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Posted by on Jul 20, 2011 in Career, Fake News, TG Roundup

Fake Job Annoucement (for MMGL): GIS Analyst

This is a fake job announcement for which two or three candidates will be interviewed on air on Friday’s (July 22) Mohana Muralaee GaanaLahari on TORi. My guest Dr. Michael Krimmer and myself have expertise in GIS. So, it is not surprising that I chose to place this fake announcement for a GIS Analyst. This announcement is adapted from an actual job announcement. [This is a bold experiment – may be one of a kind. I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope that it will be successful.]

Job Description
MMGL is seeking a GIS Analyst. Normal duties include heads-up digitizing, data conversion, attributing spatial and tabular data, metadata, manipulation of raster and vector data using COTS and customized geoprocessing tools, documentation, presentation, GIS map creation, and customer support including travel to customer sites to meet required standards. The GIS Analyst may be asked to support projects dealing with analysis of infrastructure and environmental data in support of product development and new business opportunities.

Specific Qualifications and Skills:
Requirements include proficiency using the ArcGIS suite of products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolBox), the SDSFIE data standard, FGDC metadata creation, experience performing GIS data quality reviews, and must have excellent oral and written communication skills. Must be a team player. Applicant selected must be eligible to obtain a U.S. Government security clearance. Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record. Must be able to travel and conduct field GPS work.

Knowledge of data conversion, cartography, graphics, presentation writing, and report writing are a plus. Experience with ArcGIS Server highly desirable.

Desirable Certifications:
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP)

Minimum Level of Education:
(Other education, commensurate experience and demonstrated ability of individual may be substituted.) BA/BS from an accredited college or university. GIS, Geography, Biology, Environmental Sciences, or other related fields.

Interested candidates must submit their resumes to or

MMGL is an equal opportunity non-employer. 🙂


What we intend to accomplish through this ‘work-shop’ like interview is to provide some professionalism tips via a mock interview. I certainly hope this experiment will be successful. Of course, we need some bold souls to respond to this announcement and be willing to be interviewed on air. 🙂