Job Detail

Organization: Colorado State University
Title: GIS Technician - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
Location: Anchorage, AK

Posted: 2022-09-13
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

GIS Technician - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK

Working Title GIS Technician - Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
Position Location Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 202201381AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Classification Title Research Associate I
Number of Vacancies 1
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range $60,000 - $70,000

Employee Benefits
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: &

Desired Start Date 10/24/2022
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on 09/26/2022

Description of Work Unit
CEMML is a research, education and service unit within the Warner College of
Natural Resources at CSU. CEMML applies the latest and most appropriate science to promote the sustainable management of natural and cultural resources on Department of Defense (DOD) and other public lands. We provide technical support, conduct applied research, and offer career development and learning opportunities to support resource stewardship. We collaborate with our sponsors and within CSU to resolve complex environmental issues, leaving a legacy of science-based decisions that sustain our resources for future generations.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit

Position Summary
This position serves as a GIS Technician (Research Associate I Special) for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District Headquarters based at Joint Base Elmendorf – Richardson, AK. The incumbent will manage, maintain, and update Former Used Defense Sites (FUDS) geospatial data for active properties. The incumbent will also review and comment on contractor submitted GIS deliverables for compliance with SDSFIE and Alaska District Manual for Electronic Deliverables geospatial requirements for other AKCOE programs.

Beginning Monday, August 16, 2021, Colorado State University has mandated vaccinations against COVID-19. Faculty and staff are required to submit their vaccine status or declare an exemption. More information about the vaccination mandate can be found on the CSU COVID-19 Information & Resources site here,

Required Job Qualifications

• Minimum of a BS or BA degree in computer science, information technology, geographic information systems, geography, environmental science, or related field.

• Demonstrated work experience applying spatial data standards and maintaining metadata.

• The successful applicant shall demonstrate experience in all of the following: Esri’s ArcGIS software, cartography, and data development and maintenance.

• Other required qualifications are the ability to work independently, take initiative to resolve issues, and demonstrate superior verbal and written communication skills.

• Must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license by the employment start date.

• The successful candidate must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. by proposed start date; CEMML will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

Preferred Job Qualifications

• Experience working in a highly structured organization.

• Demonstrated work experience with Spatial Data Standards for Facility, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE), and International Organization Standardization (ISO) or Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata standards.

• Existing National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is highly desired.

Diversity Statement
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Job Duty Category GIS Database Management
Duty/Responsibility Develop, manage, maintain, and update FUDS Property geospatial data for active properties.
Percentage Of Time 50

Job Duty Category Technical Support
Duty/Responsibility Load current and historical contractor geospatial data into Property level GIS structure. Prepare maps/cartography as requested by stakeholders using the FUDS Property level GIS. Scan hardcopy resources to digital format and analyze imagery/drawings for metadata, rectify images/drawings, and develop metadata. Provide geospatial support for FUDS Project meetings.
Percentage Of Time 40

Job Duty Category Data Review and Reporting
Duty/Responsibility Review and comment on contractor submitted GIS deliverables for compliance with SDSFIE and Alaska District Manual for Electronic Deliverables geospatial requirements.
Percentage Of Time 10

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