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JOB TITLE:

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST TRAINEE

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Springfield Illinois United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Agency : Department of Natural Resources
Closing Date/Time: 02/05/2024
Salary: $4,611.
00 - $6,685.
00
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC063

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.
jobs2web.
com
website.
State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the
SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 12-63-32874

Position Overview


This position will utilize Geographic Information Technology hardware/software, spatial analysis applications, and a practical knowledge of GIS to analyze departmental data and produce mapping products that will complement the office mission of flood relief and flood assistance and floodplain management.
This will be accomplished by applying GIS products to produce spatial maps, digital elevation models, cross section plots, reports and other exhibits for Office projects.
This position also maintains a bilateral exchange of information between engineering studies, survey, design and other OWR staff to ensure complete coordination and integrity of water resource projects.
There is one other Graphic Information Specialist (GIS II) in the Office of Water Resources.
The requested GIS Trainee will complement the GIS II position to assist with the current and future workload by providing necessary technical support.

Job Responsibilities


1.
Under general direction, for a period of six to twelve months, participates in an agency

sponsored training program:

  • Receives extensive on-the-job training in conversion of data for use in GIS.
  • Utilizes GIS to produce spatial maps, digital elevation models, cross section and survey plots, reports, and other exhibits for office projects.


2.
Receives comprehensive training in GIS database development, maintenance, electronic

distribution, map production, and evaluations of impacts on natural resources including

lakes, rivers, streams and location of sensitive environmental features to minimize negative

impacts.


3.
Receives on-the-job training in organizing and maintaining GIS data so that datasets are up

to date and files are in an organized system:

  • Maintains metadata related to GIS database updates.


4.
Develops working relationships and complies with safety rules.

  • Develops working relations with OWR employees, and other Departmental and non-Departmental contacts.
  • Complies with all Departmental safety rules, practices and policies and helps to ensure safety compliance by other co-workers.


5.
After initial on-the-job training, accepts and completes assignments of increasing difficulty for

the purpose of gaining experience and developing skills that allow the trainee to complete

GIS based assignments.


6.
Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the

duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with a minimum of 20 semester hours from the related academic disciplines of geography, GIS technology, cartography, and computer science.

Preferred Qualifications


  • One (1) year of elementary knowledge of computer science.
  • Two (2) years of working knowledge of map creation.
  • Two (2) years of working knowledge of GIS technology.
  • One (1) year of experience gaining and maintaining satisfactory working relationships with department staff.
  • Prefers (2) years of experience with HEC-RAS Mapper and HEC-RAS.
  • Prefers one (1) year of experience in database support.

Employment Conditions


All appplicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.

  • Ability to pass background check.


Agency Statement


Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois' natural resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites - and everything in between.
Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment.
Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs; flexible/remote work schedules may be available for certain positions.


The Office of Water Resources administers regulatory programs over construction in the flood ways of rivers, lakes, and streams.
It is also responsible for construction in the shore waters of Lake Michigan, construction and operation of dams, construction in public bodies of water, and diversion of water from Lak Michigan, and withdrawal of water from three Federal lakes (Shelbyville, Carlyle, and Rend Lakes).
The office serves as the lead State agency for water resource planning, navigation, floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program, and interstate organizations on water resources.


Work Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Work Location: Dept.
of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler

Email: vicky.
fowler@illinois.
gov

Phone #:217-785-5387

Job Family: Environmental & Natural Resources


This position DOES NOT contain Specialized Skills (as that term is used in CBAs).


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the Apply button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.
jobs2web.
com homepage in the blue ribbon.

Non-State employees should log in on the using the View Profile link in the top right of the Illinois.
jobs2web.
com homepage in the blue ribbon.
If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.
jobs2web.
com click Application Procedures in the footer of every page of the website.


The main form of communication will be through email.
Please check your junk mail, spam, or other folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s).
You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.
    ns2cloud.
    com
  • systems@SIL-P1.
    ns2cloud.
    com

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 11, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

6685 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707130541-44e2a17e6ea5d805beb07223aed222d4

LOCATION:

Illinois United States

CITY:

Springfield

Job Origin:

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Agency : Department of Natural Resources
Closing Date/Time: 02/05/2024
Salary: $4,611.00 - $6,685.00
Job Type: Salaried Full Time
County: Sangamon
Number of Vacancies: 1
Plan/BU: RC063

This position is a union position; therefore, provisions of the relevant collective bargaining agreement/labor contract apply to the filling of this position.

All applicants who want to be considered for this position MUST apply electronically through the illinois.jobs2web.com website. State of Illinois employees should click the link near the top left to apply through the SuccessFactors employee career portal.

Applications submitted via email or any paper manner (mail, fax, hand delivery) will not be considered.

