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State of Massachusetts Seasonal EDP Entry Operator III - GIS Technician - Service Forestry in Boston, Massachusetts

_Seasonal EDP Entry Operator III - GIS Technician – Service Forestry_ This positions ends on or about March 27, 2023 About the Department of Conservation and Recreation: The Department of Conservation and Recreation manages one of the largest and most diverse state parks systems in the nation and protects and enhances natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities throughout Massachusetts. DCR is a dynamic agency, and is one of the largest park systems in the nation. The DCR system includes over 450,000 acres of parks, forests, water supply protection lands, beaches, lakes, ponds, playgrounds, swimming pools, skating rinks, trails and parkways. In addition, DCR has conservation programs that enhance and protect natural resources throughout the Commonwealth. DCR’s Bureau of Forestry and Fire Control offers programs, technical assistance, and grants for landowners in Massachusetts for the stewardship of our forests, both rural and urban, to conserve forests, maintain clean air and water, and enhance wildlife habitat for future generations. The Department of Conservation and Recreation seeks qualified applicants for the position of Seasonal EDP Entry Operator III - GIS Technician - Forestry. A cover letter and resume must be submitted as part of the application process and attached “as relevant” to the requisition. * *This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES This position is responsible for the implementation and support of a variety Geographical Information System (GIS) projects and data needs within the DCR Bureau of Forestry and Fire Control (the Bureau). These may include but are not limited to digitizing, providing maps in a variety of formats, data analysis for reporting needs, interactive web application maps, and integration of various tracking systems. This position requires the ability to work independently and as part of a team. The Seasonal GIS Technician is responsible for carrying out the following statewide activities: Specific Duties Include: * Working directly with Service Forestry Program Director, GIS Program Director and other staff to support a wide range of forestry project needs including map production, spatial and tabular analysis, and other support. * Coordinating the collection, processing, and dissemination of geospatial data for use in the Bureau. * Setting up and operating EDP (electronic data processing) equipment such as computers, ruggedized laptops, and tablets or other wireless devices, in order to enter updated information such as changes, additions and deletions into the system. * Utilizing ArcMap/ArcPro to update spatial databases. * Setting up, collecting, downloading, and post-processing GPS data from a wide range of sources, including ArcGIS Online. * Maintaining and updating the Forest Cutting Plan data layer, which primarily involves digitizing from paper maps. * Creating raster maps of Forest Stewardship priority areas for submission to the U.S. Forest Service based on Forest Service and Bureau criteria. * Working with ArcGIS Online to create and distribute maps through ArcCollector for field use. * With input from Bureau staff using ArcGIS Online products such as StoryMap for Bureau programs and initiatives. * Creating interactive maps for web use. * Exploring the potential of ArcGIS Online products such as AppStudio for use in applications for data submission from external partners. * Training Bureau staff in the use of GIS software. * Utilizing aerial photographs, other remote sensing media and field reconnaissance to prepare a variety of map products. * Preparing data for reports, analysis and presentations. * Utilizing the current versions of Microsoft Office and other software in the aforementioned activities including the preparation of correspondence, reports and other documents. * Determining the proper coding of data for entry into the computer system. * Checking for discrepancies between source documents and keyed data by visually checking items to determine the accuracy of the information and to ensure compliance with established standards and procedures. Qualifications Required at Hire (knowledge, skills, abilities) Knowledge of the principles and techniques of geographic information systems. Knowledge of the terminology and standard abbreviations used in connection with geographic information systems. Skilled in the use of geospatial technology. Ability to read and interpret documents, such as reports, topographic maps and land survey plans. Ability to analyze data sets using accepted statistical methods. Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedures. Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols. Ability to perform arithmetic computations with speed and accuracy. Ability to work independently. Ability to follow written and oral instructions. Ability to maintain harmonious working relationships with others. Ability to assemble items of information in accordance with established procedure. Ability to prepare and use charts, graphs and tables. Ability to give oral instructions in a precise and understandable manner. Ability to communicate effectively in both an oral and written manner. Ability to write clearly and concisely. Ability to use microcomputers for word processing and database management. Ability to deal tactfully with others. Ability to maintain accurate records. Ability to exercise sound judgment. Ability to use proper grammar, punctuation and spelling. Ability to prepare general and technical reports. Ability to work independently. First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. Minimum Entrance Requirements: Applicants must have (A) at least two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, clerical experience in the operation of electronic data processing data entry equipment or statistical machines such as key punch, key to disk, key to tape and verifiers, or (B) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below. Substitutions: I. A certificate or diploma as evidence of completion of a course of study in business or electronic data processing or computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required experience.* II. An Associate's Degree in business or electronic data processing or computer programming may be substituted for the required experience.* Education toward such a certificate, diploma or degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Special Requirements: None. *Executive Order #595:As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to have received COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption as of their start date. Details relating to demonstrating compliance with this requirement will be provided to applicants selected for employment. Applicants who receive an offer of employment who can provide documentation that the vaccine is medically contraindicated or who object to vaccination due to a sincerely held religious belief may make a request for exemption. An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Job: Information Systems and Technology* *Organization: Department of Conservation & Recreation *Title: *Seasonal EDP Entry Operator III - GIS Technician - Service Forestry Location: Massachusetts-Boston - 251 Causeway Street Requisition ID: 22000E0C