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Tom Patterson

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There is a great cartographer position open in my office that involves making maps for park brochures. The job announcement is on USA Jobs. Please spread the word.

http://jobview.usajo...b...14 00:03:00


SALARY RANGE: $74,872.00 - $97,333.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Thursday, April 14, 2011 to Thursday, April 28, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1370-12
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time Career/Career Conditional
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy - Harpers Ferry, WV
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

This position is located in the NPS Unigrid Brochure Program office. The unit is responsible for developing, producing, and delivering Unigrid brochures and for providing technical and advisory services to parks, partners, and other clients. This office works in close collaboration with parks to assure that interpretive Unigrid brochures that are conceived, designed, and developed by the office can effectively, accurately, and economically be translated into functional products able to be printed, delivered, and updated for future editions. The incumbent of this position works within a team environment (writer/editor, designer, cartographer, printing specialists, and park clients) to develop new maps in graphics software from geospatial data, and update and/or maintain current maps—both printed and electronic formats—for park and visitor-use within the NPS Unigrid Brochure Program. Researches, evaluates the reliability and accuracy of source materials and reconciles conflicting data; initiates design and compiles new maps; determines size, focus, typographic hierarchy, and contours extent of new map; ensures map complements accompanying layout; follows accepted production steps in file development; ensures that assembled printing materials are complete, accurate, and correctly formatted. Solves novel and obscure problems; applies standard cartographic practices and/or specifications, and brings institutional knowledge to new situations; exercises initiative and originality in the solution of cartographic problems. Develops new methods, techniques, or precedents to plan and carry out assignments when necessary. Reviews and evaluates maps output through all stages of production to ensure quality assurance is maintained. Serves as technical representative for cartographic contracts. Performs other duties as assigned.

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