State of Maryland

HCD Geographic Information Systems Professional Trainee (#003764)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly




As a housing finance agency, Housing and Community Development (HCD) offers a broad range of financial services that include bond finance, mortgage lending, municipal and small business lending, cashflow loans, tax credit programs and loan servicing, as well as housing voucher and grant administration for community revitalization.  HCD’s commercial partnerships and stakeholders include community and investment banks, sub-services, trustees and bond holders.

HCD lending and financing programs are inherently time critical, and there are extensive dependencies on personally identifiable information (PII), as well as other sensitive and non-public information.  

A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional Trainee has no experience or training, but demonstrates an aptitude to work with geospatial data and systems, and develop and implement GIS solutions.  Employees in this class do not supervise.

The employees in this classification receive constant oversight for their tasks and assignments.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional Trainee and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Professional I can be distinguished by virtue that the Trainee has no ability to perform technical assignments without direction and guidance.


Will shadow more senior employees as they perform a full range of technical duties;


Develop understanding and proficiency with commodity technologies utilized by agency;


Enable Department to expediently respond to opportunities and challenges via Information Technology;


Participate on projects requiring GIS services, maps and data;


Work with business users to define geographic needs;


Responsible for the development and maintenance of geospatial databases;


Convert data received from internal and external sources to make them usable in GIS;


Using GIS technology to perform spatial analysis and database development, extraction and manipulation to support a variety of applications;


Maintains metadata and documentation, performs topology checks and other data quality checks to identify and correct errors or emissions in geospatial data;


Perform user training on GIS applications and tools;


Perform installations and upgrades for GIS software;

Performs other related duties.


All technical knowledge, skill and ability for a Trainee-level employee will be limited;


Knowledge of line-of-business programs, their respective missions, and the role of information technology;


Knowledge of computer operating systems and PCs;


Knowledge of ip networks, and client-server architecture;


Knowledge of GIS development software;


Knowledge of database design fundamentals;


Skill design, development and enhancement of geospatial maps;


Skill connecting software to various datasources;


Skill in synthesizing multiple products and technologies into a blended, hybrid solution using niche products;


Skill in reviewing and interpreting event logs;


Skill in automating and monitoring recurring tasks;


Skill in delivering solutions and achieving outcomes via Information Technology;


Ability to analyze organizational needs, architect business solutions, and monitor/administer systems/software to optimize performance;


Ability to use acquired institutional knowledge to achieve organizational efficiencies;


Ability to understand programs needs of computers and software and technology;


Ability to recognize data-connectivity requirements;


Ability to collect field survey data utilizing GPS equipment.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent 

Experience: None


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

July 1, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003764; EST: 7/1/2019; REV: ;

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