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Organization: The Sanborn Map Company, Inc.
Title: Geospatial Data Analyst
Location: Denver, CO
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-09-18

Position Description:

Join Sanborn’s award-winning team! Sanborn is looking for a Geospatial Data Analyst to work onsite with our federal government client in Denver, Colorado where they will have responsibility for data management, data standards development, geodatabase modeling, data quality, metadata development, implementation documentation, and the development of physical data models to meet the business needs of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Enterprise Geographic Information System (EGIS) and to support to the implementation of the Data Management Strategy/Tactical Plan and Geospatial Services Strategic Plan (GSSP). This position provides technical support including database and spatial database design, data analysis, logical data modeling, documentation, and serves as a facilitator for Government Projects and Programs related to data standards development. Also included in this position is to develop and a Quality Control (QC) guide and maintain the QC scripts/program on the national datasets.
BLM has current and fully developed data management guidance for the organization. Part of that is a set of well-defined data development processes that provide for alternate paths to either achieving a fully documented data standard based on a complete logical data model or a well enough documented standardized schema that will eventually be used to further develop the full data standard. Either portion of the path requires skills in determining business user requirements and translating those requirements into data models, schemas, and domains. There is also a large emphasis on documenting those requirements for future use in metadata and to meet other business requirements. BLM has a number of templates to assist with this documentation but there may be efforts needed to enhance, improve, and revise the information as technology and practices evolve.

The position will be onsite at National Operations Center (NOC) in Denver, CO, but will serve customers across the agency.

• Bachelor’s degree in Forestry, Ecology, Soils, Geology, Hydrology, Geography, Computer
Science, Mathematics or Earth Science
• Master’s Degree is desirable
• Minimum of three (3) years of directly related intensive and progressive experience
• Professional experience of greater than 2 years designing and developing data standards for a large diverse organization. If publically available, please provide links to sites where the candidate has assisted in the development and documentation processes.
•Professional knowledge of concepts and principles of geospatial data management by providing a minimum of 2 specific work examples.
•Ability to read and understand logical data models and how to develop physical geospatial schemas from logical data models.
•Intermediate knowledge of ArcGIS desktop, geodatabases structure and capabilities, projections and other GIS elements
•Experience in developing written technical documentation (such as user requirements, data quality plans, metadata, data standards, white papers, etc.).
•Experience developing business, technical, process, and operational data documentation (metadata) including FGDC and/or ISO metadata for alphanumeric and geospatial data.
•Experience in good communication with a wide variety of stakeholders (technical and non-technical. Preference will be given to those with experience in facilitating user requirements meetings.
•Knowledge of geodatabase development in a relational database environment. Highlight in narrative the range of data schemas the candidate has worked with in the past.
•Experience with capturing business requirements and documenting of business rules, as well as with the development of use case models, activity diagrams, and entity relationship diagrams.
•Experience transforming logical database models into physical models.
•Ability to define and maintain domain definition requirements for a complete set of permissible values for an attribute.
•Experience in process modeling and preferred experience in software coding of processes into sharable scripts.

•Develop and document a geodatabase schema to support and meet the business data requirements documented in earlier steps
•Study and understand the business data requirements and potential users of each data type to be included with the Rights of Way (ROW) data standardization effort
•Using BLM templates, document the business data requirements for each potential user of the data within the BLM
•Provide reviews and comments on BLM and DOI processes, guidelines, standards, and blueprints in support of the data management program
•Develop LR2000 queries and work with subject matter experts and developers to convert spatial tabular data to geospatial data
•Schedule and facilitate meetings which pertain to the development of ROW data standards development
•Produce any additional documentation as appropriate to complete the effort as required by the BLM Data Development process
•Define and maintain domain definition requirements for a complete set of permissible values for an attribute
•Using BLM templates, develop and document appropriate metadata records for the contents of the ROW data standards.
•Support in the transformation of logical models into physical models
•Assist in compiling the initial national dataset and establishing the geospatial data replication processes and data quality reporting processes
•Support data architecture design that maximizes use of data and components, including geospatial data architecture
•Develop business, technical, process, and operational data documentation (metadata)
•Using BLM templates, develop and document a data quality plan for each appropriate section of the ROW data standard
•Maintain expertise in programming (SQL and DDL preferred)
•Develop Geocortex Workflow and Applications to support data standardization efforts

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.

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.