Job Detail

Organization: Optimal GEO
Title: JALBTCX QC Specialist
Location: Kiln, MS

Posted: 2021-02-17
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Provide planning, implementation, supervision, and reporting of all QA/QC procedures for the Joint Airborne Lidar Bathymetry Technical Center of Expertise (JALBTCX) and similar programs and projects.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Act as Primary QA/QC staff member for JALBTCX.

• Organize, calibrate, process, edit, and perform quality control of topographic Lidar, bathymetric Lidar, CASI, and RGB imagery

• Ensure that data accuracy and quality meet our client’s expectations as well as compliant with applicable project and industry standards.

• Coordinate daily with JALBTCX Operations Manager to identify the needs for resource allocation, scheduling, and quality management.

• Develop, document, and manage production and QA/QC procedures for topographic Lidar, bathymetric Lidar, CASI, and RGB imagery.

• QA/QC, production, and data issue tracking and reporting for Optimal Geo, team members and JALBTCX staff, as necessary.

• Interface with and support field teams for problem resolution.

• Support any business development efforts. This may include scoping / project requirement meetings.

• Participate in continuous improvement to processes and quality management.

• Participate in staff development and training.

• Attend trade shows / conferences and client meetings as needed.

• Provide field processing support during surge and emergency response activities.

• Maintain coordination with corporate QC Manager.

• Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

• Knowledge of computer applications and functions including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Strong verbal and written communication skills.

• Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

• Ability to perform in a detail-oriented environment with a high level of accuracy.

• Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

• Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, procedures, correspondences, and other written materials.

• Ability to meet project deadlines.

• Ability to work in a team environment and lead project teams.

• Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

• Ability to travel as needed.

Required Experience:

• 4+ years of production experience in processing lidar data, lidar derived products, and other types of terrain products

• Demonstrated, successful experience in a detail-oriented position dealing with point clouds.

Desired Experience:

• 2+ years of experience in a Quality Management role.

• 4+ years of experience processing lidar with the following software packages: Microstation, TerraSolid, LP360, GeoCue, Global Mapper, ArcGIS, LASTools, etc.

• Proven experience in bathymetric Lidar processing (CZMIL data experience a plus)

• Experience using software package PFMABE.

• Experience with software package SimActive Correlator3D

• Experience using ESRI, ERDAS and other geospatial software.

• Proven experience in leading teams to accomplish the overall objective of a program.

Physical Demands:

• Primary Duties are performed in an office environment, with some field work possible.

• Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time.

• The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.

• Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery.

• The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers and clients. Must be able to exchange accurate information.


• Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

• This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

• This job description is subject to change at any time.

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