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PLANNER III

GIS Planner

Recruitment #17-001082-0003

Introduction

Supporting Communities, Preserving Resources, Enriching Lives… Changing Maryland for the better.

Maryland Department of Planning (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. Planning sees Maryland cities, towns and communities as attractive, vibrant places to live, work, play and learn. They grow in ways that add value to the landscape and provide opportunity to new enterprises. Our natural, cultural and historic resources are catalysts that strengthen and renew economic and community development. Planning’s actions will change Maryland for the better.

GRADE

16

LOCATION OF POSITION

Maryland Department of Planning

301 W. Preston St.

Baltimore, MD  21201

Main Purpose of Job

The GIS Planner position performs updates to property maps and underlying datasets and GIS data layers utilizing varied 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

Prepare GIS maps and data to support Departmental projects and corresponding customized map and data products.  This includes the preparation and updating of tax assessment maps and the production of MdProperty View and related products. 

Develop methodologies for and perform major data transformation processes utilizing various datasets from local jurisdictions, state agencies and Department datasets.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning. 

Experience: Two years of experience in planning.

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs and one additional year of experience in planning for the degree in Planning.

 2. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Planning for the required education for the required experience.

 3. Candidates may substitute a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs and one additional year of experience in planning for the required degree in Planning.

 4. Candidates may substitute an additional Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs for one year of the required experience.

 5. Candidates may substitute a Ph.D. from an accredited college or university in Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, Regional Science, or Urban Affairs for the required education and one year of the required experience.

 6. Applicant may substitute a Ph.D. degree from an accredited college or university in Planning for the required education and experience.

7. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Logistics, Urban Planning, Architect 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

Two years of experience working with ArcGIS software.

Two years of experience working with cadastral data.

One year of experience working with databases.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle.  Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application (and on separate pages, if necessary) 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 examination process will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

 

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 must be provided prior to hire.  All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application.

The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit a paper application, 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: Kigen Waugh

 

For inquiries regarding this  recruitment, please contact:

Kigen Waugh

Phone: 410-767-4933

Email: kigen.waugh@maryland.gov

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 encouraged to apply.

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