Junior GIS Analyst - Courage Services, Inc., Arlington, VA

Fri, 02/15/2013 - 11:38 -- szw5009

Courage Services, Inc. is a small, Arlington, VA-based company specializing in cultural and geographic research. Courage has researched, compiled and mapped thousands of ethnic/tribal groups and developed unique placename and geographic data for the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and Northern Africa.

We rely on a worldwide network of researchers, former military officers and all-source intelligence analysts for analytical product development and onsite customer support. Selected products and services include:

    - Identification and development of regionally-focused subject matter experts

    - Development of specialized operational gazetteers, comprised of unique placename and geolocational data

    - Development of structured ethnographic/tribal and cultural information databases

    - Geospatial Information System (GIS) data development, analysis and production

    - Satellite imagery and video analysis

    - Onsite support for intelligence, open source and human terrain analysis

JOB TITLE: Junior GIS Analyst
SALARY RANGE:  $55-75k

     Courage Services is looking for a Junior Geospatial/GIS Analyst for our National Security business area. The Geospatial Analyst will provide research and intelligence analysis support to several intelligence clients.
     In this position an ideal candidate will be responsible for geospatial intelligence analysis on issues supporting current and future areas of responsibility within the customer’s mission and will work directly with customers and team members to research, evaluate, analyze, fuse, and interpret reports from multiple sources to produce current and finished geospatial intelligence products. An ideal candidate will prepare and present intelligence assessments and briefings to customers and advise key leadership of intelligence issues and challenges as appropriate, as well as exercise oral and written communication skills to collaborate and interact with analysts within the customer agency, military service components, and DoD and national-level intelligence agencies. In this position, an ideal candidate will also assist in the development and documentation of analytical procedures, geodatabases, and may be required to educate and demonstrate new methodologies and instruct on the use of advanced applications.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s degree or applicable work experience in lieu of a degree is required. Candidates should have completed foundational training in Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) or cartographic sciences. A minimum of three years relevant experience is required.

SKILLS: Candidates must have experience using the following software applications: ESRI ArcGIS including Arc Map and Arc Catalog, Leica IMAGINE, Socet Set (or other 3D extraction tools such as Leica Stereo Analyst), Remote View, and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills and will interact with team members, customer representatives, external customers, and functional peer groups.

LEVEL OF SECURITY CLEARANCE NEEDED: Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship required.

Courage Services is fueled by intelligent, driven and committed employees. We offer a full range of benefits, including competitive salaries, comprehensive health plan including dental coverage, company-paid life and disability insurance policies, 401(k) plan with company match and educational reimbursement. Courage Services is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer that values Diversity in the workplace.

Please send resumes to info@courageservices.com, ATTN: JR GIS Analyst Position in the Subject Line of your email.