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Parsons Corporation Geospatial Functional Specialist/ Advisor III in Saint Louis, Missouri

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Top Secret SCI

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Geospatial Functional Specialist/ Advisor Job Code: R119428 Location: United States, St. Louis, MO

Your talent for collaboration sparks new ideas

You enjoy putting your head together with colleagues to build on ideas. Your collaborative spirit encourages others to feel that they're being heard and acknowledged. You participate fully in analyzing possible scenarios and considering different solutions. Your acceptance of new perspectives cultivates relationships in an environment of respect. We invite you to apply.


Parsons - Space & Geospatial Solutions is seeking a Functional Specialist/ Advisor to collaborate with our government customers on a daily basis to support the World Geodetic System and Geomatics Focus Group (WGSG) and the Geospatial Intelligence Standards Working Group (GWG). The WGSG is the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) community-based forum under the GWG that advocates for and manages the standardization of the World Geodetic System and for activities related to its implementation which enable the provision of timely, relevant, and accurate geo-referenced data and information. The WGSG is championed by Source Foundation Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Office (SF). The GWG participates in both the Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) standards governance processes, voting and managing GEOINT standards lifecycle recommendations. The person will:

  • Assist the Source Foundation GEOINT Office (SF) in the development and maintenance of WGS and geomatics standardization artifacts for enterprise architectures related to geospatial information including space, imagery, and imagery intelligence.

  • Support SF with developing and documenting WGS and geomatics standardization artifacts required for the collection, production, dissemination, and exploitation of GEOINT.

  • Serve as subject matter experts to the WGSG FG and the GWG providing guidance as to the mandating of WGS and Geomatics standards in the DoD IT Standards Registry (DISR) and the IC Standards Registry (ICSR).

  • Consultant with the acquisition program offices in defining life-cycle requirements for WGS and geomatics standards, and assist in the development of system-specific technical standards views through the Architecture and Standards Board.

  • Coordinate efforts with the GWG, the WGSG FG, SFN senior leadership, Transformation and Content Management Office (CMO) points of contact, domain leads, subject-matter experts (SMEs), Information Technology Services Directorate (T) personnel, and Online GEOINT Services (OGS) personnel.

  • Provide subject matter expertise in data standards, data modeling, and schema development, including ISO 19115 Geographic Information Metadata, ISO 19139 XML Schema Implementation, and the NMF.

  • Assist in the development, documentation, and maintenance of domain-specific standardization materials (e.g. standards, implementation profiles, product specifications, handbooks, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instructions, and implementation guidance) required for GEOINT collection, production, and dissemination and promote interoperability with applicable DoD, IC, and international standards.

  • Develop and support web capabilities, apps, and widgets enabling online, on-demand access of data, products, and services.

  • Ensure compliance to web services architecture, as well as international defense and civil standardization development organizations and standards setting organizations.

  • Incorporate program metrics, analyst progress/performance metrics, resource management, and project milestones and timelines in online capabilities where possible.

Collaborate, Participate, Create!

Some of our best work is born out of great collaborations between individuals, with other teams, and between anyone who wants to see an idea through. If you're comfortable participating in brainstorming discussions, you're a fit! Our safe, inclusive environment encourages every member of our diverse staff to speak out and share ideas. There are no limits to opportunities for anyone in our welcoming organization.


  • Demonstrated experience with Intelligence Community data and product types, missions and functions to include geospatial requirements process and production.

  • Active TS/SCI Clearance with ability to upgrade to a Poly.

  • Bachelors degree with 7+ years of overall experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in utilizing standard business application software for presentations, word processing, and especially spreadsheets to be able to inter-relate and effectively present geospatial data metrics.

  • Demonstrated experience with Geospatial Intelligence Standards such as working groups, registry and committees.

  • Demonstrated experience with complex systems and data integration, middleware, ETL solutions, analytics, master data management principles, and enterprise data architecture solutions delivery.

  • Demonstrated experience in data quality analysis, preparation, cleansing, formatting, and transformation.

We go the extra mile - and it takes us light years ahead

Is it your nature to do more than the expected to make a positive and lasting impression? It's the much-appreciated extras in our customer-focused care that make us stand out. People rightfully believe that we care about them as much as we care about the quality of our services. Join a welcoming, diverse environment that recognizes and rewards individuals for their unique efforts and accomplishments.


  • Demonstrated experience with geodesy, selenodosy, Global Positioning System (GPS)/Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), geodetic survey, geophysical data, terrain data, photogrammetry, imagery data, and GIS.

  • Demonstrated experience with database design, relational model building, and practical knowledge of applicable data/information management and presentation standards to support Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) compliance and Business analytics.

  • Demonstrated experience with data modeling and tools such as Erwin.

  • Demonstrated experience with web-based collaborative platforms such as Microsoft SharePoint

  • Demonstrated experience integrating data from legacy systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs) and visualization tools.​ #CJ

We harness the power of innovation so that you can change the world and help our customers solve their most complex challenges

Must be able to obtain, maintain and/or currently possess a security clearance.

Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBTQ+. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to an individual’s race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by all applicable laws.