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GIS Analyst

Colorado State University

Omaha,  Nebraska
GIS Analyst

CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at 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 http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/.

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 full time at Offutt AFB in Omaha, NE. This position will require travel, up to a week at a time, to supported installations.

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for data development and data maintenance for all environmental GIS data. This includes but is not limited to incorporating data from disparate sources, applying quality control checks, and standardizing data to the SDSFIE. The individual will also be responsible for providing GIS support to the Air Force environmental programs. This includes but is not limited to cartographic support, data requests, and data analysis. This position will engage with Air Force environmental Program Managers and staff at all supported installations on a routine basis. This includes but is not limited to collaborating on projects, providing status updates, and presenting to small groups.

Required Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BS or BA degree(s) in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, environmental science, or related fields.
  • Three years of demonstrated GIS work experience is required, coursework will not be included.
  • The successful applicant shall demonstrate experience in all of the following: environmental-related GIS, Esri’s ArcGIS software, and cartography.
  • Must have demonstrated work experience applying spatial data standards, data development, and data maintenance.
  • Must have the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, as well as take initiative to resolve issues.
    Must demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must be able to pass the DoD background check for a Common Access Card (CAC).
  • The applicant must be able to work full-time on-site.
  • The applicant must be able to travel (up to 1 week in duration) at least 2 times per year to each remotely located Air Force Base within the area of responsibility.
  • This position may require fieldwork to obtain environmental data, which includes possibly walking long distances in adverse terrain and weather conditions, carrying all necessary supplies and equipment (maximum 50 lbs.).
  • The successful candidate must have or be able to obtain a valid driver’s license by the employment start date.
  • The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the United States by the proposed start date. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

  • Desired qualifications include experience working in a highly structured organization, demonstrated knowledge of military instructions, directives, guidance, and environmental regulations and processes.

Demonstrated work experience with the following:

  • U.S. Air Force GeoBase program,
  • Geospatial documentation and metadata,
  • Geospatial Standards including: Spatial Data Standards for Facility, Infrastructure, and
  • Environment (SDSFIE), and International Organization Standardization (ISO) or Federal
  • Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) standards,
  • Disseminating information to stakeholders and public or private entities.
  • Field data collection methods including using GPS equipment and post-processing of data.
  • 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 be responsible for data development and data maintenance for all environmental GIS data for five U.S. Air Force Bases. The successful candidate will ensure all data are maintained to the SDSFIE standards, metadata meets project requirements, and passes Quality Control checks.

GIS Support and Data Analysis
The GIS Analyst will be responsible for providing GIS support including but not limited to cartographic support, data requests, and data analysis.

Data Collection
The GIS Analyst will be responsible for collection and evaluation of existing spatial and aspatial data from disparate sources. The successful candidate will perform field data collection using GPS, rectify aerial photography, and digitize features from imagery.

Consultation
The GIS Analyst will engage with Air Force environmental Program Managers and staff at all supported installations on a routine basis, including but not limited to reviewing data and providing status updates.

Travel
The GIS Analyst will be responsible for periodic travel (2x per year per remotely located base), up to 1 week in duration per trip, to provide project updates, conduct GIS data review, and offer GIS support services.

Reporting
The GIS Analyst will be responsible for monthly reporting requirements.



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