GIS Analyst

Fort Polk, Louisiana
Posted 2 years ago
  • Organization: Colorado State University
  • Deadline: 12/27/2021

Job Description (GIS Analyst):

Working TitleGIS Analyst – Fort Polk, LA
Position LocationFort Polk, LA
Research Professional PositionYes
Posting Number202101050AP
Position TypeAdmin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification TitleResearch Associate II
Number of Vacancies1
Work Hours/Week40
Proposed Annual Salary Range$50,000 – $60,000
Employee BenefitsColorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &
Desired Start Date01/17/2022
Position End Date (if temporary)
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59 pm (MT) on12/27/2021
Description of Work UnitCEMML 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.
 To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit
Position SummaryA Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst position is available with the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands, to be assigned at Fort Polk, LA, in support for the US Army Sustainable Range Program (SRP)/Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) program.   
Required Job QualificationsBS Degree from an accredited college or university in Geography, Natural Resources or closely related field with GIS course work. At least three years of work experience in a relevant field is required. Demonstrated proficiency in maintaining and developing GIS datasets and metadata; includes editing, updating, and transforming data into specific formats and schemas to include file geodatabases, personal geodatabases and shapefiles. Demonstrated skills in performing editing, analysis, metadata, data management, map creation, and other geoprocessing functions using ESRI ArcGIS 10.x and ArcPRO 2.x software. Proficiency capturing data from various sources and incorporating into GIS geodatabases through use of digitization, coordinate geometry, aerial photos, LiDAR data, GPS, and scanned documents. Experience collecting field Global Positioning System (GPS) data and post-processing data for use in ArcGIS utilizing Trimble software and hardware. Experience providing technical support and training in use of ESRI software. Experience with operating personal computer workstations and standard software packages, including extensive experience with Excel. Experience developing, organizing, collecting and analyzing GPS data by navigating wooded and rugged environments either in a vehicle or on foot across uneven terrain. Data collection may involve daylong outdoor work. Ability to write clearly and effectively.Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date. The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position. 
Preferred Job QualificationsMS Degree in Geography, Natural Resources or closely related field At least 5 years experience in maintaining and developing GIS datasets and metadata; includes editing, updating, and transforming data into specific formats and schemas to include file geodatabases, personal geodatabases and shapefiles. At least 5 years experience in performing editing, analysis, metadata, data management, map creation, and other geoprocessing functions using ESRI ArcGIS 10.x and ArcPRO 2.x software. At least 5 years of experience collecting GPS data utilizing Trimble software/hardware.Experience working with GIS applications in natural resources management, digital cartography, and military concepts. Experience with SRP Range Managers Toolkit, Military Tools for ArcGIS, and SDSFIE model.Background with ITAM or SRP GIS. Strong organizational skills. Ability to work in a courteous manner and communicate effectively orally with the public, outside agencies, and internal staff. Experience working on public lands with multiple land management and regulatory agencies.
Diversity StatementReflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Essential Duties

Job Duty CategoryGIS Support
Duty/ResponsibilityServe as GIS analyst for the Fort Polk ITAM program. Work under the direction of the CSU/GIS Lead to support the GIS requirements of ITAM and SRP projects. Create and update GIS data layers, perform field data collection (GPS), and conduct various data analysis functions. Create and update maps, and provide GIS information or products for reports, presentations or the fulfillment of other military training requirements. Develop, update, manage, report, and maintain the DAMO-TRS (SRP) proponent SDSFIE Army Adaptation geospatial data layers in accordance with the DAMO-TRS SRP geospatial Data Development Strategy, the SRP geospatial data Quality Assurance Plans (QAPs), and the SDSFIE Army Adaptation.  Facilitate and coordinate basic GIS training for Range personnel.  Provide SRP GIS support for unit training. Develop, maintain, and update Military Installation Maps (MIMs) with the required geospatial data layers in accordance with MIM Production Guidance Documentation (MPGD) to support mission requirements.
Percentage Of Time75
Job Duty CategoryGPS Support
Duty/ResponsibilityCollect GPS data on Range facilities, ITAM and SRP projects.  Incorporate data into existing databases.  Utilize GPS data in analysis projects.
Percentage Of Time15
Job Duty CategoryReporting
Duty/ResponsibilityTrack tasks for monthly/quarterly reports
Percentage Of Time10
Special Instructions to ApplicantsApplicants must meet the minimum qualifications in the announcement to be considered for hire. Apply no later than December 27, 2021, for full consideration at  Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted.   

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:

Statement of Qualifications (one-page letter addressing each qualification described in the announcement) uploaded in the ‘Cover Letter’ slot. ResumeCertifications pertinent to the position, if any, uploaded in the ‘Other’ slot. References – please include within your application contact information for 3 professional references including at least one supervisor.

References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of EmploymentPre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License, Special Requirements/Other – Must be able to comply with all applicable regulations to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC). Furthermore, candidates are required at a minimum to complete a NACI/SF85 and successfully pass a federal background check to remain eligible for employment.
Search ContactChuck Burns [email protected]
EEO StatementColorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or pregnancy in its employment, programs, services and activities, and admissions, and, in certain circumstances, marriage to a co-worker. The University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity and equal access institution and affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Title IX Programs and Gender Equity, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-1715, [email protected].

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Director of the Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

The Coordinator for any other forms of misconduct prohibited by the University’s Policy on Discrimination and Harassment is the Vice President for Equity, Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, Co. 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836, [email protected].

Any person may report sex discrimination under Title IX to the Office of Civil Rights, Department of Education.
Background Check Policy StatementColorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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