. We offer a broad array of benefits programs and family friendly flexibilities to meet the needs of you and your family. For more information on the array of benefits programs, please visit Cover Letter Applicants are not required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered. The cover letter is recommended but is not required for employment consideration with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Applicants should place their narrative information in the Cover Letter / Other ProfessiSDL2017

Keywords: National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, Palm Bay , Geodetic Surveyor, Other , Melbourne Beach, Florida

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