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GIS Analyst

The Coeur d Alene Tribe

Plummer,  Idaho
GIS Analyst

Under the general direction of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s GIS Manager and the Senior GIS
Analyst/GIS System Manager, performs advanced professional technical work for the acquisition,
analysis and maintenance of complex digital geospatial data. Work requires independent judgment
in managing multiple priorities and in coordinating work activities to meet established schedules
and goals. Duties include specific tasks within seven areas of responsibility:

(1) GIS database creation and maintenance
(2) Project coordination
(3) Application development
(4) Client services
(5) Geo-spatial product production
(6) GPS technology usage
(7) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations

Workload ranges from moderate to heavy. Scope of the work is Tribal-wide, although it may include work for other tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and the public. The organizational environment is hierarchical similar to organizations such as tribal, federal or state agencies, or the military. This position reports directly to the Tribe's GIS Manager. Work is conducted both in a normal office setting, in the out-of-doors under a variety of weather conditions and in a vehicle on a range of road surfaces including four-wheel-drive conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud, depending upon the employee’s location. At times, duties may require fieldwork using GPS and UAS equipment in and near roadways, and in remote roadless areas. There is occasional lifting of computers and UAS’s and their components weighing up to 70 lbs.

Duties and Responsibilities

 Coordinates technical GIS projects to achieve desired goals with available resources, plans and organizes individual work, reports on progress, makes recommendations and implements changes as needed
 Assists in definition and procurement of new data
 Performs sophisticated raster and vector-based GIS analysis and classification as needed
 Produces sophisticated maps, reports, imagery and related GIS products and services as needed
 Designs and develops project specific GIS applications or processes requiring programming and or customization of GIS applications
 Designs, implements, and documents quality control measures for special projects, products, and services
 Provides technical assistance to other GIS Analysts and Technicians, and to other departments’ GIS users, departmental managers and administrators related to their projects
 Develops, conducts and coordinates specialized GIS training sessions for GIS staff and other Tribal GIS users, and presents at GIS workshops
 Evaluates new GIS technologies products and services
 Assists the Senior GIS Analyst in managing the Tribe’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Program
o Assists in managing the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS’s, aka UAV’s, “drones”) and ancillary hardware, and software used in flight programming and data collection
o Assists in planning aerial imagery acquisition schedule for Tribal lands to be monitored by the UAS’s
o Using the appropriate software, creates flight missions for both the fix-wing and rotary based autopilots
o Safely conducts UAS flights in the field on Tribal lands within the Coeur d’Alene Reservation in compliance with Tribal rules and the FAA regulations
o Downloads collected imagery from the UAS cameras, geotag and process into usable raster layers
o Assists in managing the UAS imagery library
 Assists the GIS Manager and Senior GIS Analyst with recommendations for GIS products and services and preparation of GIS budget
 Attends project demonstrations, seminars, workshops and other professional opportunities to maintain the necessary level of GIS expertise
 Grant acquisition and management
 Reports directly to the Tribe’s GIS Manager and the Senior GIS Analyst/GIS System Manager
 Other duties as assigned


 Bachelor’s degree in GIS or a related field from an accredited college or university, plus at least four years experience in GIS and enterprise database management, preferably in a governmental setting. Combined educational and professional background should involve at least four years of increasingly responsible experience in GIS and enterprise database management, or any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge

 Skilled in Windows 7 through 10 Operating Systems. Additional experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 through 2019 desired
 Knowledge of SQL Server RDBMS as it applies to Enterprise GIS implementations
 Knowledge of the ESRI Geodatabase data format
 Knowledge of ArcGIS data models
 Knowledge of ERSI software programming languages, including Microsoft.NET, SQL, Python, HTML and Java Script
 Experience with Intel-based computing hardware and TCP/IP networking, and peripheral devices such as large format plotters used in GIS applications
 Extensive knowledge of ESRI’s GIS software products including ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro) and ArcGIS Extensions
 Knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS Enterprise: Portal for ArcGIS, ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Datastore. Knowledge of its structure, management and upgrade procedures.
 Knowledge of ESRI web/mobile applications: Insights, Dashboard, AppStudio, Collector, Survey 123, Tracker and Workforce
 Knowledge of raster compression and data storage software and methods
 Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
 Knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing and
 Knowledge of GPS data collection and associated principles and practices
 Knowledge of the principles and common standards for geospatial metadata
 Knowledge of CAD software and file structures, as they relate to GIS applications
 Knowledge of graphic editing software including Adobe Photoshop as they relate to desktop publishing and GIS applications
 Experience with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) (aka, “drones”)
o Experience with both fixed-wing and rotary style (DJI) UAS’s
o Knowledge of digital photographic systems used in the collection of aerial imagery from UAS’s
o Knowledge of ESRI Drone2Map or other related post processing software
o Must demonstrate a basic understanding of UAS and FAA principles, theories and concepts
o The ability to work both independently and in a team environment in the field is essential as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required for the field work
o The ability to qualify and obtain an FAA license for Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), Remote Pilot qualified
o Remotely pilots UAS to determine compliance with specification and operational suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers
 Knowledge of habitat conservation, natural resources, land management and municipal applications for GIS
 Ability to effective research published journals, trade magazines, texts, web pages and other
sources to keep current with developments in the field of GIS and UAS
 Ability to conduct effective oral and written presentations before Tribal Council, the public
and other GIS professionals
 Strong problem solving skills
 Comfort working on multiple projects simultaneously

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