Job Detail

Organization: GISinc
Title: Digital Cartographic Production Specialist
Location: Denver, CO

Posted: 2019-07-11
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GISinc is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. Since 1991, our team of professionals has been using Geographic Information Systems to solve staffing, technology, and business needs in markets ranging from Federal, State, and Local Governments to some of the largest public and privately-held companies in the world. If you are passionate about achieving results by using your technical skills to sell solutions, please submit your resume using the link below.

To be considered please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements below.

Role: Digital Cartographic Production Specialist

Role Summary:

The primary role of the Digital Cartographic Production Specialist is to provide assistance to the BLM 100k mapping program by creating and revising mapping products, documenting processes, and providing metadata. This can include development of cartographic processes, workflow documentation, diagnosing application issues, and data quality processes for a variety of mapping projects. The primary tools used for the development work will be, ArcGIS and Adobe Software.

Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Essential Functions:

-Performs as technical authority in areas of automated cartographic design, compilation, and construction.
-Develop a process for GeoPDF creation for the 100K Cartography product line that allows for future migration to newer versions of ESRI Arc software.
-Create documentation for the process of creating digital map files.
-Acquires, compiles, processes, converts, updates, edits, and attributes spatial data files.
-Uses computer technology for the production of intermediate-scale (100K) National Mapping Program maps, thematic maps, illustrations (printing, on-demand plotting, on-line release) and other graphics (such as Land Status Color Guides, PLSS, special area boundary plots) for both internal map compilation and external off-set printing.
-Develops and utilizes Python and Model Builder program scripts and tools to process digital data files, assign line weights, polygon shades, and place annotation for plotting purposes.
-Maintain a comprehensive digital database and metadata for the finished digital map products.
-Attend regular meetings to review work progress and schedule.

Experience Required:

-Bachelorís Degree in Geography, GIS, Cartography or related field.
-Demonstrate professional experience of greater than 2 years with a thorough knowledge of the processes and techniques for the design and construction of a variety of complex cartographic materials in an environment of limited source materials.
-Knowledge of scripting tools used to automate processes in ESRI ArcGIS software such as Python or Model Builder.
-Demonstrate professional knowledge of the concepts, theories, principles, and practices of both traditional and digital cartography.
-Skill and knowledge sufficient to edit small, intermediate and large scale maps, which in many cases involves the adaptation or modification of existing work practices and procedures from conventional cartographic techniques and practices.
-Knowledge of geographic, state plane, geographic coordinate database (GCDB), UTM grid, and public land survey system (PLSS) adjustments including their mathematical relationships, relative accuracies and use of each.
-Knowledge of Survey and Master Title Plats, their implementation as a graphic tool and their annotations.

Competencies and Skills:

-Exceptional customer service orientation
-Outstanding written and oral communication skills
-Demonstrated ability to work productively with a wide range of people
-Able to translate technical concepts into laymanís terms
-Able to coordinate with program stakeholders
-In depth knowledge of GIS data development, editing and quality control procedures
-Self-motivated, pro-active, and ability to multi-task

Work Environment:

-Onsite at the BLM National Operations Center in Denver, CO
-Minimal travel required (approximately 10%)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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