GIS Analyst

  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 03

Position description

Macfadden is an employee-owned, international professional services corporation that applies integrated information technology solutions and program/project management expertise to help solve critical issues impacting the health, safety and security of the world around us.  Since 1986, federal agencies have relied on Macfadden for critical support in the areas of international disaster response, development and humanitarian assistance, information technology solutions, financial management systems support and knowledge management and communications.

Today, Macfadden provides innovative solutions that enable our customers to rapidly respond to complex international disaster relief efforts; develop and maintain critical government financial systems, and safeguard key government information systems. We offer a broad range of technical capabilities to solve complex program requirements ranging from international program management and training, grants administration, geospatial information systems, information technology operations, financial systems, and helpdesk support.

Position Summary:

Key Internal Interfaces:     GIU Team Lead, OFDA, ISU Manager, ISU
Key External Interfaces:     Partners

Key Accountablilities:

  • Provide geospatial services to USAID/OFDA in the form of maps and graphics, geospatial analysis, and technical team projects.
  • Communicate the geographic operating picture of OFDA’s humanitarian work through the acquisition, production, and provision of geo-spatial data and cartography.
  • Collaborate closely with OFDA and with peers in U.S Government agencies, the humanitarian community, academic, and private sectors.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for providing mapping support to an OFDA regional team. Identify geospatial requirements for the region and develop plans and products to satisfy those requirements. 
  •  Assist in establishing data management and data acquisition systems for map production.
  • Support cartographic production and backstop team.
  • Contribute to OFDA training courses, as applicable.
  • Other duties as required.

Education:    Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Information Technology or similar discipline required.

Experience:    1-2 years providing GIS support to OFDA or other federal agencies or related organizations, including internships. 



  • Extensive knowledge of geospatial data from a wide array of sources. Expertise in GIS (Geographic Information Systems), cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, relational databases, metadata standards, and standard office applications.  Familiarity with Google Earth and creating and manipulating kml and kmz files. 
  • GIS application development experience a plus. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite desirable.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work on several projects simultaneously.
  • Position requires the ability to work in high pressure situations occasionally exceeding normal business hours with the potential for domestic and overseas travel. 
  • Must have strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently or in a team environment. 

Preferred: International experience and foreign language skills are preferred.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.
Physical Requirements
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.  The employee must occasionally lift or move up to 25 pounds.

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