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Chenega Corporation Arabic Toponymist (Geospatial Linguist), Journeyman in Springfield, Virginia



Company Job Title: Arabic Toponymist (Geospatial Linguist), Journeyman

Clearance: TS/SCI

Location: Springfield, VA

Reports To: Program Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt, Full Time, Regular


The Arabic Toponymist (Geospatial Linguist), Journeyman will 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 in the following:

  • Using ArcGIS or GeoMedia Pro

  • Creating shapefiles and 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

  • Research and information gathering

  • Possess an ILR Skill Level Two certification for reading (DLPT5 2/2) in the language

  • TS/SCI Clearance required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Specific experience processing geographic names following agency policies and procedures is highly desired.

  • 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.

Physical Demands: (The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

Work Environment: (The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.)

  • The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.

  • During visits to areas of operations, may be exposed to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. Is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and loud noise.

Chenega Corporation and family of companies is an EOE.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

Native preference under PL 93-638.

We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

Primary Location: United States-Virginia-Springfield

Organization: NJVC
Strategic Business Unit: Military Intelligence and Operations Support
Security Requirements: TS / SCI
Job Schedule: Full Time Exempt
Recruiter: Jonas Patterson
Req ID: 1900003502