What does an Imagery Analyst do?

Imagery analysts scrutinize various types of images for the purpose of discovering important information, often in settings where this information is used for national security or safety purposes. They analyze a range of materials, including photographs, radar images, satellite transmissions, and video recordings. They examine, process, record, and interpret data from this imagery. They also perform research and analysis using structured data and datasets and produce reports highlighting significant findings.

Imagery analysts generally have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience with imagery evaluation and data analysis. Many positions require specialized experience related to geospatial analysis. These roles require proficiency with imagery analysis tools and programs such as RemoteView, along with GIS tools. Many of these positions require the ability to pass background checks and obtain security clearances.

What responsibilities are common for Imagery Analyst jobs?
  • Train the staff on proper care and use of equipment for patient safety.
  • Inform new staff of departmental and hospital policies and procedures.
  • Establish work schedules and priorities to ensure workflow is controlled.
  • Develop and maintain department records and reports collecting statistical data.
  • Work within department to ensure good employee, physician and supervisor relationships.
  • Listens to feedback and suggestions from staff to improve working conditions.
  • Listen to the customer comments and/or concerns and responds in a timely manner.
  • Work with staff technologist in areas of need due to shortages, FMLA, PTO and sick times, responsible for the disciplinary action with employees, coaching for improvement, follow-up coaching to include termination if necessary.
  • Communicate new information and changes to staff.
  • Provide operational contract linguist support to U.S. operations in various locations worldwide.
  • Provide general linguistic support for military operations and interpret during interviews, meetings, and conferences.
  • Create and maintain databases to store intelligence data and information in appropriate softcopy files on information systems for management access.
  • Work cooperatively as a team member and provide guidance to analysts to build effective customer relationships.
  • Keep up to date with technology in the field, for the area of responsibility.
  • Reply in a timely manner to any recommendations from the agencies concerning compliance.
What are the typical qualifications for Imagery Analyst jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in information system, computer science, engineering, imagery science or information technology , or equivalent experience.talent experience.
  • Experience with a variety of programs, software, and systems including GIS, GXP, R Language, and GXP.
  • Fluency in Adobe Photoshop.
  • A confident analytical and critical thinker.
  • Experience with machine learning, service oriented architecture, and software analysis.
  • Prior consulting experience.
  • Demonstrated sound attention to detail and leadership skills.
  • Comfortable conducting software analysis.
  • Is a decision maker during daily events and exercises.
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How much does an Imagery Analyst make near United States?

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Imagery Analyst Career Path

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PSG Global SolutionsPSG Global Solutions
Data Imaging Specialist
Aug 2, 2023

“Cons of working with PSG is its low basic salary and not everyone gets the same incentive.”

Acadia InsuranceAcadia Insurance
Imaging Specialist
Nov 17, 2023

“Had the distinct impression that this decision was not performance based as I had been only been training for a week.”

Image Annotator
Oct 9, 2023

“Flexible and good pay.”

Complete Laser Clinic & Cosmetic Surgery CenterComplete Laser Clinic & Cosmetic Surgery Center
Image Consultant
Feb 21, 2022

“The pay is good but ultimately not worth the hassle.”

PSG Global SolutionsPSG Global Solutions
Data Imaging Specialist
Oct 5, 2023

“life balance but with little to no money you can't afford to have a life outside work.”

US ArmyUS Army
Senior Imagery Analyst
Jul 21, 2021

“Ability to work in multiple career fields and influence current and future leaders.”

MINDEF SingaporeMINDEF Singapore
Imagery Analyst
Apr 21, 2023

“good pay and bonuses.”

National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
Imagery Analyst
Mar 25, 2022

“Nice gym and dining options.”

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