Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
A GIS Technician (Research Associate II Special) position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
ORGANIZATION 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.
LOCATION Fort Wainwright is located near Fairbanks, Alaska, and encompasses over 1.5 million acres of military training lands, including a main post area of 13,000 acres. Approximately 15,000 people live and work at Fort Wainwright. Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska by population. It provides city life as well as access to fishing, hunting, mushing, snowmobiling, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, and views of the Alaskan Northern Lights. http://www.fairbankschamber.org/
RESPONSIBILITIES * Create and update assigned GIS data layers * Perform field data collection using GPS * Rectify aerial photography and digitize features from imagery * Prepare metadata for GIS projects * Prepare high-quality maps and exhibits with GIS data sets * Implement conversion and migration of data from a variety of formats * Monitor quality control within area of responsibility * Some travel may be required
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS The successful candidate must demonstrate U.S. employment eligibility. CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. A BS/BA degree in geography, natural resources or closely related degree with GIS emphasis or a degree in related field with a certificate in GIS and at least three years of post-graduate work experience in GIS are required.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Preferred candidates will have the following: Experience with field mapping skills (e.g., forestry, wetland, vegetation) Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS software. Demonstrated skills in GIS mapping, data collection, and geodatabase development. Knowledge of Enterprise GIS systems. Demonstrated experience working with GIS applications in facilities management, natural resources management, digital cartography. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience working with the military.
SALARY Continuation of the position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for GIS Analyst efforts at Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
BENEFITS Colorado State University offers a generous benefits package including 24 days of paid vacation leave, tuition credits, excellent health insurance (including vision and dental), and retirement plans with 9% matching. For more information on Administrative Professional benefits, visit http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/.
Prospective candidates should apply online at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered. Apply no later than December 15, 2013, for full consideration. Upload each of the items below individually as a Word Document (.doc), PDF (.pdf), or Rich Text Format (.rtf). Please note that incomplete applications cannot be considered. Please remove social security numbers and birthdates from application materials. A complete application consists of:
1) Statement of Qualifications (one page letter addressing each qualification described in announcement) 2) Resume 3) Transcripts (for each degree earned that is listed under qualifications) 4) Degree Conferral (copy of diploma if transcripts do not include confirmation that degree was awarded) 5) References (contact information for professional references, including at least one supervisor)
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.
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