Job Detail

Organization: Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
Title: GIS & Natural Resources Analyst
Location: Helena, MT

Posted: 2019-09-27
Application Deadline: 2019-10-20

Position Description:

**Please see job posting on the State of Montana Career site for full information including supplemental questions**

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Geographic Data Services Bureau is looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, problem-solver who enjoys working in a team environment.

You must be analytical, detail oriented, creative, possess a strong work ethic, and have a positive attitude and excellent people skills. This position requires that you work independently on multiple priorities, with diverse groups of people, and that you work well in a team environment. You must have experience in, and be able to, effectively communicate concepts related to fisheries science as well as geographic information systems. The ideal candidate has experience in fisheries science along with a strong understanding of databases and GIS. You must have a minimum of 2 years of data management and GIS experience as well as knowledge in fisheries science or a closely related field.
If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply.
This position requires some travel and occasional irregular hours to meet project deadlines. The work is performed in an office setting and long hours of computer use at a desk are required. On occasion, there may be opportunity to participate in field survey and inventory work requiring some physical exertion and under adverse weather conditions. Applicants are required to submit responses to supplemental questions, a detailed resume, cover letter and three professional references. Successful interview candidates will be required to complete technical exercises as part of the interview process.This position is funded with an annual contract. Continuation of the position is contingent upon funding and need.

Job Duties:
This position is responsible for ensuring the goals and objectives of the Bonneville Power Association StreamNet annual contract and statement of work (SOW) are successfully met. The position is responsible for fisheries data management, data analysis, mapping application development assistance, map and tool production and cross-division and cross-agency collaboration and support. Position will assist in updating, maintaining, and disseminating the fisheries related content of the agency’s geographic information systems (GIS) databases, web resources, and related applications/databases. The GIS & Natural Resource Data Analyst position serves as an interface between functional users and technical resources, ensuring data and GIS products are aligned with business needs and state and agency policies.

Working knowledge of fisheries biology and data management is required. Experience with and working knowledge of relational database management systems (RDBMS) and associated techniques for accessing, analyzing, and managing data stored in multiple systems and databases including applied experience with data conversion techniques is required. Knowledge of and experience with Structured Query Language (SQL), data Application Program Interfaces (API’s) and Python is highly desired. You must have a working knowledge of ArcGIS including experience understanding and implementing principles of cartographic design. Experience with geospatial analysis techniques such as the use of geospatial data overlays, buffering, filtering, spatial statistics and surface analysis is expected. Experience with GIS applications, tools, and resources, including geodatabase configuration and management, geoprocessing, ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Online is required. Experience with data modeling principles and database driven application design; basic knowledge of a variety of programming languages using both procedural and object-oriented development techniques, particularly Python is recommended. You should be familiar with GPS principles, hardware and software, fish survey field data collection techniques, and interfacing GPS and GIS. Thorough working knowledge of Windows and Microsoft Office, including Outlook as well as working knowledge of office practices and procedures, business English, spelling and composition is required.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position are usually acquired through a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in fisheries biology and/or management, natural resources, geographic information systems, information management, geography or a related field and a minimum of 2 years of job-related work experience. Other combinations of education and experience which could provide such knowledge, skills and abilities will be evaluated on an individual basis.

**Please remember to attach the required documents (ANSWERS TO SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS, RESUME, COVER LETTER & REFERENCES) listed in this announcement. Applications missing the requested documents will be considered incomplete and may not progress further in the process. Documents not requested will not be considered in the recruitment process. This position closes at 11:59 PM Mountain Time on October 20, 2019. You must apply through the State of Montana Career site.**
Contact Name: Kimberly Howell
Contact Email: [email protected]
Contact Phone: 406-444-2081

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