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PLANNER II

GIS Planner

Recruitment #21-000999-0001

Introduction

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.

GRADE

15

LOCATION OF POSITION

301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This position helps to facilitate the coordination of the unit’s GIS work on property maps and related GIS data layers with GIS information produced by other units of the Department as well as other state agencies and local governments. 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. The project goal is to support 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.

POSITION DUTIES

I. Assist in the preparation of GIS maps and data to support Departmental projects and corresponding customized products made by the Department of Planning. These projects may originate internally or may be requested by external clients.  This includes the preparation, updating and plotting of tax assessment maps and the production of MdProperty View and related products.

II. Prepare and review different GIS map layers from varying sources to resolve discrepancies and produce accurate products for use in various planning projects. 

III. Assist with the training and direction of subordinate professionals in GIS related software needed to support planning projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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: 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 the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for the 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 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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Two years of experience working with ArcGIS software.

One year of experience working with cadastral data.

One year of 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 placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

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

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. 

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

The online application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to:

Department of Budget and Management

Recruitment and Examination Division

301 W. Preston St., Suite 608

Baltimore, MD  21201

Attn:  For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950 or 410-767-4910.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.  As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country and encourage them to apply. 

Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply.

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