Job Detail

Organization: GISinc
Title: Aquatic Data Manager
Location: Denver, CO

Posted: 2019-08-15
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GISinc is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. Since 1991, our team of professionals has been using Geographic Information Systems to solve staffing, technology, and business needs in markets ranging from Federal, State, and Local Governments to some of the largest public and privately-held companies in the world. To be considered please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements below.

Role: Aquatic Data Manager

Role Summary:
The primary role of AIM Aquatic Data Manager is to support the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Assessment Inventory and Monitoring (AIM) program with the design of, updates to, and maintenance of multiple databases and related tools for aquatic AIM. The Aquatic Data Manager will work in many different software environments such as ArcSDE, Access, Microsoft SQL, R, and Survey 123. This position will serve as a liaison between both subject matter experts and data technical staff to ensure that database design, implementation, and maintenance meet the needs of the users and to ensure that databases are developed and maintained according to best practices for database management.
Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Essential Functions:

• Update and maintain multiple databases (including ArcSDE, Access, and Microsoft SQL Server) with versioning and replication, maintaining and creating data applications for field data recorders, and building database calculation code to manipulate data.
• Support data collection, processing, summarizing and/or analyzing of natural resource data and implementation of AIM and other initiatives.
• Maintain the SARAH data collection application and assist in design and maintenance of a new replacement application (likely Survey 123).
• Gather spatial data of aquatic and terrestrial survey information for compilation into national geodatabases and link complex databases to spatial data layers.
• Develop editing processes, standard operating procedures, and software interfaces to facilitate spatial data capture and editing associated with multiple enterprise-level databases associated with the AIM program. These databases are named AquADat and TerrADat.
• Develop and maintain a Sample Design database which is used to capture feature level metadata related to the development of individual AIM projects in order to appropriately apply statistical calculations across multiple scales.
• Develop and implement quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) procedures to routinely ensure data quality and integrity during multiple phases of data capture. This includes determining and setting data requirements/standards to support state and national AIM leads. This will also include creating and maintaining all metadata and documentation for data bases and layers, as well as summary analysis.
• Serve as a consultant/liaison to personnel preforming survey data capture and spatial data manipulation for applications. This includes advocating the user’s needs/requirements with management and with those responsible for computer applications/operations and resolving problems with user requirements and the identification and definition of data elements.
• Use, test and create workflows to compile, edit, migrate, build and maintain the official AIM data repository for agency and public access.
• Write scripts and macros to perform specific operations (such as watershed delineation and geospatial statistics) within existing software packages; specifically, ArcSDE, FME checks, Python, R, Microsoft SQL server and Microsoft Access, as well as ArcGIS SDE versioning, data replication, and other database applications.
• Make periodic inspections of AIM spatial data updates and maintenance activities to determine conformance with established policies, plans, standards and procedures of the AIM protocols and instructing personnel in new procedural requirements for proper implementation of stream and terrestrial survey activities.
• Assist with analysis of biological and physical components of ecosystems at a variety of temporal and spatial scales.

• Expertise of greater than 4 years with of ESRI’s suite of desktop GIS software primarily focused on ArcGIS Desktop and extensions.
• Experience of greater than 2 years working in a multi-user, enterprise Geodatabase environment using ESRI’s ArcSDE software connected to an enterprise instance of SQL Server.
• Working understanding of publishing geospatial data using ArcGIS Server.
• Professional knowledge of concepts and principles of geospatial data management by providing a minimum of 2 specific work examples.
• Professional knowledge in applying geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements by providing a minimum of 2 specific work examples.
• Ability to communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and geospatial technical experts alike.
• Knowledge working with variety of geospatial datasets from sources within and external to the federal government.

Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate:
• Experience with aquatic resource management
• R scripting experience
• Survey 123 use or design experience
• MXD and Geodata optimization practices
• Direct range management, riparian, and vegetation data collection experience

Work Environment:
Location: Onsite BLM National Operations Center (NOC), Denver, CO.
Travel approximately 10% of the time.

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

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