Cartographer (Bathmetry) (10-CB-26-16) Springfield, VA and St. Louis, MO

Centra Technology, Inc. Centra Technology, Inc., seeks Cartographer (Bathmetry)

Location: Springfield, VA and St. Louis, MO


>>> To apply for this position, send your resume to — be sure to include the name of the job AND tell them that Bill Golden of sent you!

– – – Courage Services, a subsidiary of CENTRA Technology, is currently looking for Cartographers

at multiple experience levels to serve as a member of a government-contractor team providing maritime safety cartographic production. Successful candidates will possess a demonstrated ability to use GIS knowledge and skills to evaluate and merge new bathymetric data and update existing navigational products.

Candidates qualifying for senior-level positions must also possess a demonstrated 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), and National Technical Means (NTM) in boundary recovery processes, including data retrieval and storage. In addition, senior-level candidates must also have the ability to process and clean single and multi-beam echosounder and backscatter data. – – – – – – – BA/BS with 3+ years of experience in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (advanced degrees may count toward additional experience)

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

Expertise and experience in creating shapefiles, geo-databases, and features.
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 ortho-rectified sources, applying projection, datum, and coordinate transformations, geo-referencing and ortho-rectifying source materials (maps, imagery) and extracting vectors from stereo imagery or elevation data.
Ability to utilize geographic names information from the GNDB.
Active TS/SCI clearance
Courage Services, Inc. provides geospatial intelligence analysis services and data production to US Government and commercial customers and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We offer a full range of benefits, including competitive salary, paid time off, comprehensive health plan including dental coverage, company-paid life & disability insurance policies, 401(k) plan with company match, incentive bonuses, and an educational reimbursement program. – – – – – – –

>>> To apply for this position, send your resume to — be sure to include the name of the job AND tell them that Bill Golden of sent you!

Centra Technology, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE)


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