Job Posting: GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist I

Closing date: 2022-08-31
Position: GIS/Remote Sensing Specialist I
Organization: Ducks Unlimited, Inc.
Country: United States
State: Michigan
Contact: Mat Halliday
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GIS Specialist – Great Lakes/Atlantic Region Ducks Unlimited- Michigan seeks a full-time GIS Specialist I to join our highly motivated team in the Dexter, Michigan area. The role will work collaboratively with a team of GIS professionals to update the US National Wetland Inventory (NWI). The successful candidate will have experience with NWI projects, and excellent skills in GIS, communication, and time-management. The position will report to Mat Halliday, GIS Analyst III. Responsibilities: – GIS data development. – Derivation of LiDAR digital terrain indices, as needed. – Data management including quality assurance and control. – Assist in training GIS interns in photointerpretation and other tasks as needed. – Clearly write up methods, results and status updates for reports and other communications. – Effective communication with team members, stakeholders and partners in calls, emails, meetings, and presentations. – Generate maps for publications, posters, reports, PowerPoint presentations and other internal and external communication needs. Qualifications: Experience and Education: – Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in GIS and remote sensing or related field with coursework in GIS and remote sensing. – At least 2 years’ GIS experience. – Prior work on at least one National Wetland Inventory project in which the applicant participated in a successful submission to the US FWS. – Performed field work including identification of wetland plants. Communication Skills: – Solid ability in both written and verbal communication. Technological Proficiency: – Proficient with ArcPro, including editing, imagery, analysis, and cartography tools. – Working knowledge of ModelBuilder or Python. – Experience with LiDAR data. Analytical Skills – Experience with classifying wetlands and deepwater habitats using aerial imagery and the Cowardin classification system. Interpersonal Skills (if applicable) – Dedicated team player. High degree of independent judgement. Experience working as a resource in a team setting. Office Work: The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on a hybrid in-office / at-home schedule, if desired. They will be expected to work in the Dexter, Michigan office at least 2 days a week. Field Work: The successful candidate will be willing to travel for project-related fieldwork, partner meetings, and conferences. Travel less than 10% of overall work. How to Apply: Apply through the application system.
About Organization
Ducks Unlimited conserves, restores, and manages wetlands and associated habitats for North America’s waterfowl. These habitats also benefit other wildlife and people. Waterfowl conservation is facing important challenges as wetlands and other habitats are being degraded and destroyed across the continent.