Geospatial Analyst III – Washington, DC
Geospatial Analyst III ($65,000 – $95,000)
ArdentMC welcomes candidates with experience in geospatial production with a particular emphasis on homeland security, law enforcement or emergency management. We are a small, boutique firm, focused on the high- end, high-technology solutions for government. ArdentMC invites you to consider our Geospatial Analyst III position, and take the opportunity to shape the way our nation protects itself; to bring your background and ideas to bear using agile development, rapid prototyping and emerging technologies creating solutions that help defend our country.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the principal investigative arm of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the second largest investigative agency in the federal government. Created in 2003 through a merger of the investigative and interior enforcement elements of the U.S. Customs Service and the Immigration and Naturalization Service, ICE now has more than 20,000 employees in offices in all 50 states and 47 foreign countries.
ICE’s primary mission is to promote homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration. The agency has an annual budget of more than $5.7 billion dollars, primarily devoted to its two principal operating components – Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO).
The Geospatial Analyst III will provide standard work day support in Geospatial Production for ICE’s Intel unit.
The Geospatial Analyst III will be responsible for manning the Geospatial Information System Desk (GIS Desk) within ICE’s classified environment. Additionally, the Geospatial Analyst III may be called to work on the top secret side in support of particular events and thus must hold an Active Top Secret clearance. The Geospatial Analyst will respond for creating new geospatial products, which will be generated for dissemination with other tracked information regarding a particular ICE event and the Department’s response posture.
The successful candidate for the Geospatial Analyst III position requires an in-depth knowledge of industry leading Geospatial tools including the ESRI tool set. The Geospatial Analyst III, by virtue of the position, may be required to provide surge support during critical incidents affecting the nation’s security of safety.
Specific duties and skills associated with the Geospatial Analyst III include:
Rapid development of Geospatial Products using ESRI tool set
Ability to interpret and explain geospatial products to ICE leadership
Understanding of visualization tools such as ESRI-based web interfaces and Google Earth
Ability to work autonomously
Understanding of Geodatabases and data in general, ability to incorporate data sets on-the-fly in a geospatial product
Strong communications skills, both verbal and written
Strong commitment to the Homeland Security mission.
As a small company, ArdentMC is particular about the personnel that support our organization and our clientele. To that end, our Geospatial Analyst III position is a position that will serve on the front lines of our client, and is a highly visible role. If you feel your background would be a fit, we welcome you to join our firm to make a real difference.
Education/ Experience/Special Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
5-8 years’ experience
Active Top Secret
DHS Experience a plus
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