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Organization: Geographic Information Services, Inc. GISinc
Title: Aquatic Data Technician
Location: Denver, CO
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-07-19

Position Description:

Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. This is an opportunity to work with one of the leading GIS consulting organizations. We are looking for technical people that want to tackle those tough to solve problems and love delivering solutions.

If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements.


Role: Aquatic Data Technician

Role Summary: This role will work with a dedicated onsite team to support and achieve the goals of GISinc’s client in Denver, CO.

Essential Functions:
• Processes and maintains photos, sample design implementation data, and field data for the Branch of Assessment and Monitoring.
• Supports implementation of sampling designs for AIM monitoring.
• Organizes data and performs data management with database software, GIS (geographic information systems), and statistical software.
• Creates supplemental materials such as maps, reports, diagrams, charts, etc.
• Assists the other staff or partners within AIM by preparing and cleaning data products.
• Attends regular meetings to review work progress and schedule as well as meetings which pertain to the supported program/projects listed above (i.e., AIM, etc.)
• Provide technical assistance to end users accessing and using data and geospatial tools, including one-on-one discussions, trainings, tutorials and webinars.
• Updates and modifies AIM website.
• Effectively communicate complex technical problems and solutions to non-technical partners and user base.
• Documents processes and workflows including metadata.
• Helps enforce national naming convention of ArcGIS Server GIS Services, filename, and folder.
• Submits weekly report which summarizes finished and ongoing tasks.
• Supports AIM team by assisting with Terrestrial AIM data.
• Assists with the use of chemical, physical and biological monitoring data of streams and rivers to inform Clean Water Act and BLM policy attainment.
• Provides additional data support functions.

• Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance (DOI) and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.
• 2+ years with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software.
• Knowledge of monitoring data management both in the field and in office setting.
• Ability to manage complex projects, including project management skills, skills in sequencing tasks, skill in organizing and facilitating manager and technical work groups.
• Ability to communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and resource specialists alike.
• Experience in developing written technical documentation (such as reports, training materials, white papers, etc.)
• Experience working with chemical, physical or biological data to inform Clean Water Act attainment.

Preferred Experience:

• Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating at least 1-year experience using ArcGIS Desktop 10.4 or higher.
• Preference will be shown to candidates who can demonstrate experience programming in R and/or Python.
• Preference will be show to candidates who have experience collecting and managing aquatic AIM data or similar data.

Competencies and Skills:
• Exceptional customer service orientation.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively with a wide range of people.
• Comfortable working in high paced environment.
• Able to translate technical concepts into layman’s terms.
• Able to coordinate with program stakeholders.
• Self-motivated, pro-active, and ability to multi-task.

Work Environment:
• Onsite at the BLM National Operations Center (NOC), Denver Federal Center, Lakewood, CO.
• Travel up to 30% of the time

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GISinc offers a full suite of base and elected benefits to all full-time employees included but not limited to: Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP, PTO, Life, Long and Short-Term Disability, FSA, HSA, etc. To learn more about our award-winning Personal Choice Program visit us at https://www.gisinc.com/careers!