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GIS Analyst

Colorado State University

Fort Collins,  Colorado
GIS Analyst

Description of Work Unit
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.

Robins Air Force Base is a major United States Air Force installation located in Houston County, Georgia, United States. The base is located just east of and adjacent to the city of Warner Robins, Georgia, 18 miles from Macon, Georgia, and about 100 miles from Atlanta, Georgia.

Position Summary

A Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). The duty location is Robins Air Force Base, GA and the position also serves Dobbins Air Force Base, GA, Moody Air Force Base, GA, and Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, NC. This position will require occasional travel, up to a week in duration, to supported Air Force Bases.

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.

There are no relocation expenses available for this position.

Required Job 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.
  • Minimum of a BS or BA degree in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, environmental science, or related field and three years of demonstrated related work experience is required; course work will not be included.
  • He or she must have demonstrated work experience applying spatial data standards and maintaining metadata.
  • The successful applicant shall demonstrate experience in all of the following: environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, cartography, and data development and maintenance.

Other required qualifications are the ability to work independently, take initiative to resolve issues, and demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills.
He or she must be able to pass the DoD background check for a Common Access Card (CAC).
Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization and demonstrated knowledge of military instructions, directives, guidance, and environmental regulations and processes.
  • Demonstrated work experience with the U.S. Air Force GeoBase program, Spatial Data Standards for Facility, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE), and International Organization Standardization (ISO) or Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards is preferred.
  • Existing National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is highly 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.

Essential Duties

Database Management
The GIS Analyst will coordinate and manage the standardization of environmental spatial data for four U.S. Air Force Bases. The successful candidate will work independently with remote supervision and be responsible for multiple installations’ environmental spatial data.

Data Analysis
The GIS analyst will be responsible for collection and evaluation of existing spatial data in various environmental programs at bases within their area of responsibility.

Consultation
Provide GIS support as needed to environmental programs managers within their area of responsibility.

Data Analysis
Ensure spatial data meets standard metadata and attribute requirements, as well as prepare documents including but not limited to spatial data gap analysis and quality assurance reports.

Data Collection and Reporting
Perform field data collection using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), rectify aerial photography, digitize features from imagery, and utilize environmental reports for data development.



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