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Toponymist (Mandrin-Chinese language) Journeyman

Company: Quick Services LLC
Location: Springfield
Posted on: February 10, 2024

Job Description:


This job is located in: Springfield, VA.

QSL Seeks a candidate for a Journeyman Toponymist with Mandrin-Chinese language reading proficiency candidate to support a customer site in Springfield, VA.

The Toponymist shall analyze and conflate information associated with feature data listed in the Geographic Names Database (GNDB) while working closely with Intelligence Community (IC) geographic names experts. Selected candidate will use agency guidance and policies to respond to questions concerning the proper and correct usage of names, various Romanization systems, and the treatment of descriptive information on standard products. These services will use the Geographic Names Processing Systems (GNPS), charts, imagery and geospatial tools to refine names information for use in all types of products and to respond to use question via the Ad Hoc Query process. In addition, the candidate will prepare files and maps for work, accurately entering data to maintain and update the GNDB, including batching the completed work into the GNDB. The accuracy and reliability of the selected candidate's work is essential to the missions of these users.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Selected candidate will scan and geo-reference hardcopy maps, research, and order geospatial data sources and commercial imagery to use as reference sources.
  • Georeferenced maps and imagery must be conflated with the GNDB.
  • Selected candidate will interpret and apply national and international policies governing the treatment of and general guidelines emanating from the US Board on Geographic Names (US BGN), the Department of State (DoS), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), and other related organizations.
    • HS Diploma and 3 years relevant experience
    • Qualified candidates will possess an ILR Skill Level Two certification for reading (DLPT5 2/2) in the language and have a minimum of 3 years' relevant work experience.
    • Qualified candidates should also have experience using ArcGIS or GeoMedia Pro; creating shapefiles, geodatabases; utilizing native maps, secondary source maps, and historic maps for extraction and comparison; mapping imagery for stereo and mono extraction at various resolutions; and expertise in research and information gathering.
      Additional Desired Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's Degree 2 to 4 years of experience.
      • Specific experience processing geographic names following agency policies and procedures is highly desired.
      • Ideal candidate must be a self-starter and capable of working independently with minimal supervision and guidance.
      • Candidate must be able to multitask and deliver quality products within specified timelines.
      • Candidate should work well as part of a team effort

        Why work for QSL?

        Our founders, Mel Wick and Bill Cronin, retired from storied careers in the Special Operations Forces (SOF) Community. Like many Americans and military veterans, they felt a strong desire to support the nation's response to the 9/11/2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in any way they could. They established QSL to do just that, Stay in the Fight! QSL is built on a SOF culture, emphasizing selfless-service and teamwork. Our employees work to ensure that warfighters have every possible resource and all necessary support to safely accomplish their missions in defense of our nation.

        QSL's Benefit Package

        Because we believe our employees are our most valuable asset, offering a competitive comprehensive compensation package is very important to us. It is the goal of QSL to attract and retain the highest level of experience and technical talent necessary for successful performance. In order to accomplish this, we feel that it is necessary to provide satisfying work, an excellent work environment, and we continually monitor the marketplace to ensure that our total compensation/benefit package remains competitive.

        Listed below are some of our standard benefits. We combine all traditional paid time off (Federal holidays, sick time, leave time personal days, jury duty, bereavement, etc.) into one category which allows employees flexibility in how they use their leave time and enables them to better balance their career with their personal needs.
        • Combined Paid Time Off (PTO)
        • Medical, Dental, Life Insurance
        • Disability (Short-Term and Long-Term)
        • Vision Insurance (CONUS-based employees)
        • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
        • 401(k) Retirement Plan
        • Employee Referral Bonus Program
        • Employee Discount Programs
        • Critical Illness and Accident Insurance
        • Employee Assistance Program
          We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not and will not discriminate in employment and personnel practices based on race, sex, age, disability, veteran status, religion, national origin or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. Hiring, transferring, and promotion practices are performed without regard to the above listed items. EEO/AAP, M, F, V, D.

Keywords: Quick Services LLC, Washington DC , Toponymist (Mandrin-Chinese language) Journeyman, Professions , Springfield, DC

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