Job Detail

Organization: Macfadden
Title: OFDA Jr. GIS Analyst
Location: Washington, DC

Posted: 2019-02-27
Application Deadline:

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PAE/Macfadden seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to support USAIDís Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA).The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. governmentís response to disasters overseas . The GIS Analyst is a key member of PAE/Macfaddenís Geographic Information Unit (GIU) and reports to the GIU manager. The GIS Analyst works very closely with USAID/OFDA Regional Teams, Information Support Unit, Strategic Communications Team, and other divisions within USAID/OFDA 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/OFDA to support program management, analysis, planning, and advocacy.
Collaborate with USAID/OFDA 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 one year of relevant work experience; or Bachelorís degree in related discipline with three 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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