Wednesday , April 24 2024

USDA Job Openings – Cartographic Technician


Job Description:

This position is assigned to a Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL), with a duty station of Portland, OR, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The primary purpose of the position is to conduct image interpretations and registration, construct site and support maps, identify and resolve discrepancies among source materials and assist with other data collection functions.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Downloads and uploads digital data and correctly populates data collection site samples with information gathered through digital imagery interpretation and from authoritative ancillary materials.
  • Ensures that data meet quality and accuracy standards established and evaluated during the quality review process.
  • Performs image-to-image registration of scanned aerial photography and ensures that output imagery meets agency standards for spatial accuracy and is suitable to help detect year-to-year changes during the data collection phase.
  • Performs National Resources Inventory (NRI) data collection activities using remote sensing photo interpretation techniques.
  • Scans current or historical aerial photography and ensures the quality of digital representation maintains maximum interpretability for the data collection process.

Job Requirements:

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at
  • Must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle operator’s license for the type of vehicle(s) operated to perform the duties of this position.

Job Details:


Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Ft. Worth, TX, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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