Technical Specialist

KBR Tea, SD 2019-06-12

KBR (formerly SGT) and its subcontractors provide engineering and operational support for the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Center for Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) near Sioux Falls, SD. We are seeking a technical specialist to join our talented team.

The Technical Specialist performs assignments requiring technical knowledge/skills in records management, property management, data management, configuration management, geospatial technology support, database support services, data analysis, or related fields. They also establish and maintain reference/data files/catalogs in area of expertise and use state-of-the-art tools and other resources available. Advises other company staff on matters related to the specialty and recommends the most appropriate method of action. Participates in the development of procedures, interdepartmental communication, and standards in area of specialization.

This position will support functions such as the Emergency Operations team, support of Un-Manned Aerial Systems (UAS), archive support, reporting, software testing / support, support for off-shift and weekends and on-going data management functions. This work involves working with new digital and analog data sets, developing ways to web enable data, creating data formats, working with both internal and external customers, extensive work / knowledge is required for image processing and manipulation, utilizing software such as GDAL,ENVI, ERDAS, LAS, and ESRI ArcGIS, scripting (such as python and Perl), and Linux knowledge / proficiency.

Education: BS/BA/MS

Experience: 2 – 6 years of related experience or technical training

Essential Job Functions:

  • Works on problems that are non-routine / routine in nature where the ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required.
  • Working on internal computer systems to update / maintain / develop databases, ingest and download data, monitor system activities when operating systems
  • Track and monitor the digital / film archive
  • Assist in the development of new derived products from standard / non-standard data sets ( NOAA, UAS, ETC)
  • Able to utilize software programs such as GDAL, ENVI, ERDAS, LAS, and ESRI products
  • Provides Quality Assurance checks on the end products (reporting, digital productions, etc.)
  • Able to work with and run scripts (Python and Perl)
  • Proficient in the knowledge of the film / digital archive and storage requirements
  • Interacts daily with supervisor, peer groups, and customers.
  • Communicates with internal and external customers as needed.
  • Develops and provides reports (adhoc, weekly, monthly) as required
  • Provides input to the Project Work Manager
  • Utilizes Microsoft PowerPoint to develop presentations and present them as required.
  • Develops and writes documentation on equipment and processes
  • Provides training and documentation
  • Works under minimal supervision
  • Other duties as assigned.

Special Skills/Requirements:

  • Works on problems that are semi-routine in nature where the ability to recognize deviation from accepted practice is required
  • Skill to use a personal computer and various software packages
  • Personal skills to communicate in a professional manner with internal and external customers
  • Present presentations to internal and external staff utilizing latest software packages
  • Willing to work overtime, shift work, holidays, and weekends as directed by the Work Manager.

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website ( This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

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