Additional Salary Information:
Training Assignment:This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules.
Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
Applicant Pool:If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.
Opened until filled.
This position works in an office setting, photographic laboratory and in an aircraft. The work requires long periods of standing in the photo lab or darkroom; withstanding physical demands of flying while being free from air motion sickness; periodic use of oxygen while acquiring high altitude remote sensing data; loading aerial sensor equipment in excess of 100lbs. into a confined aircraft; working in small, confined spaces while acquiring remote sensing data from an aircraft; and exposure to chemicals associated with photography work.
Statewide travel in an aircraft is required. Travel may involve an occasional overnight trip. Willingness to flex assigned standard work schedule to accommodate periodic weekend or holiday airborne remote sensing missions is required.
This position is covered by a VEBA (Voluntary Employee Benefit Association). The successful applicant for this position who is eligible-retirement qualified will be required to participate in the VEBA group. The VEBA group can take part in an annual election. Any questions regarding the VEBA can be addressed to Laurie Edwards, MDT Human Resources Division 444-6053.
This position serves as the Aerial Remote Sensing Data Acquisition Specialist/Aerial Sensor Operator and as the sole employee of the Air Photo Unit, is accountable for all its functions. Duties include: developing air photo/airborne remote sensing program standards, methods and procedures; determining project timelines, approaches and estimated costs; planning, prioritizing and scheduling projects; providing budgeting information to agency management; and evaluating program methods and procedures for the purpose of ensuring quality control. The position is responsible for air photo/airborne remote sensing data acquisition, determining the scope of project assignments, scheduling projects, planning and conducting flight missions, and operating aerial sensors to obtain quality, cost effective remote sensing data for the MDT. The work also involves the operation and oversight of the department’s aerial photo laboratory, processing film, manipulating and making prints from digital imagery, testing and calibrating specialized photo equipment, purchasing equipment and supplies, incorporating graphic art components into special assignments, developing and maintaining photo archive and retrieval systems, and conducting a variety of specialized public assistance work on behalf of the department.
This position requires knowledge of the theory, principles and practices of aerial remote sensing data acquisition including aerial photography, a wide variety of applications of photography and photographic laboratory procedures; knowledge and skill in the operation of highly specialized aerial cameras/airborne remote sensing systems and related equipment including GNSS equipment, IMU equipment, specialized aerial photo lab equipment, photo chemistry and photo finishing; knowledge of program management and planning; knowledge of mathematics, weather, navigation, and geography; knowledge of graphic arts methods and techniques; working knowledge of photogrammetry, engineering and surveying principles and practices; and a working knowledge of the limitations of aircraft and related safety issues and concerns.
Considerable skill in the use and operation of aerial cameras/airborne remote sensing systems, use of film processing equipment, photo editing, graphics arts techniques and the operation and use of computer equipment and software.
Bachelor’s Degree required and acceptable fields of study include: degree in photography, remote sensing, geosciences, geomatics or related field is desired AND three (3) years of experience in aerial photography/remote sensing data acquisition and aerial photo/remote sensing data acquisition program management.
Must have a valid driver’s license.
May consider equivalent combinations of education and/or experience.