The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is actively recruiting a GIS Technician to join the Research Division's GIS Team. VEDP is a marketing oriented agency; as such, the maps and other deliverables produced are often used in promotional materials and must compellingly tell the intended story to the viewer. The key responsibility of this position is to create cartographic products for internal and external clients. To that end, this position will also research and maintain data, digitize, geocode, and perform network and other spatial and logistical analyses. Secondary responsibilities include maintaining a small suite of internal reference maps and creating data visualizations for projects or marketing materials.
This position requires knowledge of the practices and principles of cartography and geospatial data systems, and a practical knowledge of layout and design of production maps. Candidates should have a strong understanding of GIS data formats, methods, and available tools, including geoprocessing, labeling, and map layouts in ArcGIS. The candidate must be able to edit and replicate established maps, as well as create original maps that fulfill the client's needs. The successful applicant will demonstrate mapping experience with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop 10.x software and have a keen eye for design. A working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite, with an emphasis on Excel, is required. Highly qualified candidates will have familiarity with Python, SQL, ArcGIS Online, and Adobe Creative Suite, and experience in the creation of infographics.
At least 1-3 years of demonstrated experience in the field of GIS and a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Information Systems, Urban Studies, or another related field preferred. Salary minimum: $36,500.
All candidates must apply through our website www.yesvirginia.org/About_Us/Employment.aspx.
An example of past work must be emailed to email@example.com upon submission of your application. If selected for an interview, a portfolio of past work will be required.
Application deadline: April 14, 2017.
All applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, genetics, or against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities. It is VEDP’s intent that its employment and personnel policies and practices conform to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applicants requiring more information or requiring assistance may contact VEDP Human Resources at 1-804-545-5634 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120