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GIS Cartographic Technician
Company: Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Location: Richmond, VA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/16/2021
Expire Date: 08/16/2021
Job Categories: Government and Policy
Job Description
GIS Cartographic Technician
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) is seeking a GIS Cartographic Technician to join the Research Division's GIS Team which acts as the technology hub of the division. This position will create and maintain standard and customized cartographic products in support of the VEDP mission.

VEDP was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate and support development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. Like the special Commonwealth that it serves, VEDP has long been regarded as among the best in the country.

 Engage with sales managers, marketing staff, and other internal stakeholders to design print and digital maps that communicate a strong visual message with the best available data
 Maintain suite of cartographic products in VEDP’s Marketing Resources Database
 Collaborate with the Lead Cartographer on the creation and evolution of cartographic standards within the VEDP brand
 Manage the upkeep of multiple GIS datasets in an Esri environment
 Perform GIS functions such as geocoding, as well as spatial and logistical analyses, as needed
 Provide data visualization insight and create high-quality visuals beyond map-making, as needed

Qualifications (Education, Experience, Skills):
 Exceptional cartographic skills
 Ability to use ArcGIS Pro to render sophisticated, accurate, and user-friendly maps
 Understanding of the practices and principles of visual hierarchy in cartography, including labeling; practical knowledge of layout and design of production maps; and strong understanding of available tools and data formats in ArcGIS
 Keen attention to detail, particularly in cartographic design and data accuracy
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with experience in a highly collaborative team environment
 Ability to maintain core branding by editing and replicating established maps, as well as creating original maps that meet standards and fulfill client needs
 Understanding of relational databases and geospatial data management best practices
 Motivation to sharpen technical skills and bring new and innovative ideas to the team
 Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite of products with an emphasis on PowerPoint and Excel
 Strong candidates will have an interest in or familiarity with the Adobe Creative Suite, Python, SQL, ArcGIS Online, and/or data visualization outside of map-making
 Demonstrated professional experience
 Post-secondary degree in GIS, Cartography, Geography, Information Systems, Urban Studies, or another related field preferred

An example of past cartographic work must be provided when applying. All candidates must apply through our website https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp. Candidates with disabilities are encouraged to apply. A skills test will be required as part of the interview process. Salary minimum: $45,000. Review of applications will begin on June 25, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

VEDP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 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 vedphr@vedp.org. TDD 1-800-828-1120
Contact Information
Contact Email: vedphr@vedp.org
Website: https://www.vedp.org/about-vedp...
Company Description:
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was created by the Virginia General Assembly in 1995 to encourage, stimulate, and support development and expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. To accomplish these objectives, the Partnership focuses on business recruitment, expansion, and international trade. VEDP has offices in Virginia, Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
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