Feb 052018
DDSI has an immediate opening for AutoCAD Technician at our centrally located Denver office downtown.  Applicants must have previous experience working with AutoCAD Civil 3D; GIS experience is preferred but not required; prior field data collection skills are a plus.  Feel free to contact me directly if you need any additional information.

Downtown Design Services, Inc. (DDSI) is seeking an entry-level CAD Technicians to join our
team in Denver, Colorado. The position provides diverse opportunities to work on pipeline
gathering systems, commercial site development, and transmission lines. DDSI is a leading
surveying and mapping firm that is client focused and employee centered.

Job Type: Full time
Location: Downtown Denver
Department: GeoSpatial Division
Closing: Open Until Filled
Salary: Dependant Upon Experience

Required Qualifications:  Continue reading »

Feb 052018

Description of Job

The GIS Applications and Data Services Unit exists to support the Division of Transportation Development (DTD) and CDOT’s transportation asset management initiative to conduct their direct lines of business by managing, integrating, analyzing and disseminating transportation information using customized software tools, database management software, ESRI GIS software, and professional technical practices. This position exists to analyze and prepare information for use in developing transportation plans and to present data to internal and external managers, decision makers, and staff. This includes using Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) software, remote sensing, and database management tools to create and maintain reusable transportation tools used for information assessment, evaluation, quality control, and display. Provides expert technical assistance to CDOT in all aspects of using GIS Software and geographic data.

More information can be found here:


(Posted Jan. 30, 2018; Closing Feb. 13)


Feb 052018

Montrose County is hiring a GIS Analyst.  Visit the county’s website for more information


Performs professional work in the processing, analysis, integration, and maintenance of automated mapping, and attribute standards and procedures for the production of geobase maps and data using the Esri ArcGIS software suite.  Assists in the preparation of GIS databases and related cartographic services, and provides graphics and mapping services to other County Departments and the public.

GIS Analyst – Job Description

Montrose County Application

(Posted 01/11/2018; open until filled)

Jan 072018

GFP Intern – GIS (Job Id 9193)
Location: Pierre Post Date: 12/22/2017
Agency: Intern Close Date: 02/04/2018
Employment Type: Intern
Session: Summer (May – August)
Position Title: Intern – GIS
Supervisor: Chelsea Krause
Agency: Department of Game, Fish & Parks
Location: Pierre
*APPLICANT MUST BE A FULL-TIME STUDENT (a minimum of 12 credit hours or within 12
credit hours of degree completion).

Position Description: The Wildlife GIS Intern’s primary duty will be to assist the department’s GIS
staff with various GIS projects. This will include data encoding of contract information into a database
and GIS as well as working with the existing GIS shapefiles for the development of the 2016 Hunting
Atlas. Additionally, the intern may be required to perform other wildlife related duties as assigned,
including but not limited to wildlife surveys, posting of boundary signs, and assisting with research
field studies. 90% of the work will be in the office with the opportunity to spend time away from Pierre
for multiple days doing field work towards the end of the summer.  Continue reading »

Jan 052018

Front Range Community College – Boulder County Campus in Longmont is seeking a part-time adjunct instructor to teach GIS 211 – Spatial Modeling and Analysis, a 3-credit spring semester course running from mid-January until mid-May on Tuesday evenings from 5:30-9:30 pm.

This course is described as: Examine techniques for modeling and analyzing spatial data in a GIS. Topics include defining object models and geodatabases as they are used to access geographic data and build data models, creating new information from existing data through data classification, geoprocessing, presentation, and display and using raster analysis to display and analyze spatial data. in the course catalog.  This course currently teaches ArcGIS Model Builder and Python scripting, as well as reinforcing GIS fundamentals students have already learned.

The ideal candidate would have no less than 6 years of experience in spatial analysis in ArcGIS or similar software, a solid understanding of ArcGIS, experience working with rasters, spatial statistics, ModelBuilder, and a strong background in Python (including ArcPy).  The candidate must have a desire and willingness to teach, and while prior teaching experience (of any type) is preferred, it is not required.

There are existing materials for the course, but the candidate must be willing to modify the materials and make them “their own” during and after their initial semester. An instructor is expected to: maintain lecture and lab materials, deliver content to meet course objectives through lectures and labs, grade assignments and exams, assist students as needed via email or video conference, attend Geospatial Science Department meetings (1-3 a year), and use the online classroom hosted in the LMS Desire2Learn (help is available for learning the online classroom system).

Please contact me with any questions you may have regarding this position.

If you are interested, please review our GIS program webpage  or examine the course minimum requirements.

Apply here

(The application is the general GIS instructor application, and has school-established criteria which must be met in addition to the specific criteria outlined here).

The application requires a cover letter and teaching philosophy to be uploaded in addition to the application.  In the cover letter, please note your experience with spatial analysis, ModelBuilder, Python scripting and automation within GIS, and any other relevant GIS software experience.  In your teaching philosophy, include any sort of teaching experience (classroom, industry, volunteer, etc) you have and your experience with a diverse student body.

If you are interested in this position, please apply ASAP with interviews starting January 2nd.

