Job Overview


The United States Postal Service Office of Inspector General's (USPS OIG) mission is to provide reports to Postal Service Executives, the Board of Governors, and Congress to help the Postal Service maximize revenues (over $65 billion a year), minimize costs, and prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.


The USPS OIG is seeking a highly qualified applicant to fill our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst position in the Strategic Planning and Analytics, Data Mining Team located in Arlington, VA. The candidate will provide support in producing high quality and well-designed cartographic representations of mission critical data in support of the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General.  The successful candidate must be highly motivated and demonstrate experience in GIS.


Candidates will be evaluated on the skills that they possess that are directly related to the duties of the position and/or the experience, education and training that indicate the applicant's ability to acquire the particular knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the position. Only those candidates who meet all qualification and eligibility requirements and who submit a complete application package by 11:59 PM EST on Friday, May 24, 2013 will be considered.


The USPS OIG uses a Pay Banding system, which is equivalent to the Federal GS scale. Grade and salary determinations will be made based upon a candidate's education and professional experience.


This position is being advertised at the Journey Band level, equivalent to a GS-9 through a GS-13. The salary range for this position is $51,630 - $115,742. The salary figures include locality pay. Promotion potential to a GS-13 at management's discretion.


Relocation expenses will not be paid.   


Please note that the duties and responsibilities associated with this position may vary based upon the agency's needs at the time of hire. The following description of major duties and responsibilities is only intended to give applicants a general overview of the expectations.


The GIS Analyst provides expert level advice in the area of Geographic Information Systems and serves as a business and technical resource in support of the GIS program including but not limited to data conversion and geocoding; solving significant problems, complicated by interfaces and inter-relationships between and among programs, systems, functions, policies and numerous critical issues.  Specifically, the GIS Analyst performs the following duties:


  • Using ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server, provide interface support for web based applications accessing GIS information
  • Development of application requirements that utilize GIS capabilities
  • Develop stand-alone or web-based GIS applications, including user guides for customers, testing, prototyping and training
  • Create and customized cartographic basemaps and data, spatial analysis and spatial modeling
  • Create and maintain data layers for applications and customers
  • Create and maintain GIS database to support enterprise GIS efforts at OIG
  • Provides enterprise map caching, managing map server cache tiles, and publishing map services
  • Compile findings and make recommendations for development and implementation of procedures for GIS functions in support of OIG program/activities
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of geographic information systems