Apprentice Cartographer



Bluehawk, LLC is seeking an Apprentice Cartographic Analyst based in Springfield, VA.





  • 1 - 3 years of cartographic finishing and feature extraction related experience
  • Knowledge of feature data extraction and attribution process
  • Knowledge of ESRI, ArcGIS and PLTS
  • Knowledge of geospatial database content management
  • Knowledge of basic coordinate systems (latitude and longitude, UTM)
  • Knowledge of projections and their properties
  • Knowledge of symbolization rules (how symbols are used to portray features)
  • Demonstrated ability to collect data from rasterized sources including the proper rectifying of the source if so required
  • Experience working with geospatial data in a multi-user enterprise environment
  • Proficient in MS Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Access and Excel

Desired Skills:


  • Experience in creating shapefiles, geodatabases, and features.
  • Knowledgeable in cartographic finishing techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to export data in multiple formats, predominantly standard MILSPEC as well as shapefiles
  • Knowledge of generalization rules
  • Demonstrated ability to use imagery for the purposes of nautical chart compilation.
  • Experience with combining digital cartography, computer technology, GIS, cartographic and geospatial production techniques. remote sensing, photogrammetry, and digital data formats.



Required Security, Certification, Licenses and/or Registration


  • Security Clearance: TS/SCI
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or possess documented immigrant status
  • Must be able to successfully pass a government security background check


Bluehawk, LLC. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

EOE Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity








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