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Remote Sensing Technicians - 19-4099.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Compiler
  • Digital Cartographic Technician
  • Geospatial Extractor, Analysis
  • IP/Mosaic Technician
  • Meteorologist Liaison
  • Research Associate

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations

No information available.

Tasks

  • Adjust remotely sensed images for optimum presentation by using software to select image displays, define image set categories, or choose processing routines.
  • Calibrate data collection equipment.
  • Collaborate with agricultural workers to apply remote sensing information to efforts to reduce negative environmental impacts of farming practices.
  • Collect geospatial data, using technologies such as aerial photography, light and radio wave detection systems, digital satellites, or thermal energy systems.
  • Collect remote sensing data for forest or carbon tracking activities involved in assessing the impact of environmental change.
  • Collect verification data on the ground, using equipment such as global positioning receivers, digital cameras, or notebook computers.
  • Consult with remote sensing scientists, surveyors, cartographers, or engineers to determine project needs.
  • Correct raw data for errors due to factors such as skew or atmospheric variation.
  • Develop or maintain geospatial information databases.
  • Develop specialized computer software routines to customize and integrate image analysis.
  • Document methods used and write technical reports containing information collected.
  • Evaluate remote sensing project requirements to determine the types of equipment or computer software necessary to meet project requirements, such as specific image types or output resolutions.
  • Integrate remotely sensed data with other geospatial data.
  • Maintain records of survey data.
  • Manipulate raw data to enhance interpretation, either on the ground or during remote sensing flights.
  • Merge scanned images or build photo mosaics of large areas, using image processing software.
  • Monitor raw data quality during collection and make equipment corrections as necessary.
  • Operate airborne remote sensing equipment, such as survey cameras, sensors, or scanners.
  • Participate in the planning or development of mapping projects.
  • Prepare documentation or presentations, including charts, photos, or graphs.
  • Provide remote sensing data for use in addressing environmental issues, such as surface water modeling or dust cloud detection.
  • Verify integrity and accuracy of data contained in remote sensing image analysis systems.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Analyze geological or geographical data.
  • Calibrate scientific or technical equipment.
  • Collaborate with technical specialists to resolve design or development problems.
  • Collect environmental data or samples.
  • Collect geographical or geological field data.
  • Communicate results of environmental research.
  • Create images or other visual displays.
  • Develop software or applications for scientific or technical use.
  • Develop technical or scientific databases.
  • Operate laboratory or field equipment.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Record research or operational data.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aerographer's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Air Defense (AD) Enhanced Early Warning System Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • AVENGER Crewmember (USAR/NG only) (Army - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Meteorological Equipment Technician, OMA/IMA (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Apprentice, Weapons Director (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Craftsman, Weapons Director (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Journeyman, Weapons Director (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Command and Control Battle Management Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Critical Skills Operator (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery (FA) Firefinder Radar Operator (Army - Enlisted)
  • Field Artillery Sensor Support Man (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geographic Intelligence Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Apprentice, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Craftsman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Helper, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Imagery Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Journeyman, Imagery Analyst (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Geospatial Intelligence Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Imagery Analysis Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Joint Fire Support Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Meteorology and Oceanography (METOC) Analyst Forecaster (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Operations Specialist (Navy - Enlisted)
  • PATRIOT Fire Control Enhanced Operator/Maintainer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Apprentice, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Helper, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Combat Arms (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Journeyman, Military Working Dog Handler (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Security Forces Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Craftsman, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Journeyman, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, AC-130J (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, AC-130U (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, AC-130W (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, MC-12 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, MQ-1 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, MQ-9 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Sensor Operator Superintendent, RQ-4 (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Space Systems Operations Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Systems Operator/Mission Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

No information available.