GIS research associate job with Colorado State and NPS

The NPS in collaboration with CSU is hiring a Research Associate as a front end web mapping developer for NPS tools.

Please see the job description below and online and apply here:

We are looking for an energized front-end developer committed to creating rewarding map experiences with standards-compliant code and open-source technologies. We are passionate about our role in advancing the mission of the National Park Service and want our team members to share this passion with us.

Our team encourages innovation and creativity, and we are constantly evaluating new technologies and methodologies to improve our products. We take pride in what we do and are searching for a team player who is creative, dedicated to learning, and open to experimenting with new tools to achieve goals. The candidate will collaborate with a distributed team of other developers, cartographers, data engineers, and UI/UX designers.


  • Develop new plugins and extend core functionality for NPMap.js, the JavaScript mapping framework of the NPS
  • Produce interface elements as defined in partnership with cartographers and UI/UX designers
  • Use the mapping framework to create custom web maps for parks and programs
  • Test builds and deploys validated code to production servers
  • Provide timely and courteous user support for the mapping framework, tracking down and resolving issues as needed