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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Employment Announcement


Contact: Courtney R Klaus

Location: GEF2 DNR Central Office, 101 S Webster Street, Madison, WI 53703

Telephone Number: (608) 609-5368

Hourly Rate: Between $21.00 - $28.56 per hour depending on experience and training.

Duration: Job starts approximately February 4, 2018

Job Description: GIS Data Specialist - LTE

This position serves as a Forestry GIS Data Specialist in the Bureau of Forestry Business Services serving 500+ Division of Forestry (FR) employees. Under general review, the GIS Data Specialist works under the guidance of the Geographic Systems Team Leader developing and managing GIS vector and raster data to meet needs of FR operations and services programs, as well as partners and the public. The position will work independently on assignments including researching needs and performing complex GIS analyses. The position requires comprehensive knowledge of GIS technologies (specifically ESRI), concepts, and application as well as strong analytical and data management skills.

40% Conduct complex GIS analyses.
* Research and analyze geospatial data options and provide technical review and analysis.
* Provide GIS expertise on teams made up of IT/GIS and/or program professionals.
* Use python programming for automation of tasks.
* Create and organize detailed documentation of GIS procedures.

30% Manage FR GIS vector and raster data.
* Develop and maintain geospatial data (vector and raster) and documentation following established standards and guidelines.
* Create and manage web map services used in custom FR desktop and mobile applications used by staff, partners, and the public.
* Identify and implement policies and procedures to manage and improve FR staff access to various vector and raster datasets.
* Administer FR GIS libraries (SDE, shapefile, geodatabase, aerial imagery) to ensure current and accurate data.

20% Perform backup DNR FR Aerial Photography Program management duties.
* Manage and improve access to imagery by staff, partners, and the public considering ease of access, cost, and technical limitations.
* Assist with contract development, project management, and product delivery.

10% Participate in all phases of application testing for FR custom applications or commercial solutions.

Knowledge Required:

1. Experience (professional level) in natural resources using ESRI's ArcGIS technologies, (ArcGIS 10.x) including the use of Spatial Database Engine (SDE), shapefile, geodatabase, spatial analyst tools, spatial statistic operations, and other data management tools.
2. Beginning experience with python programming for automation.
3. Experience or training in database development, creation, queries, and maintenance.
4. Ability to work independently and in a team of IT and or GIS professionals, perform detail tasks with a high level of accuracy, tracking progress and documenting results.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with relational databases (SDE, Oracle) and querying (SQL). Experience with Toad for Oracle software a plus.
2. Experience with ESRI's ArcGIS Pro.
3. Knowledge of GIS mobile applications Avenza, GISPro, Geoviewer, or similar.
4. Knowledge of cartographic concepts, and the ability to create maps for forestry staff and the general public.

***NOTE*** Ideally, the department would like hire one person to fill both this position and the GIS Cartographic Specialist position (Job ID 11674) to work a total of 40 hours/week. If interested, please apply for both positions.

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted January 16th through the 19th.

Application Deadline: January 8, 2018

To Apply: Submit Form 9100-162 LTE Application (hard copy also available at most DNR offices) , resume, cover letter and references to:

Courtney R Klaus
PO Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
RE: Job Code 11673

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.

Additional Information:

**** Due to the nature of this position the Department of Natural Resources will conduct a comprehensive criminal background check on applicants prior to selection. Pending criminal charge or conviction will not necessarily disqualify an applicant. In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the DNR does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.

Last revised: 4/22/2018