Job Detail

Organization: Macfadden
Title: FFP GIS Specialist
Location: Washington, DC

Posted: 2019-01-29
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


To be considered for this position, you must submit a resume, cover letter, and portfolio. Please submit these items as attachments to preserve formatting.

Only applications with a resume, cover letter, and portfolio will be considered; only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that this solicitation will close on February 8, 2019.

Position Summary:

PAE/Macfadden seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to support USAIDís Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP). USAID/FFP provides life-saving food assistance and supports longer-term development activities that mitigate chronic food insecurity for the U.S. Government. The GIS Analyst is a key member of PAE/Macfaddenís Information Support Unit (ISU) and reports to the ISU manager. The GIS Analyst works very closely with other ISU members, USAID/FFPís Strategic Communications Team, and other divisions within USAID/FFP to produce a wide variety of mapping products for both internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities of the GIS Analyst include but are not limited to the following:

Create cartographic products and provide geospatial services for USAID/FFP to support program management, analysis, planning, and advocacy.
Collaborate with USAID/FFP staff to develop innovative geospatial products that enhance social media posts, stories, and other creative communications content.
Collaborate closely with peers across USAID, the State Department and other U.S Government agencies, and the humanitarian community.
Other duties as assigned.

Masterís degree in related discipline with six years of relevant work experience; or Bachelorís degree in related discipline with eight years of relevant work experience.
Must demonstrate professional GIS experience with strong portfolio that reflects the ability to process complex datasets and create detailed, engaging cartographic products.
Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and U.S. Government agencies is preferred but not required.

Expertise in Geographic Information Systems, both proprietary and open source cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, geodatabases, and standard office applications.
Proven ability to use, manipulate, and refine spatial and other types of data from a wide array of sources, including experience compiling metadata.
Experience working with graphic design software, including the Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) for cartographic and data visualization production.
Experience working with satellite imagery.
Experience communicating geospatial policy.
Strong conceptual-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Proven ability to self-manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Proven ability to work in high-pressure, time-sensitive situations.
Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

Physical Requirements

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

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