Natural Resources Data Manager

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
03 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The CNHP is a research and extension unit within the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology of the Warner College of Natural Resources. The CNHP is the state’s primary comprehensive biological diversity data center, gathering information and field observations to help develop statewide conservation priorities.

Position Summary

The Natural Resources Data Manager provides biological and technical support to the National Park Service’s Inventory and Monitoring Program. The NRDM utilizes biological knowledge and understanding of botany, ecology, and other natural resources to review and edit Monitoring and Inventory Program reports and data. The NRDM also uses knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, and spatial databases to evaluate and edit spatial products (geodatabases, GIS maps, remotely sensed imagery, and pertinent metadata). The position also involves uploading approved data to the NPS IRMA web data portal for distribution to the public. The NRDM position will initially focus on products produced by the Vegetation Inventory Mapping Program and will over time support other I&M inventory programs as well.

Required Job Qualifications

BS/BA in botany, ecology, geospatial science or closely related field with botany or geospatial science emphasis + 3 years of experience or Master’s degree.
Demonstrated working knowledge of GIS data entry, spatial data management, and map production
Strong understanding of MS Access queries, forms, and reports.
Competence with Windows operating systems and MS Office applications.
Ability to handle multiple demands and set appropriate priorities
Excellent report writing and report editing skills are required
Must be able to write and speak clearly and accurately, and enthusiastically convey information to scientific and lay audiences. Must be able to communicate with stakeholders, identify their needs, and offer database and mapping solutions.

Preferred Job Qualifications

Minimum of two (2) years post-bachelors work experience demonstrating fluency using ESRI’s ArcGIS software and MS Access programs
Master’s degree with appropriate subject focus
Demonstrated experience multi-tasking by working on multiple projects at once
Ability to effectively review program reports and digital data products.
Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, Javascript, and other web technologies for hosting of spatial and non-spatial data on internet web sites.
Basic understanding of MS Visual Basic programming for MS Access
Strong communication and organizational skills.

Diversity Statement

Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion through research, teaching and outreach with relevant programs, goals and activities.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Report review and editing Duty/Responsibility

Review and editing of written project reports using established NPS report protocols.

Percentage Of Time 35% Job Duty Category Geospatial data review and editing Duty/Responsibility

Review and editing of geospatial data including digital maps, geodatabases, and GIS metadata using established NPS protocols.

Percentage Of Time 35% Job Duty Category Client Support Duty/Responsibility

Work with NPS staff and cooperators and agency partners to coordinate production and receipt of final project deliverables that meet NPS Inventory and Monitoring standards.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Upload data to IRMA web portal Duty/Responsibility

Utilize established data templates to upload approved reports and data to the NPS IRMA web portal so that they may be discoverable and available to the public.

Percentage Of Time 20%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidate.

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires)

Search Contact Joe Stevens

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.