Senior GIS Analyst/ GIS System Manager

Coeur d'Alene Tribe
Plummer, Idaho
Apr 23, 2024
May 01, 2024
Engineering, Systems
Position Type
Analyst, Manager / Leader
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Under the general direction of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's GIS Manager, performs professional
technical work in the acquisition and maintenance of digital data of high complexity. Work requires
independent judgment in managing multiple priorities and in coordinating work activities to meet
established schedules and goals. Duties include specific tasks within seven areas of responsibility:
(1) GIS system and database design/creation and maintenance
(2) Project coordination
(3) Application development
(4) Client services
(5) Geo-spatial product production
(6) GPS technology usage
(7) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) operations

Work load ranges from moderate to heavy. Scope of the work is Tribal-wide, although it may include
work for other tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and the public. The organizational
environment is hierarchical similar to organizations such as tribal, federal or state agencies, or the
military. This position reports directly to the Tribe's IT/GIS Manager. Work is conducted both in a
normal office setting, in the out-of-doors under a variety of weather conditions and in a vehicle on a
range of road surfaces including four-wheel-drive conditions. Noise level is moderate to loud,
depending upon the employee's location. At times, duties may require field work using GPS and UAS
equipment in and near roadways and in remote roadless areas. There is occasional lifting of computers
and UAS's and their components weighing up to 70 lbs.

Coordinates technical GIS projects to achieve desired goals with available resources, plans and
organizes individual work, reports on progress, makes recommendations and implements
changes as needed

• Responsible for the design, creation and maintenance of the Tribe's Enterprise GIS System, its
data, and software
• Assists the IT Network Manager in making sure all GIS data and applications are properly
backed up and that those backups are usable and safe from ransomware and other malware
• Database Administrator responsible for all enterprise GIS databases based on a centralize
database management system such as Microsofts SQL Server, and GIS-specific file-based
databases residing on computer file systems (Esri file geodatabases and shapefiles) and Access
• Assists in the definition, needs assessment and procurement of new data
• Performs sophisticated raster and vector-based GIS analysis and classification as needed
• Produces sophisticated, cartographic quality maps, reports, imagery and related GIS products
and services as needed
• Designs and develops project specific GIS applications or processes requiring programming
and or customization of GIS applications
• Designs, implements, and documents quality control measures for special projects, products,
and services
• Provides technical assistance to GIS Analysts and Technicians and to other departments' GIS
users, departmental managers and administrators related to their projects
• Develops, conducts and coordinates specialized GIS training sessions for GIS staff and other
Tribal GIS users, and presents at GIS workshops and conferences
• Evaluates new GIS technologies products and services
• Manages the Tribe's UAS Program
o Manages the Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV's, aka "drones") and ancillary
hardware, and software used in flight programming and data collection
o Plans aerial imagery acquisition schedule for Tribal lands to be monitored by the
o Using the appropriate software, creates flight missions for both the fix-wing and rotary
based autopilots
o Safely conducts UAV flights in the field on Tribal lands within the Coeur d'Alene
Reservation in compliance with Tribal rules and the FAA regulations
o Downloads collected imagery from the UAV cameras, geotag and process into usable
raster layers
o Manages the UAS imagery library
• Assists the IT/GIS Manager with recommendations for GIS products and services and
preparation of GIS budget
• Assists the IT/GIS Manager with acquisition, interviews, and evaluation of new GIS staff
• Attends project demonstrations, seminars, workshops and other professional opportunities to
maintain the necessary level of GIS expertise
• Grant acquisition and management
• Reports directly to the Tribe's IT/GIS Manager
• Performs supervision of GIS group staff, including GIS Analysts, GIS Technicians and GIS
Interns when the Tribe's GIS Manager is away from the office
• Other duties as assigned

Must support the Coeur d'Alene Tribe's: vision, mission, and core values per CdA Resolution
• Must have received full COVID19 vaccination, and booster, at the time of application,
according to the timeline established by the CDC - attach vaccination card
• Must comply with all other Health policies established by the Tribe or department, including
the annual flu shot
• Bachelor's degree in GIS or a related field from an accredited college or university, plus at
least four years' experience in GIS and enterprise database management, preferably in a
governmental setting. Combined educational and professional background should involve at
least six years of increasingly applicable experience in GIS and enterprise database
management, or any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the
required knowledge
• Strong skills using Microsoft Windows based operating systems such as Server 2012 R2-
2019 and/or Windows 7 and 10
• Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Relational Database Management Systems
(RDBMS) as it applies to Enterprise GIS implementations
• Knowledge of the Esri Geodatabase data format
• Knowledge of ArcGIS data models
• Knowledge of Esri's software programming languages, including Microsoft .NET, SQL,
Python, HTML and Java Script
• Extensive knowledge of peripheral devices such as large format plotters used in GIS
• Extensive knowledge of Esri's GIS desktop software products including ArcGIS Desktop
(ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Pro) and ArcGIS Extensions
• Extensive knowledge of Esri's ArcGIS Enterprise server-based software: Portal for ArcGIS,
ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Image Server, ArcGIS Raster Analysis Server and ArcGIS Datastore.
Knowledge of its structure, management and upgrade procedures
• Extensive knowledge of Esri mobile applications: Collector, Survey 123, QuickCapture
Insights, Workforce, Dashboard, Explorer, ArcGIS Companion, ArcGIS Earth and AppStudio
• Knowledge of raster compression and data storage software and methods
• Skilled in the use of the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
• Extensive knowledge of the principles and practices of GIS, spatial analysis, remote sensing
and cartography
• Knowledge of GPS data collection and associated principles and practices
• Knowledge of the principles and common standards for geospatial metadata
• Knowledge of CAD software and file structures, as they relate to GIS applications
• Knowledge of graphic editing software including Adobe Photoshop as they relate to desktop
publishing and GIS applications
• Experience with an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)
o Experience with both fixed-wing (PixHawk autopilot based) and rotary style (DJI) UAV's
and the mission planning software needed to conduct autonomous flights
o Knowledge of digital photographic systems used in the collection of aerial imagery from
o Knowledge of Esri Drone2Map or other related post processing software
o Must demonstrate a basic understanding of UAS and FAA principles, theories and concepts
o The ability to work both independently and in a team environment in the field is essential
as is the ability to work extended hours and travel as required for the field work
o The ability to qualify and obtain an FAA Part 107 license for Small Unmanned Aerial
Systems, Remote Pilot qualified
o Remotely pilot's UAV's to determine compliance with specification and operational
suitability during engineering tests and flight test/demonstration support through
specifically prescribed tests and maneuvers
• Knowledge of habitat conservation, natural resources, land management and municipal
applications for GIS
• Ability to effective research published journals, trade magazines, texts, web pages and other
sources to keep current with developments in the field of GIS
• Ability to conduct effective oral and written presentations before Tribal Council, the public and
other GIS professionals
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Comfort working on multiple projects simultaneously