GIS Analyst – Colorado

Fort Collins, CO
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POSITION A GIS Analyst (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. 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 Collect GIS data from publicly available sources. Correct both military and public data sources to be compatible with data from other team members. Manipulate geographic data files and databases to facilitate analysis by installations and other team members. Develop publishable maps for reports. Conduct spatial analysis to support core team analysis such as vulnerability assessments. Develop and maintain data management systems and assess data quality. Attend weekly team meetings and occasional longer workshops to keep up-to-date on progress of other team members. Share information with other team members via email or other online sharing mechanisms. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS The successful candidate must be able to walk over uneven terrain in inclement weather. The position may also require bending, climbing, and lifting up to 25 pounds.
MINIMUM 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. • Bachelor’s degree in environmental science, natural resources, spatial ecology or other closely related field. • Certificate or above in geographic information systems. • Proved research skills in conducting interdisciplinary spatial analysis. • Experience supporting teams with tight timelines. • Familiarity with ecological concepts and climate change research. • Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS • Proven experience working with an interdisciplinary team. • Proven ability to respond quickly to multiple requests. DIVERSITY STATEMENT Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion. 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. SALARY Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Annual salary range $30,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for GIS efforts at Colorado State University. BENEFITS Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 11.5% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit APPLICATION Prospective candidates should apply online at Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than September 24, 2017, 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) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references including at least one supervisor, references will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates) 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. See a complete listing of open CEMML positions at
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