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Organization: The Sanborn Map Company, Inc.
Title: Geospatial Modeling and Analysis Specialist
Location: Denver, CO
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-08-25

Position Description:

Join Sanborn’s award-winning team! Sanborn is looking for a Geospatial Modeling and Analysis Specialist to work onsite at a federal agency with technical skills in two areas: 1) ecologically focused geospatial modeling and analysis, and 2) data quality and standards evaluation. The position will emphasize working with data at multiple spatial and temporal scales, using advanced spatial analysis techniques and geostatistical methods. Travel of one or two trips per year may be required. This position is located in Denver, Colorado.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor’s degree in a natural resources field such as, but not limited to, ecology, natural resources management, wildlife biology, botany, forestry, fisheries, soils, etc. from an accredited university.

1. Preference given with professional experience (post- degree) using geospatial analysis for natural resources.
2. Preference given with experience (educational or professional) working in sagebrush ecosystems and/or with sage-grouse.

• Professional experience of greater than 5 years with Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop software.
Preference given to those demonstrating at least 2 years of experience using ArcGIS Desktop10.3 or higher

REQUIRED TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE:
•Provide at least 2 examples of geospatial analysis and/or modeling of ecological data and how it was used or applied.

1. Preference given to those demonstrating experience developing stand-alone executable geospatial models and tools using Esri ModelBuilder, Python or similar products.

•Demonstrate professional experience of greater than 2 years working in a multi-user, enterprise Geodatabase environment using ESRI’s ArcSDE software.

•Professional experience consolidating data from multiple sources to a single data set. This can include creating, managing, and maintaining geospatial databases (including Esri file and SDE geodatabases).

•Professional knowledge of concepts and principles of geospatial data management.

•Professional experience writing FGDC and/or ISO metadata for vector and/or raster products.

•Experience in developing written technical documentation (such as metadata, workflow diagrams, white papers, etc.).

•Ability to communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and geospatial technical experts alike.

•Ability to work with projects of varying timelines from yearlong implementation schedules to products with hours for quick turnaround production.

TASKS:
•Conduct geospatial analysis using a wide-range of thematic data, with a focus on ecological data (e.g., wildlife, vegetation, hydrology, climate change), working at multiple spatial and temporal scales; use advanced spatial analysis techniques, including geostatistical methods, to analyze data and develop custom tools or analysis methods.

•Develop custom geospatial models and geoprocessing tools that are fully functional, transferable, documented, and meet specifications for internal distribution and external publication.

•Generate all geospatial data and products (e.g., maps, map services, models, tools and databases) in ESRI ArcGIS 10.x and approved extensions/add-ons such as Geocortex, Fragstats, and CircuitScape.

•Develop or update documentation on geospatial models, tools and processes to:

1. Make sure the lay user can understand and run the models and processes,
2. Improve the content to better document the models/processes (i.e., add more detail, references, visual diagrams),
3. Standardize the documents’ format, and
4. Ensure that the documents meet standards such as meeting 508-compliance standards.

•Use ecological expertise to interpret and apply geospatial data, maps or other products.

•Assist with QA/QC and ingestion of data submitted for National aggregation.

• Support documentation of sample designs to facilitate spatial data analysis and reporting.

•Review internal and external (third party) geospatial data sets, models and analysis techniques, including associated peer-reviewed articles, white papers, or technical documents, and provide written feedback regarding potential use/application, limitations/constraints, or other requested characteristics/features of those products/approaches.

•Assist with development of and participate in training, educational, and outreach efforts (occasional travel required).

•Assist with coordination and collaboration efforts (i.e., meetings, webinars, emails, conference calls) among a wide variety of communities such as GIS and data specialists, resource specialists, monitoring leads, mitigation leads, information technology specialists, and public affairs specialists.

•Travel to training workshops, conferences, and/or meetings.

CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL SECURITY AND SUITABILITY REQUIREMENTS
The following forms and inquiries, or their equivalent, will be used to initiate the credentialing process:
•OPM Standard Form 85 or 85P
•OF306
•National Criminal History Check (NCHC)
•Release to Obtain Credit Information
•PIV card application

If selected to fill the position, a candidate would be required to pass a drug screen and satisfy the requirements of a National Criminal History Check (NCHC) to verify the identity of the individual applying for clearance and to determine the individual’s suitability for the position.

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or possess a current work visa.

Sanborn offers a comprehensive health and wellness program which includes medical, dental, vision, 401k, holiday, PTO, EAP, disability and life insurance benefits.

TO APPLY: Visit our website: www.Sanborn.com to apply for this position. Sanborn is an Equal Opportunity Employer.