Mandarin Toponymist (Geospatial Linguist), Journeyman

Springfield, Virginia
Oct 17, 2020
Nov 21, 2020
Full Time
Mandarin Toponymist (Geospatial Linguist), Journeyman

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TheMandarin Toponymist (Geospatial Linguist), Journeyman shall analyze and conflate information associated with feature data listed in the Geographic Names Database (GNDB) while working closely with Intelligence Community (IC) geographic names experts.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Use agency guidance and policies to respond to questions concerning the proper and correct usage of names, various Romanization systems, and the treatment of descriptive information on standard products. These services will use the Geographic Names Processing Systems (GNPS), charts, imagery and geospatial tools to refine names information for use in all types of products and to respond to use question via the Ad Hoc Query process.
  • Prepare files and maps for work, accurately entering data to maintain and update the GNDB, including batching the completed work into the GNDB.
  • Scan and geo-reference hardcopy maps, research, and order geospatial data sources and commercial imagery to use as reference sources. Georeferenced maps and imagery must be conflated with the GNDB.
  • Interpret and apply national and international policies governing the treatment of and general guidelines emanating from the US Board on Geographic Names (US BGN), the Department of State (DoS), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other related organizations.
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: (To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.)
  • High School Diploma/GED required, Bachelor's degree desired
  • 3 years' of relevant work experience
  • Experience using ArcGIS or GeoMedia Pro; creating shapefiles, geo-databases; utilizing native maps, secondary source maps, and historic maps for extraction and comparison; mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions; and, expertise in research and information gathering
  • Specific experience processing geographic names following agency policies and procedures is highly desired.
  • Possess an ILR Skill Level Two certification for reading (DLPT5 2/2) in the language and have a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience
  • TS/SCI Clearance required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to travel up to 10%
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working independently with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Must be able to multitask and deliver quality products within specified timelines
  • Must be a self-starter and capable of working independently with minimal supervision and guidance.
  • Ability to multitask and deliver quality products within specified timelines.
  • Ability to work well as part of a team effort

NJVC, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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