Lead GIS Planner
|Department||MDP Planning Data Services|
|Date Opened||2/19/2020 12:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||3/11/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$53,214.00 - $85,398.00/year|
|HR Analyst||Dionne Core|
The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) promotes a vision for economic development, flexibility and local authority throughout Maryland. The agency helps Maryland's counties and municipalities in land use and resource planning and provides review and technical assistance on a variety of planning topics. In addition, Planning offers data, analysis and research assistance and policy development and implementation support to local governments as well as communities, businesses and other organizations.As Planning monitors and forecasts changes in development and land use throughout the state, its staff creates tools that help plan Maryland's future. Information on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic and land-use trends is collected, analyzed, and distributed in multiple formats. Planning supports interactive, web-based map display of census data, land-use, parcel data and aerial imagery to assist local government growth and land-use planning decisions
LOCATION OF POSITION
Main Purpose of Job
Completion of data base updates and enhancements for Data Services functions by Geospatial and Data Analysis (GDA) unit mainly including Land Use/Land Cover, Zoning, Environmental Constraints, Tracking Residential Growth, Priority Funding Areas, and Transportation Analysis Zones etc.; State Planning Policy Implementation – Conducts analysis, providing program support, and producing products that help implement State planning policy including Priority Funding Area program implementation/certification and integrated land and transportation program support; Completion of Program and Policy Support activities, assignment for Grants and Special Projects identified in GDA’s Annual Work Plan. Land Use Planning Technical Assistance – Conduct local, regional, and state-wide analyses analysis that supports MDP’s mission, local governments, sister agencies and citizens including analysis on zoning, land use development patterns/scenarios.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credit hours in Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, Information Technology or Urban Affairs.
Experience: Three years of experience in research and planning projects related to the development and use of land, water, transportation, community or natural resources by assisting in obtaining, analyzing and conducting research on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic or land-use trends.
1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for one year of the required experience.*
2. Candidates may substitute the possession of an additional Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for one additional year of the required experience.*
3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for two years of the required experience.*
*Two years is the maximum number of years that may be substituted by education for the required experience.
4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Logistics, Urban Planning, Architect, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst or Cryptologic classifications; or Logistics, Urban Planning or Architect specialty codes in the Architect field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.
Experience using ArcGIS software in developing custom planning, related spatial database and mapping.
Experience performing complex spatial queries and analysis in supporting land use and planning issues.
Experience using databases or a programming language such as MS Access, SQL, Python, Fortran, and/or C++.
For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.
Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact S. Hudson at 410-767-4910.
MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.
We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.
People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.
As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.