Geographic Information System Analyst
Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (CSU). CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DoD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.
To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
Edwards Air Force Base is located near Lancaster, CA and is the second largest base in the Air Force. Edwards is the home of the Air Force Test Center as well as the Air Force Material Command Center of
excellence for conducting and supporting research. Edwards is where you will find developmental flight testing and evaluation of aerospace systems. Lancaster is located in the Antelope Valley of the western Mojave Desert in Southern California. Lancaster has over 600 acres of parkland and picnic areas as well as tournament level sports facilities. Lancaster is the home to the Aerospace Walk of Honor as well as being known for the “musical road”.
A Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). The duty location is Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
The GIS Analyst will coordinate and manage the standardization of U.S. Air Force base environmental spatial data. This position will be responsible for collection and evaluation of existing spatial data in various environmental programs at bases within their area of responsibility. This position will require occasional travel, up to a week in duration, to supported Air Force Bases. The GIS Analyst will perform field data collection using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), rectify aerial photography, digitize features from imagery, and utilize environmental reports for data development. The GIS Analyst must ensure spatial data meets standard metadata and attribute requirements, as well as prepare documents including but not limited to spatial data gap analysis and quality assurance reports. He or she will provide GIS support as needed to environmental programs managers within their area of responsibility. The GIS Analyst will work independently with remote supervision and be responsible for multiple installations’ environmental spatial data.
Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 11% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Required Job Qualifications
The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States by proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Minimum of a BS or BA degree(s) in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, or environmental science, or related fields and three years demonstrated work experience (not including coursework) is required. He or she must have demonstrated work experience applying spatial data standards and maintaining metadata. The successful applicant shall demonstrate experience in all of the following: environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, cartography, and database management. Other required qualifications are the ability to work independently, take initiative to resolve issues, and demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills. He or she must be able to pass the DoD background check for a Common Access Card (CAC). The applicant must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license.
Preferred Job Qualifications
Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization and demonstrated knowledge of military instructions, directives, guidance, and environmental regulations and processes. Demonstrated work experience with the following: U.S. Air Force GeoBase program, Spatial Data Standards for Facility, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE), and ISO or FGDC metadata standards. Candidates with existing National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) are preferred, as an existing NACI will qualify the successful candidate to “process-in” for work at a government facility; work on a computer; gain access to designated government buildings and to get a Common Access Card (CAC).
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Data Analyst Duty/Responsibility
The GIS Analyst will coordinate and manage the standardization of U.S. Air Force base environmental spatial data. The successful candidate will work independently with remote supervision and be responsible for multiple installations’ environmental spatial data.
Percentage Of Time 50% Job Duty Category Data Analysis Duty/Responsibility
The successful candidate will be responsible for collection and evaluation of existing spatial data in various environmental programs at bases within their area of responsibility.
Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Data Collection and Reporting Duty/Responsibility
Perform field data collection using GPS, rectify aerial photography, digitize features from imagery, and utilize environmental reports for data development.
Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Data Analysis Duty/Responsibility
The associate must ensure spatial data meets standard metadata and attribute requirements, as well as prepare documents including but not limited to spatial data gap analysis and quality assurance reports.
Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Consultation Duty/Responsibility
He or she will provide GIS support as needed to environmental programs managers within their area of responsibility.
Percentage Of Time 15%
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting updated full consideration date extended from 10/2/2016 to 10/9/2016.
Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/37489. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be hired. Apply no later than October 9th, 2016 for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
3)Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications)
4)Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded)
5)References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates)
Conditions of Employment
Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Travel
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