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Sustainable Range Program GIS Coordinator

  • State of Florida Department of Military Affairs
  • 04/01/19
  • Starke, FL
  • 32091
  • 40,948.18 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Job Description: If you are a GIS expert, skilled at creating, updating, managing, and correcting personal geodatabases, file geodatabases, the State of Florida has an opportunity for you! If you are interested in ArcGIS software work, GPS field work, quality control of spatial data, map creation and publishing, and GIS technical support, you could serve as our newest GIS Coordinator.

The GIS Coordinator will be reporting to the Sustainable Range Program (SRP) at Camp Blanding Joint Training Center in Starke, Florida. The GIS Specialist will also have project requirements for GPS field work, instruction of GIS to military personnel and range control staff, testing of range operation tools, such as the Range Manager's Toolkit (RMTK), and providing GIS technical support. Primary duties will include ArcGIS software work, Global Positioning System (GPS) field work, data development, map development, data quality control support, and GIS technical support. The requirements of this position include a proficiency using the ArcGIS suite of products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolBox, and Data Reviewer), FGDC, SDSFIE, and excellent writing and communication skills.

The Department of Military Affairs is committed to using its assets, including its human resource assets in a responsible manner, to provide exemplary customer service to all the people of the State of Florida. The incumbent will perform the duties of this position in a manner that reflects this commitment.
40% Develop, update, manage, report, and maintain the DAMO-TRS (SRP) proponent SDSFIE Army Adaptation geospatial data layers in accordance with the DAMO-TRS SRP geospatial Data Development Strategy, the SRP geospatial data Quality Assurance Plans (QAPs), and the SDSFIE Army Adaptation. Serve as the installation/site(s) Data Steward for all DAMO-TRS (SRP) proponent geospatial data layers. Coordinate all range-related facility data with the installation real property office to ensure correct real property attributes are included in the geospatial data and real property databases.

20% Manage SRP GIS by contributing to the development and maintenance of an annual Plan and Workplan, administration of schedules, preparing required reports, acquiring office and computer supplies, coordinating information technology support, and conducting required travel and training. Provide SRP GIS reports including monthly status reports (MSRs), task execution reports, and input for Integrated Training Area Management (ITAM) Plan annual execution report. Identify draft budgets necessary to support these items and provide information for inclusion in ITAM Workplan. Coordinate with the ITAM Coordinator and other Range staff to identify GIS related software updates/requirements, hardware replacement/requirements, supplies, imagery acquisition requirements, and other data acquisition needs.

20% Prepare/provide geospatial data, perform geospatial analysis, and provide map products to support range operations planning, and range scheduling/planning reviews, including the creation of danger zones, the development of noise contours, and the development of range operations map products using the Range Managers Toolkit (RMTK) suite of applications.

15% Provide training support products in direct assistance to the execution of training strategies and missions, at all echelons, on the installations ranges and training lands. Develop and maintain geospatial data, perform geospatial analysis, and create training support cartographic products (i.e., maps) in support of unit training.

5% Gather and create geospatial data and perform geospatial analysis to support Range Modernization planning charrettes and Range Modernization reconfigurations to include range siting. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Geography, Computer Science, physical or life sciences, or related field, and two years of professional experience in using GIS software for analytical decision support; or
A master's degree from an accredited college or with a major in Geography, Computer Science, physical or life sciences, or related field, and one year of professional experience in using GIS software for analytical decision support.

Knowledge, skills and abilities, including utilization of equipment, required for the position:

Proficiency using the ArcGIS suite of products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolBox), SDE, SQL Database, quality assurance and quality control of spatial data, SDSFIE, and FGDC.
Knowledge of the principles and applications of ArcGIS software, cartography, and remote sensing.
Knowledge of the development, implementation, and maintenance of geodatabases and other relational databases.
Knowledge of computer operations and the use of GIS and Image processing software.
Knowledge of computer programming languages, i.e. Python and VBScript.
Ability to use handheld GPS devices and corresponding programs such as Trimble units and ArcPad.
Ability to design high quality maps for military training and interpret/ perform cartographic requests from military personnel.
Provides, creates and may develop various analysis and data reports as needed for use in military training activities.
Ability to follow quality assurance plans and protocol requirements for data development.
Ability to create data queries and summary reports to support agency needs.
Ability to design systems logic and/or process information logically.
Ability to identify and define user task needs by conducting short and long range project planning studies.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work assignments.
Ability to collect, record, and manage data.
Ability to effectively perform data QA/QC.
Ability to communicate data processing information effectively.
Prior military or previous GIS experience working with the military is preferred.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

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