Jennifer Muha
Geospatial Sciences Program Lead
Front Range Community College
Boulder County Campus
40°08’20.9″N 105°07’43.4″W
303.678.3801 – office

(posted 12/27/2017)

Jan 052018

USGS National Geospatial Technical Operations Center is hiring a supervisory Cartographer/ Geographer GS-1370/0150-13.  This position will serve as the Agreements and Commercial Partnerships Branch Chief and being advertised in both Rolla, MO or Lakewood, CO.

The position is open Friday 12/22/2017 and will close on Monday 1/8/2018.
Some of the specific duties of this position will include:

  • Coordinates short- and long-range planning for geospatial products and services at the NGTOC, representing National Geospatial Program-wide requirements and issues.
  • Provides authoritative technical advice and assistance to NGTOC management and staff regarding procurement actions and the use of contracts in the performance of the work of the Center in support of the NGP. This includes the ability to interpret and understand the technical requirements of the NGP and its partners and translate those into contract requirements and/or to review the work of others as they perform this function.
  • Provides authoritative technical advice and assistance to NGTOC management and staff regarding interagency agreements and other types of agreements with state and local governments and the private sector.
  • Serves as the NGTOC’s principle liaison to the Department, USGS, and other federal agencies on geospatial product and service agreements and contracting. Works closely with senior government contracting officials and contracting staff to ensure that the NGTOC’s contracting approach is consistent with government policies and practices and advances the Center toward the contracting goals of the Department and Bureau.
  • Monitors the status of reimbursable agreements and contracting activities to insure funds are utilized and projects are on schedule.
  • Conducts research and investigations into new or improved business and management practices related to reimbursable agreements and procurement actions
  • Finds and implements ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to project planning and production activities, promotes team building, and improves business practices.
  • Exercises significant responsibilities in dealing with officials within and outside of USGS and advising management officials of higher rank in the organization.
  • Serves as the supervisor for the 8-11 Agreements and Commercial Partnership staff located in both Denver, CO and Rolla, MO.

The full job announcement can be found at either the All-Citizens link (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487273600) or the Current or Former Government Only link (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487275400)

Please refer to the official announcement for application requirements or changes.  We encourage all applicants to read the announcement fully and ensure that all forms and paperwork are submitted.
Darcee Killpack
Deputy Director
National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
U.S. Geological Survey
PO Box 25046, MS 510
Denver, CO 80225-0046
Phone:  303-202-4115
Cell:  303-907-0969
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(posted 12/22/2017)
Dec 092017

Job Summary:  The Associate Director of Science and Data functions as a Senior Level Manager reporting directly to the Director/State Forester of the Colorado State Forest Service (CSFS) and will serve as Acting Director, in the absence of the Director when needed. As a member of the CSFS Leadership Team, the Associate Director of Science and Data shares the responsibility for all services performed by the CSFS and will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction and long term objectives and goals for the CSFS. The Associate Director will also serve as a member of the Executive Budget Committee, where they will be responsible for analyzing financial resources to ensure CSFS program objectives are met.
The Associate Director will provide leadership, program oversight, coordination and administration of statewide science and data programs, policies, and procedures in the following areas: Geospatial Data Management, Forest Inventory and Analysis, Forest Insect and Disease Monitoring, Warner College Liaison activities, and Science Delivery. The staff that they oversee are responsible for programmatic budgets ranging from $200,000 to 1.5 million, totaling over 2.5 million and spanning multiple years of funding. They are responsible for coordinating with the Director and other Associate Directors to ensure agency staff is keeping current with emerging science and technology. Additionally, they are responsible for planning the work to be assigned and accomplished by staff, and establishes production or quality standards for the staff’s work.  Continue reading »

Dec 092017

Student Contractor
Management Services
U.S. Geological Survey
National Geospatial Technical Operations Center
Denver, CO
The U.S. Geological Survey National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC), Denver, CO has a student contractor position (up to 40 hours per week) beginning in January of 2018. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Applications is preferred. The Student Contractor will be working under the direction of the Management Services Specialist to support facilities management.

Facilities Administrative Assistant Student Contractor
● The U.S. Geological Survey’s National Geospatial Technical Operations Center (NGTOC) is looking to fill a part time (15-25 hours/wk during the school year and up to 40 hours/wk during vacation times) student contractor position beginning in the winter of 2017-2018. Students must at least be in their first college year with no more than three completed years of college. Although students may be accepted while in their fourth year of studies, graduate students will not be considered for this position. Students must meet the minimum requirement of having 18 years of age. Continue reading »

Oct 212017

The University of Colorado Boulder Earth Lab is seeking a data-intensive course developer / instructor to create and teach courses in the realm of Earth data science. Right now most of the work will be in Python, but the successful candidate should also be comfortable with GIS, GitHub and computing in general. The position is only a one-year term, but there’s good potential for it to be extended as our program grows.


Thank you, and please write to earth.lab@colorado.edu with any questions!


Oct 132017

The City of Loveland, Colorado has a job opening for a Senior GIS Specialist in the Information Technology Department.  The focus of this position is web administration and application development along with advanced data analysis.  If you or someone you know is interested, please see the full job description Continue reading »