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Introduction The Maryland Department of Planning (Planning) promotes a vision for economic development and local authority throughout Maryland. The agency helps Maryland's counties and municipalities in land use and resource planning and provides review and technical assistance on a variety of planning topics. As Planning monitors and forecasts changes in development and land use throughout the state, its staff creates tools that help plan Maryland's future. Information on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic and land-use trends is collected, analyzed, and distributed in multiple formats. Planning supports interactive, web-based map display of census data, land-use, parcel data and aerial imagery to assist local government growth and land-use planning decisions. Limited to current state and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of Planning ## GRADE 18 ## LOCATION OF POSITION 301 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 ## POSITION DUTIES This position is responsible for work in the area of demographic and socio-economic data analysis and mapping using spreadsheet, database and Geographic Information System (GIS) software. The position is assigned to Projections and State Data Center (PSDC) and will independently perform complex data analysis as well as assist the PSDC Manager. Position is responsible for special applications programming to support the MD State Data Center for processing of annual American Community Survey data files, decennial Census, redistricting and other statistical products as well as GIS database applications. Statistical software is used to extract large data sets and prepare user friendly time sensitive products based on client input. Position updates and maintains the PSDC website and also maintains applications systems by evaluating and updating them as needed. Position, tests, and maintains programs using the following languages/software: Fortran, SAS, C#, Python, SQL, Crystal Reports, Paradox and Access. Employee debugs and analyzes results of programs and prepares status reports. Data products are made available in various formats, such as spreadsheet, database or PDF files, to provide easy to use alternatives for a wide range of data users based on client input. Employee reviews software manuals, technical literature and internet sources to become familiar with specialty software and to keep abreast of developments in data processing technology. ## MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university that includes 30 credit hours in Planning, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Architecture, Public Administration, Engineering, Geography, Landscape Architecture, Economics, Public Finance, Political Science, Sociology, Regional Science, Information Technology or Urban Affairs. Experience: Three years of experience in research and planning projects related to the development and use of land, water, transportation, community or natural resources by assisting in obtaining, analyzing and conducting research on demographic, socio-economic, political, cultural, geographic or land-use trends. Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for one year of the required experience.* 2. Candidates may substitute the possession of an additional Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for one additional year of the required experience.* 3. Candidates may substitute the possession of a Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university in one of the specified educational fields for two years of the required experience.* Two years is the maximum number of years that may be substituted by education for the required experience. 4. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Logistics, Urban Planning, Architect, Geospatial Intelligence Analyst or Cryptologic classifications; or Logistics, Urban Planning or Architect specialty codes in the Architect field of work, on a year-for-year basis, for the required experience and education. ## DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS *Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications. 1. Experience with developing data analytical/visualization tools like Tableau, Microsoft Power BI, Microsoft Excel, WordPress, Esri storyboards, web dashboard development and/or web mapping application design. Creating layouts and updating data on websites. 2. Experience with/working knowledge of statistical software and languages: Access, SQL, Python, Access, Fortran, SAS and/or C+. 3. Developing and reviewing computer programs and scripts to generate population and school enrollment projections. 4. Authoring reports and presentations to communicate findings and analysis. ## LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION Limited to current state and contractual employees of the Maryland Department of Planning ## LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland. ## Conclusion A Demographic and Socio-Economic Planner is needed to assist with the monitoring and forecasts changes in development and land use throughout the State. ## SELECTION PROCESS Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. ## EXAMINATION PROCESS The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. ## BENEFITS STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS ## FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service needs to be provided before hire. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. The on-line application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are not able to apply online, you may submit a paper application and supplemental questionnaire (by the closing date) to: Department of Budget and Management Recruitment and Examination Division 301 W. Preston St., Suite 608 Baltimore, MD 21201 For inquiries regarding this recruitment, please call 410 767-7950 Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the on-line or paper application. As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling 410-767-3623. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply. Bilingual applicants are also encouraged to apply. TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay Department: MDP Planning Data Services Date Opened: 4/28/2021 11:59:00 PM Filing Deadline: 5/12/2021 11:59:00 PM Salary: $54,279.00 - $87,106.00/year Employment Type: Full-Time HR Analyst: Dionne Core Work Location: Baltimore City
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