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Geographer

Job ID: 5019308

SalaryApproximate Hours Per Week
$50,598 to $79,586 per year
EmployerDate Posted
Jeffersonville Telephone Center, US Census Bureau
Jeffersonville, Indiana United States
Jan 16, 2018
Position TypeApplications Accepted Until
Full-timeApr 16, 2018
Description

Responsibilities


The full performance of this position will:


- Explain work requirements, methods and procedures as needed, giving special instructions on difficult or different operations and answering technical questions about work.
- Formulate and issue special instructions for non-routine or complex assignments and clarifies published guidelines or procedures.
- Develop procedures related to such projects as geographic coding, geographic data reconciliation, special projects, boundary updates, digitizing, etc.
- Use sophisticated interactive software, large databases, and investigative methods.
- Update spatial digital databases with the most complex digitizing assignments.
- Assign geographic location codes to very complicated sets of substandard and/or conflicting address information requiring an in-depth knowledge of Internet search engines.
â—¦Research and resolve discrepancies between geographic databases that require in-depth knowledge of the databases and processing methods to resolve geographic problems of a very complex nature.
â—¦Develop responses to geographically oriented problems initiated by telephone calls and correspondence from other divisions in the Bureau, other Federal agencies, and various agencies or persons outside the Federal government in both the public and private sectors.
â—¦Assume responsibility of mapping projects that are moderate in scope and are related to a larger diversified operation.
â—¦Keep current on changes to geographic software and communicate this information, including any new training required, to branch employees.
â—¦Document productivity and quality levels, recommending appropriate methodology, processing workflow, and technical changes to branch management.
â—¦Coordinate activities that pertain to this integration of universal technologies, including Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and commercially available Geographic Information Systems (GIS) into census processing methods.
â—¦Train newly hired cartographic aids in digital or manual plotting of political and statistical boundary allocations, and geographic coding.
â—¦Perform actual production work in various areas such as cartographic, digital and clerical operations. Review completed work in these areas for errors.


Qualifications
- Must be U.S. citizen and suitable for Federal employment.
- If resume is incomplete, applicant may not be considered for this vacancy.
- Must be registered for Selective Service, if applicable (www.sss.gov).
For more information on qualifications, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/488306100

How to Apply
Apply online at http://www.usajobs.gov


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