A Geographic Information Systems (GIS)/Range and Training Land Assessment (RTLA) Technician 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.
BS Degree in Geography, Natural Resources or closely related field with GIS course work.
Ability to maintain and develop GIS datasets and metadata; includes editing, updating, and transforming data into specific formats and schemas to include file geodatabases, personal geodatabases and shapefiles.
Skills in performing editing, analysis, metadata, data management, map creation, and other geoprocessing functions using ESRI ArcGIS 10.x software.
Experience capturing data from various sources and incorporating into GIS geodatabase through use of digitization, coordinate geometry, aerial photos, LiDAR data, GPS, and scanned documents.
Experience collecting field GPS data and post-process data for use in ArcGIS utilizing Trimble software and hardware.
Experience with operating personal computer workstations and standard software packages, including extensive experience with Excel.
Ability to develop, organize, collect and analyze RTLA assessment data by navigating wooded and rugged environments either in a vehicle or on foot across uneven terrain. Assessments may involve daylong outdoor work.
Excellent written communication skills.
Conduct RTLA projects utilizing GPS handhelds and data collection processes. Identify Land Rehabilitation and Maintenance (LRAM) requirements and identify optimal or acceptable landscape conditions needed for training missions specific to Fort Polk.
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/.