Environmental Database Specialist - Open Pool

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
11 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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.

Position Summary

The Environmental Database Specialist (Prof/Indiv Contrib II) will support the Air Force Environmental GIS Program by providing quality control checks on spatial and aspatial environmental data. Environmental GIS data and Air Force environmental databases will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy. This position will be located at the Colorado State University campus in Fort Collins, CO working remotely with CEMML GIS Analysts based at various Air Force installations as well as the base-level environmental program managers to complete the evaluations. A technical report will be generated documenting the results of the evaluation.

Required Job Qualifications

The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Minimum of a BS or BA degree in natural resources management, environmental science, geography, geographic information systems (GIS), history, anthropology, computer science, or related field and at least one year of demonstrated related work experience is required; course work will not be included. He or she must have demonstrated work experience applying database analysis and quality control procedures to spatial and aspatial data. The successful applicant shall also demonstrate experience in environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, database management software, and geospatial technical writing and documentation. Applicant should be competent with basic Microsoft Office products. Other required qualifications are the ability to take initiative to resolve issues, attention to detail, 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 successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Demonstrated working knowledge of Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) especially version 3.0 or higher. Experience managing spatial data in geodatabases or Microsoft Access databases. Knowledge and experience with Air Force environmental databases (such as STAR, APIMS, WET, EESOH-MIS, etc.) and knowledge and experience with U.S. Air Force environmental programs are beneficial. More than one year of related work experience is desirable.

Diversity Statement

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 Database Analysis


Evaluating and analyzing environmental spatial and aspatial data. Individual will provide quality control checks on spatial and aspatial environmental data. Environmental GIS data and aspatial data contained within Air Force Authoritative Databases will be evaluated for completeness and accuracy.

Percentage Of Time 50

Job Duty Category GIS Support


Providing GIS support to the Technical Support Center (TSC) as needed. Individual will be producing maps, assisting with data calls, providing limited GIS training to environmental staff, etc.

Percentage Of Time 10

Job Duty Category Report Writing


Report writing and documentation. The individual will provide project updates and status reports. The individual will document all necessary information needed regarding the spatial and aspatial data being evaluated. The purpose is to provide status updates and ensure project goals are being met, and also to document completeness and accuracy of Air Force Environmental data for AFCEC.

Percentage Of Time 40

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Prospective candidates should apply online at http://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/37967. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be hired. 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 Search Contact Jacie Ullrich - wcnr_hr@mail.colostate.edu

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

References Requested

Minimum Requested Maximum Requested Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in natural resources management, environmental science, geography, geographic information systems (GIS), history, anthropology, computer science, or related field?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have at least one year of demonstrated related work experience?
    • yes
    • no
  3. * Do you have experience in Environmental GIS software?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have experience with Esri ArcGIS software?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Do you have experience in database management software?
    • yes
    • no
  6. * Do you have experience in geospatial technical writing and documentation?
    • yes
    • no
  7. * Do you have work experience applying database analysis and quality control procedures to spatial and aspatial data?
    • yes
    • no
  8. * Do you have competence with Microsoft Office products?
    • yes
    • no

Applicant Documents Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. List of Professional References
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Resume or CV

Optional Documents

  1. Official Transcripts
  2. Other