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GIS Specialist

23 Jan 2013 11:03 PM | HIGICC Administrator

This position is located within the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) Coastal Resources Management Office (CRM).  CRM provides technical expertise and assistance for the planning, management, and monitoring of coastal resources in the CNMI and ensuring their sustainable use and development. CRM is made up of multiple branches that comprehensively address resource management issues in the coastal zone. These include Permitting, Enforcement, Outreach & Education, Non-Point Source Pollution (NPS), The Coral Reef Program, Natural Resource Planning, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). CRM also takes an active role in interagency resource management and planning initiatives, including marine and coral monitoring, watershed management and conservation plans, and the CNMI Climate Change Working Group.  


In support of these programs and its agency mission, CRM is recruiting for professionally qualified GIS personnel to assist with the implementation of computer and GPS technologies, databases, software applications and tools to produce an integrated geographic information system.


The GIS personnel must demonstrate adequate knowledge with data and process modeling.  Under direct supervision of the Director, he/she will utilize GIS for the purpose of spatial data management and visualization, as well as organizing and enhancing existing systems.  The GIS personnel will work within the CNMI GIS User Group to help direct GIS activities (data sharing, standardized coordinate and datum scheme, and update responsibilities).  The position will assist other staff in the effort to install, implement, and manage the on-going updates of CRM data and information systems.  The GIS personnel will respond to requests of users, and troubleshooting problems relating to software and hardware errors, as well as support and train other users as needed.  The GIS personnel will provide IT support to CRM, including specifications of computers, printers, plotters and network connectivity.

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