Hydrographer Job Description Sample
Job Description This position is responsible for conducting Hydrographic and Geophysical surveys, in accordance with project requirements and company procedures under direction of a Lead Hydrographer or Project Manager. Will perform and/or supervise the installation and calibration (if applicable) of any and all survey equipment required for a particular project. Will operate and maintain all applicable equipment utilized on a project. Will perform processing, and reporting of collected data into the deliverables required. Will be responsible for the quality control of the collected data at time of acquisition, during processing and subsequent creation of deliverables. Will perform duties with emphasis on safety, minimal environmental impact and maximizing profit.
Roles And Responsibilities ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Act as part of a survey team or as an individual surveyor, depending on project requirements.
Configure and operate data acquisition and data processing software, including but not limited to: WinFrog, Caris, Hypack, Discover, SonarWiz, and POSPac.
Configure and operate data acquisition and data processing hardware, including but not limited to GNSS navigation systems, single and multibeam echosounder systems, side scan sonar, subbottom profilers, seismic sound sources, analog and digital streamers, motion sensors, USBL systems, PCs, velocimeters, tide gauges, and winches.
Monitor data quality during acquisition and processing efforts and keep the Lead Hydrographer or Project Manager advised of any issues requiring additional assistance.
Responsible for logs and record keeping, including the Daily Progress Report, for submittal to the Project Manager each day during field operations.
Use common sense and logical thought to overcome problems and equipment fault finding.
Keep the Lead Hydrographer (or Project Manager in the absence of a Lead Hydrographer) informed of progress or problems
Responsible for survey specific calibrations including but not limited to single and multibeam echosounders, motion reference units and gyros, utilizing FMGI procedures, client requirements and/or best practice.
Assist with or plan project operations for the safest approach with maximum efficiency utilizing given assets.
Liaise with client representative in the field, if applicable.
Ensure operations performed are carried out in a safe manner consistent with Fugro policy.
Always be familiar with the project Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Plan as well as all applicable Job Safety Analysis (JSA).
Attend safety meetings and toolbox talks.
Assist with/or create JSA’s if not already created.
Ensure operations performed are carried out in an environmentally aware manner consistent with Fugro policy.
Assists with the control and inventory of all FMGI equipment on the project.
Assist in the deployment and recovery of survey equipment. * Assist with the coordination of logistics, spares or replacements of equipment as well as consumables when required.
Maintain accurate version control of all data and/or deliverables.
Track and direct backup of all raw and processed data complete with logs.
Upon completion of a project provide the Lead Hydrographer (or Project Manager in the absence of a Lead Hydrographer) thoughts and opinions of on all aspects of the project (with improvement in mind).
Motivate less experienced crew towards high-quality and efficient operations.
Operate company vehicles as transportation to worksite or for hauling survey vessels to worksite.
Other duties as assigned by supervision. Extended, international, sea-going travel is an integral portion of the job. The preceding functions have been provided as the types of work performed by the employees assigned to this job classification. Management reserves the right to add, modify change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job. This job description does not promise or imply that the functions listed are the only duties to be performed or that the position may not change or be eliminated. EXPECTATIONS
Be a leader in the firm.
Set an example consistent with Fugro’s standards.
Have developed excellent communication and people skills. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES If requested to fulfill the role of shift leader or temporary Lead Hydrographer on a project-by-project basis, responsibilities will be the supervision of field staff placed under you. Will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include performance evaluation, and the planning, assigning, and directing work.
Requirements QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully
, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Bachelor of Science in Marine Science (Hydrography) or related field. Or 3-5 years experience conducting geophysical and hydrographic surveys, including some multibeam experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to spot irregularities and data quality issues during the data acquisition process. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Driver's license with acceptable motor vehicle record is required.
Must be eligible to obtain international travel documents and passport. COMPUTER SKILLS
MS Word, Excel, and Access; Internet software, E-mail; Windows operating systems; Geographic conversion software.
Knowledge of geophysical and hydrographic data analytical tools (e.g. Caris, Sonarwiz).
Basic knowledge of computer components. LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to present ideas and technical information in a clear and concise manner, and to listen with attention. MATHEMATICAL SKILLS Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. REASONING ABILITY Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet multiple deadlines. Ability to conceive and develop administrative support solutions to improve organization and efficiency based on definition of problems, research data, facts, and conclusions. INTERPERSONAL SKILLS Individual must be a team player and have an excellent ability to work in a cooperative environment. Must be able to work effectively with peers, subordinates, and superiors as well as with clients and vendors. Must have an excellent ability to communicate in a professional and direct manner. Individual should have the ability to seek a “win-win” solution. 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.
