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GIS Specialist - Bad River Band of Chippewa 6 years 9 months ago #125

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BAD RIVER BAND OF LAKE SUPERIOR TRIBE OF CHIPPEWA INDIANS
CHIEF BLACKBIRD CENTER
P.O. BOX 39
ODANAH, WI 54861

Job Title: Geographic Information System Specialist
Department: Natural Resource Department
Hourly Rate: $15.00-17.00/hr Subject to grant funding
Exempt: No/Hourly
Supervisor: Environmental Specialist

Summary: The Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist will serve as resource to the Natural Resources Department in long range environmental and natural resource planning by using GIS to create and maintain spatial layers and associated databases.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities including the following:
Help maintain data and records.
Maintain and upgrade interactive webmaps using existing systems and developing new systems.
Integrate GIS and GPS resources across the NRD to facilitate data management and access; will process and manage GPS data gathered in the field; Will create GIS data and maps and provide analyses to support planning and conservation efforts at various scales.
Map development and other GIS and GPS processing to support NRD programs.
Monitor, maintain, and upgrade system; as needed and funds allow.
Maintain reservation land records and provide support to the Tribal Realty Program for land use mapping, acquisition efforts, and the mapping of tribal lease sites.
Update and maintain a well inventory database.
Will enhance and maintain the invasive species inventory and control database.
Will provide support to the Environmental Response Program in the development of a brownfield sites inventory.
Will develop, update, and educate staff on standard operating procedures for metadata, data-sharing agreements, data organization, and data maintenance.
Will develop a metadata protocol for the Department and maintain and create metadata for existing and newly created data.
Collect spatially-referenced field data, as needed.
Provide training to other NRD staff, as required.
Other duties as assigned.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below representative to the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:
Required:
Minimum 2-year technical degree with 1 year job-related experience in cartography, computer science, natural resource science, or related field or 4-year B.S. degree in cartography, computer science, natural resource science, or related field.
Knowledge of computers, databases, coordinate geometry, digitizer and plotting operations. Must be able to perform moderate physical activity associated with on-site measurements.
Must be self-motivated, trustworthy, dependable, and willing to work long hours occasionally to meet deadlines.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred:
M.S. degree in cartography, computer science, natural resource science, or related field.
Experience with ArcGIS, website editing and creation, and illustration software.
Previous experience with grant writing.

Other Skills and Abilities:
This is a required driver position.
Must have a valid driver’s license and meet eligibility for tribal insurance.

Background Check:
This position is contingent on ability to pass background check required. This position requires a regular background check to be run.

Reasoning Ability:
Must be self-motivating.
Must be able to work with minimal supervision.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Must be physically able to perform all job duties, including field work. Walking, standing, bending, stooping, and occasional lifting up to 25 lbs and/or carrying for short distances required. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, and must be willing to work in adverse weather conditions, as necessary.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Subject to inside and outside conditions.

Drug-Free Workplace in accordance with the Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988, P.L. 100-690 and the Bad River Tribe’s Employee Policy & Procedure Handbook. Indian Preference will be given in accordance with P.L. 93-638 and the Tribe’s Preference Policy.
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Opens: February 3rd, 2015
Closes: March 3rd, 2015 at 4:30pm.

Send Application and Resume To:
Bad River Tribe
Attn: Personnel
P.O. Box 39
Odanah, WI 54861
www.badrvier-nsn.gov

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GIS Specialist - Bad River Band of Chippewa 5 years 8 months ago #153

  • Suzi Smith
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This position has been filled (by lil old me ;) )

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