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Senior Geographer/GIS Specialist - REMOTE

Tate, Georgia
Job Type
30 Jul 2022
SeKON is looking for a Senior Geographer/GIS Specialist for an upcoming opportunity supporting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Geospatial Research, Analysis, and Service Program (GRASP). The mission of GRASP is to provide leadership and expertise in the application of the concepts, methods, and tools of geography and geospatial information science to public health research. GRASP objectives are to research and analyze the geospatial trends and patterns relevant to diverse factors associated with environmental health, infectious and chronic disease, and emergency preparedness & response; and to geospatially enable CDC/ATSDR scientists and systems with data, consulting technology, and training.

With over 25 years of mission-focused success, SeKON delivers cultural, operational, and technical transformation to support federal government customers including the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Defense Health Agency (DHA). Our vision is "Better Health Through Innovation and Digital Transformation."

  • Provide high-level expertise in the science of geography as applied to applicable public health disciplines (environmental health, emergency preparedness/response, chronic disease, infectious disease, injury) and use geography and public health literature and GIS mapping/analysis tools.
  • To examine trends and patterns of health outcomes, risk, and vulnerability; guide examinations of public health problems; frame study questions, understand the current body of knowledge, and focus studies on specific health needs of populations served by CDC/ATSDR.
  • To develop and promote plans and protocols for the examination of public health data from a geographic perspective
  • Provide guidance and input in the universe of geographic, public health, environmental, biological, surveillance, and population data that may be brought to bear in various study areas; familiarity with demographic analysis, network analysis, time-series analysis, cartography, database development, and other GIS-related fields
  • Must participate in oral and written communications, as needed, to interface with the diverse and multi-disciplinary GRASP staff to obtain clarity in requirements and communicate complex GIS science and technology concepts to GRASP staff and CDC/ATSDR staff who collaborate with GRASP on various projects.

  • Eligible for Public Trust Clearance
  • 10+ years (or 5+ years with an advanced degree) of experience using geography, epidemiology, toxicology, and public health literature and concepts to plan, develop, and execute projects examining public health issues from a geographic perspective.
  • Experience supporting the development of publications by providing literature reviews and preparation of materials per requirements of journals, books, or other publication channels.
  • Familiarity with ArcGIS suite of GIS products and extensions including but not limited to ArcGIS.
  • The ability to explain technical concepts to non-GIS project partners. Experience with software products such as Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), Google (Maps, Google Earth), and GPS technology as well as Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are a must.
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  • Job Reference: 671927966-2
  • Date Posted: 30 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Sekon
  • Location: Tate, Georgia
  • Salary: On Application
  • Job Type: Permanent