ITAM GIS Technician - Donnelly Training Area, Alaska

Colorado State University - Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Delta Junction, Alaska

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $61,000 - $65,000
Deadline Jul 15, 2024

Full job description: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/146344 
Apply by date for full consideration: 7/15/2024
Salary Range: $61,000 - $65,000

Position Summary:
CEMML is a research, education, and service unit within the Warner College of Natural Resources at Colorado State University (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.

To learn more about CEMML’s contributions to land management, our mission, vision, and values, visit http://www.cemml.colostate.edu/ 

A GIS Technician position is available at Donnelly Training Area, Alaska with Colorado State University (CSU) and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML). The position is located in Delta Junction, AK. Remote work is not allowed for this position.

The position will provide Sustainable Range Program (SRP) / Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) GIS support for US Army Garrison (USAG) Alaska, specifically at Donnelly Training Area and Fort Wainwright. The position will work closely with Range Control and assist the ITAM GIS coordinator located at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson (JBER). Specific duties include updating and editing GIS data as needed, field data collection with GPS, and map creation and printing. The incumbent will also be responsible for ensuring the GIS data meets all data standards outlined by the US Army.

The Donnelly Training Area is located 107 miles southeast of Fairbanks and west of Fort Greely. It is bordered on the south by the Alaska Range and on the north, east, and west by open land. The southern and western edges of the Donnelly Training Area are characterized by steep uplands and alpine environments bisected by deep streambeds and wetter lowland and riverine environments. The northern boundary is characterized by open lowland forests and wetlands.

Required Qualifications:    

  • Ability to work in-person at the Donnelly Training Area office, near Delta Junction, Alaska
  • B.S./B.A. degree from an accredited college or university in geography, Geographical Information Systems (GIS), cartography, environmental science, or closely related field.
  • A minimum of one (1) year of work experience in a relevant field is required.
  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS to include ArcGIS Pro Geographical Information Systems
  • Experience with Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies.
  • Experience and with Microsoft Excel, Access, and other database management programs.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to walk long distances on varying terrain in extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds repeatedly without assistance.
  • 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.

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: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/  & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/

Colorado State University conducts background checks on all final candidates.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer.



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Category General / Stewardship
Tags GIS, Environmental Consulting