GIS Analyst

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
14 May 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Jun 2018
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 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

A GIS Analyst position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands. This position is in support of conservation management activities on Fort and is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The intent of this project is to manage and coordinate the activities for the Fort Wainwright Conservation GIS program. This support project will ensure that DPW Environmental has the network infrastructure, hardware, software, and data to provide customers with excellent geospatial analysis and products. This support will coordinate and prioritize work to develop and deliver GIS products to customers in the Environmental, Range and Installation Management communities. The objective of this project is to provide planning, technical and field assistance to the Conservation Branch in order to facilitate successful implementation of the natural and cultural resource management program. Assistance is required in the following areas: GIS technical support, data analysis, hardware and software maintenance, and input of field data. Collect and map natural resource data necessary for the sound management of military lands. This position will provide office GIS support for natural and cultural resources from data collection in the field, data processing and analysis, mapping and final product delivery up to Army data standards to ensure that Army-managed land is maintained in a condition to provide for optimal military training experiences and to protect soil, water, vegetation, and wildlife resources in a healthy and diverse state.

Required Job Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Geography or Natural Resources with GIS emphasis or closely related field.
  • More than 3 years of post-baccalaureate work experience in GIS.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS software.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by employment start date.
  • Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment by CSU.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • MA/MS degree in Geography or Natural Resources with GIS emphasis or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated skills in GIS database development, ArcGIS Geodatabases, ArcGIS Spatial Database Engine (SDE) and Spatial Data Standard Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE).
  • Demonstrated experience working with GIS applications in natural resources management, digital cartography, and with the military.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with GPS data collection in the field.
  • Experience with Pathfinder software.

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 Analysis / Subject Matter Expert (SME) Duty/Responsibility

Ensure that GIS data meets Army standards and requirements. Create and update required GIS data layers, field data collection (GPS), digitizing and rectifying aerial photography. Create maps and conduct database analysis in support of ITAM, natural and cultural resources projects. Provide GIS products and information for reports and presentations, map development and production.

Percentage Of Time 50 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Data Development Duty/Responsibility

Create and update GIS data layers. Prepare high-quality maps and exhibits with GIS data sets.

Percentage Of Time 15 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Data Analysis Duty/Responsibility

Perform field data collection using GPS. Digitize features from imagery. Monitor quality control within area of responsibility. Some travel may be required

Percentage Of Time 15 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Reporting Duty/Responsibility

Tracks project for monthly/quarterly reports. Provides project reports, GIS data and maps to Federal regulators

Percentage Of Time 10 Essential Duties

Job Duty Category Supervision Duty/Responsibility

Supervise full-time and seasonal employees; may be responsible for supervising up to 4 employees at any given time. Manages, plans, and coordinates the daily activities of subordinate personnel.

Percentage Of Time 10

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than May 28th, 2018 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)
  2. Resume
  3. Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Unofficial Transcripts’ slot.
  4. Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot.
  5. Three references (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor.) References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.

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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.