Job Detail

Organization: Lake County Forest Preserves
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Libertyville, IL USA

Posted: 2023-04-17
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

The GIS Analyst is responsible for creating data and maps, performing spatial analysis, and maintaining geodatabases and applications withing an enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS). Develops and operates the District’s program for unmanned aerial systems (UAS). Drives a motorized vehicle. Performs lifting of up to 25 pounds. Performs tasks that will require the ability to climb, stoop, bend, reach, walk, sit, kneel or stand for long periods of time.

Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Management Information Systems, Geography, Geosciences, Geomatics, Environmental Science, Computer Science or similar field. GIS certificate preferred. Three years of experience in the GIS field. Knowledge in the operation of database, statistical, mapping and spreadsheet software packages, including ESRI’s ArcPro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Portal and ArcGIS Online and related tools (File and SDE Geodatabases, COGO tools, SQL Server, Arcade, VB Script & Python). Certified UAS remote pilot or ability to obtain FAA certification within six months of employment. Proficiency with Microsoft Office including the ability to prepare presentations, reports and exhibits. Familiarity with CAD software, GNSS receivers and related software. Possess a valid motor vehicle driver’s license.

Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they can perform every job description task. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may come from a less traditional background. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.

Interest in employment with the Forest Preserve can be expressed by submitting an application online at Positions are open until filled.

The Lake County Forest Preserves offers an excellent work environment as well as a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, and life insurance, IMRF pension plan, and paid vacation, personal, and sick leave.

As principal guardian of Lake County’s open space and natural area since 1958, we manage more than 30,900 acres of land and offer innovative educational, recreational and cultural opportunities for all people. Visitors of all ages can enjoy over 206 miles of trail for a variety of outdoor recreation uses, ponds and lakes for fishing, public golf courses, historical and cultural venues, public access to the Fox River and Lake Michigan, and award-winning nature and history education programs and events.

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