GIS Analyst Position at the Congressional Research Service
Job Title: Geographic/Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst
SALARY RANGE: $89,033.00 – $115,742.00 /year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, June 20, 2011 to Monday, July 11, 2011
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1370-13/13
POSITION INFORMATION: Open Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy(s) in one of the following locations: Washington, DC
WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: U.S. citizens
JOB SUMMARY: The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a Geographic/Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. The person hired for this position will work in partnership with analysts, attorneys, information professionals, graphic design specialists, and cartographers to find and use authoritative GIS sources to create sophisticated geospatial models and visual materials that anticipate and illustrate complex public policy issues for the Congress. As part of this work, the GIS Analyst will provide GIS analysis and support; and develop policies and guidelines for the GIS program, including development of clear procedures for intake of requests, prioritization of work, identification of division of labor, definition of deliverables, and following through with clients. The GIS Analyst will also provide training and promote GIS services throughout CRS. CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century. CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.
Duties Additional Duty Location Info: Washington, DC Serves as the CRS expert in geographic information systems and is the main contact on GIS and spatial matters. Plans, implements and manages a program for GIS and spatial relationship technology as needed to fulfill the analysis and information requirements of analysts, attorneys, and information professionals. Designs, maintains and manages GIS databases and the database management system. Establishes and maintains partnerships with staff throughout the Library and conducts outreach throughout CRS to enhance and support GIS services. Drafts and designs maps and related visual materials. Serves as an expert authority, providing technical support and advice regarding Geographic Information Systems, base series mapping, general mapping, cartography, and automated cartography. Develops annual and long range GIS and mapping programs for current legislative issues by coordinating with and advising analysts, attorneys, and information professionals. Prepares analytical and descriptive reports, memoranda, and other types of written responses for use by analysts, attorneys, and information professionals in responding to requests from congressional committees, Members, and staff on significant issues of legislative concern. Back to top Qualifications and Evaluations
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of Geographic/Geospatial information systems.** Ability to develop an organizational program to support GIS analysis.** Ability to use software to manipulate and present data.** Ability to draft and design maps and other visual materials.** Ability to manage projects. Ability to solve problems and make decisions. Ability to interact collaboratively with others. Ability to communicate orally. Ability to communicate in writing.
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Tags: Analyst, Congressional Research Service, CRS, geographic information system, Geography, Geospatial, GIS, Information systems, Library of Congress, Social Sciences, Spatial, United States Congress, USAJOBS, Washington D.C.
Dr. Lea Shanley is the founder and former co-Chair of the Federal Community of Practice on Crowdsourcing and Citizen Science, a vibrant community of 200 federal employees from more than 35 agencies. She is also a co-founding member of the Citizen Science Association. Dr. Shanley recently served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow at NASA, where she helped to foster a culture of open innovation. Prior to this, she founded and directed the Commons Lab at the Wilson Center, served in the US Senate as a Congressional Science Fellow, and worked with local and tribal communities to develop GIS-based decision support systems for city planning, natural resource management, coastal management, and disaster response through the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
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