GIS Developer IV

  • USAC,
  • Washington Dc, DC
  • 8 hours ago
GIS, Developer, Director, Software, Development, API, SQL, IT, Systems, Engineers, Oracle, Python, HTML, Libraries, Management, Protocol
Full Time

Job Description


As USAC continues to support universal service impacting health care providers, educators, and consumers, it is critical now more than ever that we hire people equally passionate and committed to helping fulfill our mission. We are currently seeking an experienced, dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a GIS Developer IV within our Information Technology team. Reporting to the Director of Software Development you will:
  • Serves as the technical lead in the development of GIS applications, maintaining environments, usability improvement, and integrations.

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 Developer IV will lead software development on multiple projects and ensure that specifications are met. Among others, your responsibilities will include the following:
  • Development, ongoing maintenance, as well as the design, of enterprise geocoding data repository and geocoding API services. Apply geodatabase principles to ensure that GIS databases are optimized for maximum performance and is designed according to best GIS industry standards.
  • Develops complex ETL (extract, transform and load) SQL scripts from various databases and systems to make spatial data available for maps, GIS analytics and reporting.
  • Analyzes requests for new applications, programs, and modifications to existing GIS applications; documents and evaluates processes and functionality requirements; identifies gaps and recommends improvements to system functionality and/or procedures.
  • Develops and enhances custom GIS web applications, scripts, spatial data and layers using multiple developing languages and scripting languages.
  • Monitors utilization of GIS applications to plan for current and future needs.
  • Identify areas for improvement related to GIS architecture, design, performance optimization, development process, workflows, governance, and tools/technologies.
  • Troubleshoot reported problems pertaining to database and applications environments, working closely with other IT members, especially DBAs, Systems Analysts and Systems Engineers, identifying the cause and designing or developing an approach for resolution
  • Train end users on GIS technologies related to geocoding and web map application use.
  • Other specific 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 Information Technology Division.

  • You have Bachelor Degree and/or relevant technical training and certifications.
  • You have 5 to 7 years of directly related experience.
  • You have 3 to 4 years of operational and/or technical leadership experience.
  • You have 7 years of experience in Relational Databases (PostgreSQL, SQL Server, Oracle).
  • You have 5 years of experience in Columnar Databases or columnar storage (such as Vertica).
  • You have 7 years of experience in ETL (extract, transform and load) SQL scripts (such as Pentaho PDI).
  • You have 5 years of experience in PostGIS, Python, Shell scripting.
  • You have 7 years of experience in geocoding, geoprocessing, creation of shapefiles.
  • You have 5 years of experience in CSS, HTML, Javascript, Leaflet, Carto.
  • You have 5 years of experience using GIS software such as ArcGIS, QGIS.
  • You have the ability to use Jira, Confluence, Microsoft Visio.
  • You have data flow and prototyping experience.
  • You have the ability to produce artifacts.
  • You have outstanding organizational and project management skills including the ability to take initiative and independently and effectively prioritize tasks.
  • You have the ability to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines.
  • You have demonstrate strong interpersonal skills and have strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work in high-pressure situations.
  • You have self-starter, able to identify errors or areas for improvement, provide recommendations and follow through to completion.

The following skills are preferred:

  • You have experience in Agile development is a plus.

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:

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.
Dice Id : RTL61675
Position Id : 2020-2563
Originally Posted : 1 month ago
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