Expert Cartographer

Vencore Springfield, VA


Vencore is a proven provider of information solutions, engineering and analytics for the U.S. Government. With more than 40 years of experience working in the defense, civilian and intelligence communities, Vencore designs, develops and delivers high impact, mission-critical services and solutions to overcome its customers most complex problems.

Headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, Vencore employs 3,800 engineers, analysts, IT specialists and other professionals who strive to be the best at everything they do.

Vencore is an AA/EEO Employer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled


Proficiency in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) which includes skill in ArcGIS applications.

Proficiency in creating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.

Knowledge of geospatial analysis software suites (GIS commercial software packages such as ArcGIS, ERDAS & SocetSet, including common office software to include spreadsheets, word processing) used by NGA to accomplish its mission.

Knowledge of digital cartography, image processing, geographical information systems (GIS), geospatial production techniques and NGA digital data formats.

Expertise in research information gathering for the following sources: Primary legal documents that pertain to the delimitation, demarcation and maintenance of the boundary, including textual descriptions, coordinate lists, reports and accompanying maps. Native maps, secondary source maps, historic maps used for extraction and comparison. Mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions using digital terrain elevation data sets.

Proficiency in preparing source material for digitizing, attribution, digitizing boundaries from georeferenced and orthorectified sources, applying projection, datum, and coordinate transformations, georeferencing and ortho-rectifing source materials (maps, imagery) and extracting vectors from stereo imagery or elevation data.

Advanced understanding of several NGA products such as Controlled Image Base (CIB1), Topographic Line Maps (TLMs), Digital terrain elevation Data (DTED), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), National Technical Means (NTM) in boundary recovery processes, including data retrieval and storage.


Expert - Advanced level complete and thorough knowledge of their tradecraft with considerable demonstrated experience and skills considered best or recognized by others in their field. Typical experience in excess of 20 years. A bachelor degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to four years of experience. A master degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to two additional years of experience. A doctorate degree in a field related to the support services may count for up to three years of experience.

An Expert is expected to oversee other in their work, meet all services required and provide direction to others in performing their duties.

Experts are expected to provide senior level advice to senior level in NGA and the IC at the office and directorate level and may be periodically called upon to advise organizations outside of the area they are normally providing support with collaboration being considered a normal part of their duties.

Proficiency in using MS Word, PowerPoint, and familiarity with electronic publishing and structured authoring software (SGML, HTML, or XML languages).