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|Working Title||Geospatial Data and Analysis Program Manager|
|Position Location||Fort Collins, CO|
|Work Location||Position qualifies for hybrid/in-office work|
|Research Professional Position||No|
|Position Type||Admin Professional/ Research Professional|
|Classification Title||Project/Prgm Mngmt I|
|Number of Vacancies|
|Proposed Annual Salary Range||$80,000 - $85,000|
Colorado State University (CSU) is committed to providing employees with a strong and competitive benefits package that supports you, your health, and your family. Visit CSU’s Human Resources website for detailed benefit plan information for permanent full-time and part-time faculty and administrative professional employees in the following University benefit areas: https://hr.colostate.edu/hr-community-and-supervisors/benefits/benefits-eligibility/ & https://hr.colostate.edu/prospective-employees/our-perks/ .
|Desired Start Date|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
|To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm (MT) on||02/13/2023|
|Description of Work Unit||
The Science and Data Division of the Colorado State Forest Service provides leadership, oversight, coordination, and administration of statewide science and data programs, policies, and procedures that contribute directly to the delivery of agency core services. Division staff advise field personnel, agency leadership, and management on current and emerging issues in Geospatial Data Management and Analysis, Forest Inventory Analysis and Monitoring, Forest Insect and Disease Monitoring, and Science Delivery program areas. Division staff work collaboratively with CSFS customers and partners to meet these program delivery needs. Division staff support Colorado State University Warner College of Natural Resources and College of Agriculture, and Front Range Community College academic programs and connect CSFS with research and resources from these programs.
Founded in 1870, Colorado State University is among the nation’s leading research universities and enrolls approximately 32,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Located an hour north of the Denver metro area, Fort Collins is a vibrant community of approximately 157,000 residents that offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a large city. Fort Collins is situated on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains with views of 14,000 foot peaks, and offers access to numerous cultural, recreational, and outdoor opportunities.
Under the direct supervision of the Associate Director of Science and Data, this position is responsible for the oversight and administration of the Geospatial Data Management and Analysis program for the Colorado State Forest Service. They will coordinate the conversion of geospatial information, remote sensing imagery, and other science based data sources into GIS databases. They are responsible for the organization and maintenance of resource information, facilitating analysis across multiple science based disciplines including but not limited to silviculture, water, wildlife, and wildland fire. In this role, they will also serve as the professional, science based point of contact and liaison for Federal, State, and local governments and other partners concerned with GIS, GPS, remote sensing and mapping.
The Geospatial Data and Analysis Program Manager will be responsible for administration of a budget ranging from $750,000 to $1 million (spanning multiple years of funding) and managing contracts that support the Science and Data Division. The position will maintain and develop data management protocols for multi-disciplinary information and geospatial applications of the Colorado Forest Atlas, a web mapping tool developed and hosted by CSFS.
Program leadership responsibilities include making recommendations and providing expert advice on the development and application of geospatial analysis processes, protocols and solutions to mission critical resource management issues. They will be asked to develop new and integrate already existing reporting systems to meet agency enterprise needs and local/state/federal requirements. They will manipulate and analyze geospatial data to support resource management decisions for multiple resource, jurisdictional, and ownership units spanning large geographical regions. They will compile natural resource, topographic, and cartographic data for the creation of thematic map products and presentation materials for forest resource management planning, the Forest Action Plan, and other projects supporting natural resource management decision making.
The Geospatial Data and Analysis Program Manager will be expected to provide formal and informal training and support to CSFS GIS software users in the development, storage, retrieval and analysis of data, providing advice and recommendations on sources, standards, integrity, compatibility, and cost efficiency of natural resource and socio-economic information.
The Manager is a member of the CSFS Management Team. The Management Team coordinates work effort across all program areas for efficiency, effectiveness and cohesiveness of program delivery and outcomes. The Management Team’s role is to allocate and manage resources to ensure agency goals and objectives are achieved on time and within budget, address operational and program issues, and ensure that policies and practices are implemented consistently. The Management Team carries out agency priorities established by the Leadership Team.
The Manager is also responsible for the supervision of their assigned staff, including, but not limited to, regular performance evaluation, team building and team meetings, professional development, and conflict resolution. The Manager must be self-directed and innovative
|Required Job Qualifications||
|Preferred Job Qualifications||
Demonstrated knowledge of, and relevant ability with, culturally diverse communities among potential target and constituent populations.
|Job Duty Category||Program Planning and Development|
Applies professional expertise to planning and developing geospatial/information management programs, policies, and procedures, and advises the CSFS Leadership Team on current and emerging issues in the following areas:
|Percentage Of Time||45|
|Job Duty Category||Program Administration|
Formulates, coordinates, and implements broad policies for administration of the geospatial/information management programs in the following areas:
|Percentage Of Time||35|
|Job Duty Category||Supervision|
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Job Duty Category||CSFS Management Team|
|Percentage Of Time||10|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
To apply, please upload a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications, a resume, a copy of your unofficial transcripts, and the contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
|Conditions of Employment||Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Valid Driver’s License - Successful applicants must have a valid driver’s license or the ability to obtain a driver’s license or access to a licensed driver by the employment start date. , Special Requirements/Other - Irregular work hours and periodic long days, evening and weekend service, occasional off-site and field project program review, and periodic overnight travel.|
|Search Contact||Amanda Fordham West, Amanda.West@colostate.edu|
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|Background Check Policy Statement||
Colorado State University strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks for the finalist before a final offer. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will also be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the University, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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