State of Maryland

HCD Geographic Information Systems Professional I (#003765)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $56,727.00-$91,075.00 Yearly


GRADE

19

NATURE OF WORK

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 I is the entry level position responsible for the development and implementation of GIS solutions and standards. Employees in this class do not supervise. They have extensive interaction with Extensive interaction with software/database developers, and stakeholders at partner organizations, and all levels of program (line-of-business) staff.

The employees in this classification receive close supervision, provides timely, and creative solutions to end-user computer and networking problems of a complex nature to ensure end-user productivity.

GIS Professional I and GIS Professional II are differentiated on the basis of the degree of supervision necessary, autonomy and complexity of assignments.

EXAMPLES OF WORK

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.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Typically requires a Bachelor's degree

Experience: One to two years of experience developing and administering geospatial maps, reports or data layers using GIS software in an organization with extensive level of program integration and reliance on technology

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute six credit hours of coursework in application analysis and programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for six months of the required experience.

 2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by writing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

 3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or a high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and application programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

 4Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Computer Systems Programming classifications or Computer Systems Programming specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

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: 003765; EST: 7/1/2019; REV: ;

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