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Information Technology (GIS) Specialist

Government of the District of Columbia

Washington,  District of Columbia

Job Summary:

This position is located in the DC Department of Public Works (DPW), Solid Waste Management Administration (SWMA). This position serves as an Information Technology Specialist responsible for carrying out DPW responsibilities relating to designing, implementing, operating, and maintaining a Geographic Information System (GIS) for cartographic (map-making) purposes in support the District's responsibilities related to maintaining a clean city. The incumbent utilizes knowledge of IT principles, concepts, and methods, the interrelationships between different IT specialties; and of the overall cartographic functions and projects of the section in the collection, managing, analyzing, modeling, and presenting geographic or spatial data. to contribute to the planning, design and implementation of new, improved, and/or major changes in program activities to meet the business needs of customers.

Brief Description of Duties:

The incumbent in this position will work in cooperation with DPW OITS, OCTO, DDOT, and other District agency GIS personnel to develop and document procedures for the use of GIS at DPW SWMA requiring demonstrated cartographic skills to develop maps and related documents which are clear and effective documents for use in planning and evaluation processes. Provides advice to SWMA managers and the appropriate management authority on planning and managing the development and expansion of GIS at DPW SWMA.

Incumbent will need to be able to utilizes ESRI ArcGIS: ArcView and Arclnfo, ArcGIS Online, ESRI Collector App, RouteSmart, MS Access and related GIS software programs to develop, modify, and analyze data, create clear and effective route maps and reports; and to design and perform ad hoc GIS database queries in support of DPW SWMA operations.

Conditions of Employment
Working Conditions: Work is normally performed in a typical office environment.

Specialized Experience/Education: Individuals must possess IT-related education or experience. Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include: Use of computer Geographic Information System (GIS) for cartographic (map-making) purposes in support of an organization; application knowledge of the substantive nature of agency programs and activities, agency missions, etc. pertinent to GIS operations; coordination with information technology staff in designing and implementing GIS databases which support agency legacy database operations; or other related work experience.


Applicants must meet the requirements listed below:

  • Broad and in-depth knowledge of knowledge IT principles, concepts, and methods, the interrelationships between different IT specialties; and comprehensive knowledge and understanding of geographic information system (GIS) processes and techniques, GIS concepts, theory and practices. Specific knowledge of GIS software usage.
  • Working knowledge and skill in the use of computers, printers and other
  • hardware and software related to GIS to facilitate the cartographic responsibilities of the agency.
  • Proficiency in the use of Arclnfo 1O.x, ArcView 1O.x, and RouteSmart for ArcView 1O.x software, MS Excel, MS Access, and other components of the MS Office software suite, as well as, proficiency in the use of Power Point and similar presentation aids.
  • Demonstrated skill and ability to design, create, and maintain an ESRI Geodatabase, including development and application of topology rules and definition of domains that regulate data entry to specified ranges within designated fields and tables.
  • Thorough knowledge of and skill in the research, evaluation and analysis of information and data; and the ability to perform and document agency and mission-specific uses for GIS.
  • Proficiency in designing and creating maps for diverse audiences in a team environment, often under deadline pressure.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as required to receive map requests from non­-technical staff and to translate those requests into cartographic products that will meet the needs of the requester.

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