Job Detail

Organization: Optimal GEO
Title: Field Support Specialist
Location: Kiln, MS

Posted: 2021-08-04
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Optimal GEO has a career opening for a Field Support Specialist located in Kiln, MS. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting office and field teams with imagery and LiDAR data processing. This position is required to deploy with field acquisition teams to various U.S. locations including Alaska and Hawaii or U.S. overseas territories. Standard deployment rotations are 1 month, and this position will be required to work out of the Kiln, MS office when not deployed. Deployment months are typically from Spring to Fall.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Organize, process, and analyze bathymetric and topographic LiDAR data and imagery

Edit/Clean/Classify processed LiDAR datasets

Airborne GPS processing

LiDAR and imagery data quality checks

Coverage checks

Apply appropriate LiDAR data filters

Creating imagery Digital Elevations Models (DEM)

Preparing data for office shipment

Other duties as assigned


Demonstrable knowledge of LiDAR, photogrammetry, and remote sensing

Demonstrated production experience in processing LiDAR data, LiDAR derived products, and other types of terrain products

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 compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance

Ability to work in a team environment

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Ability to travel extensively and conduct activities at locations throughout the U.S. including Alaska and Hawaii or U.S. overseas territories


Previous experience in bathymetric LiDAR processing

Previous experience in airborne acquisition operations

Physical Demands:

Primary Duties are performed in an office environment

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

Must be able to work 12-hour days during 1-month deployments

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


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