Science Technical Support Specialist

Science Technical Support Specialist

KBR, Inc. is seeking to fill a full-time Science Technical Support Specialist position to support the U.S. Geological Survey at the Earth Resources Observation and Science Center , located near Sioux Falls, SD .

The successful candidate will become an integral part of the Land Processes Distributed Active Archive Center , a National Aeronautics and Space Administration project, located at the USGS EROS Center. The LP DAAC operates as a partnership between the USGS and NASA and is a component of NASAs Earth Observing System Data and Information System . Geospatial data scientists, system and software engineers, and communication and outreach specialists work together to support LP DAAC activities and distribute data to the science user community.

The Science Technical Support Specialist will serve in a key role as part of the LP DAAC Science Team and will utilize their remote sensing knowledge, Geographic Information System software skills, and scripting techniques to research and answer questions from the science community; create science communications related media; perform outreach; and promote open science.

The selected candidate will identify and develop practical solutions to science application problems. Additionally, the Science Technical Support Specialist will investigate innovative and emerging technologies. If you have a related skillset/background and are interested in an exciting and challenging career in this field, we invite you to apply for this position.

In compliance with the U.S. federal governments vaccine mandate, only candidates who will be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, or who have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.


Bachelors degree in remote sensing, geography, environmental science or equivalent.

Masters degree is preferred.


1 to 4 years of directly related professional experience.


Gains and expands product knowledge in conjunction with science teams so that user questions can be adequately addressed and answered

Authors web content and presentation materials for conferences and workshops as opportunities are available

Prepares and presents project results and methodology to customers as requested.

Works closely with data providers and science teams, documenting the characteristics of new products and provides relevant findings to science teams and users for use in user guides, web content and publications

Support the application of scientific methods in research projects

Contributes to the writing, editing, and review of LP DAAC articles.

Evaluate and communicate strategies for routine quality assessment of LP DAAC datasets and products

Maintains regular communication with staff, customers, and managers

Required Skills:

Fundamental understanding of the characteristics and applications of instruments such as LIDAR, MODIS, VIIRS, ASTER and Hyperspectral

Proven knowledge of GIS techniques, remote sensing principles, and related science applications

Demonstrable knowledge of processing and analyzing imagery with GIS and remote sensing software packages, such as ArcGIS, ArcGIS Pro, ERDAS, ENVI and QGIS

Verified knowledge with scripting languages, such as Python and/or R.

Familiarity with raster and vector data processing techniques

Knowledge of metadata standards

Ability to communicate regularly, professionally, and clearly at general, technical and management levels to inform team members, science teams and the science user community

Strong attention to organization, detail and record keeping

Excellent written and oral communication skills, including effective questioning, listening, and presentation skills

Self-starter with an ability to multi-task

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain a badge for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the KBR website .

This position may be filled by a KBR teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on-line.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

In compliance with the U.S. federal governments vaccine mandate, only candidates who are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have a reasonable accommodation or approved medical exception will be considered for this position.

KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job Details:

Posted Date : 2022-05-07

Job type : Full Time

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