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Posted:
1/7/2019
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12Y Geospatial Engineer
Arizona Army National Guard | Phoenix, Arizona
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Job Description

You can play an important part in disaster relief missions as a Geospatial Engineer for the Army National Guard. In this role, you will extract and supply geographic data that supports military operations of all kinds and help commanders visualize the battlefield during combat.

As a Geospatial Engineer, your primary responsibility will be to collect and process military geographic information from decentralized sources (remote sensed imagery, digital data, intelligence data, existing topographic products, and other collateral data sources), present this information to leaders, and return decisions to the field.

You may also:
• Supervise topographic surveying, cartography, and photolithography activities
• Assist in topographic planning and control activities
• Assist in determining requirements and providing technical supervision of geographic intelligence programs

Job Duties
• Create geographic data and compile them into maps
• Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases
• Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain

Some of the Skills You’ll Learn
• Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
• Imagery interpretation and exploitation

Helpful Skills
• Interest in geography, maps, and charts
• Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills and work with drafting equipment
• Conceptualize ideas into computer-generated 2-D/3-D geospatial products
• Preference for a technical career field

Through your training, you will develop the skills and experience to enjoy a civilian career with construction, engineering, and architectural firms, as well as with government agencies as a surveyor, mapmaker, cartographer, cartographic technician, or photogrammetrist.

Earn While You Learn
Instead of paying to learn these skills, get paid to train. In the Army National Guard, you will learn these valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance.

Job training for a Geospatial Engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training (AIT) and on-the-job instruction, including practical application of geographic information systems. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field.


Benefits/Requirements

Benefits

  • Paid training
  • A monthly paycheck
  • Montgomery GI Bill
  • Federal and State tuition assistance
  • Retirement benefits for part-time service
  • Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage)
  • 401(k)-type savings plan
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans)
  • Health care benefits available
  • VA home loans
  • Bonuses, if applicable
  • Most non-prior service candidates will earn between $200 and $250 per drill weekend, subject to change

Requirements
  • Military enlistment in the Army National Guard
  • Must be at least a junior in high school, or have a high school diploma or a GED certificate
  • Must be between the ages of 17 and 35
  • Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards
  • Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details)


Requires military enlistment. Programs and benefits are subject to change. Ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability.


This position may qualify for a bonus, ask your National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information.

About Arizona Army National Guard

With more than 380 years of service, the Army National Guard is the largest reserve component, as well as the oldest branch of the U.S. military. In this branch of the Armed Services, you’ll, serve part-time in your own community, where you can be called upon to respond to a domestic emergency. The Army National Guard also can be called up to defend the Nation overseas. We provide our members with college tuition assistance and offer attractive benefits on top of paid training in all of our career fields, which enhances your marketability in the civilian workforce. The Army National Guard has career opportunities in every State and U.S. Territory, more than 3,600 training locations, and more than 343,000 members. Visit our website at NATIONALGUARD.com for more information. Earn while you learn Instead of paying to learn trade skills, get paid to learn. In the Army National Guard, you will learn valuable job skills while earning a regular paycheck and qualifying for tuition assistance. Job training for various positions consists of 10 weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic soldiering skills; and up to 13 weeks of Advanced Individual Training in a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Training consists of both classroom and field work. Applicants must meet minimum qualifications. Actual MOS assignment may depend on MOS availability. Benefits •Paid training •A monthly paycheck •Montgomery GI Bill •Retirement benefits for part-time service •Low-cost life insurance (up to $400,000 in coverage) •401(k)-type savings plan •Student Loan Repayment Program (up to $50,000, for existing loans) •Health care benefits available Requirements •High school diploma or GED •Must be between the ages of 17 and 35 •Must be able to pass a physical exam and meet legal and moral standards •Must meet citizenship requirements (see NATIONALGUARD.com for details) Positions may qualify for a bonus, ask your Army National Guard recruiter for the most up-to-date information. Programs and benefits are subject to change.