Posting Identification Number 12-63-32874

Position Overview


This position will utilize Geographic Information Technology hardware/software, spatial analysis applications, and a practical knowledge of GIS to analyze departmental data and produce mapping products that will complement the office mission of flood relief and flood assistance and floodplain management. This will be accomplished by applying GIS products to produce spatial maps, digital elevation models, cross section plots, reports and other exhibits for Office projects. This position also maintains a bilateral exchange of information between engineering studies, survey, design and other OWR staff to ensure complete coordination and integrity of water resource projects. There is one other Graphic Information Specialist (GIS II) in the Office of Water Resources. The requested GIS Trainee will complement the GIS II position to assist with the current and future workload by providing necessary technical support.

Job Responsibilities


1. Under general direction, for a period of six to twelve months, participates in an agency

sponsored training program:

  • Receives extensive on-the-job training in conversion of data for use in GIS.
  • Utilizes GIS to produce spatial maps, digital elevation models, cross section and survey plots, reports, and other exhibits for office projects.


2. Receives comprehensive training in GIS database development, maintenance, electronic

distribution, map production, and evaluations of impacts on natural resources including

lakes, rivers, streams and location of sensitive environmental features to minimize negative

impacts.


3. Receives on-the-job training in organizing and maintaining GIS data so that datasets are up

to date and files are in an organized system:

  • Maintains metadata related to GIS database updates.


4. Develops working relationships and complies with safety rules.

  • Develops working relations with OWR employees, and other Departmental and non-Departmental contacts.
  • Complies with all Departmental safety rules, practices and policies and helps to ensure safety compliance by other co-workers.


5. After initial on-the-job training, accepts and completes assignments of increasing difficulty for

the purpose of gaining experience and developing skills that allow the trainee to complete

GIS based assignments.


6. Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the

duties enumerated above.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Requires knowledge, skill, and mental development equivalent to the completion of four years of college with a minimum of 20 semester hours from the related academic disciplines of geography, GIS technology, cartography, and computer science.

Preferred Qualifications


  • One (1) year of elementary knowledge of computer science.
  • Two (2) years of working knowledge of map creation.
  • Two (2) years of working knowledge of GIS technology.
  • One (1) year of experience gaining and maintaining satisfactory working relationships with department staff.
  • Prefers (2) years of experience with HEC-RAS Mapper and HEC-RAS.
  • Prefers one (1) year of experience in database support.

Employment Conditions


All appplicants must be able to meet the following Conditions of Employment, with or without reasonable accommodation, to be considered for this position.

  • Ability to pass background check.


Agency Statement


Charged with preserving, protecting, and promoting Illinois' natural resources, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) employees oversee water, wildlife, wetlands and oil wells, parks, historic sites - and everything in between. Employment opportunities vary greatly, often providing employees the chance to work indoors and out in a dynamic yet relaxed environment. Working for the State of Illinois, IDNR employees receive excellent benefits, including health, vision and dental insurance; a retirement plan and deferred compensation options; state holidays and other time off; as well as pre-tax benefit programs; flexible/remote work schedules may be available for certain positions.


The Office of Water Resources administers regulatory programs over construction in the flood ways of rivers, lakes, and streams. It is also responsible for construction in the shore waters of Lake Michigan, construction and operation of dams, construction in public bodies of water, and diversion of water from Lak Michigan, and withdrawal of water from three Federal lakes (Shelbyville, Carlyle, and Rend Lakes). The office serves as the lead State agency for water resource planning, navigation, floodplain management, the National Flood Insurance Program, and interstate organizations on water resources.


Work Hours:
Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm
Work Location: Dept. of Natural Resources, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, IL 62702
Agency Contact:

Vicky Fowler

Email: vicky.fowler@illinois.gov

Phone #:217-785-5387

Job Family: Environmental & Natural Resources


This position DOES NOT contain Specialized Skills (as that term is used in CBAs).


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Use the Apply button at the top right or bottom right of this posting to begin the application process.

If you are not already signed in, you will be prompted to do so.

State employees should sign in to the career portal for State of Illinois employees a link is available at the top left of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon.

Non-State employees should log in on the using the View Profile link in the top right of the Illinois.jobs2web.com homepage in the blue ribbon. If you have never before signed in, you will be prompted to create an account.

If you have questions about how to apply, please see the following resources:

State employees: Log in to the career portal for State employees and review the Internal Candidate Application Job Aid

Non-State employees: on Illinois.jobs2web.com click Application Procedures in the footer of every page of the website.


The main form of communication will be through email. Please check your junk mail, spam, or other folder for communication(s) regarding any submitted application(s). You may receive emails from the following addresses:

  • donotreply@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com
  • systems@SIL-P1.ns2cloud.com


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