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PLANNER II

GIS Planner

Recruitment #19-000999-0001

Introduction

Maryland Department of Planning provides guidance, analysis, outreach and support to ensure that all of the State’s natural resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected to achieve its goals for economic, community and environmental vitality.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

The GIS Planner position performs updates to property maps and underlying datasets and GIS data layers utilizing various data produced both within and outside the Department. The end products from this project are tax assessment (property) maps and the MdProperty View/FINDER GIS products used by this and other State agencies to provide guidance, analysis, outreach and support to ensure that all of the State's natural resources, built environment and public assets are preserved and protected. Property Mapping supports the Administration's (as well as public and private sector) interest in providing essential planning data, information, and analysis, and facilitating the real property assessment process with computerized geo-spatial planning tools. The position works with other staff from Planning, other State agencies, local governments, federal agencies, various stakeholders and the public toward achieving State and Department Property Mapping goals.

POSITION DUTIES

This production position in the Property Mapping Unit prepares GIS maps and data to support Departmental projects and corresponding map and data products. This includes the preparation and updating of tax assessment maps and the production of MdProperty View and related products.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree that includes 30 credits 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: One year 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.

Notes:      

1. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the specified educational fields listed above for the year of required experience.  

2. Candidates may substitute a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in the specified educational fields listed above for the year of required experience.  

3. 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, 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 qualifications. Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

Experience working with ArcGIS software

Experience editing or creating cadastral data

Experience working with land records

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

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.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

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 the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at Application.Help@maryland.gov or 410-767-4850, 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.