Friday, April 13, 2018

Outreach Posting: Cartographer

Organization: USDA Forest Service
Position Type: Full-Time, Permanent
Grade: GS-1370-11/12
Location: Juneau, AK
Respond By: April 30, 2018

Outreach Announcement
Online Announcement

The Alaska Region, Engineering & Information Management, is outreaching to fill a Permanent full-time Cartographer, GS-1370-11/12 to be located in Juneau, Alaska at the Regional Office. This is a non-supervisory position, serving as the Cartography specialist in support of the unit’s cartographic production and publication.

This outreach serves to gauge interest for a future vacancy announcement. Reassignment for eligible Forest Service candidates at the full performance level (GS-12) may also be available. TOS may be negotiated.

This position is located at the Regional Office in Juneau, Alaska. Positions located in the Alaska Region receive a locality payment of 28.02%. Additionally, employees located in Juneau, Alaska receive a 3.74% Cost of Living Allowance (COLA) which is not federally taxed. A gradually reducing COLA will continue to be paid after December 31, 2012. See the OPM website at: for additional information.

Position is responsible for delivering high quality cartographic products and related geospatial support to the Alaska Region to support land, natural resources and ecosystem management by providing a wide range of activities including, but not limited to:

  • Developing and managing the Alaska Region’s cartography production, geographic names and map sales programs, collaborating/coordinating with forest, region, national and non-federal entities.
  • Using professional knowledge of theories, principles, practices and techniques of cartography to plan, estimate, and schedule unusually difficult and complex work projects connected with the photogrammetry process, remote sensing, GIS, geodesy and cartography.
  • Applying new and evolving state-of-the-art technology and automation techniques (scripting and programming tools) to design and produce attractive, accurate, cost effective, professional cartographic products and reports that meet the specific needs of the agency’s program, resource and land managers, and the public. The maps may be standard Forest Service products or custom designs.
  • Applying the principles and applications of modern cartography, with emphasis on photogrammetry, statistics, remote sensing, digital image processing and photointerpretation to evaluate source material; research, analyze, select and prepare photographic and cartographic materials.
  • Working as part of a regional team, modernizes traditional map production using appropriate analysis, design and production tools systems, such as geospatial information, photogrammetric systems, graphic design, image processing software, cartographic production systems, web mapping applications and global positioning systems.

If interested in this position, please complete and submit the outreach form from the Outreach Announcement link above. For more information, contact Kim Homan at (907) 586-7957 or via email at