This is the 2nd post on developing job skills from the GIS&T BoK. Other posts on this topic:
1. Developing Job Skills from the GIS&T BoK: Part 1
2. Developing Job Skills from the GIS&T BoK: Part 2
3. Developing Job Skills from the GIS&T BoK: Part 3
In our first draft we created job skill profiles for each of the ten knowledge areas specified in the GIS&T BoK. Human Resources was concerned that these were too many categories and asked that we reduce this number to something more manageable. In the end we trimmed it down to five Job skills representing six GIS&T knowledge areas.
Analytical Methods (includes elements from Geocomputaion)
Cartography and Visualization
Design Aspects and Data Modeling
Geospatial Data (includes elements from Data Manipulation)
Organizational & Institutional Aspects
We sprinkled the above categories from the final two knowledge areas: Conceptual Foundations and GIS&T and Society
In my next post I will cover how we distributed the job skills between technicians and scientists.