GIS Technician/Cartographer Camp Roberts – California

Camp Roberts, CA
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POSITION A GIS Technician/Cartographer (Research Associate I Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Camp Roberts, CA. 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 Camp Roberts, at 42,784 acres, is the largest training area under the control of the California Army National Guard. The mission at Camp Roberts is to facilitate the training, mobilization and security of the National Guard, Army Reserve and Active Component units in support of federal, state and community missions. Camp Roberts is located in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties on Hwy 101, approximately nine miles north of Paso Robles. Cities near Camp Roberts have an abundance of recreational opportunities, picturesque landscapes, and attractive neighborhoods. RESPONSIBILITIES • Maintain existing database sets to DoD required standards • Maintain Quality Assurance/Quality Control for existing data and ensure installation standards are met and deliverables supplied to program as requested • Provide cartographic support to the ITAM program for soldiers, reports, and presentations • Develop new data layers and maintain/update old data layers • Analyze data to address questions and installation issues • Collect information to support database requirements and to address installation needs • Ensure that data are collected at an appropriate level of accuracy • Differentially correct data and maintain in the geodatabase • Maintain and support ITAM GIS systems • Provide instruction as necessary on ArcGIS to ITAM and Range elements • Provide data support for projects/deliverables.
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. 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 have a BS/BA in Geography or closely related discipline with GIS coursework. At least one year of professional (post graduate) experience in GIS is required. The successful candidate must have experience with ArcGIS 10.x or higher and experience with GIS database development. The successful candidate must have the ability to work as part of a team in a structured organization. The ability to do work under harsh weather conditions and in uneven terrain is required. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS The desired candidate will have demonstrated knowledge of geodatabase structure, functions, management, and development. Experience with enterprise GIS is preferred. Solid local and network file management skills are preferred. The desired candidate will have demonstrated experience working with GIS applications in natural resources management, cartography, and GPS hardware/software. Knowledge of and experience with Army/DoD GIS programs and spatial data standards (SDSFIE) is preferred. The ability to work and meet established program standards and requirements is desired.The desired candidate will be able to collect field data (GPS) and assist with data analyses and provide GIS products and information for reports, presentations, and other products. The ability to work on multiple projects and provide customer support is 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. 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 $45,000-$50,000. Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for GIS/Cartography efforts at Camp Roberts, CA. 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 November 19, 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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