Supervisory Program Leader – USFS

Open & closing dates: 10/25/2018 to 11/06/2018
Service: Competitive
Pay scale & grade: GS 13
Salary: $87,252 to $113,428 per year
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time

More Details and Application

This position is located within the Geospatial Technology and Applications Center (GTAC) in Salt Lake City, Utah. The incumbent serves as a Supervisory Program Leader. This position provides program/project leadership, direction, advice and supervision to highly technical and professional staff.

For additional information about the duties of this position, please contact Deborah Oakeson at 801-975-3498 and

As a project management and technical advisor, provides advice and guidance to project leaders, and as a multidisciplinary geospatial project team supervisor. Actively applies geospatial intelligence with regard to forest health, forest management, post-fire restoration, active fire detection monitoring, and land use monitoring.

Plans the work to be accomplished by the unit, assigns work to employees, and establishes production or quality standards for the unit’s work. Participates in preparation of annual and multi-year program and long range planning. Conducts studies determining program development needs. Prepares or assembles detailed project proposals and cost estimates.

Demonstrates leadership in establishing and maintaining a work environment that is free from discrimination and creates a sense of inclusion and support for all employees in the workplace.

Travel Required
25% or less – Occasional overnight travel may be required to attend meetings, training, and field visits.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

GIS Analyst – Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands

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SALARY: $16.35 – $19.00 Hourly
OPENING DATE: 10/18/18
CLOSING DATE: 11/01/18 11:59 PM


This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.


Employees hired for this recruitment will be subject to the Driver Eligibility standards found at the following link:

PHYSICAL ADDRESS: 1594 W North Temple Salt Lake City, Utah 84114

RECRUITER INFORMATION: Christa Rowland, 801-538-4826


Job Title: GIS Analyst
Job Description:
Are you a GIS Analyst looking for an exciting career in Natural Resources working with Forestry, Wildland Fire and Sovereign Lands in the Great State of Utah? The Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) in the Utah Department of Natural Resources, is looking for the right person to fill a GIS Analyst position to support our mission. This is an exciting GIS position, working with a great team. We offer a flexible schedule, tele-commuting opportunities, and occasional travel through Utah.

Principal Duties:
Support the GIS and mapping needs of FFSL Design, configure, create and support GIS tools, workflows, integration’s, spatial databases and methods for data collection, processing, interpretation and display Create, publish, update and maintain FFSL’s GIS data, maps and services Support field work and wildland fire incidents with GIS and other duties as needed Assist with the coordination of GIS data, projects and activities between FFSL programs, area offices, state and federal agencies, cities, counties, special service districts, and other organizations Perform spatial analysis and modeling

The Ideal Candidate:
GIS certification from an accredited college or university, the Geographic Information Systems Certification Institute (GISCI), or Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI)
At least 1 year of direct GIS experience
A positive, open-minded and collaborative outlook and attitude
A strong work ethic
Problem solving skills
Excellent communication and presentation skills
Experience and/or knowledge with GIS work in Natural Resources and/or Wildland Fire

Specialized GIS skills such as programming, scripting, advanced cartography, web-mapping, spatial modeling, COGO/Legal Descriptions, etc

Experience with using and administering ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS Server/Portal

*Preference maybe given to applicants who have the knowledge and experience in Natural Resources Management; particularly in forestry, wetlands ecology,
river systems, wildfire risk mitigation and wildfire suppression. Preference may also be given to applicants who are proficient with the latest ESRI suite of
Applications and Workflows (ArcGIS Pro, Online, Server/Portal, Collector, Survey 123, Operations Dashboard, etc.)

GIS Systems Analyst – Utah County

Posting #:3056-1018sr
Job Title: GIS Systems Analyst
Opening Date/Time:  October 12, 2018
Closing Date/Time:  November 12, 2018
Salary: Grade 511 Step A – G $2,121.79 – $2,437.58 Biweekly
Job Type: Full Time
Number of Openings:1

Under general supervision of the GIS Manager, independently complete mapping projects; generate, maintain and provide quality control of complex data to be stored in Utah County Government’s geographic information system (GIS); and design, develop, maintain and/or program GIS applications.  This position may be assigned to provide general or specific GIS support for a county department, function or project.

