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Organization: The Sanborn Map Company, Inc.
Title: Terrestrial GIS Specialist
Location: Denver, CO
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-07-20

Position Description:

The Sanborn Map Company is looking to fill a Terrestrial GIS Specialist position.

Join Sanborn’s award-winning team! Sanborn is looking for a Terrestrial GIS Specialist to be responsible for supporting a federal aquatic monitoring program. The Specialist will support field operations by curating data, database management and writing reports and technical workflows and manuals among other duties and tasks as listed below. This position is located in Denver, CO.
Travel of 3 trips per year is anticipated.

• Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources field such as, but not limited to, ecology, natural resources management, wildlife biology, botany, forestry, fisheries, soils, etc. from an accredited university.
• Four (4) years of directly related intensive and progressive experience.
• Two (2) years of implementing field-based natural resources monitoring programs.
• A Master’s Degree or PhD in Natural Resources, Natural Sciences, Landscape Architecture or related field is preferred.

Technical Requirements
•Professional experience of more than 4 years with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software. Preference will be given to those candidates demonstrating at least 1 year experience using ArcGIS Desktop 10.4 or higher.
•Experience working with vegetative and soils monitoring data of upland systems to inform determination of condition
•Professional experience of more than 2 years implementing field-based natural resources monitoring programs
•Minimum 2 years’ experience with the implementation of a large-scale vegetative monitoring program
•Knowledge of monitoring data management both in the field and in the office
•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.)
•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 AIM data or AIM-like data

•Processes and maintain photos, sample design implementation data, and field data related to rangeland monitoring/
•Support implementation of sampling designs for rangeland monitoring.
•Organize data and perform data management with database software, GIS (geographic information systems), and statistical software
•Support dissemination of information about the program through the creation of supplemental materials such as maps, reports, diagrams, charts, etc.
•Assist the national terrestrial ecologists within program by preparing and cleaning data products.
•Attend 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.)
•Assist with the use of vegetative and soils monitoring data of upland systems to inform determination of condition
•Provide technical assistance to end users accessing and using geospatial tools.
•Effectively communicate complex technical problems and solutions to non-technical partners and user base.
•Help enforce national naming convention of ArcGIS Server GIS Services, filename, and folder
•Submit weekly report which summarizes finished and ongoing tasks.
•Perform other data related duties as needed.

•Three (3) trips per year - each trip is anticipated to last a duration of 4 days/3 nights.

The following forms and inquiries, or their equivalent, will be used to initiate the credentialing process:
•OPM Standard Form 85 or 85P
•National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
•Release to Obtain Credit Information
•PIV card application

If selected to fill the position, a candidate would be required to pass a drug screen and satisfy the requirements of a National Criminal History Check (NCHC) to verify the identity of the individual applying for clearance and to determine the individual’s suitability for the position.

The position may require occasional travel.
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or possess a current work visa.

Sanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.

TO APPLY: Visit our website: www.Sanborn.com to apply for this position. Sanborn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.