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UAS Program Administrator

Ho-Chunk Nation

Location: Black River Falls, WI
Type: Full Time
Posted: 07/01/2021
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
Payrate: $60,320-$90,480
More Information: UAS Program Administrator

Position Overview

Develop and Operate the Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) program as the UAS Program Administrator while also performing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analysis and completing GIS Projects for the Ho-Chunk Nation. Utilize Geospatial technology to better help the Nation understand and manage its land that is spread across 3 states and contains 14,823 acres.

Qualifications:

Must possess a minimum of a (4) four-year degree in an Unmanned Aerial Systems/Geographic Information Systems related field such as Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Biology, or Natural Resources. At least 12 ±credit hours must have been directly related to UAS/GIS (e.g. GIS, remote sensing, cartography, geospatial field methods, UAS, photogrammetry, etc.). Must possess and be able to maintain a Remote Pilots License with a Small UAS rating as administered by the Federal Aviation Administration in 14 CFR Part 107. Must have a valid Wisconsin driver’s license, proof of insurance, and reliable transportation. Must have experience with at least 2 UAS platforms, 1 photogrammetry software, and at least 2 different types of geospatial field equipment. Must have experience with Photogrammetry software and understand the concepts of Photogrammetry and the process and decisions behind creating Orthomosaics and other data products from UAS Imagery. Must demonstrate 2 years’ worth of GIS/UAS project and research work.

Performance-Based Job Functions and Objectives

  1. Conduct the day to day and long term operations of the Ho-Chunk Nation UAS Program.
  2. Serve as the Remote Pilot in Command (PIC) as mandated by the Federal Aviation Administration.
  3. Coordinate with other Departments on the planning, use, and application of UAS.
  4. Perform all post processing, and professional spatial/photogrammetry analysis on UAS projects.
  5. Catalog all UAS Mission data in a database in accordance with the Ho-Chunk Nation UAS Policy.
  6. Report as needed to Supervisor on Program accomplishments, struggles, and growth.
  7. Attend several conferences to stay at the brink of cutting edge technology, enhance skillset, and to network.
  8. Participate in Ho-Chunk Nation Fire Program for Prescribed Burning and Wildland Fire annually.
  9. Create Custom Cartographic products relating to UAS and GIS Projects when needed.
  10. Accepts responsibility for all employees participating in UAS Missions and keeping them safe.
  11. Utilize the UAS Program to consult other governments and businesses and receive compensation for UAS services performed.
  12. All other duties as assigned by supervisor.