These positions are located within a National Forest. The primary purpose of this position is supporting managers and resource specialists in the use of geospatial technology and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for land, natural resources and ecosystem management.Learn more about this agency
Data Management: Works with managers and resource specialists to determine type, amount and level of information required to develop and analyze ecosystem management alternatives. Participates in developing data dictionaries, data models, and metadata for multi-disciplinary information and geospatial applications. Converts geospatial information and remote sensing imagery into GIS databases. Assists with the organization and maintenance of resource information and data to facilitate analysis across multiple disciplines including but not limited to recreation, silviculture, planning, engineering and fire.
Geospatial Analysis: Follows established guidelines to facilitate geospatial model design and analysis procedures related to natural resource and relevant socio-economic data and products. Manipulates and analyzes geospatial data to support resource management decisions for multiple resource, jurisdictional, and ownership units or a large geographical region. Performs multi-scale and/or multi-resource analysis in support of planning, analysis, and monitoring activities.
Cartography and Map Design/Production: Compiles natural resource, topographic, and cartographic data for creation of thematic map products and presentation materials for multi-disciplinary resource management planning, preparation of environmental and social assessments, environmental impact statements and other projects supporting natural resource management decision making. Uses GIS technology and established GIS procedures to produce maps and graphics for various Forest resource programs, planning documents, and a variety of other requirements.
Training and Support: Provides advice and recommendations on sources, standards, integrity, compatibility, and cost efficiency of natural resource and socio-economic information. Conducts informal training and provides technical assistance to GIS software users in the development, storage, retrieval, and analysis of data.
Occasional travel - Position(s) may involve work away the official duty location to remote worksites within commuting distance (49 miles) and may also require overnight travel and/or camping per work assignment.
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