JALBTCX Operations Manager
Kiln, MS 
Requisition #201505669

Primary Function: 

Perform supervision and processing of data for JALBTCX and similar programs and projects. Provide support for installation and calibration of sensors.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work in coordination with team members to meet all requirements of JALBTCX staff.

  • Provide oversight of Optimal GEO production staff performing JALBTCX tasks.

  • Provide constant process documentation.

  • Provide support for installation and calibration of sensors.

  • Interface with and support field teams for problem resolution.

  • Manage production team and perform quality control of JALBTCX projects.

  • Develop and manage workflows for LiDAR, CASI and RGB processing and document standard operating procedures for field and office processing and delivery.

  • Assist in proposal development.

  • Provide reports to Optimal Geo, team members and JALBTCX staff as necessary.

  • Process navigation and GPS data.

  • Organize, process and analyze bathymetric LiDAR data and imagery.

  • Edit processed LiDAR data sets, including performing bare-earth extraction.

  • Document data issues. 

  • Identify issues with the sensors.

  • Assist NAVO, USACE and other clients with data processing.

  • Create coverage graphics and other final products as required.

  • Provide data acquisition as backup to field employees.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of computer applications and functions including, but not limited to, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.

  • Knowledge of LiDAR and RGB and hyperspectral imagery processing.

  • Knowledge of Hydrofusion and ABE.

  • Knowledge of ESRI, ERDAS and other geospatial software.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to perform in a detail-oriented environment with a high level of accuracy.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple work assignments simultaneously.

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, procedures, correspondences, and other written materials.

  • Ability to meet project deadlines.

  • Ability to lead multiple teams on multiple projects in multiple locations.

  • Ability to compile, review, and reconcile data for accuracy, completeness, and compliance.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Ability to travel as needed.


Education and Experience:

  • BS in Land Surveying or equivalent

  • MS in Hydrographic Surveying or equivalent

  • IHO Category A certification

  • Proven experience in bathymetric LiDAR processing.

  • Proven experience in leading teams to accomplish the overall objective of a program.


Physical Demands:

Primary Duties are performed in an office environment, with some field work possible. 

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position at least 50% of the time. 

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. 

  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery

  • The person in this position frequently communicates with co-workers and clients.  Must be able to exchange accurate information.



  • Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

  • This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions, it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

  • This job description is subject to change at any time.

Optimal Geo Inc., provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Optimal Geo Inc., complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Optimal Geo Inc., expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.