Remote Sensing Specialist

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Innovate!, Inc.

Job Description – Remote Sensing Specialist
Innovate! Inc. is currently seeking a Remote Sensing Specialist to provide support for Bureau of Land Management (BLM) The candidate shall provide assistance to BLM technical experts in the consultation for remote sensing, photogrammetry, and other geospatially related tools as they apply to BLM programs. The contractor shall provide national/regional/local project support, workflow development, model development, raster data management, application development, technology evaluations, training, and general technical functions as determined by the Task Manager. Project support may take the form of variety of image processing functions (e.g., orthorectification, thematic classification, feature extraction, image enhancement, etc.) as well as other tasks such as project scoping and requirements gathering. Contractor shall follow all established BLM, DOI, and Federal conventions, guidelines, and processes.
Candidate must have a “let me at it” attitude who can adapt to a fluid work environment and an occasionally demanding schedule. In return, you will be able to be part of a motivated, highly skilled team and will be able to contribute to the growth and positive direction of our company.

The position is contingent upon a contract being awarded to Innovate!
Bureau of Land Management in Lakewood, CO

Interpret and analyze remotely sensed and photogrammetric imagery.
Perform image processing procedures such as orthorectification, image registration, atmospheric and radiometric correction, and mosaicking using software including Erdas Imagine and ENVI.
Derive spectral indices (i.e., NDVI), pan-sharpened imagery, and change detection products from remotely sensed data.
Perform image classification and analysis to produce land and/or species cover maps, in accordance with agency protocols and standards, under the supervision of the lead Remote Sensing Specialist.
Employ open source point classification tools including LAStools, Cloud Compare, and Support Vector Machines (SVM).
Build 2-D and 3-D terrain models from very large point cloud images using PhotoScan or similar software.
Perform Object-Based Image Assessments (OBIA) and image segmentation using eCognition other similar segmentation software.
Develop new analytical techniques employing remote sensing and other geospatial information to meet BLM resource management goals.
Work among diverse team members and customers to develop custom Graphical User Interface (GUI) tools to integrate RS and ecological data.
Develop methods for handling very large datasets.
Create custom scripts in Python, Windows Command line and others to meet the diverse BLM needs.
Participate in project teams providing Remote Sensing & GIS support.
Assist in designing remote sensing and GIS projects and related products in consultation with BLM staff and agency partners.
Attend meetings, conference, and/or seminars to present work and project findings to other federal and academic interests.

Required Skills and Abilities:
Professional knowledge of photogrammetric principals such as aerial triangulation (AT), bundle adjustments, stereo compilation, camera calibration, and more.
Knowledge of data validation and accuracy assessment techniques for quantification and reporting of error in geospatial datasets.
Knowledge of raster, point cloud, and 3D data formats (e.g., geotiff, img, sid, jpg, ascii, las, ply, 3D PDF) and their properties, along with experience developing tool to process these various data sources.
Professional knowledge of concepts and principles of remote sensing (including sensors, platforms, software packages, and current science and technology trends), and high-level competence in digital image processing, geographic information systems use, and other geospatial technologies.
Professional knowledge of geography, digital cartography, physical science and/or biology in order to successfully integrate and apply the full range of remote sensing technology to accomplish Bureau missions and goals.
Professional working competence in the applications of remote sensing technology and functional abilities in geographic projections, transformation, geodetic science, database management, geographic information systems, and statistics are required.
Proven proficiency with a number of image processing procedures such as preprocessing, orthorectification, classification, atmospheric and radiometric correction, image normalization, change detection, and image segmentation and object-oriented image processing.
Strong programming and automation skills using industry standard tools such as Python, and/or VB.Net.
Proven ability to work within a team context of diverse physical, biological, ecological, technical, and environmental sciences personnel that are both inside the Bureau and with external partners such as other agencies, NGOs, universities, and the general public

Education and Experience:
Professional experience applying raster, image, and point cloud data to address natural and cultural resource management applications.
Experience designing, managing, and maintaining geospatial databases (including Esri file and SDE geodatabases)
Direct professional experience with a variety of image processing and photogrammetric software packages including Erdas Imagine, eCognition, PhotoScan, and Esri’s Suite of Image-related tools.
Proven experience working with multiple types and resolutions of remote sensing data is required. should be able to demonstrate advanced knowledge of sensor technologies and platforms such as LiDAR, aerial photography, high resolution satellites, LANDSAT, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS).

Innovate!, Inc. is a woman and minority-owned company passionate about the dynamic benefits of providing effective management consulting, IT support, and geospatial technology for the federal government. We believe that thinking innovatively can achieve positive results in organizations that lead to cultural and business change. This belief and our ability to deliver cutting-edge solutions were recognized with Innovate being named 2012 Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Outstanding 8(a) Small Business of the Year. Innovate is a fast-paced,
rapidly growing group of entrepreneurs creating a culture of excellence. Rapid advancement within our organization is not only possible it is encouraged. To view our website, visit Innovate! Inc. proactively fulfills its role as an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, marital status, physical or mental disability, status as a Disabled Veteran, Recently Separated Veteran, Active Duty Wartime or Campaign Badge Veteran, Armed Forces Services Medal, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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