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Job Title: Cartographic Technician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, National Cemetery Administration
Location: Oakland, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Computers, Software, Finance/Economics, Information Technology, Executive Management, Quality Control, Research & Development, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Cartographic Technician

Under the technical direction of the GIS/GPS Program Manager and supervision of the Chief, Cemetery Development & Improvement Service, the incumbent performs GIS/GPS mapping, data development, training and support for the assigned District. The incumbent analyzes current and proposed programs to evaluate their actual or potential effectiveness in establishing and achieving goals and objectives set by the agency. He/She is considered the expert in GIS/GPS for the assigned District and will, as part of the GIS program team, directly coordinate GIS/GPS functions with the District. Serves as the District Cartographic Technician and as a technical representative, troubleshoots, reviews, and resolves problems for the most complex mapping work; keeps internal customers informed of their work request status; and assists others in the use of different software andA,hardware required to complete their work associated with the GPS and GIS processes. Incumbent produces maps, charts, drawings and illustrations to meet various technical requirements. Coordinates closely with end-users to assure GIS product needs are accurately defined and communicated. May be required to present and train field employees on the use of GIS/GPS. The incumbent must be well versed in GIS/AutoCAD and have experience with ARCGIS. Not having this experience listed on your resume may result in the loss of consideration.

Work schedule: Required to work Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: May be available
Telework: Not available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description Title/PD#:Cartographic Technician / 132570
The full performance level of this position is GS-11.

Relocation Expenses: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2018.

  • Selective Placement Factor: Your resume must reflect at least one year of knowledge and experience in Cartographic concepts, principles and practices and familiarity and experience using GIS/GPS and Auto-CAD systems.
You may qualify based on your experience, as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: a thorough knowledge of cartographic concepts, principles and practices, and proven familiarity with GIS/GPS and Auto-Cad systems. Also, examples should include knowledge of cartographic standards, methods, practices, and techniques as well as the use of software appropriate to cartography.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Cartography
  • Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Application


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Occasional physical activity is required for on-site data gathering, during field work, field training sessions, and system operational and quality assurance inspections. The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required, e.g. walking, standing, carrying equipment etc.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/19/2018.

  • Selective Placement Factor: Your resume must reflect at least one year of knowledge and experience in Cartographic concepts, principles and practices and familiarity and experience using GIS/GPS and Auto-CAD systems.
You may qualify based on your experience, as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: a thorough knowledge of cartographic concepts, principles and practices, and proven familiarity with GIS/GPS and Auto-Cad systems. Also, examples should include knowledge of cartographic standards, methods, practices, and techniques as well as the use of software appropriate to cartography.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analysis and Problem Solving
  • Cartography
  • Communication
  • Technical Competence
  • Technology Application


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Occasional physical activity is required for on-site data gathering, during field work, field training sessions, and system operational and quality assurance inspections. The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required, e.g. walking, standing, carrying equipment etc.

Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.
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