Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML)
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, with range of $37,000-$42,000 annually.
A Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician position (Research Associate I Special) is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). This position will provide geospatial technical support to the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG), and will be located at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming.
ORGANIZATION The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands 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 Camp Guernsey, established in 1939, is comprised of over 77,000 acres of maneuver land, training ranges, and support facilities utilized and managed by the Wyoming Army National Guard (WYARNG). It is situated along the North Platte River in southeastern Wyoming, approximately 90 miles southeast of Casper and 80 miles north of the state capitol of Cheyenne. The setting offers many opportunities for outdoor recreation.
RESPONSIBILITIES The incumbent will function as part of the Sustainable Range Program team to provide geospatial technical support to the Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center, including performance of duties associated with SRP GIS. Provide GIS analysis, map production, and support for the SRP and other WYARNG programs as directed. Inventory, develop, and manage SRP GIS databases. Coordinate with and utilize the Armyís SRP GIS Support Center. Create and maintain geospatial data that is compliant with the standards of the Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) and Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE). Meet with military and other personnel to discuss mapping and database needs. Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software and peripherals. Collect field data as required.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS BS/BA degree in geography or natural resources, or equivalent (4 years) experience working with GIS and geospatial data. Ability to work outdoors in variable terrain and weather conditions. Must have or be able to obtain a valid driverís license.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS Developed skills in data collection, use of Global Positioning Systems hardware, GIS database development, and metadata development. Demonstrated experience working with GIS applications and digital cartography. Demonstrated knowledge of ArcGIS software and extensions. Knowledge of FGDC metadata standards and SDSFIE standards desired. Demonstrated experience providing GIS technical support to the Army or Army National Guard. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
BACKGROUND CHECK Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.
SALARY Continuation of position is dependent on the receipt of funding from the sponsor for the GIS Technician position at Camp Guernsey, WY.
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 on-line at https://warnercnr.colostate.edu/jobs/. Apply no later than June 2, 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:
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