Job Detail

Organization: GIS Inc
Title: Cartographic Technician
Location: Denver, CO

Posted: 2021-11-02
Application Deadline: 2021-12-15

Position Description:

We know organizations struggle with geospatial technology. At GISinc, we believe GIS should be simple and accessible to all. We are a committed team of experts that serve our clients with an inspired experience that transforms organizations. If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements using the link below.


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

Role: Cartographic Technician

Role Summary: The candidate will aid the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) technical experts in creating, revising, and documenting processes, data quality processes, and metadata, for the 100K Mapping program of the BLM. Principal duties will include performing 100K Map Revisions, using existing python scripting tools, preparing maps for offset printing, preparing digital versions of map data and metadata for posting to external data portals, and managing the data used in map production.



The candidate may perform, but is not limited to, the following tasks:



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.
Assists Federal Staff with technical consulting in areas of automated cartographic design, compilation, and construction.
Provides computer technology for the production of intermediate-scale (100K) National Mapping Program maps, thematic maps, illustrations (printing, on-demand plotting, online 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.
Helps define requirements for Python program scripts to process digital data files, assign line weights, polygon shades, and place annotation for plotting purposes
Assists 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 assist in designing and executing 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 and any additional documentation as appropriate.
Experience Required:

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in the GIS, Information Technology, Data Management Systems or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
Professional experience of designing and developing standardized map series product lines similar to the standard USGS map series products.
Map production experience through offset printing processes.
Competencies and Skills:

Exceptional customer service orientation.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Comfortable working in high paced environment.
Able to coordinate with program stakeholders.
Self-motivated, pro-active, and ability to multi-task.
Targeted Compensation Range:

$50,000 to $60,000 per year
Work Environment:

Onsite at the BLM National Operations Center (NOC), Lakewood, CO

GISinc is a federal contractor and is subject to Executive Order 14042 requiring all employees of federal contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. By applying for this position, you understand you will be required to verify you have been, or will be, fully vaccinated by December 8th; or advise that you believe you are due an exemption from the vaccination requirement due to a disability or medical condition, or a sincerely held religious belief.



Note: An individual is considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a two-dose series, or two weeks after they have received a single-dose vaccine.



We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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