Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst and Database Management Specialist (Full Time, Non-Student Hourly)
Duty Location: supporting Nellis Air Force Base (NAFB), Creech Air Force Base (CAFB), and the Nevada Test and Training Range (NTTR), based out of Las Vegas, NV
The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (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 to sustain our resources for future generations. To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management and our mission, vision, and values, please visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.
The GIS Analyst and Database Management Specialist will be supporting a variety of natural resource projects supporting NAFB, CAFB, and the NTTR. No fieldwork is required for this position. We are seeking a candidate willing to focus primarily on GIS, cartography, and managing databases for our various field projects. Additional job responsibilities may include communication and coordination with CEMML and/or federal staff, data entry, improving electronic data collection field forms, data analysis, and general report writing to summarize methods and findings. Experience working with DoD protocols, especially and including familiarity with Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) Geobases is desired, or an ability and willingness to quickly become proficient in the use of these protocols would suffice. The office is relatively small with about a dozen biologists, so a general willingness to support the team in creative and efficient ways to ensure success of the project is highly appreciated.
Projects requiring GIS and Database Management support include:
• Wetlands monitoring
• Amphibian and reptile surveys
• Bat surveys
• Candidate species surveys
• Golden eagle surveys
• Migratory and neo-tropical bird surveys
• Small mammal surveys
• Large mammal surveys
• Unique habitat and rare plant surveys
• Vegetation classification
• Invasive species management
• Report writing
• Range access requests
• Geobase deliverables
• SDSFIE formatting
• Maintain existing database sets to DoD required (SDSFIE) standards.
• Maintain Quality Assurance/Quality Control for existing data and ensure installation standards are met and deliverables supplied to program as requested.
• Collaborating with Geobase expert(s) to standardize our data deliverables.
• Provide cartographic support to the natural resources team for field surveys, annual reports, range access forms, and in support of associated project efforts as assigned.
• Assisting field biologists with designing field sampling strategies, especially for stratified random sampling points for the season or year.
• Develop new data layers and maintain/update old data layers.
• Analyze and summarize data to address questions and installation issues.
• Various other tasks as needed, including office tasks such as:
o Organizing materials/equipment
o Equipment maintenance
o Vehicle maintenance
Applicant will be hired as a non-student hourly for a 9-month maximum. The position duration is dependent on funding and available work.
$20-$26/ hour, commensurate with experience.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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.
To apply for this position please submit the following to Chris Herron (Christopher.firstname.lastname@example.org) for review:
1. A brief email stating your interest, your background, and a request to submit a full application. If a full application is requested please submit the following items:
2. A cover letter highlighting your experience related to the type of projects indicated above, any experience working within the Department of Defense (with particular emphasis on support at NAFB, CAFB, or NTTR), how you meet the Minimum Qualifications, and why you are applying for the position.
3. Your most recent resume.
4. A list of 3 professional references.
Point of contact for any inquiries:
Chris Herron, Natural Resources Specialist & Principal Investigator
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu.
• Bachelor of Science degree (or similar) in a GIS-related field, OR at least four years of professional experience in GIS and database management.
• Proficiency in ArcGIS and ability and willingness to use ArcGIS software as a main function of the position.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).
• Maintain clear and professional written and verbal communication standards with CEMML and federal staff in all correspondence and technical reports.
• 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 pass a background investigation.
• Previous DoD experience and familiarity with SDSFIE standards.
• Experience using Trimble® and Garmin® Global Positioning Software (GPS) units, and associated software such as TerraSync™, Pathfinder®, and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources GPS (DNRGPS).
• Familiarity with statistics and statistical analysis software (e.g. R, PROGRAM DISTANCE and PROGRAM MARK, SPSS, JMP, etc.).
• Experience with vegetation delineation and/or ArcGIS editing software.
• Familiarity with Species Distribution Modeling (e.g. MAXENT software).