This position works primarily at a computer, and is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear, and will require occasional lifting of up to 75 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to: stand, walk, and sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 frequently exposed to an isolated offshore work site, smoke, and high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts. The noise level in the environment is moderate. OTHER WORK REQUIREMENTS Overall understanding of technical requirements and field data acquisition procedures. Strong computer skills. Position requires frequent use of office-related software such as word processing and spreadsheets, and project management software. Employee must be able to work effectively with Fugro sister company personnel as well as with clients and vendors in coordinating client requirements with Fugro’s capability to satisfactorily complete jobs.
Additional Details This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position
. Incumbent will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor. Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability. Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly. Job ID: 3211 Region: Americas
Location:* Ventura, California, US
Closing date:* Monday March 5, 2018 Employment status: Experienced Professional
Employment type:* Permanent
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Summary JOB DESCRIPTION:
Bathymetrists receive, analyze, and deconflict U.S. and foreign bathymetric data for use by the Intelligence Community (IC) and external customers. They populate and maintain data and metadata in the bathymetry database, ensuring the accuracy of metadata pertaining to collection source platforms and depth recording devices.
They also provide customers with conflated and corrected mission-specific data. Learn more about this agency
Responsibilities ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
Bathymetrists analyze, acquire, compile, and disseminate maritime safety information to meet NGA's worldwide safety of maritime navigation obligations under U.S. Code, Title 10, other Federal and International laws and NGA's own regulations.
Bathymetrists must be knowledgeable in the following: hydrographic and bathymetric surveying techniques and equipment, various data formats; sound velocity/ship draft/sensor anomalies/datum corrections applied to survey and previously processed data; projections and grids; tidal datums; methods of sounding evaluation and deconfliction; algorithms for sounding generalization; TIN(Triangular Irregular Network) and grid models used in analysis, feature generation and 3D visualization; geospatial information processing; source analysis and data statistical analysis; NGA's Digital Nautical Chart (DNC) and nautical hard copy products; and Electronic Nautical Chart (ENC) data. Bathymetrists must have experience with: Geographic Information System (GIS) applications (ArcGIS, Fledermaus, MapInfo, CARIS preferred); various data file formats (VPF, gridded data sets, ASCII, xyz, S57, etc); marine navigation production processes and utilization of imagery; and source analysis techniques and software used to build maritime databases and products.
Bathymetrists must be able to balance multiple assignments at the same time and be able to work independently, and must be willing to train other Bathymetrists and share information with other team members. Bathymetrists must also be able to corporately represent NGA's mission, vision, values and goals when meeting with our customers.
Supervisory status No
Who May Apply
This job is open to
… External Applicants Only Questions? This job is open to 1 group. * #### Job family (Series) 1360 Oceanography
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Conditions of Employment
US Citizenship is required.
Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
Security Investigation SPECIAL INFO: As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. * U.S. Citizenship Required
Security Clearance (Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information)
Polygraph Test Required
Position Subject to Drug Testing
Two Year Probationary Period
Direct Deposit Required SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to obtain and retain a Top Secret security clearance with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.
In addition, you are subject to a Counterintelligence Polygraph examination in order to maintain access to Top Secret information. All employees are subject to a periodic examination on a random basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Refusal to take the examination may result in denial of access to Top Secret information, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs.
Employees with SCI access and who are under NGA cognizance are required to submit a Security Financial Disclosure Report, SF-714, on an annual basis in order to determine continued eligibility. Failure to comply may negatively impact continued access to Top Secret information, Information Systems, SAP, and/or unescorted access to SCIFs. NGA utilizes all processes and procedures of the Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). Non-executive NGA employees are assigned to five distinct pay bands based on the type and scope of work performed.
The employee's base salary is established within their assigned pay band based on their unique qualifications. A performance pay process is conducted each year to determine a potential base pay salary increase and/or bonus. An employee's annual performance evaluation is a key factor in the performance pay process.
Employees on term or temporary appointments are not eligible to apply for internal assignment opportunity notices. This position is a DCIPS position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are an external applicant claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must self-identify your eligibility in our ERecruit application.
