Initial Posting Date: 05/04/2022
Agency: Department of Fish and Wildlife
Salary Range: $4,318.00 - $6,530.00 Monthly
Information Systems Specialist 4 (NRIMP GIS Technician) - Limited Duration/Job Rotation
Make a Difference in Oregon's Natural Resources!
Help the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fulfill its mission: To protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations.
Do you have experience using GIS software to create maps and spatial datasets and analyze and provide information to others? Are you familiar with creating tools to help others use GIS efficiently to a carry out their job? If so, we are looking to fill a Limited Duration/Job Rotation Information Systems Specialist 4 (NRIMP GIS Technician) position at our Headquarters office in Salem.
This is a full time, limited duration position through June 30, 2023. Please note that this position will be established as a permanent position pending legislative approval.
We will also consider a Job Rotation for current, regular status employees of the state of Oregon in good standing in a permanent or limited duration position (not temporary or seasonal) that is expected to continue through at least June 30, 2023. Please attach approval from your current manager to be considered for this job rotation in the resume/cover letter section of your application.
Due to the specialized nature of this work, we are going to leave this recruitment open until filled with the first review of applications beginning at 8AM on May 17, 2022. Please note, this recruitment may close anytime after that first review date.
If you enjoy the outdoors, Oregon’s Willamette Valley is the place for you. It is less than an hour from glaciated mountain peaks to the east, the Pacific Ocean to the west and the massive Columbia River Gorge to the north. You can fish 365 days a year, and there is hunting for big game, waterfowl and game birds. The Oregon coast attracts thousands of people who clam, crab and fish in the ocean for halibut, salmon and tuna. The outdoor opportunities are endless when it comes to fish and wildlife in Oregon! If culture is what you seek, the Willamette Valley is the most populated area in Oregon and contains its three largest cities: Salem, Portland and Eugene, which are home to many museums and theaters. The Valley is also known for its vineyards, breweries and fantastic casual dining experiences.
To learn more about the department and the work we do, view the following video at https://myodfw.com/about To see examples of some of the maps we produce, please visit https://www.dfw.state.or.us/maps/index.asp
What you will do:
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
• Requires extended, daily use of a computer to type, analyze, and summarize data in an office environment. Occasional overnight travel. Occasional long hours and situations involving tight deadlines, meetings, interagency negotiations, and problem resolution.
• Requires a flexible work schedule that varies in the number of hours worked on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day, or a work schedule in which the starting and stopping times vary on a daily basis, but not necessarily each day. This includes working at all hours and workdays in excess of eight hours. Work exceeding 40 hours per week requires supervisor approval.
Criminal Records/DMV Check
Applicants are subject to both a criminal history and motor vehicles check. Driving is required for all positions. Out-of-state finalists will be required to present a current certified or uncertified driving record for review to be considered for the position. Be prepared to obtain as soon as possible. You are expected to provide the out-of-state driving record before an offer can be made unless extenuating circumstances exist. Adverse background and/or driving information may disqualify you from further consideration.
NOTE: Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete the U.S. Department Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. ODFW participates in E-Verify. ODFW is not able to support VISA sponsorships.
We are seeking applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and have the following skills and experience:
• Three (3) years of information systems experience in geographic information systems (GIS), OR
• Associate's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, GIS, or related field, or completion of a two (2) year accredited vocational training program in information technology or related field; AND one (1) year of information systems experience in geographic information systems (GIS).
• Strong interest in working with computers in a natural resource’s environment
• Knowledge of and experience using personal computers and Windows-based software applications, including the MS Office suite and MS Outlook.
• Knowledge of and experience using ArcGIS and ArcGIS Online to create GIS products.
• Knowledge of enterprise geodatabases, raster and vector datatypes, and Linear Referencing Data Models.
• Knowledge of and experience using the Internet to search for, send, and receive electronic information.
• Knowledge of USGS Hydrography Event Management Tools.
• Knowledge of Python scripting language for automating data processing tasks.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently with little supervision.
• Strong oral and written communication skills.