Job Detail

Organization: Coeur d'alene Tribe
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Plummer, ID

Posted: 2021-10-19
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Position Title GIS Analyst
Department IT - GIS

Compensation DOE/Q
Classification Technical

Reports to GIS Manager

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities


Under the general direction of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s GIS Manager, performs professional technical work for complex acquisition and maintenance of digital data.

Work requires independent judgment in managing multiple priorities and in coordinating work activities to meet established schedules and goals.

Duties include specific tasks within five
primary areas of responsibility:
Project coordination, Advanced geospatial application
development and product production, client services and support, GPS technology coordination, and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS a.k.a. drone) operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinates technical GIS projects to achieve desired goals with available resources; plans and organizes individual work; reports on progress; makes recommendations; and implements changes as needed

Assists in definition and procurement of new data.

Performs sophisticated raster and vector-based GIS analysis and classification, as needed

Produces sophisticated maps, reports, imagery and related GIS products and services as needed.

Designs and develops project specific GIS applications or processes requiring programming and or customization of GIS applications (i.e. Story Maps, ArcGIS
Experience Builder, ArcGIS Insights, etc.)

Designs, implements, and documents quality control measures for special projects, products, and services

Provides technical assistance to GIS Specialist and Technicians and to other departments’ GIS users, departmental managers and administrators related to their

Develops, conducts and coordinates specialized GIS training sessions for GIS staff and other Tribal GIS users, and presents at GIS workshops

Evaluates new GIS technologies products and services

Assists the GIS Manager with recommendations for GIS products and services and preparation of GIS budget

Assists GIS Manager with acquisition, interviews, and evaluation of GIS staff

Attends project demonstrations, seminars, workshops and other professional opportunities to maintain the necessary level of GIS and UAS (a.k.a. drone) expertise

Manage the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program to:

Seek out project work within the Tribe and serve as a liaison between external organizations such as local universities.

Plan, schedule, and oversee flights

Handle imagery processing and storage

Advertise and promote our program to other Tribal departments and the community

Assist in preparation of UAS budget

Maintain list of inventory and equipment maintenance/replacement schedule

Identify potential grant funding opportunities and prepare proposals

Maintain GIS website using WordPress platform

Compose and publish monthly GIS newsletter using StoryMaps

Factor 1. Knowledge for Position:

Bachelor’s degree in GIS or a related field from an accredited college or university, plus at least two years’ experience in GIS, preferably in a governmental setting.
Combined educational and professional background should involve at least four years of increasingly responsible experience in GIS and enterprise database
management, or any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge

Skilled in current Microsoft Windows Server version and XP Operating Systems, as
support for client-server GIS implementations

Must support the Coeur d’Alene Tribe’s: vision, mission, and core values per CdA Resolution

COVID19 vaccination required – attach vaccination proof/card.

Must comply with all other Tribal Health Policies.

Knowledge of ArcGIS data models

Knowledge of ERSI software programming languages, including Visual Basic, SQL, Python, AML and Avenue.

Extensive knowledge of of Intel-based computing hardware and TCP/IP networking, and peripheral devices such as large format plotters used in GIS applications

Extensive knowledge of ESRI’s GIS software products including ArcGIS Desktop programs, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise Portal, ArcGIS StoryMaps, and other
ESRI field data collection apps

Ability and willingness to learn additional ESRI online application programs, as

Knowledge of raster compression and data storage software and methods

Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)

Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing and cartography

Knowledge of GPS data collection and associated principles and practices

Knowledge of the principles and common standards for geospatial metadata

Knowledge of CAD software and file structures, as they relate to GIS applications

Knowledge of graphic editing software including Adobe Photoshop as they relate to desktop publishing and GIS applications

Knowledge of habitat conservation, natural resources, land management and municipal applications for GIS

Ability to effective research published journals, trade magazines, texts, web pages
and other sources to keep current with developments in the field of GIS

Ability to conduct effective oral and written presentations before Tribal Council, the public and other GIS professionals

Strong problem-solving skills

Comfort working on multiple projects simultaneously

Holder of current Part 107 Small Unmanned Aerial Systems license or ability to acquire while on-the-job.

Factor 2. Diversity of Work Load:

Work load ranges from moderate to heavy. On occasion, you may be asked to perform tasks not specifically listed within this position description.

Factor 3. Scope and Effect:

Tribal wide. May include work for outside tribal, state and federal agencies, and the public.

Factor 4. Personal Contacts and Purpose of Contacts:
Experience working with hierarchical organizations such as tribal, federal or state agencies
or the military.

Factor 5. Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Work is conducted both in a normal office setting and in a vehicle. Noise level is moderate to loud, depending upon the employee’s location. At times may require field work using GPS equipment in and near roadways and in remote road less areas. Occasional lifting of
computers and their components weighing up to 70 lbs.
An applicant may be asked to participate in an interview to establish whether he/she meets
the minimum qualifications. Interviews do not create a right to employment and provide
no promise or guarantee of employment with the Tribe.
The Coeur d’Alene Tribe reserves the right to hire according to its Indian Preference Policy.
Applicants are subject to a pre-employment drug test and at-random testing following
employment. Positions with the Coeur d’Alene Tribe are subject to a 6-month orientation
To apply, submit a Tribal Application, resume, detailed cover letter outlining a clear
description of your qualifications including experience, training, and any other aspect of
your background that may contribute to fulfilling the specific job duties and
responsibilities, COVID19 vaccination card, and signed position description no later than
4:00 pm on the closing date to: Human Resources Department, P.O. Box 408, Plummer, ID
83851. For more information, visit our website at

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