Qualifications MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA:
For this particular job, applicants must meet all competencies reflected under the Mandatory Qualification Criteria to include education (if required). Online resumes must demonstrate qualification by providing specific examples and associated results, in response to the announcement's mandatory criteria specified in this vacancy announcement: 1) Experience performing data manipulation, feature extraction, and attribution of bathymetric data independently; 2) Experience taking acquired Bathymetric/Hydrographic materials and Maritime safety source information; and evaluate it for updating existing navigational products; 3) Experience utilizing GIS knowledge and skills to evaluate and release Bathymetric data for existing navigational products also mission specific data sets and graphics tailored to specific customer needs; 4) Experience work independently or in a team environment in support of mission requirements and success. EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
A. Education: Bachelor's degree in Geography, Geology, Hydrography, Hydrology, Marine Sciences, Oceanography, Physical Science, Remote Sensing, or a related discipline, or, a Bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours of coursework in the above disciplines. Designation as an American Congress on Surveying and Mapping-The Hydrographic Society of America (ACSM-THSOA) Certified Hydrographer is highly desired.
OR- B. Combination of Education and Experience:
A minimum of 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of coursework in any area list in option A, plus experience that demonstrates the ability to successfully perform the duties associated with this work. As a rule, every 30 semester (45 quarter) hours of college work is equivalent to one year of experience. Candidates should show that their combination of education and experience totals 4 years.
OR- C. Experience: Six years of experience in the disciplines of Hydrography or Bathymetry that includes marine surveying, the use of current GIS tools, methods of research and analysis, application of hydrographic or bathymetric principles, or work related to the disciplines listed above.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENT: Distinguish principal colors and shades/hues of principal colors; Near visual acuity of 20/20 or better with or without corrective lenses; Far visual acuity of 20/60 or better binocular with or without corrective lenses. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA: In addition to the mandatory qualifications, experience in the following is desired: 1) IHO Cat B or higher certification with Maritime navigation experience using NGA related products; 2) Experience coordinating with customers and providers of bathymetric source data to develop clear, realistic product and service requests. 3) Experience creating bathymetrically enhanced geospatial graphical displays and textual reports; 4) Experience merging geospatial data and maritime safety information; 5) Experience utilizing critical thinking and problem solving skills to recommend process and tool improvement methodologies.
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How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above
. Applicants are NOT required to submit a cover letter. The entire cover letter cannot exceed the specified limits provided in the Cover Letter field (3,000 characters). Pages exceeding this limit will not be considered.
THE COVER LETTER IS RECOMMENDED BUT IS NOT REQUIRED FOR EMPLOYMENT CONSIDERATION WITH THE NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY. APPLICANT EVALUATION PROCESS: Applicants will be evaluated for this job opportunity in three stages: 1) All applicants will be evaluated using the Mandatory Qualification Criteria, 2) Qualified applicants will then be evaluated by an expert or panel of experts using a combination of qualification criteria to determine the best-qualified candidates, 3) Best-qualified applicants may then be further evaluated through an interview process.
Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the Assignment Description, Additional Information Provided By the Selecting Official, and the Qualification Requirements; and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. This description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the performed work. Applicants are encouraged to provide any education information referenced in the announcement.
If education is listed as a mandatory requirement, only degrees obtained from an institution accredited by an accrediting organization recognized by the Secretary, US Department of Education will be accepted. As a condition of employment at NGA, persons being considered for employment must meet NGA fitness for employment standards. In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment.
They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e., retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8414(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.) All candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation. NGA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
Applications will only be accepted online. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at email@example.com. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis. Read more
Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance Top Secret
/SCI * Required Documents Help
Required Documents None
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.
Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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Benefits A career with the U
.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
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How to Apply Application submission involves applying using NGA's on
-line application process.
Application Instructions can be found by visiting: http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NGA All announcements close at 11:59PM EDT on the closing date listed.
Be sure to complete and submit your application by that time in order to be considered. ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Read more
Agency contact information
571-557-1999 ##### Email Recruitment@nga.mil
Address NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL
-INTELLIGENCE AGENCY Mailstop: S44-HDR 7500 GEOINT Drive Springfield, VA US Learn more about this agency
Next steps After visiting https:
//www.nga.mil/Careers and applying via NGA's on-line application process, applicants can follow their status via that same NGA on-line application functionality. Several other topics relating to what is involved in the hiring process and how long it takes can be found by visiting http://www.intelligencecareers.gov/NGA and choosing Frequently Asked Questions. Read more
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& Transparent The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race
, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Reasonable Accommodation Policy Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate
. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events. You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job.
Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis. Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency. Read more
Legal and regulatory guidance
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/486894700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. Open & closing dates: 01/30/2018 to 03/31/2018 Salary: $40,956 to $78,703 per year
Pay scale & grade:* IA 02 Work schedule: Full-Time
- Full Time
- Appointment type:* Permanent
- This is a permanent position.
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