shrug-l: OPS GIS Analyst position with the Florida Forest Service in Tallahassee, FL

Cummins, Karen Karen.Cummins at freshfromflorida.com
Mon Mar 18 10:15:25 EDT 2013


We have an immediate opening for a GIS Analyst (OPS) with the Florida
Forest Service.

Organization: State of Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer
Services, Forest Service
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Tallahassee, Florida
Application Deadline: 
Posted: 2013-03-15

Position Description:

Position Description: The Florida Forest Service is a Division which
manages over a million acres of state forest, handles rural private
forest land programs, coordinates a statewide prescribe burning program,
and has wildfire suppression responsibilities. We are looking for a
fulltime GIS analyst (contract) with the Bureau of Forest Logistics and
Support to assist the forest rural stewardship program with their GIS
needs. 
Duties: Under the direct supervision of the Forestry Stewardship manager
and in cooperation with the program GIS Manager candidate will assist
with and provide technical support and training to FFS field staff on
GIS and GPS. Candidate will be required to conduct QA/QC of GIS
geodatabases related to a private land management and longleaf pine
forest tracking. Candidate will be required to conduct other related GIS
functions.

Qualifications:
BA/BS degree in Forestry, Ecology, Geography, Geology, Hydrology,
Environmental Studies or related field. 
3-5 years of professional GIS experience.
Proficiency with ArcGIS software suite: both 9x and 10x versions.
Knowledgeable of the ArcMap ArcCatalog, and ArcPad environments,
including tool options, settings, customization, editing processes, and
working with different file formats (vector/raster).
Understands the geodatabase environment and working with coordinate
systems and projections.
Good sense of cartographic design and understanding of layouts, map
elements, and publishing. 
Experience providing technical assistance; works well with end users of
widely varying skill level.
Comfortable providing assistance by phone and using remote desktop.
Basic understanding of GPS technical requirements and environmental
settings.
Familiarity with various GPS technologies and software, and ability to
trouble-shoot field problems.
Experience developing, coordinating and conducting technical training to
individuals as well as large classrooms.
Comfortable working with raster imagery and knowledge of remote sensing.
Ability to compose documentation containing both summary and detailed
components.

Salary: 15-22$ an hour commensurate with experience

Employment Status: This is a fulltime contract position.

Submit your resume and cover letter via email to
susan.leverette at freshfromflorida.com or call 850-414-8554.
www.floridaforestservice.com

 

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