H2M Group Image Science Services in Springfield, Virginia

H2M Group is seeking Imagery Scientists to support our client in Quantico, VA, St. Louis, MO and Springfield, VA!

The Contractor shall provide imagery science services in support of GEOINT analysis and advanced phenomenologies. Knowledge of imaging systems, phenomenology, methodologies, and processing techniques shall be employed on behalf of GEOINT analysts and community customers while providing operational support. Individual image scientists shall be a specialist in one of five distinct areas depending on mission requirements. Services shall include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize expert knowledge of imaging systems, phenomenology, and processing techniques

  • Specialty in one of five distinct areas depending on mission requirements. These areas of specialty include:

  • Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) –Imaging radar advanced scientific and quantitative analysis techniques utilizing advanced image and signal processing methods. Imaging radar physics, phenomenology, and phase history processing

  • Spectral –Spectral imaging (multispectral and hyperspectral imagery), phenomenology and processing techniques shall be employed on behalf of image analysts and community customers. This shall include proficiency in performing processes including atmospheric correction, change detection, target detection, scene categorization, extraction of land use land cover analysis, and vegetation analysis. Familiarity with commercial and civil data sources and integration of resulting data into Arc GIS is required

  • Infrared –Infrared scientific and quantitative analysis techniques utilizing advanced image and signal processing methods. Physics, math, radiometry and thermal analysis are required

  • Photogrammetry –Applying photogrammetric techniques to remotely sensed imagery in panchromatic, color, and stereo modes. Proficiency with mathematics and data adjustment is required. Photogrammetrists perform image assessment, point selection, mensuration, triangulation, orthorectification, and processing in order to produce standard and nonstandard image products. They increase the relative and absolute positioning accuracy of imagery from a variety of sensors to support mono and stereo exploitation. These analysts assess, evaluate, and extract elevation data from stereo imagery. They support both internal and external customers and assess products for adherence to standards and accuracy requirements. Use mathematical concepts and techniques to solve complex GEOINT analysis issues and understand concepts associated with structured data and relational databases.

  • LIDAR –Scientifically processing and exploiting LIDAR data, to include viewshed\line of sight analysis, point cloud manipulation and editing, Z-clipping, slope, hillshade, aspect analysis, feature digitization, FOPEN analysis, and 3D modeling. Extensive knowledge of imaging radar physics, phenomenology, and phase history processing.

  • Primary products will include presenting processed images and scientific analysis to GEOINT analysts and managers in support of Analysis production and providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) services in various forums

  • Interaction directly with GEOINT analyst customers as support requirements arise and devise an optimal approach to processing and scientifically analyzing spectral imagery in a timely manner given the available tools and techniques

  • Presentation of processed images and scientific analysis to imagery analysts and managers. Analysts who use advanced imagery data are usually not familiar with it, and the resulting analysis must be presented and explained in a manner the customer can understand. The Contractor shall provide results to the customer with the requested form and content, including project related briefings as required

  • Ad-hoc informational briefings and training for the purpose of educating analysts and managers as to the capabilities of imagery data processing and its benefit, to include presentations to the Commonwealth countries

  • Support and participation in community forums on an ad-hoc basis. This will sometimes require presentation of technical information or case studies resulting from operational support, to include presentations to the Commonwealth countries

  • Providing Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to the Community and other GEOINT components and Contractors. Activities may include attending Technical Exchange Meetings (TEM), user testing and evaluation of new capabilities under development, and advising various NGA directorates (e.g., participation as a user on SCRUM team in AGILE sprints)

  • Investigating new scientific analysis techniques and methods if requirements cannot be met in a timely manner with available tools and methods. This could include monitoring the community and industry for new technologies that can be inserted for operational use or the near-term formulation of algorithms and applications

  • Provide informal/ad-hoc imagery products, briefings, and short reports as a result of operational image science support projects

  • Formal written reports of selected products may be required which must conform to reporting standards of the client

  • Understanding of deductive reasoning and implementation of the scientific method as it applies to GEOINT analysis is also required

  • Explain assumptions, analytical techniques, and statistical results effectively in writing and orally to convey intelligence problems being resolved

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE AN ACTIVE TS/SCI

Journeyman:

These services require contractor personnel who are competent in their trade with typical experience being in the 3-10 year range. This level is considered the full-performance level. A bachelor degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of this experience. The government may request proof of this education and justification of how it meets the requirements of these services.

(U) A journeyman should be expected to work with minimal oversight. A journeyman should be fully capable of meeting most services without direction. Government and/or contractor personnel may still perform quality control and quality assurance checks on their work but should not find significant errors. Journeyman level contractor employees are expected to assist apprentice level personnel in learning their trade. Journeyman level contractor employees also are expected to collaborate with government and contractor personnel in NGA and the IC in the performance of services. Such collaboration should provide accurate technical information that contributes to synergized analysis that is better than the sum of the individual parts. Journeyman level contractor personnel should regularly provide division level support and may periodically be called upon to provide support at the office level.

