MOS 12Y—Geospatial Engineer
Qualifications for initial award of MOS 12Y, Geospatial Engineer:
Physical Demands Rating: moderately heavy
Required ASVAB Score: ST: 95
Enlistment Bonus: Level 4
Security Clearance: Secret required but transitioning to TS in late 2011
U.S. Citizenship: Required
AIT Length / Location: 18 weeks at Ft Belvoir, Virginia
Geospatial Engineer (MOS 12Y) Description / Major Duties:
Geospatial engineers manage the enterprise geospatial database; compiled from all sources including National Geospatial Agency, Topographical Engineering Center and other services, coalition allies, as well as exploiting new collection and production from deployed Soldiers and sensors. Geospatial engineers manage the geospatial foundation of the Common Operating Picture (COP), synchronizing hard and soft copy products and are a necessary component of All Source Intelligence and Battle Command. Finish compilation of geospatial data into a printable map/product and prints (maps, overlays and special products) hardcopy geospatial information.
Duties for MOS 12Y at each skill level are:
MOSC 12Y1O. Extract geospatial data from remote sensed imagery, field reconnaissance, digital data, existing topographic products and other collateral data sources. Records analysis results addition to a military graphic data base. Draws, scribes, digitizes and scans cultural, topographic, hydrographic, and/or other features on overlay/scribing surfaces or in digital formats. Utilizes basic drafting techniques to tailor terrain products and revises planimetric and topographic maps. Perform digital manipulation of topographic information by querying, viewing, evaluating and downloading digital data. Finish compilation of geospatial data into printable map/products and prints hardcopy geospatial information.
MOSC 12Y20. Performs duties in the preceding skill level, supervise lower grade Soldiers and provides technical guidance to the Soldiers in accomplishment of their duties. Analyze collected military geographic information to produce tactical decision aids. Predict terrain and weather effects as applied to command, control, communication, computer and intelligence systems. Perform data base management for the storage of aerial photographs, maps, digital data bases and collateral source materials. Perform quality assurance during all stages of topographic operations to include finish compilation of geospatial data into printable map/products and printing of hardcopy geospatial information.
MOSC 12Y30. Performs duties of preceding skill level, supervises lower grade Soldiers and provides technical guidance to Soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervise topographic analysts at division, Corps and EAC topographic units to include maintenance of assigned equipment. Evaluate source materials for military geographic information analysis. Supervise quality assurance during all stages of topographic operations to include finish compilation of geospatial data into printable map/products and printing of hardcopy geospatial information. Ensures required administrative, intelligence, source data and reference files are maintained. Advise command and staff officers on all aspects of topographic operations and doctrine.
MOSC 12Y40. Performs duties of preceding skill level, supervises lower grade Soldiers and provides technical guidance to Soldiers in the accomplishment of their duties. Supervise topographic analysis activities at all levels. Coordinates and validates collection requirements. Supervise quality assurance program for all topographic operations to include finish compilation of geospatial data into printable map/products and printing of hardcopy geospatial information. Plans and coordinates activities pertaining to the organization, training and the tactical and technical operation of the assigned unit. Direct preparation for movement and operation of mobile/transportable work sections. Advise command and staff officers on all aspects of topographic operations and doctrine. Coordinate the planning and production of military geographic information. Supervise preparation of transportable/mobile work sections. Advise command and staff officers on all aspects of topographic operations and doctrine. Coordinates the planning and production of military geographic information.
MOSC 12Y50. Assist in geospatial planning and control activities. Assist in determining requirements and providing technical supervision of topographic mapping and other military geographic intelligence programs, to include geodetic and topographic surveying activities. Assist in command supervision and coordination of map reproduction and topographic map supply programs. Provides staff supervision and principal noncommissioned officer direction to units engaged in performing topographic engineering missions.
(1) Normal color vision.
(2) A maximum of 175 seconds of arc visual stereoscopic acuity.
(3) Successfully completed (and be able to show proof of credit by official copy of transcript) 1 year of high school algebra or geometry, or equivalent.
(4) Security Clearance Eligibility:
(a) A security eligibility of SECRET is required for the initial award and to maintain the MOS.
(b) A Top Secret security clearance is required effective 1 October 2011 for all MOS 12Y/21Y Soldiers E-5 through E-9 and to maintain the MOS.
(5) Formal training (completion of MOS 21Y course conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Army Engineer School) is required.
Additional Skill Identifiers for MOS 12Y:
J6—Reproduction Equipment Repairer.
Article Last Modified: February 21, 2011