Planner III

GIS Coordinator

Recruitment #122221-MFEA03-650100

Summary Statement

This position will manage geographic information systems (GIS) data for the Department of Agriculture's Agland Preservation Program, including program data for 1,500 farms enrolled in Aglands Preservation, Forestland Preservation, and Young Farmers Loan programs. Incumbent will manage enterprise GIS data in hosted services, create and edit data in ArcGIS Pro, manage mobile data collection apps, and create high-quality print and web maps for program activities. As time allows, incumbent will also coordinate GIS projects with other staff for the entire Department of Agriculture.

Career Ladder

Upon satisfactory completion of department promotional standards and job requirements, employees may be eligible to be promoted to the next level.

Selective Requirement

Selective Requirements must be met in addition to the job requirements.  Applicants who do not possess the selective requirement will not be qualified.

  1. Two years experience in collecting, analyzing and mapping Geographic information System (GIS) data.
  2. Knowledge of relational database management.

Preferred Qualification

Applicants who do not possess the preferred qualification will still be eligible to compete for this position if job requirements are met.

  1. Six months experience in managing web maps and mobile data collection apps such as ArcGIS Collector or Survey 123.
  2. Education, training, or certification in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.
  • Analyze and assess data, problems, and issues and their impact on programs, plans or the current environment.
  • Define and evaluate alternative uses of resources, viable options/approaches and anticipated costs and benefits, consequences and outcomes using present and projected information.
  • Develop recommended course of action for public and private decisions in formal plans and policies including policy statements, budget allocations, regulations and/or legislation to affect and facilitate change and reach objectives.
  • Formulate plans and policies to meet the social, economic, and physical needs of communities.
  • Develop, promote and market strategies for the implementation of plans, policies and programs.
  • Build consensus with community leaders, customers, advocates, and other affected parties via negotiations, mediation and facilitation.
  • Involve and educate special interest groups, customers, and public officials via variety of forums, e.g., seminars, workshops, conferences, newsletters, assessments, and analytical reports. 
  • Coordinate planning activities and policies across state, regional, county and local levels; integrate with other entities outside the state.
  • Provide technical assistance, training and education for understanding and managing change.
  • Design and manage the planning process.
  • Systematically evaluate the impact of plan implementation and incorporate findings with the ongoing planning process.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Planner III
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. At least two years experience as a planner OR at least two years experience in a planning function.
  2. Experience in designing, collecting data, analyzing and presenting results of a most complex planning project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).
  3. Experience as a project manager/leader on a complex project (complexity is to be determined based on variables such as discipline, population, fiscal impact, geographic area, social impact, planning horizon, public involvement, research and analysis, and the nature of the project team).

Additional Posting Information

As a condition of employment, all employees must certify that they are fully COVID-19 vaccinated; or be required to test for COVID-19 on a weekly basis; or request an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination(s) due to qualified ADA or sincerely held religious beliefs or practices. New Hires must complete the certification or request during their initial week of employment. This will be in effect until further notice. More information can be found here.

Work samples will be requested to be brought to interview.

Conditions of Hire

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The State of Delaware Executive Branch participates in the Federal E-Verify system where the State will provide the federal government with each new hires Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S. For more information refer to our job seeker resources.

Benefits

To learn more about the comprehensive benefit package please visit our website at https://dhr.delaware.gov/benefits/

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

Once you have submitted your application on-line, all future correspondence related to your application will be sent via email.  Please keep your contact information current.  You may also view all correspondence sent to you by the State of Delaware in the “My Applications” tab at Delaware State Jobs.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.

The State of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity employer and values a diverse workforce. We strongly encourage and seek out a workforce representative of Delaware including race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. 


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