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GIS & Natural Resources Data Technician | Helena, MT

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Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Geographic Data Services Bureau is looking for a high energy, creative, flexible, patient, problem-solver who is willing to work at a dynamic pace. You must be enthusiastic, ambitious, and enjoy working in a team environment. You must be analytical, detail oriented, possess a strong work ethic, have a positive attitude and excellent people skills. Candidates must share a commitment to FWP’s Vision and Mission. This position requires that you work independently on multiple priorities, with diverse groups of people, and that you work well in a team environment with excellent time management skills to ensure deadlines are met. You must have prior experience with managing geographic information systems (GIS) data; creating map related products; technical expertise obtaining, working with, and organizing spatial data and defining, planning, and implementing spatial analysis and GIS workflows. You must have demonstrated ability to effectively communicate concepts related to fisheries and wildlife science as well as GIS, data, and database concepts to individuals with both technical and non-technical backgrounds.

If this sounds like you, we encourage you to apply. This position requires some travel and occasional irregular hours to meet project deadlines. The work is performed in a controlled, comfortable office setting with adequate light, heat and ventilation. Long hours of computer use at a desk are required. On occasion, there may be opportunity to participate in field survey and inventory work requiring some physical exertion and under adverse weather conditions.

Helena is cradled in the Montana Rocky Mountains and adjacent to the clear waters of the Missouri River (a blue-ribbon fishery). Helena offers a wide array of recreational opportunities. Everyone from fly-fishing purists to downrigger enthusiasts can enjoy excellent fishing around Helena at one of four outstanding lakes – Hauser, Lake Helena, Holter, and Canyon Ferry. The forests surrounding Helena are home to an abundance of deer and elk. You can hike or mountain bike right from town on Mount Helena, a 628-acre park that looks down on the city from its 5,460 foot peak. Designated a ride center by the International Mountain Biking Association, Helena has over 75 miles of trails that originate in the Downtown area, offering visitors a world-class mountain biking or hiking experience. Rand McNally and awarded Helena the Best of the Road “Best for Geocaching” title. Helena hosts year-round festival fun, theatre, and symphony events. We are proud to be called the “best small art town in America!”

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