Jr. GIS Analyst

Macfadden, Now Part of PAE

About the organization

Macfadden is now part of PAE. Founded over 30 years ago, Macfadden has provided federal agencies with critical on-the-ground support to U.S. government humanitarian missions around the world as well as financial and IT system support. Through program management, human resources services, financial management systems support, information technology solutions, knowledge management, travel coordination and communications support, Macfadden enables effective U.S. government humanitarian response to international disasters. Macfadden’s workforce includes approximately 300 employees primarily located in the Washington, D.C. area.


PAE/Macfadden seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst to support USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA). The Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) is responsible for leading and coordinating the U.S. Government’s response to disasters overseas. The GIS Analyst is a key member of PAE/Macfadden’s Geographic Information Unit (GIU) and reports to the GIU manager. The GIS Analyst works very closely with USAID/OFDA Regional Teams, Information Support Unit, Strategic Communications Team, and other divisions within USAID/OFDA to produce a wide variety of mapping products for both internal and external audiences.

Responsibilities of the GIS Analyst include but are not limited to the following:

Create cartographic products and provide geospatial services for USAID/OFDA to support program management, analysis, planning, and advocacy.
Collaborate with USAID/OFDA staff to develop innovative geospatial products that enhance social media posts, stories, and other creative communications content.
Collaborate closely with peers across USAID, the State Department and other U.S Government agencies, and the humanitarian community.
Other duties as assigned.


Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree in related discipline with one year of relevant work experience.
Must show professional GIS experience with strong portfolio that reflects the ability to process complex datasets and create detailed, engaging cartographic products.
Familiarity with humanitarian assistance and U.S. Government agencies is preferred but not required.

Expertise in Geographic Information Systems, both proprietary and open source cartographic design, image processing, graphic editing, geodatabases, and standard office applications.
Proven ability to use, manipulate, and refine spatial and other types of data from a wide array of sources, including experience compiling metadata.
Experience working with graphic design software, including the Adobe Design Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign) for cartographic and data visualization production.
Experience working with satellite imagery.
Experience communicating geospatial policy.
Strong conceptual-thinking and problem-solving skills.
Proven ability to self-manage large and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Proven ability to work in high-pressure, time-sensitive situations.
Demonstrated ability to work independently but also function effectively as part of a team.
Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.

U.S. Citizenship is required; selected candidate must be able to qualify for a government sponsored security clearance.

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