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Production/Design Cartographer/ GIS Analyst

Education Bachelors Degree
Experience 2 to 4 Years
Citizenship Requirement US Citizen
Clearance Required TS/SCI
Location Washington, District of Columbia

Job Responsibilities
ActioNet is currently seeking candidates for a Production/Design Cartographer/ GIS Analyst with at least two years of professional cartographic experience and an ACTIVE TOP SECRET CLEARANCE.

As an employee of ActioNet, you will have the opportunity to work with the Humanitarian Information Unit (HIU) in the Department of State’s Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR). The HIU is located within INR’s Office of the Geographer and Global Issues (GGI). The HIU is a unique U.S. government interagency center established for the identification, collection, analysis, and dissemination of unclassified analytical and geospatial information critical to senior U.S. government decision-makers and partners in preparation for and response to complex humanitarian emergencies overseas. An important facet of the HIU mission is to promote best practices for humanitarian information management. The HIU specializes in representing geospatial data, phenomena, and factors related to complex emergencies in unique maps, info-graphics, and other products.
The Cartographer/Analyst will work with different regional teams of humanitarian/foreign affairs analysts and must have experience in translating analyst requirements into high quality cartographic products. The Cartographer/Analyst will typically work on several maps simultaneously. The Cartographer/Analyst must be able to manage the often competing and occasionally changing deadlines for the various products that are being produced—especially during an emergency. The HIU uses ArcGIS Desktop software to produce the analysis of the data collected and manage its publishable cartographic output. Currently, most cartographic products require finishing using Adobe Illustrator.

Responsibilities will also include producing project specific data sets, helping to maintain the geographic databases, ensure that data naming and filing conventions are adhered to, and maintaining metadata according to office standards.

Skills Required
Any candidate contacted for an interview must be prepared to show examples of their best cartographic work.

All applicants must hold a TS level clearance at the time of application.
Skills Preferred
Experience creating cartographic icons, styles, representations, and map templates for standardized map production within the ESRI environment would be a plus.

Experience with the following products or systems would be useful but are not required:

ESRI products; PLTS Map Production System - Atlas, ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and Model Maker, the Geodatabase data model, representation feature classes.

Avenza MapMaker

SPADAC EarthWhere

Adobe Flash

Google Earth Pro and the process of converting ArcMap Documents and ArcGIS datasets to KMZ projects and or using the Arc2Earth product.

Open Source GIS cartographic presentation tools.

Creation of map visualizations in Microsoft Sharepoint.

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