This unclassified, full-time position will be located at the Pratt Operations Headquarters and is directly supervised by Jake George, Wildlife Division Director.
The incumbent will provide assistance to the Fisheries, Wildlife & Boating branch of the Department for GIS related projects and basic mapping needs. The GIScience Coordinator will provide direct assistance to agency staff with GIS related needs and maintain oversight of ongoing contracts for GIS related services. This includes grant funded agreements for which the incumbent will take on the role of grant manager. Responsibilities include following federal aid procedures for timely grant applications, performance reporting, and expenditures/budget monitoring. The GIScience Coordinator will oversee all GIS related contract work, ensuring compliance with state purchasing guidelines while maintaining QA/QC of end products.
This position is responsible for moderate to complex operational and project-based geospatial data acquisition/development, analyses, data modeling, processing/conversion, maintenance, distribution, and user support. The incumbent will serve as the official ESRI liaison, providing software support to Agency staff. Primary responsibilities include analyzing data requirements; performing advanced technical data and database design, development, implementation, management, and QA/QC to support agency operations and needs; develop and manage ArcGIS Online based web map and feature services; perform spatial data analyses; produce maps and other cartographic products; create and verify integrated data topologies for use within geospatial applications and systems; coordinate access to/distribution of data; identify and implement policies and procedures to enable users access to data; lead utilization of data analysis tools and techniques; and perform project leadership and management activities, as required.
The GIScience Coordinator will be responsible for the continued development and improvement of field/mobile data collection methods for population monitoring and harvest/use surveys; continued production of statewide hunting and fishing atlases in printed, web map application, and various digital file formats; and develop new and useful data layers and web map applications for public use.
BENEFITS: Beginning annual salary range, $52,230 - $57,614; group health and life insurance; retirement; optional deferred compensation, dental and vision options; holidays; and sick, vacation, and parental leave.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s degree in geography, environmental, agricultural or natural sciences/resources and one year of GIS experience in a field of environmental sciences/agricultural sciences or natural sciences/resources. Additional experience in the biological sciences, agricultural sciences, physical sciences, or natural science/resources may be substituted for the required education as determined relevant by the agency. Applicants who possess at least two years of experience in the natural resources/GIScience field in addition to the bachelor’s degree will be given preference. The successful candidate must pass a background check. Candidates must possess a valid driver’s license.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS/ABILITIES: The successful applicant must have a mix of expertise in geographic information science, ecology, fisheries/wildlife management, agriculture or related fields; ESRI ArcGIS Desktop software, including extensions and tools (e.g., Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Model Builder); fundamental methodologies to perform technical geospatial data collection, processing, coordinate conversion, QA/QC, distribution and management; fundamental methodologies of mapping sciences, cartographic design and production. Previous experience with field/mobile data collection coordination a plus (ArcGIS Online, Collector and/or Survey123, CyberTracker, etc.).
The applicant must have good communication skills (oral and written) and be able to work in an interdisciplinary environment; ability to relay highly technical information effectively to a range of audiences.