The Natural Resource Specialist is responsible for providing professional resource management information analysis and serving as the technical specialist in the use of Geographic Information System (GIS) to support resource management planning efforts. At the full performance level, the incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of duties including, but not limited to, the following:
- Analyzing and interpreting resource information results and making recommendations on findings for use by interdisciplinary planning teams for individual resource professionals.
- Acquiring, coordinating, and maintaining resource management data, database integration, applications and software interfaces to meet resource information management needs.
- Ensuring quality control of data, data standards, databases, data dictionary, applications, and computer model use for resource activities and compliance with state and Bureau standards and practices.
- Managing the GIS program and serving as the technical expert on GIS applications and information support needs.
- Managing, developing, coordinating, and integrating GIS technologies to conduct efficient resource analysis.
- Maintaining documentation on all phases of GIS including software, databases, and database applications, including coding of natural resource information, various data capture methods, metadata, and GIS coverages.
- Training resource management personnel on application use, interface with other software systems, and data management policies, practices, and procedures.
- Advising, interpreting, and implementing GIS policies, standards, and guides and recommending acquisition of GIS products and/or other services.
Physical Demands and Work Environment: The work is mostly sedentary. Occasionally lifting and moving of equipment and supplies to facilitate installation, repair, and transfer will be necessary. Ability to perform occasional field review of data checks is necessary.