Army Reserve
Army Geospatial Engineer

Geospatial Engineer (12Y)

  • Enlisted
  • Officer
  • Active Duty
  • Army Reserve
  • Open to Women
  • Entry Level

Overview

Geospatial engineers are responsible for using geographic data that supports military/civilian operations for Disaster Relief and Homeland Security. They collect, analyze and distribute geospatial information to represent the terrain and its possible effects.

Job Duties

  • Extract geographic data from satellite imagery, aerial photography and field reconnaissance
  • Create geographic data and compile them into maps
  • Help commanders visualize the battlefield
  • Create and maintain multiple geospatial databases
  • Prepare military-style briefs covering all aspects of the terrain

Requirements

Those who want to serve must first take the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery, a series of tests that helps you better understand your strengths and identify which Army jobs are best for you.

Training

Job training for a geospatial engineer requires 10 weeks of Basic Combat Training and 20 weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field with on-the-job instructions, including on-the-job instruction for geographic information systems.

Some of the skills you’ll learn are:

  • Basic knowledge of Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic analysis
  • Imagery interpretation and exploitation

Helpful Skills

  • Interest in geography, maps and charts
  • Ability to demonstrate basic computer skills and work with drafting equipment
  • Conceptualize ideas into computer-generated 2-D/3-D geospatial products
  • Preference in a technical career field

Required ASVAB Score(s)

Skilled Technical (ST) : 100, General Technical (GT) : 100

Learn more about the ASVAB and see what jobs you could qualify for.

Compensation

Total compensation includes housing, medical, food, special pay, and vacation time. Learn more about total compensation.

Education Benefits

In the Army, qualified students can earn full-tuition, merit-based scholarships, allowances for books and fees, plus an annual stipend for living expenses. Learn more about education benefits.

Future Civilian Careers

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career as an engineer with the government or in the private sector.

PARTNERSHIP FOR YOUTH SUCCESS (PaYS) Program

Those interested in this job may be eligible for civilian employment, after the Army, by enrolling in the Army PaYS program. The PaYS program is a recruitment option that guarantees a job interview with military friendly employers that are looking for experience and trained Veterans to join their organization. Find out more about the Army PaYS Program at http://www.armypays.com.

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