Geographic Information System Quality Control Technician-Colorado

Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands
Fort Collins, CO
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
The range is $18-20 per hour.
Last Date to Apply
POSITION Geographic Information System (GIS) Technicians (Temporary Hourly) positions are available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Collins, CO and will require a 40 hour work week. ORGANIZATION 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. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit LOCATION Work will be in Fort Collins, population 130,000, which has received the following awards and recognitions: Best Places to Live (Money magazine), Best Places for Business and Career (Forbes magazine), one of 18 Perfect Towns (Outside magazine) and 100 Affordable Communities/Best Places to Raise Your Family (Frommer’s). (See for a complete list of Fort Collins’ awards.) In addition, Fort Collins also has excellent schools, 300+ days of sunshine, a, thriving art scene, eclectic shops and restaurants, hundreds of miles of walking and biking paths, and a plethora of outdoor activities. RESPONSIBILITIES The successful candidate will assist with Air Force environmental GIS data quality control and validation. The GIS Quality Control Technician will review spatial databases using a variety of custom python tools and the ArcGIS Data Reviewer extension for Desktop in order to identify data defects and report the defects back to the GIS Analyst responsible for the data. The candidate will develop a strong working knowledge of industry standards and maintain and review quality control documents for periodic update. Other duties may include editing spatial and attribute data fields contained in environmental mission data layers, preparing documents including but not limited to geospatial metadata and quality assurance, and evaluating newly acquired environmental geospatial data. PHYSICAL REQUIRMENTS The position may require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds. BACKGROUND CHECK Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history. PAY RATE Pay rate is commensurate with experience and qualifications. The range is $18-20 per hour. APPLICATION Apply no later than November 25th, 2018 for full consideration. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. 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 (1 to 2 page letter addressing each minimum and desirable qualification described in the announcement including examples of ability to work independently) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned or being pursued that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral if Applicable (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) Three professional references, including at least one supervisor (will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) Applicants should send application materials to Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. 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. Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. The applicant must have a BA/BS degree in natural resources management, environmental science, geography, geographic information systems (GIS), history, anthropology, or computer science. One year of demonstrated work experience is required in environmental related GIS. Course work will not be included. The successful candidate also must have demonstrated training and experience using GIS software, database management software, and geospatial technical writing and documentation. Superior written and oral communication skills are required. The applicant must have a valid driver’s license. Must be available to start by January 2nd, 2019. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Demonstrated working knowledge of Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) especially version 3.0 or higher. Experience using GPS for data collection, managing spatial data in geodatabases or Microsoft Access databases. Knowledge and experience in the U.S. Air Force GeoBase program and knowledge and experience with U.S. Air Force environmental programs are beneficial. More than 1 year of related work experience is desirable.
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Jacie Ullrich
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