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GIS Specialist

Acorn Forestry
Lufkin, Texas, US
Closing date
Sep 29, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Position Start Date: Immediately

Location: Lufkin, Texas

Status: Full Time/Permanent Position

Salary: Commensurate with experience

401K, health plan, paid vacation & holidays

Education Bachelor's degree in Forestry, Natural Resource Management, Geospatial Science, or

related field


Experience: Previous GIS and related field experience preferred, but not necessary

Other Requirements:

§ Organized, detailed-oriented, self-starter with ability to work with minimal supervision

§ Good written and oral communication skills

§ Computer proficiency to include: Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, etc.

§ Knowledge of ESRI GIS software, geodatabases, raster and vector data formats

§ Knowledge of GPS applications, and experience with field data collection

§ Some overnight travel (10%) may be required

§ Ability to obtain a valid Texas class C driver license within 30 days of employment

§ Knowledge of IT and networking preferred

§ Knowledge of website maintenance and social media sites preferred

§ Knowledge of drones, image processing, and applications towards forestry is preferred

Job Description:

Acorn Forestry is a full-service forestry and land management company working actively in all the western Gulf States. Our core activities include:

§ Heavy Mechanical Site Prep

§ Prescribed Burning

§ Herbicide Application

§ Machine and Hand Planting

§ Harvest Planning & Supervision

§ Wildland Firefighting

§ Timber Estimation & Sales

§ Timber Mgmt. Plans & Mapping

We serve a full range of industrial, institutional and private landowners, consultants, and forest products corporations with an emphasis on professionalism, quality, and accountability. Geographic data is a fundamental component of our core business processes and is used in all aspects of the company's operations, from planning and logistics to quality control and invoicing. As the GIS Specialist with Acorn, you will be responsible for generating, editing, and delivering map products, ensuring the quality and accuracy of geographic information, and adapting spatial products to a range of forest management operations. Some field work such as data collection, mapping, supervision of field personnel, and operational support may be required.

Work Environment:

This is a 90% office, 10% field position. Silviculture operations may be physically demanding and are often conducted in harsh environmental conditions including temperature and weather extremes, smoke, dust, bugs, rough topography, and brush.

Application Procedure:

Qualified persons should submit a resume and cover letter to: Jason Raines at

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