Great Basin Institute (GBI), in partnership with Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and Nevada State Parks Recreational Trails Program (RTP), is seeking a highly motivated and proven leader to coordinate a new statewide OHV trail mapping and outreach effort for the Nevada Off-Highway Vehicle Program (NV-OHV). The partners in this collaborative mapping project are committed to providing Nevada’s communities, recreationists and tourists with online, georeferenced maps and downloadable files. This individual will be the GIS lead in that collaboration. The position is currently funded for two years through grant dollars from both programs. The programs initial goals of collecting statewide authorized OHV trail system data across land agencies is in progress. This position will continue the building of a comprehensive geodatabase; creating digital map products. This position will also lead the effort in organizing and conducting regional summits for community members and public land managers focused on OHV related topics such as safety, trail planning, building, grant writing and OHV laws; and assisting NV-OHV to conduct an OHV-focused survey of local governmental entities and other interested parties.
This individual will have the opportunity to develop positive relationships with public land managers and communities across the state and build the first comprehensive GIS Trails database in Nevada. There will be opportunities for travel to remote and scenic areas in support of the field verification efforts. The NV-OHV Program is new and growing rapidly; this is an exciting time to be involved!
The State Coordinator will work closely with DCNR, NSPRTP, and GBI staff to establish individual project goals, timelines for completing deliverables, and lines of communication to ensure project progress is monitored and reported routinely throughout project implementation. They will be responsible for supervising a field team focused on verification of OHV trails, including developing project scopes of work; scheduling and assigning projects; providing necessary training for project implementation; and managing data collection, quality control, and reporting. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are imperative.
This position will be based at the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources office located at 901 S. Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89701. Nestled 30 minutes between Reno and Lake Tahoe, Carson City, Nevada boasts an array of unique restaurants, challenging golf courses, historical attractions, museums, gaming opportunities and a plethora of year-round, outdoor experiences. Residents enjoy plenty of open space and fresh mountain air.
Compensation and Benefits:
• Rate of Pay: $50,000 annual salary
• Paid ACA Compliant MEC/MVL Health, Dental and Vision benefits covered 100% by Great Basin Institute
• Bachelor’s degree in natural sciences, geography, or closely related field with coursework and/or experience that demonstrate working knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS);
• Minimum of three years’ experience with project management or leading/managing field teams required;
• Ability to work alone or with a team on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects with little or no assistance;
• Ability to design and create a spatial GIS database for field personnel to capture data both offline and online and be able to use this structure on published web maps for public consumption;
• Ability to use cartographic principles to create maps for internal and public consumption in both static paper maps and web maps;
• Ability to perform quality control on GIS data from field collections and downloads from other government agencies to ensure the highest accuracy and information retention;
• Ability to work with ESRI software 10.2 and above;
• Ability to learn and stay up to date on GIS technology;
• Experience publishing web map services to ArcGIS Server 10.2+ preferred;
• Knowledge of ArcGIS Online preferred;
• Knowledge of ArcGIS Pro preferred;
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and orally, with a diverse audience;
• Proven leadership, decision making, interpersonal, and organizational skills;
• Ability to self-motivate and motivate others; and
• Ability to pass National Sex Offender Public Registry (NSOPR) and federal criminal background checks.
Although the majority of the work the will be in an indoor office setting, field site visits will occur. Thus, the following qualifications are required:
• Possess a clean, valid, state-issued driver’s license with ability to safely operate and maintain a 4WD vehicle and off-highway vehicle on and off paved roads;
• Ability to work in rural and remote field and office environment;
• Physically fit to work outdoors and withstand the rigors of fieldwork; and
• Willingness to travel on average one week per month.