GIS Analyst

  • Free
  • Published date: June 22, 2020
    • Washington, United States

GIS Analyst - United States Geological Survey (USGS), Mineral Resource Program

Ocean Associates Consulting (OAI) is seeking a GIS Analyst in Spokane, WA provide Geographic Information System (GIS) support for the U.S. Geological Survey in Spokane, Washington, specifically for the Western Region Databases and Information Analysis Project (WR DIA). The GIS Analyst will provide GIS support by creating, editing, analyzing, and modeling digital geologic map and mineral resource data using ESRI ArcGIS software (version 10 or higher) and ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise and their various extensions to create digital geologic map databases, intermediate products, and finished figures, illustrations, and digital geologic map or mineral resource map databases.

• Enter data into ArcGIS and ArcGIS PRO using scanned images, text files, spreadsheets of tabular data, and (or) database files.
• Implement quality control on acquired digital data used in ArcGIS and ArcGIS PRO; follow procedures (Federal Geographic Data Commission metadata standards) for documenting files in ArcCatalog.
• Proof, edit, and attribute ArcGIS and ArcGIS PRO files (stored in file geodatabases and shapefiles).
• Manipulate and analyze data (particularly raster and image data) using ArcGIS (Spatial Analyst and Image Analysis extensions to geo reference raster data and to perform modeling).
• Create and prepare products for publications (digital files, maps, documentation) using ArcGIS, and other desktop publishing software (e.g., Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, etc.).
• Provide digital documentation of work conducted on assigned projects.
• Prepare and update training materials documenting the procedures that they have developed or modified.
• Write portions of USGS publications series technical reports for technical review and publication, as appropriate.
• Follow all USGS existing procedures and guidelines. Performers are expected to know USGS graphics standards and produce figures and GIS products to those standards with little guidance.
• Inform the Technical Liaison of all equipment and data problems.
• Provide monthly reports to Technical Liaison/COR or their designee.
• Ensure that all work areas are kept free of safety hazards at all times.

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: U.S. Geological Survey 904 W. Riverside Avenue Spokane, WA 99201

Salary and Benefits: This is a 34 hr/week position with excellent employee benefits, including medical insurance, holiday, vacation, and sick leave. Salary commensurate with experience.

Required Knowledge and Experience
• At least 10 years professional experience reading, interpreting, and extracting data from geologic and mineral resource maps and similar geotechnical information sources, including the ability to recognize and understand terminology related to rock type and minerals geologic age, structural features, geophysical and geochemical anomalies, and mineral occurrences.
• Experience using professional knowledge of the scientific concepts, principles, and practice in researching a range of earth science disciplines to conduct surface and subsurface geologic investigations needed for mineral resource or similar assessment (including regional geologic, tectonic, and geochemical/synthesis, geology of igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks, geophysics, geomorphology, sedimentary, petrology, stratigraphy, and structural geology.
• At least 5 years of professional work experience working with USGS Mineral Resources Data System (MRDS) database and other online USGS mineral occurrence and geological datasets.
• At least 10 years of professional work experience using ArcGIS ArcMap (through version 10.7.x) in geological and mineral resource studies, including making of interim analytical and final published map databases.
• At least 10 years professional experience creating spatial databases from original analog data, including accurate georeferencing in GIS.
• At least 10 years professional experience extracting geologic and mineral deposit information from original scientific literature and company sources to create new databases, both spatial and non-spatial.
• At least 5 years professional experience creating geological illustrations to professional publications standards including, but not limited to, derivative maps, cross-sections, mineral deposit schematics, and block diagrams with GIS, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Acrobat.
• At least 5 years professional experience evaluating mineral deposit and prospect information, including grade, tonnage, deposit type, and location sourced from NI-43-101 reports, exploration company press releases and websites, and other similar materials, using GIS, Google Earth, and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel.
• At least 5 years professional experience with Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata creation, editing, and proofing for geologic and mineral resource map databases.
• At least 5 years professional experience working with USGS mineral deposit models and mineral resource assessment information, including copper, platinum-group metals, uranium, potash, rare earth elements, and other precious and base metal resources.
• At least 5 years professional experience using machine translation of geologic literature and map legends and evaluating if the translations are geologically meaningful. Languages have included Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and Hebrew.
• Thorough knowledge of coordinate systems and map projections to enable accurate georeferencing of analog data.
• At least 5 years professional experience viewing and interpreting Google Earth or similar aerial or satellite imagery for the purposes of locating and verifying the position of mineral occurrence sites and geological features.
• Proficient in using ArcMap and ArcCatalog modules in ArcGIS.
• Experience using Spatial Analyst and Image Analysis extensions to ArcGIS.
• Demonstrated expertise using Model Builder in ArcGIS to create robust models.
• Ability to design geospatial databases and data models in ArcGIS.
• Experience using Windows 10.
• Ability to operate large and small format scanners.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, you MUST APPLY THROUGH OAI’s WEBSITE ONLY. Go to OCEANASSOC.COM, click on Careers, then click on Job Openings, find the position you wish to apply for.
Only qualified applicants that meet minimum experience or background requirements stated above need apply. When applying for this position you will be asked to upload your resume at the end of this online application.

Applicants should submit a resume that includes the following:
• Cover letter that briefly describes how you meet the required and preferred qualifications listed.
• Work history for past 10 years or since last full-time education.
• Education.
• Previous experience or training with similar requirements.
• Three professional references.
• Include your name in the document file name.
• Upload your resume in readable, not scanned, PDF or Word format (PDF is preferred).

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire, and successfully complete a federal government background check. Ocean Associates Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of any status or condition protected by applicable federal or state law.

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