JOB DESCRIPTION: Bathymetrists receive, analyze, and deconflict U.S. and foreign bathymetric data for use by the Intelligence Community (IC) and external customers. They populate and maintain data and metadata in the bathymetry database, ensuring the accuracy of metadata pertaining to collection source platforms and depth recording devices. They also provide customers with conflated and corrected mission-specificLearn more about this agency
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Bathymetrists analyze, acquire, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to meet NGA's worldwide safety of maritime navigation obligations under U.S. Code, Title 10, other Federal and International laws and NGA's own regulations. Bathymetrists must be knowledgeable in the following: hydrographic and bathymetric surveying techniques and equipment, various data formats; sound velocity/ship draft/sensor anomalies/datum corrections applied to survey and previously processed data; projections and grids; tidal datums; methods of sounding evaluation and deconfliction; algorithms for sounding generalization; TIN(Triangular Irregular Network) and grid models used in analysis, feature generation and 3D visualization; geospatial information processing; source analysis and data statistical analysis; NGA's Digital Nautical Chart (DNC) and nautical hard copy products; and Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) data. Bathymetrists must have experience with: Geographic Information System (GIS) applications (ArcGIS, Fledermaus, MapInfo, CARIS preferred); various data file formats (VPF, gridded data sets, ASCII, xyz, S57, etc); marine navigation production processes and utilization of imagery; and source analysis techniques and software used to build maritime databases and products. Bathymetrists must be able to balance multiple assignments at the same time and be able to work independently, and must be willing to train other Bathymetrists and share information with other team members. Bathymetrists must also be able to corporately represent NGA's mission, vision, values and goals when meeting with our customers. Band 3 Bathymetrists: 1. Plan and carry out activities to receive, analyze, and de-conflict U.S. and foreign bathymetric data for use by the Intelligence Community (IC) and external customers; 2. Provide the most accurate and relevant bathymetric and hydrographic depth data in support of Safety of Navigation (SoN), ocean modeling, and mission-specific intelligence; 3. Analyze, acquire, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to meet NGA's worldwide maritime SoN obligations under U.S. Code, Title 10, other Federal and International laws and NGA's own regulations; 4. Perform moderately complex or difficult assignments to populate and maintain data and metadata in bathymetry databases, ensuring the accuracy of metadata pertaining to collection source platforms and depth recording devices; 5. Provide customers with conflated and corrected mission-specific data.
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