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BAE Systems

Toponymist- Russian



Full Time

On Site


Springfield, Virginia, United States

Job Description The Toponymist will apply expertise in foreign languages and romanization policies to research and analyze sources containing foreign geographic names information, make policy recommendations for the standardization of foreign geographic names, and populate and maintain the Geographic Names Database (GNDB). They monitor their area of interest for administrative, political, and infrastructure changes to maintain professional currency. They advise the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN) and serve as staff members of the Secretariat for the BGN Foreign Names Committee (FNC). Foreign language expertise such as Arabic, Farsi, or Chinese, among others, is necessary to support NGA’s mission requirements using native sources for reference and to develop context analysis.

F9223-GEO-SPIRequired Education, Experience, & Skills Three (3) to Ten (10) years of demonstrated relevant experience required.
Expertise and experience in geography, cartography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), which includes skills in ESRI/ArcGIS o Applications including ArcMap for creating, editing and processing geospatial data and ArcCatalog for data maintenance and metadata creation. Experience with other Geospatial software such as QGIS. o Exhibited ability to research information on either the open web or classified databases

F9223-GEO-SPIPreferred Education, Experience, & Skills  Advanced GIS skills with extensive regional/cultural knowledge combined  Technical Skills applying HG in Google Earth  Experience working intelligence issues within an IC or DoD organization  Experience exercising critical thinking to solve difficult challenges  Effective communication including analytic writing and oral presentation  Experience in imagery analysis and the use of RemoteView software  Experience in research and information gathering, and experience with cross-platform intelligence research tools such as (but not limited to) NES, TRIDENT, M3 or PALANTIR  Ability to utilize geographic names information from the GNDB.  An understanding of several NGA products such as Controlled Image Base (CIB1), Topographic Line Maps (TLMs), Digital Terrain Elevation Data (DTED), Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), National Technical Means (NTM) and Commercial Imagery (CI) in boundary recovery processes, including data retrieval and storage.  Ability to prepare comprehensive technical reports, which will include preparing textual and graphic reports on the sources, methodologies, obstacles, and conclusions.  Ability to collaborate with analysts in the NGA, DoD, IC, NSG and /or ASG.  Proficiency in reading foreign languages most relevant to their assigned area of responsibility at a 2+ level within the following Combatant Commands (COCOMs). For all languages, a minimum proficiency skill level 2 for Reading is required as defined by the Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) Proficiency Levels or the equivalent that meets or exceeds the ILR skill level 2. For award qualification, testing must have taken place within two years prior to the date of this Task Order. After award, and, at vendor expense, researchers must maintain a two-year currency at level 2 or higher verified by test results submitted to the Government.

F9223-GEO-SPIAbout BAE Systems Intelligence & Security BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference.

Intelligence & Security (I&S), based in McLean, Virginia, designs and delivers advanced defense, intelligence, and security solutions that support the important missions of our customers. Our pride and dedication shows in everything we do—from intelligence analysis, cyber operations and IT expertise to systems development, systems integration, and operations and maintenance services. Knowing that our work enables the U.S. military and government to recognize, manage and defeat threats inspires us to push ourselves and our technologies to new levels.

At BAE Systems, we celebrate the array of skills, experiences, and perspectives our employees bring to the table. For us, differences are a source of strength. We’re laser-focused on high performance, and we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where all employees can innovate and thrive. Here, you will not only build your career, but you will also enjoy work-life balance, uncover new experiences, and collaborate with passionate colleagues.