Imagery analysts are excellent at multitasking and are able to integrate computer systems into their environment. These individuals are organized and pay close attention to detail. These analysts use different strategies to plan and communicate with different specialists and professionals in their field. Some of their main duties include performing spatial analyses and creating detail reports based on their observations. Another main duty is creating effective maps, charts, and other images based on project-specific requirements. They use a personal computer to analyze images and modify them as needed. These analysts have strong communication skills to interact with other analysts in a team setting and reach all organizational goals. However, they also possess strong independent skills to work on their own with minimal input. They are proficient with exploitation software to facilitate their work.
Imagery analysts have excellent decision-making abilities to solve issues and manage image processing applications. They also research specific images to collect data and use that information to make conclusions. They usually present their findings to the imagery supervisor in their organization. They are familiar with office software to create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations on a regular basis. They work in a fast-paced environment with strict deadlines.
A bachelor's degree in imagery analysis, computer systems, or a related field is required for this job. In addition, previous years of work experience in an analyst capacity can be helpful. Imagery certifications are a plus.
Imagery Analyst Tasks
Collaborate with clients and analysts to determine requirements for imagery products.
Create and update databases and products in collaboration with analysts.
Prepare reports of activities to present to clients and managers.
Create map products from multiple sources.
Perform imagery analysis to mission managers.