Geospatial Analyst - Springfield, VA


Skyris is looking for a mid-level Geospatial Analyst / Boundaries Analyst to support our National Geospatial and Intelligence Agency (NGA) customer in Springfield, VA.

To be considered for this opportunity candidates MUST have a current Top Secret security clearance and SCI access and MUST be willing to perform shift work.

JOB DESCRIPTION: The successful candidate will work with NGA boundaries experts to conduct boundaries analysis and provide boundary data and documentation for the Digital International Boundaries Database (DIBDB) and provide political boundary recovery to NGA. This activity shall involve the study of treaty documents and boundary studies and the acquisition and analysis of boundary source maps as to suitability and proper boundary alignment. This shall include registering source material, applying proper attribution, creation of metadata and digitizing boundaries as specified. This may include stereo extraction. This process involves searching for geodetically accurate base sources, accurate boundary source information, and exploiting various GIS packages to produce digital boundary information. A technical document explaining extraction and analytical processes employed will be written for each boundary. The information will be incorporated into the DIBDB. Final boundary approval will be coordinated through the NGA Geographer and the Department of State (DoS). The purpose of the work is to build an accurate digital boundary database that will be the definitive source of all boundaries for the DoS and other government agencies.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts/Sciences (or related field) and/or equivalent formal military training and 4+ years of related experience. The expected skill set includes:

  • Expertise and experience in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which includes skills in ArcGIS applications.
  • Expertise in creating shapefiles, geo-databases, and features. NGA uses a variety of geospatial analysis software suites to accomplish its mission. In general NGA uses applications of GIS commercial software packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS & SocetSet, including common office software to include spreadsheets, word processing and e-mail.
  • Use of digital cartography, image processing, geographical information systems (GIS), geospatial production techniques and NGA digital data formats.
  • Expertise in research and 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, and historic maps used for extraction and comparison.
  • Expertise in mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions using digital terrain elevation data sets.
  • Expertise in attributing and 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.
  • An understanding of several NGA products such as Controlled Image Base (CIB 1 ), Topographic Line Maps (TLMs), Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), National Technical Means (NTM) in boundary recovery processes, including data retrieval and storage.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive technical reports, which will include preparing textual and graphic reports on the sources, methodologies, obstacles, and conclusions of the boundary recovery processes.
  • Ability to collaborate with analysts in the Source Directorate, Dept. of State and CIA who also do boundary analysis for guidance, deconflation, and coordination.

DESIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Specific experience processing boundaries following NGA policies and procedures.

Primary Location: United States-VA-SPRINGFIELD

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Top Secret/SCI

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Potential for Teleworking: No

Travel: Yes, 10% of the time

Shift: Yes, 10% of the time

Schedule: Full-time