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GIS Specialist

Ho-Chunk Nation

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Location: Black River Falls, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 02/11/2020
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
Payrate: $17/hour
More Information: Ho-Chunk Job Opportunities

Expanding GIS data and use within the Ho-Chunk Nation by establishing the cooperative sharing of geographic information.


1.   Follow the GIS Annual Objective’s Plan. Apply technical expertise to provide training, access, and support to GIS users in regards to mapping and GPS products on a daily basis.

2.   Maintain a Geodatabase of Ho-Chunk Nation: parcels, land use, leases, zoning, addresses, forestry , prescribed burns, wildlife, wild fires , land posting, archaeology, cemeteries, enrollment , environmental issues, and utility lines on a daily basis.

3.    Create enrollment maps on a bi-annual basis that consist of: minors, adults, elders, elite elders, and total enrollment by county, ZIP, and state levels on a bi-annual basis.

4.   Update the Agriculture lease dataset on an annual basis after the spring planting. Provide maps for the tribal members of Indian corn locations on an annual basis.

5.   Create aerial maps of the Ho-Chunk Nation’s parcels on an annual basis.

6.   Work in conjunction with the Ho-Chunk Nation DNR on “No Trespassing” posting for Ho-Chunk Nation lands and document posting with a shapefile on an annual basis.

7.   Collect, download/upload, and edit GPS data on a daily basis

8.   Participate in GIS seminars and attend training courses to maintain and enhance GIS skills on a quarterly basis.

9.   Create custom maps as requested in a timely manner on a daily basis.

10.  Perform other duties assigned as relevant to job description on a daily basis.

Must have a GPS education and possess a (2) two-year degree in a GIS-related field such as Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Biology, or Natural Resources. Must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. Must have work experience with GIS software and CAD (Computer Aided Drafting). Must have experience with GPS data collection. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is primarily sedentary in an office setting. Some physical exertion (walking, bending, climbing, and lifting) may be required when visiting site locations. This work may entail long hours under a time constraint. There is occasional need to travel to isolated areas and over rough terrain.