• Remote Sensing Specialist-Landcover

    Posted Date 2 months ago(5/3/2019 10:42 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Full-Time 40
    Security Clearance Level
    National Agency Check (Client Initiated)
  • Responsibilities

    CSS, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Geospatial Analyst or Remote Sensing Specialist to support NOAA’s Office for Coastal Management (OCM). The successful applicant will provide technical expertise to land cover data production activities associated with NOAA’s Coastal Change Analysis Program (C-CAP). This is a full-time position located in Charleston, SC.


    Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Quality assurance of multispectral imagery, ancillary data and other land cover production inputs
    • Perform preprocessing of imagery and lidar data to be used for classification
    • Assist with in-house land cover production activities (classification, modeling, manual editing)
    • Quality assurance of land cover data and associated derived data sets
    • Assist with accuracy assessment of land cover data
    • Assist with publishing and managing map/image services
    • Write metadata records
    • Assist with the development of derivative products for use of land cover data (ex. Story Maps, web apps)



    • B.S. in geography, remote sensing, GIS, engineering, geology, or related field
    • Working knowledge sufficient to evaluate land cover products
    • Demonstrated experience with image processing software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, ERDAS Imagine, eCognition
    • Demonstrated experience in land cover data development and/or analysis of remotely sensed imagery
    • Ability to work in a team environment
    • Ability to pass a National Agency Check and fingerprinting background check and maintain it through the duration of employment.



    • Knowledge of Python scripting language required for automation of processing and data management tasks
    • Experience with processing of lidar derivatives
    • Knowledge of coastal management and coastal processes
    • Familiarity with wetland identification and characterization


    CSS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.





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