Geographic Information System Technician/Cartographer

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Geography
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. The current project is executed at Camp Roberts, California.

Position Summary

A Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician/Cartographer (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is located at Camp Roberts, California. The incumbent will provide technical support for the geospatial information used in range operations and perform cartographic design and production. The incumbent will work with the GIS Analyst to develop and maintain Spatial Data Standards for Facilities Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE) compliant geodatabases and Federal Geospatial Data Committee (FGDC)-compliant metadata.

Camp Roberts, at 42,784 acres, is the largest training area under the control of the California Army National Guard. The mission at Camp Roberts is to facilitate the training, mobilization and security of the National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Component units in support of federal, state and community missions. Camp Roberts is located in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties on Hwy 101, approximately 9 miles north of Paso Robles. Cities near Camp Roberts have an abundance of recreational opportunities, picturesque landscapes, and attractive neighborhoods.

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.

Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

The successful candidate must have a BS/BA in Geography or closely related discipline with GIS coursework.

At least one year of professional (post graduate) experience in GIS is required.

The successful candidate must have experience with ArcGIS 10.x or higher and experience with GIS database development.

The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team in a structured organization.

The ability to do work under harsh weather conditions and in uneven terrain is required.

Preferred Job Qualifications

The desired candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of geodatabase structure, functions, management, and development.

Experience with enterprise GIS is preferred.

Solid local and network file management skills are preferred.

The desired candidate will have demonstrated experience working with GIS applications in natural resources management, cartography, and GPS hardware/software.

Knowledge of and experience with Army/DoD GIS programs and spatial data standards (SDSFIE) is preferred.

The ability to work and meet established program standards and requirements is desired.

The desired candidate will be able to collect field data (GPS) and assist with data analyses and provide GIS products and information for reports, presentations, and other products.

The ability to work on multiple projects and provide customer support is desired.

Diversity Statement

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty Category GIS Analyst Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain existing database sets to DoD required standards
  • Maintain Quality Assurance/Quality Control for existing data and ensure installation standards are met and deliverables supplied to program as requested
  • Provide cartographic support to the ITAM program for soldiers, reports, and presentations
  • Develop new data layers and maintain/update old data layers
  • Analyze data to address questions and installation issues

Percentage Of Time 80% Job Duty Category Field Survey Duty/Responsibility

  • Collect information to support database requirements and to address installation needs
  • Ensure that data are collected at an appropriate level of accuracy
  • Differentially correct data and maintain in the geodatabase

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category GIS hardware/software support Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain and support ITAM GIS systems
  • Provide instruction as necessary on ArcGIS to ITAM and Range elements
  • Provide data support for projects/deliverables.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than November 19, 2017, 11:59 pm (MT) 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 birth dates from application materials. A complete application consists of:

  1. Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement)
  2. Resume
  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) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.

References – please provide within your application contact information for 3 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

Search Contact Sabrina Broderick,

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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

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.