Skill Level 1 Extracts terrain 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. Performs digital manipulation of topographic information by querying, viewing, evaluating, and downloading digital data.
Skill Level 2 Performs duties in the preceding skill level, supervises lower grade soldiers, and provides technical guidance to the soldiers in accomplishment of their duties. Analyzes collected military geographic information to produce tactical decision aids. Predicts terrain and weather effects as applied to command, control, communication, computer, and intelligence systems. Performs data base management for the storage of aerial photographs, maps, digital data bases, and collateral source materials. Performs quality assurance during all stages of topographic operations.
Skill Level 3 Performs duties of preceding skill level. Supervises topographic analysts at division, Corps, and EAC topographic units to include maintenance of assigned equipment. Evaluates source materials for military geographic information analysis. Supervises quality assurance during all stages of topographic operations. Ensures required administrative, intelligence, source data, and reference files are maintained. Advises command and staff officers on all aspects of topographic operations and doctrine.
Skill Level 4 Performs duties of preceding skill level. Supervises topographic analysis activities at all levels. Coordinates and validates collection requirements. Supervises quality assurance program for all topographic operations. Plans and coordinates activities pertaining to the organization, training, and the tactical and technical operation of the assigned unit. Directs preparation for movement and operation of mobile/transportable work sections. Advises command and staff officers on all aspects of topographic operations and doctrine. Coordinates the planning and production of military geographic information. Supervises preparation of transportable/mobile work sections. Advises command and staff officers on all aspects of topographic operations and doctrine. Coordinates the planning and production of military geographic information.