Job Detail

Organization: GISinc
Title: Cartographic Specialist – Job 1398
Location: Denver, CO

Posted: 2020-09-23
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. This is an opportunity to work with one of the leading GIS consulting organizations. We are looking for technical people that want to tackle those tough to solve problems and love delivering solutions. If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit your resume using the link below.

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

Role: Cartographic Specialist – Job 1398

Role Summary: Provide assistance to BLM technical experts in creating, revising, and documenting processes, data quality processes, and metadata, for the 100K Mapping program of the BLM. The cartography specialist will provide support to ensure that products, workflows, forms, reports and their associated documentation (below referred to collectively as the products) are:
• Available – We have the means of knowing that the products exist and where they can be found
• Usable – The products are evaluated for quality assurance, and meet the need of the program
• Shareable – The products are complete, screened for confidential information, formatted for use, and documented for interpretation by others
• Integrated – The products are consistent with data standards and security requirements and consistent in their format to provide ease of use and maintenance

Essential Functions:
• Acquires, compiles, processes, converts, updates, edits, and attributes spatial data files. Uses computer technology to acquire digital files and documentation from FTP and various Internet/Intranet Web sites.
• Performs as technical authority in areas of automated cartographic design, compilation, and construction.
• 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 AML program scripts to process digital data files, assign line weights, polygon shades, and place annotation for plotting purposes.
• Production is conducted in both UNIX and Windows systems, using both ArcInfo and ArcGIS Software, as well as other supporting hardware and software.
• Works with NOC Data Management group to maintain a comprehensive digital database and metadata for areas of special use, National Trails, BLM Wilderness areas, WSA’s and other special management areas for use by NOC Cartographers or other customers.
• Researches, collects, and collates data from survey notes, MTPs, cadastral plots, field notes, oral and written notes, and other various cartographic sources, in order to design and execute complex multi-sheet maps which often require a departure from standard methodologies and practices in order to produce, and many times involve the use of substandard and/or conflicting source data at varying scales.
• Edits and maintains cartographic database integrity by ensuring that data input procedures have been followed; and designs procedures for complex data analysis and retrieval. Creates and maintains metadata for use by others.
• Produce any additional documentation as appropriate to complete the effort as required by the BLM 100K map production process.
• Attend regular meetings to review work progress and schedule.
• Submit weekly report which summarizes finished and ongoing tasks.

Experience Required:
• Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography/GIS, Science, Engineering 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.
• Demonstrate professional knowledge of concepts and principles of cartographic production by providing a minimum of 1 specific work example.
• Show 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.
• Extensive specialized knowledge of all equipment and techniques utilized on map production and reproduction including software packages that perform data capture and manipulation for digital cartographic applications, reproduction cameras, contact printers, scanners, digitizers, plotters, and films and materials used to produce high quality maps. Knowledge of printing processes (both four-color and Pantone Matching System(PMS)).
• Knowledge of related scientific disciplines such as geometry, land surveying, remotes sensing, and GIS.
• 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. Knowledge and application of mapping specifications, content, and requirements in order to respond to inquiries regarding the information portrayed on or used in cartographic products.
• Extensive knowledge of digital cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS, and Land Information Systems (LIS) sufficient to ensure that the temporal, positional, thematic definition and data attributing for the emerging systems is met.
• Knowledge of aerial photo interpretation and photogrammetric techniques for map design and construction.
• Experience using Geographic Information Systems including basic editing skills. These skills should include the knowledge and use of topological editing processes.
Competencies and Skills:
• Exceptional customer service orientation.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively with a wide range of people.
• Comfortable working in high paced environment.
• Able to coordinate with program stakeholders.
• Self-motivated, pro-active, and ability to multi-task.

Work Environment:
• Onsite at the BLM National Operations Center (NOC) located at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, CO
• Travel up to 10% of the time
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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