Job Detail

Organization: The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Location: UPPER MARLBORO, MD 20772

Posted: 2019-10-29
Application Deadline: 2019-11-20

Position Description:

Position #13954
The Prince George's County Planning Department of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is seeking a GIS professional to to join our planning team in support of GIS mapping, database development and maintenance, and analytical needs.

As a GIS Specialist II, the selected candidate will work for the Planning Department to create and maintain GIS layers and perform geospatial analysis for planning studies, master plans, community outreach, and inquiries. This position will work cooperatively with the Information Management Division to ensure GIS coordination, consistency and best practices are maintained.

Examples of Important Duties
Design, develop, test, maintain, and evaluate major software and web-based GIS applications to support community planning and outreach activities, including training requirements, testing, modifications, documentation, and access/security.
Provide support for Community Planning Division GIS databases; provide technical expertise in implementation and maintenance, database design, modeling and data processing; coordinate efforts to link existing databases with spatial information; design and maintain GIS databases following protocols set by the Information Management Division.
Complete report requests, produce map products and reports using GIS software; analyze GIS databases as requested; prepare documentation to include file relations, maintenance procedures, and user documentation; ensure that all documentation is completed.
Provide user support; communicate users' needs to management; resolve GIS hardware, software and application problems; and inform users of changes and potential problems.
Assist with training of technical staff and users; identify training needs; conduct training and provide technical assistance; respond to users' inquiries concerning GIS software.
Stay abreast of GIS related information technology changes and innovations through training programs, journals, and other sources of information.
Participate in the development of planning studies, master/sector plans, and other planning and implementation efforts.
Provide assistance to the division and department in other technology-based initiatives.
Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 credit hours in cartography, geography, computer science, information management, GIS, engineering, photogrammetry or related field with two years of experience in GIS operating on UNIX, DOS, and Windows platforms, including one year production and/or project management experience in GIS or other related surveying and mapping operations; or

2. An Associate's degree including work in cartography, geography, computer science, information management, GIS, engineering, photogrammetry or related field with four years experience in GIS operating on UNIX, DOS, and Windows platforms.

3. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental Information
Class/Specification Title: GIS Specialist II


A master's degree in geography, GIS, urban planning, or related field.
Previous experience using web-based GIS applications and 3D visualizations. PLEASE NOTE: candidates should submit one example of an ArcGIS Storyboard that they have previously created.
Professional accreditation (GISP, AICP, CMS)
The Prince George's County Planning Department is currently located in historic Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Free onsite parking is available for employees. In the foreseeable future, the Department will be moving to a newly renovated, state-of-the-art building in Largo, Maryland, conveniently located near Metro and I-495.

The M-NCPPC offers a competitive salary range of $56,769.00 to $97,138.00 at the GIS Specialist II level with an excellent benefits package. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities, females, and persons with disabilities.
The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Suite 103
Riverdale, Maryland, 20737

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