Posted Date 3 months ago(3/29/2018 12:35 PM)
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  • Overview

    We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a GIS SME within our Enterprise Portfolio Management team.  Reporting to the Director of Strategy and Insights, you will:

    • Be the principle owner of the enterprise GIS vision and roadmap.
    • Implement and support enterprise GIS, using both technical and non-technical competencies.

    This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.


    Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the GIS SME serve as USAC’s GIS champion and advocate and communicate the benefits of GIS as well as demonstrating how GIS can provide new insights into our business practices. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:

    • Coordinate all of USAC’s GIS activities with business units, USAC leadership, Data Strategy Team, IT, FCC, and others.
    • Develop, plan, and implement enterprise GIS to support all of USAC’s requirements, both for internal analytics and for public-facing maps.
    • Collect, maintain, and integrate geospatial data to include USAC business data and related GIS data from FCC, US Census Bureau, and other sources.
    • Develop GIS-based tools, applications, databases, or similar solutions. Operate as the SME on all GIS related projects and functions.
    • Extract, manipulate and utilize GIS data files and repositories to support integration into assessment briefings and reports.
    • Conceive, prepare, and communicate a wide range of strategic, highly complex graphics, computational models/tools, or written/oral assessments to internal and external peers and customers.
    • Create, analyze, and maintain maps, data, and reports.
    • Other duties, as assigned

    About You


    The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the HR Division.

    • You have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution (preferably in GIS, Master’s degree preferred).
    • You have 8 to 10 years of experience performing duties similar to those listed above.
    • You have strong analytical skills with the ability to read and interpret technical journals/manuals and program documentation, aerial photography, maps, graphs, etc.
    • You have experience with creating GIS databases, and knowledge and application of SQL functionality for managing, processing and analyzing spatial data (ST functions).
    • You have strong knowledge of geocoding including quality assurance checks to verify geocoding results.
    • You have experience leading and managing a cross-program GIS work group consisting of GIS users in the business units.
    • You have experience with cloud-hostedand locally GIS tools such as Carto or MapBox.
    • You have knowledge of open source GIS tools.
    • You have knowledge of GIS web application design and configuration, including use of Javascript libraries.
    • You have knowledge and experience in user-centric map design for interactive web maps.
    • You have experience in the development of GIS standards, methods, and best practices for an enterprise GIS deployment.
    • You have experience working with US Census Bureau geographic data.
    • You have knowledge of coordinate systems, datums, and map projections.
    • You have experience in developing geoanalytics workflows.
    • You have experience in developing and delivering GIS training to others.
    • You are an advanced Microsoft Office user.

    The following is desired:

    • You have an active GIS Professional (GISP) certification from the GIS Certification Institute.

    About USAC

    Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.


    The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.


    USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.


    Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.


    Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx


    USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.


    USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.


    To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.


    USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.


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