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.


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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.)