Saturday, February 28, 2015

Geoname specialist at Celestar Corporation



Toponymist-Linguist (MACSS)

Minimum Education:HS Graduate or Equivalent
Clearance Level:Top Secret - SCI
ID:2021
Location:Virginia, Springfield

Description

The Celestar Corporation has an IMMEDIATE NEED to identify multipleTOPONYMIST – LINGUIST – GEONAMES SPECIALISTS for an upcoming National Geospatial -Intelligence Agency (NGA) contract re-compete. Please review the position description below. If interested and qualified, we welcome you to apply for this challenging opportunity.
CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT: Active Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI Access; Clearance, Access and Investigation must appear in JPAS and be within scope (5 – Years); Polygraph May Be Required
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National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Know the Earth… Show the Way… Understand the World
SCOPE OF WORK
The largest NGA directorate and supporter of GEOINT Full Time Equivalents (FTEs) is the Analysis Directorate.  This directorate assists in providing timely, relevant, accurate GEOINT analysis, data, and services to customers in support of the national security.  The Analysis Directorate does so by producing products and technical support that serves the constantly growing national and international demand for imagery and geospatial applications—mapping, navigation, environmental monitoring, urban planning, resource management, homeland defense, national security, and emergency preparedness.  
The second largest NGA directorate and user of GEOINT FTEs is the Source Operations and Management Directorate.  The Source Directorate provides the ability to register and adjudicate GEOINT users needs, develop strategies to acquire or produce all GEOINT sources, and manage/monitor the delivery of all GEOINT sources to those creating actionable intelligence.  This mission is accomplished through identifying existing source material in NGA's holdings or accessible from our GEOINT partners worldwide, gathering existing geospatial data and imagery from our US and foreign production partners, and creating products and data giving NGA the ability to “Know the Earth ... Show the Way”.  The Source Directorate is responsible for national satellite imagery, commercial and airborne imagery and GEOINT foundation data--including elevation, feature, and gravity data.  Source data is any resource that contributes to the creation of GEOINT and encompasses imagery, mapping, and any data describing the Earth’s natural and manmade features, as well as activities that can be referenced to specific locations.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Analyze and combine information associated with feature data listed in the Geographic Names Database (GNDB)
  • Conduct analysis of political geography while providing native knowledge and guidance to non-native linguists and other non-linguist personnel
  • Use native language skill to make corrections to original spellings from non-native and native map sources.
  • Prepare files and maps for work, accurately entering data to maintain and update the associated records.
  • Scan geo-reference, research, and order map sources and commercial imagery that will be used as reference sources as well as verify the proper spelling of names and other metadata.
  • Interpret and apply policies governing the treatment of names as well as general guidelines emanating from the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (U.S. BGN), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other related organizations.
REQUIREMENTS
  • Specialized experience in one or more of the following: Russian, Greek, Arabic, Farsi, Korean, French, Spanish, Thai, Albanian, Serbian, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Vietnamese, Indian, and Bangladesh-Experience with English, Indonesian, Mandarin Chinese, Uzbek, Pashto, or Dari language
  • Achieve an Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Level 2 for Reading within the last Year
Apprentice
  • High School Diploma with 1-3 Years experience
  • Basic familiarity with computer operations 
  • Knowledge of data retrieval/storage and generating reports
  • Knowledge of computer programs
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; must have a working knowledge of all Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Basic knowledge of geography, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): geography, map skills, understanding of GIS application/geospatial analysis
  • Basic knowledge of research gathering: Internet search tools, library functions (query, ordering, etc)
  • Active Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI Access; Clearance, Access and Investigation must appear in JPAS and be within scope (5 – Years) - Polygraph May Be Required
Journeyman
  • High School Diploma with 3-10 Years experience; A Bachelor Degree in a related field may count for up to four years of this experience
  • Advanced familiarity with computer operations
  • Knowledge of data retrieval/storage and generating reports
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; must have a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Basic knowledge of geography, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): geography, map skills, understanding of GIS application/geospatial analysis
  • Basic knowledge of research gathering: Internet search tools, library functions (query, ordering, etc)
  • Active Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI Access; Clearance, Access and Investigation must appear in JPAS and be within scope (5 – Years) - Polygraph May Be Required
Senior
  • High School Diploma with 10-20 Years experience; A Bachelor Degree in a related field may count for up to four years of this experience – A Master’s Degree in a related field may count for up to two additional years of this experience
  • Advanced familiarity with computer operations
  • Knowledge of data retrieval/storage and generating reports
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; must have a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Advanced knowledge of geography, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): strong knowledge of geography; advanced map reading skills; skills, knowledge, and understanding of GIS application/geospatial analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of research gathering: Internet search tools, library functions (query, ordering, etc)
  • Must be proficient in customer service skills
  • Active Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI Access; Clearance, Access and Investigation must appear in JPAS and be within scope (5 – Years) - Polygraph May Be Required
Expert
  • High School Diploma with 20+ Years experience; A Bachelor Degree in a related field may count for up to four years of this experience – A Master’s Degree in a related field may count for up to two additional years of this experience – A Doctorate Degree in a related field may count up to three years of this experience
  • Advanced familiarity with computer operations
  • Knowledge of data retrieval/storage and generating reports
  • Must be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing; must have a strong working knowledge of all Microsoft applications (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access)
  • Advanced knowledge of geography, cartography, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS): strong knowledge of geography; advanced map reading skills; skills, knowledge, and understanding of GIS application/geospatial analysis
  • Advanced knowledge of research gathering: Internet search tools, library functions (query, ordering, etc)
  • Must be proficient in customer service skills
  • Active Top Secret Level Clearance with SCI Access; Clearance, Access and Investigation must appear in JPAS and be within scope (5 – Years) - Polygraph May Be Required
Come onboard with a company that Values its Employees!
Celestar, a Veteran Owned Company, is Very Competitive with Salaries and Benefits. As an example, we offer Company Paid Benefits that include Employee and Family Dental Insurance, Employee Health Insurance, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability Insurance. We also offer a 401k retirement company match, paid Holidays and Personal Time Off!
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Minimum physical demands for on task positions: Employee needs to be able to sit at a workstation for extended periods; use hand(s) to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Most positions require ability to work on desktop or laptop computer for extended periods of time reading, reviewing/analyzing information, and providing recommendations, summaries and/or reports in written format. Must be able to effectively communicate with others verbally and in writing. Employee may be required to occasionally lift and/or move moderate amounts of weight, typically less than 20 pounds. Regular and predictable attendance is essential.
Team Members on Task (CONUS only, minimal or no job-related travel): 
• Work Environment: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
• Office Type Environment with Temperature Control. May be exposed to chemicals related to office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. General office environment.
Team Members on task (CONUS and OCONUS assignments, some travel): 
• Specific vision abilities required by the job may include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Team Members deployed to a combat zone must be physically able to live in austere conditions during off duty time that may include extremes in temperature, noise, and must not have any medical conditions that require access to uninterrupted power sources.
• Team Members deployed to a combat zone will be subject to hazardous conditions which may require them to wear a kevlar helmet, individual body armor and/or wear a gas mask for extended periods of time.
Celestar's policy is to take affirmative action to ensure equal employment opportunity for qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veterans' status.
We are a drug free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
If you should have difficulty accessing our online application, please call us during normal working hours for immediate assistance @ (813)-627-9069