Sault Tribe
  • - Environmental
  • MI, USA
  • Year Round - Full Time

The GIS Technician, under the direction of the Environmental Program Manager, is responsible for gathering, preparing and analyzing data that will be used to assist Tribal Environmental services in protecting and restoring the natural resources of the Tribe.  The position is responsible for establishing and maintaining an environmental information spatial database and overseeing its distribution and deployment for planning purposes towards the maintenance and enhancement of the Tribe's natural resources and environment.   


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Operates GIS system to provide requested geographic analysis products for other Environmental and       Natural Resources staff.        
  • Collects and maintains information about data sources available to the Tribe, obtains data,      incorporates data into GIS system and maintains data.                   
  • Makes recommendations regarding GIS system hardware, software, and data structure needs.           
  • Drafts protocols for data acquisition, maintenance, analysis, distribution, and use.                               
  • Trains other Environmental and Natural Resources program staff in minor uses of GIS system,           following       appropriate protocols.
  • Helps solve problems by recommending analysis products for Environmental and Natural Resources staff.   
  • Works with State, Federal, and other Tribal resources and Environmental Professionals to integrate       environmental/GIS programs with tribal goals and cultural values.                                                                                                                    

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES: (includes, but is not limited to, the following)


  • Ensures tools and equipment are safely and correctly used, maintained, and stored.                 
  • Participates in Environmental Department outreach activities regarding water issues and          technologies.  
  • Attends meetings, training, and conferences as required to maintain professional skills. 
  • All other job related duties as assigned.




Immediate peers, peers in other departments, immediate supervisor/manager, managers in other departments, customers including children and youth taking part in Tribal Programs, outside vendor/service providers and Federal, State and local agency representatives.






Position light with lifting of 20 pounds and frequent lifting/carrying up to 10 pounds.  Physical factors include frequent walking, sitting, use of hearing, smell, near/midrange/far vision, depth perception, field of vision, typing and occasional standing, stooping, kneeling, crawling and reaching, travel and bending. Working conditions include occasional exposure to weather, extreme cold, and wet/humidity and air quality. Potential hazards include constant computer use, occasional exposure to chemicals, insecticides/pesticides, infectious exposure, needles/syringes and equipment use. When visiting job sites personal protection equipment required; steel-toed boots, hard hat, tear away safety vest and other hi-visibility clothing.    




Education:     Bachelor's Degree in GIS, Geography, Physical or Natural Sciences, Engineering or Applied Sciences required, Master's Degree preferred. 


Experience: Minimum of 1 year of experience working with GIS carrying out geographical analysis required; 3 years of experience preferred.


Certification/License: Will be required to undergo and successfully pass a background check. Must maintain a good moral character standing. Will be required to complete and pass pre-employment drug testing.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Must be able to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisory personnel, coworkers, subordinates and the general public. Must have working knowledge and be able to use word processing and spreadsheet and data base software. Must have interest and motivation to achieve Tribal environmental goals. Must be able to work extended hours in emergency to protect public health and safety. Must maintain confidentiality. Native American preferred.


REMUNERATION:                        $16.41 per hour


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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