Job Detail

Organization: Sanborn Map Company, Inc
Title: Natural Resource GIS Analyst / Programmer
Location: Vallejo, CA

Posted: 2021-06-15
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The Sanborn Map Company is looking to fill a Natural Resource GIS Analyst / Programmer position.
Joining Sanborn’s winning onsite team! In this role, you will work for Sanborn to provide GIS services in support of Forest Service programs. This role will require extensive expertise in conducting natural resource risk modeling, mapping and training, GIS mapping and analysis, Mobile GIS mapping and programing of data recorders, web-site development, maintenance and adherence to specific standards, poster and presentation development, and other graphical design development. This position is located in Vallejo, CA however; travel may occur to other locations.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE
• BACHELOR’S DEGREE in Forestry, Ecology, Wildlife Biology, Soils, Geology, Hydrology, Geography, Earth Science or related degree.
• MASTER’S DEGREE is highly desired.
• Background knowledge of hydrology, botany, wildfire, geology, soils, vegetation and infrastructure
• 5 years of intensive and progressive experience in a field requiring extensive use of GIS and related tools.
• 3 years of experience in graphic design is desired.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS
GIS EXPERTISE:
• ESRI ArcGIS platform for geographic data processing, management, and analysis
• Advanced spatial modeling, geoprocessing analysis, and spatial statistics
• ArcToolbox tool experience, especially knowledge with Analysis, Data Management, and Spatial Analyst toolboxes.
• Familiarity with ESRI’s ArcGIS raster calculator and the ability to manipulate raster integer values
• ESRI model builder or python to automate repetitive tasks. Python scripting and ArcPy desired but not required.
• Familiarity with QGIS software
• Familiarity with Google Earth Engine
• Familiarity with FS corporate database (EDW) structure
MOBILE GIS EXPERTISE:
• Android tablets with ArcGIS Survey 123 for field data collection and integration with geodatabase and other databases
• Knowledge of Aerial Detection Survey Digital Mobile Sketch Mapping techniques.

CARTOGRAPHIC EXPERTISE:
• Create complex maps and posters using various tools including ESRI ArcMap, ArcPro, ERDAS suite, and Adobe Creative Suite
• Knowledge of cartographic design principles
• Adobe InDesign for document and publication development
• Illustrator for graphics development
• HTML and CSS for website management

OTHER SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
• Strong skills with MS Office suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Teams
• Attention to detail
• Well organized
• Background knowledge of hydrology, botany, wildfire, geology, soils, vegetation and infrastructure.
• Knowledge of USFS GIS data structures, National Application structures, and other agency structures including ADS/FHP datasets a plus

TASKS
CONDUCT GIS MAPPING AND ANALYSIS TO SUPPORT FOREST HEALTH PROTECTION
• Interact with Forest Health Assessment and Applied Sciences Team and aerial detection survey crew, trouble shoot survey systems
• Create web mapping applications to present aerial detection survey data using ArcGIS Online (AGOL)
• Conduct assessments of insect and disease data, including developing remote sensing techniques using the best available data and methodology
• Obtain necessary information from those that collected the data to understand and correct errors that are found.
• Perform landscape level project analysis in support of State & Private Forestry (SPF) using existing applications, and apply these project principles across multiple areas.
• Familiarity with building Tile packages (TPKs).
• Create templates and maps for use by government personnel
• Create maps and posters
• Contact various GIS personnel to accumulate spatial data for dead wood volume estimates & locations for biomass inventory
• Evaluate data from multiple databases to create maps and posters
• Work cooperatively with partners to evaluate, analyze and distribute data
• Manage the data and metadata

ANNUAL REPORT COMPILATION, DESIGN, EDITING AND GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION
• Work cooperatively to compile annual forest health data and information, including the pest conditions and forest health highlights reports
• Develop graphical design for annual reports
• Manage data and information for forest pest reporting
• Help produce final survey reports and maps
• Manage State & Private Forestry website using HTML and CSS
PROVIDE TECHNICAL TRAINING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE
• Develop training for partners
• Aid service area personnel in using GIS
• Aid service area personnel with insect and disease field data collection using tablets running ArcCollector and Survey 123
• Aid service area personnel with ground verification of aerial detection survey data using tablets.
• Develop materials for distribution and internal use

CONDUCT ALL RMAP ACTIVITIES RELATING TO NATIONAL INSECT AND DISEASE RISK MODELING (NIDRM) AND MAPPING:
• Develop protocols for improving host layers for next NIDRM
• Evaluate annual host layers in coordination with other staff and service areas including state partners for improvement for next NIDRM
• Run models and produce products as needed by staff
• Conduct workshops and training

FINAL PROGRAM AND PROJECT REPORT PREPARATION
• Document work performed; web-ready publication
• Develop end product posters and maps
• Aid forest health protection staff with technical issues
• Conduct meetings with partners as needed.

CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL SECURITY AND SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following forms and inquiries, or their equivalent, will be used to initiate the credentialing process:
• OPM Standard Form 85 or 85P
• OF306
• 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 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.

Salary Range: 80-110k annually

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 a Vets/AA/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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