I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) (www.imsg.com) is looking for a motivated individual to join the topographic mapping efforts of the NOAA Coastal Services Center, a federal facility in Charleston, South Carolina.
The NOAA Coastal Services Center (www.csc.noaa.gov) serves the nation’s state and local coastal programs by providing them with information, services, and technology that might otherwise be unavailable. In the topographic arena, the organization provides the coastal resource management community high-resolution topographic data acquired through remote sensing technologies. The person in this position will work closely with external partners throughout the data collection process. The ideal candidate will possess in-depth knowledge of remote sensing tools and techniques to collect topographic data.
The successful candidate will provide content expertise and technical support to a variety of projects that involve topographic data primarily in the form of LIDAR, IfSAR, and bathymetric data. Additional duties include supporting other Center remote sensing projects including land cover mapping, benthic habitat mapping, hazards (flooding risks, coastal erosion), as well a training and participation in workshops and conferences.
BA or BS in the natural sciences, remote sensing, or engineering, and 6-10 years relevant work experience or MS and 5 years experience
Broad background in remote sensing, with specific technical expertise in LIDAR data processing, quality assurance, analysis, and validation
Knowledge of topographic LIDAR is a must, but knowledge of bathymetric LIDAR, acoustic and IFSAR technologies
Ability to apply topographic data sets to solve coastal management issues
Working knowledge of remote sensing and GIS fundamentals, with experience in ESRI desktop mapping software
Experience with commercial LIDAR processing software (e.g., TerraScan, Istar, Fledermaus)
Experience with multiple operating systems and computer programming languages
Planning and collection of field GPS data
To Apply: submit resume to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: LiDAR Specialist.