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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Courtney R Klaus

Location: GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703

Telephone Number: (608) 609-5368

Hourly Rate: Between $21.00 - $28.56 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately February 4, 2018

Job Description: GIS Cartographic Specialist - LTE

This position serves as a Forestry GIS Cartographic Specialist in the Bureau of Forestry Business Services, serving 500+ Division of Forestry (FR) employees. Under general review, the GIS Cartographic Specialist works under the guidance of the Geographic Systems Team Leader to coordinate ArcGIS Online (AGOL) initiatives and establish cartographic standards for FR operations and services programs. The GIS Cartographic Specialist will develop and implement standards and guidelines of AGOL use for FR, as well as design web based and/or mobile mapping applications to satisfy program needs. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of GIS and cartographic principles. The position will work independently on complex assignments including developing cartographic components of custom applications.

45% Perform cloud-based and mobile mapping tasks.
* Research, support and oversee ESRI's AGOL technology options to satisfy program needs.
* Coordinate the design and management of online/mobile web mapping applications and other AGOL products.
* Support FR staff utilizing AGOL tools and manage its administration within FR.
* Coordinate data migration into publicly available services.

30% Using ESRI software, create cartographic products for FR programs.
* Create visually appealing maps following cartographic principles for use by staff, partners, and the public via publications, presentations, and the internet.
* Develop and maintain geospatial data, documentation, and metadata following established standards.
* Provide recommendations on the cartographic and design attributes of custom desktop and mobile applications.

25% Participate on teams of IT/GIS professionals.
* Draft and manage standards, guidelines, and manuals for AGOL.
* Develop and implement map template creation and cartographic standards.
* Research and draft custom application map design.
* Participate in all phases of application testing for FR custom applications or commercial solutions.

Knowledge Required:

1. College-level training or professional experience in cartography, design or related field.
2. Experience using ESRI's AGOL platform and tools such as Survey123 and ArcCollector.
3. Working knowledge of ESRI's desktop ArcGIS technologies (10.x).
4. Knowledge of designing maps/applications for mobile environments.
5. Ability to work independently and in a team of IT and/or GIS professionals and perform detailed tasks with a high level of accuracy, tracking progress and documenting results.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience in programming (python or javascript) and/or custom widget design.
2. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and facilitate decision making in a team environment.
3. Knowledge of customer service concepts and strategies with creative problem solving skills.

***NOTE*** Ideally, the department would like hire one person to fill both this position and the GIS Data Specialist position (Job ID 11673) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions.

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted January 16th through the 19th.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Courtney R Klaus
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11674

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Last revised: 4/22/2018