• GIS Specialist (Junior)

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/26/2018 10:31 AM)
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  • Overview

    Medical Science & Computing (MSC) is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


    We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


    Duties & Responsibilities

    Medical Science & Computing, Inc. (MSC) is dedicated to providing scientific and technical services to the Federal Government.  We have a long history of supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment with excellent health benefits and career growth opportunities.  We are currently searching for a GIS Specialist supporting the National Agricultural Library at USDA.  This is a full-time position located on the USDA campus in Beltsville, MD. 

    We require an experienced technical information specialist to support the research community with data management issues found in research at the level of the landscape.  The work will include the start-up and/or continued development of various tools for geospatial data management; update and acquisition of new data; evaluation of data quality; production of high-quality graphical data products; data ingest; data description, and formats; and data outputs.
    The candidate will help to build, develop, customize, and maintain a suite of applications supporting the geospatial information needs of the Ag Data Commons, the Long-Term Agro-ecosystem Research program, and other emerging applications for geospatial information.


    We require an experienced Technical Information Specialist with GIS systems expertise including knowledge and experience in working with GeoNetwork open source software.

    • Knowledge of Geographic Information System methods and applications as may be acquired through a combination of Master’s degree and/or professional experience.
    • Able to read and interpret maps, charts, photographs, and statistical tabulation; and to provide advice to scientists regarding effective methods for the acquisition and analysis of spatial data and the integration of spatial data with experimental temporal data related to soil, ecological, and agricultural management practices.
    • Able to compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
    • The candidate must have 1-2 years’ experience administering GeoNetwork, an open source GIS catalog system.
    • The candidate must have 1-2 years’ experience creating or reviewing ISO 19115 compliant metadata providing an in-depth understanding of the standard; and experience in manipulating metadata through the creation and application of xml transforms using xsl/xlst.
    • Programming skills related to developing and maintaining geospatial data management tools as may be acquired through education in computer science and/or professional experience.

    Medical Science & Computing, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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