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Colorado State University GIS Analyst - Fort McCoy, WI in Fort Collins, Colorado

Working Title GIS Analyst - Fort McCoy, WI

Position Location Fort McCoy, WI

Research Professional Position Yes

Posting Number 202000758AP

Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional

Classification Title Research Associate II

Number of Vacancies 1

Work Hours/Week 40

Proposed Annual Salary Range $55,000 - 65,000

Desired Start Date 11/17/2020

Position End Date (if temporary)

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 10/26/2020

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. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

Position Summary

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 full time at Fort McCoy, WI.

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for data development and data maintenance for all environmental GIS data. This includes but is not limited to incorporating data from disparate sources, applying quality control checks, and standardizing data to the SDSFIE. The individual will also be responsible for providing GIS support to the Army natural and cultural resources programs. This includes but is not limited to cartographic support, data requests, and data analysis. This position will engage with Natural and Cultural Resources Program Managers and staff at all supported the installation on a routine basis. This includes but is not limited to collaborating on projects, providing status updates, and presenting to small groups.

Additionally, the GIS Analyst will, in consultation with federal partners, will liaise with non-federal partners to develop data used for planning of collaborative projects with non-installation partners. GIS Analyst will provide expert advice to Fort McCoy staff and other CEMML staff to develop and analyze data in an efficient and timely manner.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BS or BA degree(s) in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, environmental science, or related fields.

  • Three years of demonstrated GIS work experience is required, coursework will not be included.

  • The successful applicant shall demonstrate experience in all of the following: environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, and cartography.

  • Must have demonstrated work experience applying spatial data standards, data development, and data maintenance.

  • Must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as take initiative to resolve issues.

  • Must demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to pass the DoD background check for a Common Access Card (CAC).

  • The applicant must be able to work full-time on-site.

  • This position may require fieldwork to obtain environmental data, which includes possibly walking long distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions, carrying all necessary supplies and equipment.

  • 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 be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, environmental science, or related fields.

  • Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization, demonstrated knowledge of military instructions, directives, guidance, and environmental regulations and processes.

  • Demonstrated work experience with the following:

  • Geospatial documentation and metadata,

  • Geospatial Standards including: Spatial Data Standards for Facility, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE), and International Organization Standardization (ISO) or Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards,

  • Disseminating information to stakeholders and public or private entities.

  • Field data collection methods including using GPS equipment and post-processing of data.

  • Existing National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is highly 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 Database Management

Duty/Responsibility

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for data development and data maintenance for all environmental GIS data. The successful candidate will ensure all data are maintained to the SDSFIE standards, metadata meets project requirements, and passes Quality Control checks.

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category GIS Support and Data Analysis

Duty/Responsibility

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for providing GIS support including but not limited to cartographic support, data requests, and data analysis.

Percentage Of Time 30

Job Duty Category Data Collection

Duty/Responsibility

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for collection and evaluation of existing spatial and aspatial data from disparate sources. The successful candidate will perform field data collection using GPS, rectify aerial photography, and digitize features from imagery.

Percentage Of Time 15

Job Duty Category Consultation

Duty/Responsibility

The GIS Analyst will engage with Air Force environmental Program Managers and staff at all supported bases on a routine basis, including but not limited to reviewing data and providing status updates.

Percentage Of Time 20

Job Duty Category Reporting

Duty/Responsibility

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for monthly reporting requirements.

Percentage Of Time 5

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than October 26, 2020 for full consideration at jobs.colostate.edu. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.

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 the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) uploaded in the ‘Official Transcripts’ or ‘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) References – please include 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, Special Requirements/Other - Candidate must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Department of Defense Common Access Card (CAC) and public trust clearance. Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a feder

Search Contact Nathan Tucker nathan.tucker@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.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO. 80523, (970) 491-1715.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity, and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University 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 history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also 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 3

Maximum Requested 3

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a BS or BA degree(s) in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, environmental science, or related fields?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have three years of demonstrated GIS work experience, coursework not included?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have demonstrated experience in all of the following: environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, and cartography?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have demonstrated work experience applying spatial data standards, data development, and data maintenance?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as take initiative to resolve issues?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have demonstrated superior verbal and written communication skills?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Are you able to work full-time on-site?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Are you able to conduct fieldwork to obtain environmental data, which includes possibly walking long distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions, carrying all necessary supplies and equipment?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * Do you have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date?

  • Yes

  • No

  • * The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. Will you be legally authorized to work in the US by the start date?

  • Yes

  • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • Resume

  • Unofficial Transcripts

Optional Documents

  • Official Transcripts

  • Other

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