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Region GIS Analyst

State of Washington Dept. of Natural Resources

Colville,  Washington
GIS Analyst

Want to join something GREAT and make a difference?

The Northeast Region GIS Analyst is a position that will challenge your critical thinking skills and test your innovative ideas to achieve solutions for the long-term benefit of future generations. Northeast Region is seeking an innovative technologically advanced individual to join our team. Working in eastern Washington will provide you challenging opportunities in natural resource management. You will be confronted with choices and decisions that can have short-term gain but can have long-term impacts.

If you have the confidence in yourself to achieve greatness, are a critical analytical thinker and technologically advanced; then Northeast Region is interested in you.

What we will trust you with:
The Region GIS Analyst will use geographic information systems (GIS), Land Resources Manager (LRM), Civil 3D and other technology to create work products, analyze existing data, prepare reports and recommend business alternatives for the profitable and sustainable harvesting of timber.
You will serve as a data steward for Northeast Region by maintaining tabular and spatial data within Land Resource Manager (LRM) database. Provides region wide support for LRM with regard to updates, oversight, technical assistance, trouble shooting, dialogue with Division, and provides training to staff.

Who are we looking for?

The right candidate has an understanding of:

  • Proficiency in Geographic Data/Database Management.
  • Experience in Cartography Mapping.
  • Knowledge of GPS and GIS Systems

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience in Land Resource Manager.
  • Civil 3D.
  • Photogrammetry.
  • Bachelor's degree in Photogrammetry, Cartography, Civil Engineering, Geodesy, GIS, Computer Science or related field.

The Location

One of the world's most scenic places, Washington State offers breathtaking discoveries for people who love natural beauty and outdoor recreation, from the Pacific Coast shores to the rugged Cascade Mountains to the rolling hills of the Palouse. Your office will be located Colville Washington, headquarters of DNR Northeast Region. Here you will find a small town atmosphere busy with timber industry. Our town is a great place to raise children and be involved in the community. There are opportunities to live in the country while maintaining a short commute to the office.

Colville is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and mountains offering an abundance of recreation. If you want to live in a culture that is all about hunting, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors then this is the place for you. There are so many opportunities here whether you love road cycling, mountain biking, ripping it up on your ATV, or shredding the snow slopes, Colville is the place.

You'll be within two hours of Spokane and Canada with much to explore. Most people who come here, never leave. We think that says something about Colville.

Why work for DNR?

At DNR, we value public service, innovation and creative problem solving, safety and well-being, and leadership and teamwork. At DNR you'll support the vision of a sustainable future by using your skills to protect and manage the state's natural resources for both current and future generations. As a DNR employee, you'll work with the public's interest in mind as we manage more than 5 million acres of state-owned forest, range, commercial, agricultural and aquatic lands. But managing lands is only half of our story. We house the Washington Geological Survey, a dynamic program that is the primary source of geological products and services in support of decision making in Washington. We also protect other public resources such as fish, wildlife, water, and provide public access to outdoor recreation. Two of our largest and most important state-wide resource protection responsibilities are fire prevention and suppression, and overseeing forest practices.

We are nearly 1,500 employees strong and dedicated to making DNR a great place to work. Our mission is to serve Washington's lands and communities; build strong and healthy rural communities; enhance forest health and wildfire management; strengthen the health and resilience of our lands and waters; and increase public engagement and commitment to our public lands and resources. In partnership with citizens and governments, we provide innovative leadership and expertise to ensure environmental protection, public safety, perpetual funding for schools and communities, and a rich quality of life. At DNR we approach our work through the lens of making Washington a better place environmentally, economically and socially for current and future generations.



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