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1. Design, create, implement, manage, maintain, and document Geographical Information Systems and data using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Enterprise Server, ESRI Enterprise Geodatabases, Oracle, and other software that support and enhance Utah County business functions and inform the public.
2. Design and produce maps and other graphic products using GIS, CAD and other programs for county personnel, local, state, and federal agencies and the public.
3. Perform high-level spatial analysis of geographic data sets to respond to requests from county departments, local, state, and federal agencies and the public.
4. Design, develop, maintain and/or program GIS applications and other tools using Python, VB.NET, Javascript, IOS, C#, Swift, SQL, HTML, or other languages or other GIS application development tools such as Spillman RMS and CAD 911 system modules, Collector for ArcGIS, Operational Dashboard for ArcGIS, AppStudio for ArcGIS, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS to assist county personnel acquire, catalog, normalize, display, analyze and integrate spatial data with other enterprise data to enhance its usefulness and accessibility.
5. Perform highly responsible technical work in systems design and implementation.
6. Perform high-level technical review of geographic information, GIS and 3rd party software to determine accuracy and usability.
7. Provide technical assistance to county departments, other government agencies, and the public in implementing GIS projects including training county employees in GIS procedures and software.
8. Capture data in the field using global positioning system equipment and other means.
9. Prepare confidential information used by the county including use in civil and criminal litigation.
10. Prepare conference reports and make technical presentations.
11. Assist the GIS Manager in other support operations of a multi-department GIS enterprise.
12. Assist the GIS Manager in establishing long-range direction for GIS in County.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Enterprise Server and other related GIS products
  • Knowledge of civil engineering, public safety 911 systems, cartography, cartographic principles, and surveying techniques
  • Knowledge of GIS application programming and design tools and ability to produce applications and tools using at least a few of the following: Python, IOS, Android, ArcGIS Runtime SDK’s, C#, Javascript, Java, Swift, SQL, VB.Net, Spillman RMS and CAD systems, Collector for ArcGIS, Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS, AppStudio for ArcGIS, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS
  • Knowledge of project and employee leadership techniques
  • Skilled in advanced reading, writing, and math
  • Ability to maintain cooperative relationships with those contracted in the course of work activities
  • Ability to create detailed maps
  • Ability to clearly explain technical information orally and in writing

Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no direct supervisory responsibility but does serve as a coach and mentor for other
positions in the department.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment but is also performed for sustained periods outdoors and occasionally in hot, cold, or inclement weather. This position exposes incumbent to possible bodily injury when conducting field work. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as a laptop, desktop, smart phone, photocopiers, shredders, and filing cabinets. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to use manual dexterity to handle, feel, and operate objects, tools and controls, and reach with hands and arms. This employee is frequently required to sit for long periods of time, stand, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. The employee is required to type, file and lift office supplies up to 30 pounds.

Position Type/ Expected Hours of Work
Incumbent must work 40 hours each week to maintain full-time status. There is availability to work out a flex schedule ahead of time that works for both the County and the employee. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

This position requires up to 5 percent travel.

Required Education and Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, or a closely related field.
2. One (1) year of work experience in GIS application development using Python, VB.NET, Javascript, IOS, C#, Swift, SQL, HTML, or other object-oriented languages and/or other GIS application development tools such as Collector for ArcGIS, Operational Dashboard for ArcGIS, AppStudio for ArcGIS, Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS, or providing GIS support for Spillman Dispatch Systems.
3. Equivalent combinations of education and experience that include one (1) year of work experience in GIS application may also be considered.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
1. Applicants must possess a valid driver’s license and obtain a valid State of Utah driver’s license within 60 days of employment
2. Selected applicant may be subject to, and must pass, a background check
AAP/EEO Statement
It is the policy of Utah County Government to assure equal employment opportunity to its employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, genetic status or gender identity.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee of this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time.
Utah County Government is a drug-free workplace.

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