Job Detail

Organization: Vermont Department of Health
Title: GIS Professional IV
Location: Burlington, VT

Posted: 2020-03-24
Application Deadline: 2020-04-06

Position Description:

Application Deadline Date: 04/06/2020
Req ID: 6594
Department: Digital Services Agency
Location: Burlington, VT, US
Position Type: Permanent
Schedule Type: Full Time
Hourly Rate: $28.28

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The Agency of Digital Services is seeking an enthusiastic GIS Professional to join the Vermont Center for Geographic Information as a GIS Professional for the Department of Health.

The GIS Professional IV will work with the GIS Manager on all GIS administration at the Vermont Department of Health (VDH), and will support the administration of data governance policies, helping to establish and maintain standards for the use and storage of spatial data and public health data in general. The incumbent will serve in an advisory role for Health Informatics design and decision-making at VDH, and assist VDH employees in the use, analysis, and dissemination of spatial data and spatial data products, and assist in the development and maintenance of data life cycles for spatial data. The incumbent will advise, assist, and train health employees in geospatial technologies applied to public health data, create and maintain Enterprise GIS datasets, and create and maintain GIS documents, workflows, and web mapping applications.

Successful applicants will demonstrate a proficiency in the following areas:

Knowledge of the principles of geographic information science and GIS technology
Extensive skill in the use of GIS software
Knowledge of principles of Health Informatics
Experience with data standards and data governance principles
Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing
Experience communicating complex issues to wide audience
Basic knowledge of UX design principles
Basic skill in graphic design
Experience managing web content
Experience with variety of media platforms
Knowledge of GIS other database management software and programming techniques used for GIS
Knowledge in geospatial editing tools, methods, and procedures
Knowledge of GIS data transformation methods
Ability to edit geospatial data and maps with accuracy and precision
Ability to document data editing procedures, data quality, and metadata
Knowledge of mobile and web GIS technologies notably with how these technologies enable GIS data management
Ability to coordinate volunteers Ability to plan and coordinate events and projects
Knowledge of cartography
Ability to read and interpret maps, survey notes, engineering plans
Ability to evaluate proposed new geospatial techniques, data models and equipment, and prepare recommendations on their use
Ability to review work of mapping contractors and other service providers.

This is an opportunity to do meaningful work that focuses on helping individuals across the state live fuller, healthier lives from birth through old age. You'll work out of our office in downtown Burlington, VT - located next to Church St. and easily accessible by public transportation.

The State of Vermont does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Who May Apply
This position, GIS Professional IV (Job Requisition #6594), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact [email protected]
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

AHS BACKGROUND CHECKS: This position will primarily support a department within the Agency of Human Services. Candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position. In accordance with AHS Policy 4.02, Hiring Standards, Vermont and/or national criminal record checks, as well as DMV and adult and child abuse registry checks, as appropriate to the position under recruitment, will be conducted on candidates, with the exception of those who are current classified state employees seeking transfer, promotion or demotion into an AHS classified position or are persons exercising re-employment (RIF) rights.

Environmental Factors
Duties are performed primarily in a standard office setting although regional office visits will require travel. Fieldwork may be required. Attendance at meetings, seminars or conferences outside of normal work hours may be necessary. Manual dexterity is required in operating computers and GIS-related hardware, as are good eyesight and eye-hand coordination.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in GIS, geography, computer science or other closely related field AND two (2) or more years of experience in GIS, geography, computer science, or other closely related field.


Associate's degree or two (2) years of college coursework in GIS, geography, computer science, or other closely related field AND four (4) or more years of experience in in GIS, geography, computer science, or other closely related field.


Six (6) or more years of experience in in GIS, geography, computer science, or other closely related field.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
80% State paid medical premium
Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
Low cost group life insurance
Tuition Reimbursement
Incentive-based Wellness Program
Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.

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