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    This position is located at Harpers Ferry Center (HFC), Harpers Ferry, West Virginia-the
    interpretive design center for the National Park Service (NPS). This position will serve the full range of these mapping needs. All maps are designed to engage a broad spectrum of visitors.

    The full performance level (FPL) of the target position that the Recent Graduate can be non-competitively promoted to is a GS-12.

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    The major duties of the cartographer include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Translates complex information and concepts and renders them in simple, easily understood graphical form.
    • Designs maps and/or mapping styles for mobile applications and other online platforms and formats.
    • Develops and or updates maps in an orderly, accurate and easy to understand fashion.
    • Prepares both raster and vector map tiles; designs symbols and typographic hierarchies to maximize information legibility on maps; Designs maps and or mapping styles for different environments, including urban, desert, forest, etc
    • Designs maps depicting terrain, land cover, atmospheric and environmental effects, and three-dimensional buildings for print, digital, or three-dimensional digital environments.
    • Applies professional knowledge of geography, digital cartography, geospatial data, mapping software, and graphical techniques to meeting program objectives.
    • Follows accepted production steps in file development; ensures that assembled map elements are complete, accurate, and correctly organized.
    • Builds georeferenced vector base maps; selects and organizes geospatial data on map layers filtered by attribute; transforms map coordinate systems; and, applies appropriate amounts of line and polygon generalization.
    Duties will be developmental in nature when filled below the full performance level.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1370 Cartography

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