Requirements:

  • 3-10 Years experience

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of this experience

  • Formal training in remote sensing and/or earth science/physical science, or engineering/mathematical disciplines

  • Experience in the sensor discipline (radar, infrared, spectral, or geospatial)

  • Demonstrates experience with applied image processing and analysis.

  • Practical experience using AGI processing and exploitation software.

  • Demonstrates experience using COTS image software (e.g. ENVI, ERDAS Imagine), COTS desktop software (e.g. MS Office), and the Windows and UNIX operating environments. Of particular importance are software packages used for the processing and analysis of imaging radar data.

  • Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills

Senior:

These services require contractor personnel who are advanced in their knowledge and skills in their fields and have demonstrated this knowledge and skill in previous work. Typical experience at this level would include 11-20 years of experience. A bachelor degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of this experience. A master degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to two additional years of this experience. The government may request proof of this education and justification of how it meets the requirements of these services.

A senior should be expected to work with no oversight. A senior should be fully capable of meeting all services required without direction. Seniors will be capable of providing direction to lower level contractor employees (apprentice and journeyman) and of performing quality control and quality assurance checks on other employees' work. Seniors may provide oversight of fellow contractor employees from their own company. Seniors are expected to provide advice to government leadership on processes, procedures, technology, and items of interest. Seniors are also expected to lead collaboration across IC analysts in the performance of services. Such collaboration efforts should lead to better-synergized analysis than the sum of the individual parts. Seniors should provide senior-level support to office level leadership.

Requirements:

  • 11-20 Years experience

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of this experience. A master's degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to two additional years of this experience.

  • Advanced formal training in remote sensing and/or earth science/physical science, or engineering/mathematical disciplines

  • Practical experience using AGI processing and exploitation software.

  • Experience in the sensor discipline (radar, infrared, spectral, or geospatial

  • Knowledge of basic SAR AGI collections systems (both space-borne and airborne), operations, phenomenology, and their impact on SAR AGI processing, analysis, and exploitation.

  • Knowledge in the science of infrared image formation, collection parameters, processing, and radiometric analysis

  • Demonstrates experience using COTS image software (e.g. ENVI, ERDAS Imagine), COTS desktop software (e.g. MS Office), and the Windows and UNIX operating environments. Of particular importance are software packages used for the processing and analysis of imaging radar data.

  • Knowledge of imaging radar system technology and collection parameters.

  • Demonstrates strong writing and briefing skills consistent with national-level performance; this includes the skills needed to prepare Imagery Intelligence Brief reports.

Expert:

These services require contractor personnel who have a complete and thorough knowledge of their tradecraft, have considerable demonstrated experience, and have shown their skills to be the best of their peers. Typical experience in excess of 20 years is required for this level of support. A bachelor degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of this experience. A master degree in a field related to the support services may count for an additional two years of this experience. A doctorate degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to three years of this experience. The government may request proof of this education and justification of how it meets the requirements of these services.

An expert should be expected to oversee others in their work. An expert must meet all of the services required and provide direction to others in performing these duties. Experts will be expected to provide senior level advice to senior leadership in NGA and the IC at the office and directorate level. These FTEs may also be called upon periodically to advise organizations outside of the area they are normally providing support. Collaboration should be a normal part of their duties.

Requirements:

  • 20+ years experience

  • A bachelor's degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of this experience. A master's degree in a field related to the support services may count for an additional two years of this experience. A doctorate degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to three years of this experience

  • Advanced formal training in remote sensing and/or earth science/physical science, or engineering/mathematical disciplines

  • Detailed experience using AGI processing and exploitation software.

  • Proficiency in the sensor disciplines (radar, infrared, spectral, or geospatial)

  • Detailed knowledge of basic SAR AGI collections systems (both space-borne and airborne), operations, phenomenology, and their impact on SAR AGI processing, analysis, and exploitation.

  • Detailed knowledge in the science of infrared image formation, collection parameters, processing, and radiometric analysis

  • Proficiency with using COTS image software (e.g. ENVI, ERDAS Imagine), COTS desktop software (e.g. MS Office), and the Windows and UNIX operating environments. Of particular importance are software packages used for the processing and analysis of imaging radar data.

  • Knowledge of imaging radar system technology and collection parameters.

  • Demonstrates strong writing and briefing skills consistent with national-level performance; this includes the skills needed to prepare NGA Imagery Intelligence Brief reports.

Requisition ID: 230