GIS Analyst - Nisqually Indian Tribe

REPORTS TO: GIS & Data Program Manager
DEPARTMENT: Natural Resources
GRADE: A-23 SALARY: Starts at $24.80 per hour
OPEN DATE: Immediately 
CLOSE DATE: Until filled

GENERAL FUNCTION: This position is responsible for assisting the GIS & Data Program Manager in the planning, design, development and maintenance of the Nisqually Tribe’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The GIS Analyst provides technical and analytical support for GIS projects as required by GIS and other Tribal departments and as directed by the GIS & Data Program Manager.

- Assist Tribal departments and members to translate the GIS needs into practical, effective GIS solutions.
- Perform complex spatial and data analysis using advanced queries, statistical analysis, density analysis, grid analysis, terrain modeling, network and other analysis.
- Create processing models and procedures for common routines such as GPS data conversion or complex spatial analysis.
- Develop and produce high quality geospatial products including maps, map books, web displays, data reports and presentations.
- Protect the safety, integrity, and privacy of Tribal data.
- Research, evaluate, and acquire geospatial data.
- Independently perform data conversion, updates, and quality control for special data sets and geodatabases.
- Create and document data models, maintenance procedures, data sets, and metadata.
- Design and develop spatial data sets and geodatabases.
- Analyze database performance, troubleshoot, test designs, and recommend improvements.
- Research GIS technology and best practices to improve GIS procedures, through better technical solutions.
- Assist in the design, development, and maintenance of GIS desktop and web applications through programming, system testing, validation and documentation.
- Assist with training and supporting Tribal staff in the use of GIS software and data.
- Prepare reports and deliver presentations.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Knowledge of ESRI GIS software (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and Arc SDE).
-Knowledge of cartographic mapping principles.
-Knowledge of GPS hardware and software.
-Knowledge of GIS databases.
-Knowledge of programming languages used with GIS software.
-Ability to provide GIS technical expertise and consultation to programs and personnel.
-Ability to perform geo-processing and spatial analysis for a variety of disciplines.
-Ability to work independently with little supervision. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. 
-Ability to coordinate and organize a variety of simultaneous projects with varying deadlines and priorities. 
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents. 
-Ability to respond to common inquiries and complaints. Ability to comprehend and perform basic algebraic and trigonometric calculations. 
-Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to travel for GIS conferences and training. 
-Ability to occasionally work outdoors in inclement weather.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science in geography, computer science or a related field AND 2 years of related work experience OR a comparable amount of experience and/or education. Must have a valid driver’s license and must be insurable under the Nisqually Tribe’s policy.

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit an application and resume to: Nisqually Indian Tribe Personnel Department, 4820 She-Nah-Num Dr. S.E., Olympia, WA 98513. Contact the Personnel Department for more information at (360) 486-9558.

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