Wednesday, September 09, 2015

GIS Coordinator position, Maine Geological Survey


Department/Bureau: Department of Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry
Open: September 10, 2015 Close: October 7, 2015
Class Code: 9554 Location: Augusta
Position Number: 01730-0311 Position Type: Permanent Full Time
Grade: 20 Salary Range: $41,516.80 - $55,910.40* (*includes 30% salary adjustment)

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The Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry is recruiting to fill the position of GIS Coordinator in Augusta Maine.

BRIEF JOB DESCRIPTION: This is advanced technical services work in operating the Maine Geological Survey’s Geographic Information System. This position will be responsible for compiling, loading and quality checking geologic field data from staff and contractors in order to produce surficial, bedrock, hydrogeologic and/or marine geologic maps in ArcGIS 10.x. A commitment to craftsmanship is expected. The position requires a high level of organization and attention to detail in maintaining the MGS Publications, Map Status, and Mapping Databases. The position will operate large-format ink jet plotters and a wide-format digital scanner. In addition, the position uses graphics software to combine figures, diagrams, and images with text for map and report publications. It will also assist with natural resource geospatial analysis. Work is performed under general supervision and in collaboration with staff geologists.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A six (6) year combination of education, training, and/or experience directly related to the operation, development, and/or maintenance of GIS systems.

The preferred candidate would have an undergraduate degree in geology or a related natural science and/or at least three (3) years of relevant GIS and geology work experience. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using ArcGIS 10.x to display complex natural resource data features. A strong knowledge of cartography and map design in the geologic disciplines of bedrock, glacial, marine, and/or hydrogeology is strongly preferred. Work experience and/or education in geologic field mapping is highly desired. MGS makes broad use of the Microsoft Office applications – Access, Excel, Word and PowerPoint – so proficiency with these tools is necessary. Any experience with Python scripting for ArcGIS and/or database ad hoc querying is a plus.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Candidates interested in this position must submit a Direct Hire Application, cover letter and a detailed resume to:

Natural Resources Service Center
Thomas Cotnoir, HR Generalist
155 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333

You may email all of the required documentation to: - OR - you can fax your material to 207-287-2216

All Direct Hire Application materials must be received no later than 5:00 pm on the closing date of this posting: Direct Hire Application forms can be obtained by accessing the NRSC website at or by contacting the NRSC Personnel Office at 624-6370.

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