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GIS Analyst, Climate & Resource Management Planning, Environmental Analyst III

Employer
State of Massachusetts
Location
South Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Oct 20, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research, Government
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
GIS
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, golf courses, skating rinks, trails and parkways. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of GIS Analyst Climate and Resource Management Planning, Environmental Analyst III. This person will be responsible for: -Creating, collecting, managing and analyzing data necessary for Resource Management Planning and Climate Change Planning -Creating ArcGIS Online Maps, Applications, StoryMaps, Dashboards, etc. to improve access to, analysis of, and communication about RMPs, climate change, and other natural and infrastructure resources at DCR -Providing GIS training and support to other DCR staff using desktop GIS software, ArcGIS Online, and field data collection apps. -Perform data analyses using GIS and remote sensing data to answer questions about DCR physical and natural resources -Researching and testing new GIS tools and diverse workflows for GIS projects with the aim of providing better GIS solutions as well as helping grow the skillsets and solutions that the GIS office can provide for other projects. -Writing and updating documentation for methodologies and workflows to increase the knowledge base for the entire office. -Create and manage field data collection using Survey 123 and FieldMaps. Train other staff to use these applications, provide technical support and QA/QC data. -Communicate complex ideas and concepts using maps (both paper and digital), employing good cartographic practices. -Work with a diverse group of DCR professionals to assimilate processes and data requirements -Work with other agencies, non-profit groups, federal and local governments, and at times the general public to bring in required data and ideas and communicate information back out to these groups -Coordinate or participate in agency meetings as needed to achieve Resource Management Planning and climate resilience goals. -Utilize GIS desktop and online software (ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online) to create, manage, and analyze data. Make maps and create apps for use by DCR staff. Most frequently these tasks will be for the RMP or Climate Resilience programs. -Coordinate with Resource Management Planning Program and Climate Resilience Program to provide them with GIS data, analysis, training, and mapping. -Conduct field work to identify resources and verify conditions using GPS and other mapping technologies. -Represent DCR on cooperative planning initiatives. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, technical or professional experience in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health, of which (B) at least two years must have been in a professional capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. An Associate's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology,. natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.* II. A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. * III. A Graduate degree with a major in the field of environmental science, biology, chemistry, earth science, environmental health, meteorology, natural science, toxicology or public health may be substituted for a maximum of three years of the required (A) experience and one year of the required (B) experience. Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. NOTE: Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of one year of the required (B) experience. _ Comprehensive Benefits _ When you embark on a career with the Commonwealth, you are offered an outstanding suite of employee benefits that add to the overall value of your compensation package. We take pride in providing a work experience that supports you, your loved ones, and your future. Want the specifics? Explore our Employee Benefits and Rewards! *Executive Order #595: As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Science* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *GIS Analyst, Climate & Resource Management Planning, Environmental Analyst III Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 251 Causeway Street Requisition ID: 220009N8
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