Position Announcement – Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist
Company: RedCastle Resources, Inc.
Title: Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position Starts: As soon as feasible
Position Description: The Remote Sensing Mapping Specialist will work individually and as part of a team conducting
mapping projects using high and moderate resolution imagery primarily in the western US. The individual will assist in
developing and implementing image processing and GIS modeling techniques for developing terrestrial ecological units
and landscape-level vegetation applications. The mapping process consists of integrating information from vegetation,
soils, geology, terrain, and climate to develop and attribute terrestrial ecological units. Primary responsibilities include
using existing geospatial and nonspatial data for developing mapping concepts and applying concepts across large
landscapes of 2-10 million acres. This requires using multispectral imagery, automated pixel and object-orientated
image classification techniques, spatial modeling, statistical analysis, and data mining tools. The successful candidate
will have the opportunity to work on projects ranging from base-to-broad-scale projects. Occasional field work or travel
Company Background: RedCastle Resources is a small, employee-friendly company that provides geospatial and
information technology support to natural resource management agencies throughout the country and around the
world. We specialize in the analysis of remote sensing, ecological, and other geospatial data, focusing on technical
expertise and communicating with natural resource managers and other subject matter experts. The majority of our
staff provide support through contracts with the USDA Forest Service, assisting National Forests, Regional and
Washington Offices, USFS Research, International Programs, and partner federal agencies to use advanced geospatial
data and technology for improved mapping, inventorying, and monitoring of natural resources.
The following characteristics are desirable:
● Personal and professional interest in natural resources and the application of geospatial technologies to
resource management problems,
● Experience with mapping software such as ERDAS, ArcGIS, eCognition, R, and Google Earth Engine;
● Experience or coursework in python, java script, ArcPy or other scripting languages,
● Background in soils, ecology, forestry, or natural resource management area with knowledge of landscape
ecology, geomorphology, vegetation, and field data collection methods;
● Excellent communication skills including technical writing and verbal communication.
● Successful candidates are expected to be self-motivated, have demonstrated initiative, be able to work
independently and also as part of a team, be able to collaborate with resource specialists, and be adaptable to
changing client priorities.
Education and Experience:
The successful candidate will have at least 2 years of experience in remote sensing with good current working
knowledge of geospatial software such as ERDAS Imagine, ESRI products (ArcGIS), Definiens eCognition, Google Earth
Engine, R, and others. The minimum degree requirement is a BA/BS (preferably a MA/MS) in a natural resource or
technical area such as soil science, forestry, biology, geography/GIS, or ecology, with coursework in geospatial
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position offers a generous benefits package which
includes health and dental insurance, company matching 401K and profit sharing, long term disability insurance, and
paid vacation and holidays. A moving allowance may be provided. Submit resume and cover letter to email below.
For additional information, please call (801) 322-5100.
RedCastle Resources, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer