Senior Cartographer Job
SAIC - Chantilly, VA

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Senior Cartographer (Job Number: 317135)



POSITION SUMMARY(program supporting/general position overview):

SAIC currently has a position available for senior-level cartographer supporting the production of standard NGA topographic map products and geospatial analysis. The candidate should have 4+ years professional ESRI ArcGIS experience and 4+ years professional cartographic experience. Previous experience supporting the production of NGA standard map products such as Topographic Line Maps (TLM), Joint Operations Graphics (JOGs), etc. is highly desirable. The candidate should be familiar with reading, interpreting, and applying military mapping specifications. Quality Control and/or Quality Assurance experience is a plus. The candidate should have a solid knowledge of the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, projections, symbology, elevation, topography, map scales, and marginalia. Must work well in a team environment and contribute to the development of the organization’s goals and objectives. Candidates for this position should be able to obtain a Secret level security clearance.


Perform geospatial analysis and cartography to produce standard NGA topographic map products. The candidate will create and maintain GIS databases and maps compiled from a variety of sources. Perform quality control and assurance of completed topographic map products prior to delivery to the customer. Candidate will interact with technical supervisors and/or functional peer groups.



BA or BS degree. Geography, Cartography, and/or GIS-background preferred.

Minimum 5 years professional ESRI ArcGIS experience §

Minimum 5 years professional cartographic experience §

Effective written and verbal communication skills


Quality Control and Assurance experience §

Imagery interpretation §

Previous NGA standard map production experience §

Familiarity with NGA Feature Data Products (GIFD, MGCP, LTDS, etc.) §

Ability and willingness to obtain a Secret level security clearance

SAIC Overview:

SAIC is a FORTUNE 500® scientific, engineering, and technology applications company that uses its deep domain knowledge to solve problems of vital importance to the nation and the world, in national security, energy & environment, health and cybersecurity. The company's approximately 41,000 employees serve customers in the U.S. Department of Defense, the intelligence community, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, other U.S. Government civil agencies and selected commercial markets. Headquartered in McLean, Va., SAIC had annual revenues of approximately $10.6 billion for its fiscal year ended January 31, 2012. For more information, visit SAIC: From Science to Solutions®

Job Posting: Oct 25, 2012, 2:07:59 PM
Primary Location: United States-VA-CHANTILLY

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Yes, 10% of the time
Schedule: Full-time

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