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"Geographer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Study nature and use of areas of earth's surface, relating and interpreting interactions of physical and cultural phenomena. Conduct research on physical aspects of a region, including land forms, climates, soils, plants and animals, and conduct research on the spatial implications of human activities within a given area, including social characteristics, economic activities, and political organization, as well as researching interdependence between regions at scales ranging from local to global.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Geographer"

1) Create and modify maps, graphs, and/or diagrams, using geographical information software and related equipment, and principles of cartography such as coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales.

2) Write and present reports of research findings.

 

3) Develop, operate, and maintain geographical information (GIS) computer systems, including hardware, software, plotters, digitizers, printers, and video cameras.

4) Locate and obtain existing geographic information databases.

5) Analyze geographic distributions of physical and cultural phenomena on local, regional, continental, and/or global scales.

 

6) Teach geography.

7) Gather and compile geographic data from sources including censuses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.

8) Conduct fieldwork at outdoor sites.

9) Study the economic, political, and cultural characteristics of a specific region's population.

10) Provide consulting services in fields including resource development and management, business location and market area analysis, environmental hazards, regional cultural history, and urban social planning.

11) Collect data on physical characteristics of specified areas, such as geological formations, climates, and vegetation, using surveying or meteorological equipment.

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Job Description for "Geographer" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Geographer"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  I-R-C        SOC:  19-3092.00


 

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