Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist

CNMI Division of Coastal Resources Management

About the organization

Established on 11 February 1983 by Public Law 3-47 within the Office of the Governor, and reorganized under the Bureau of Environmental and Coastal Quality (BECQ) under the Governor’s Executive Order 2013-24, the DCRM program was established in order to promote conservation and wise development around our coastal resources.


Under the supervision of the DCRM Director, the employee will lead DCRM’s GIS program, providing data management, coordination, and analytical support, as well as web application development and data access via DCRM’s web-based portal. The GIS Specialist will work across all sections of DCRM, providing mapping and spatial analysis for the Planning Section, data maintenance and decision support tool enhancement for the Permitting Staff, and integration of regulatory actions and violations in a web mapping interface for Enforcement operations.

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• Bachelors of Science in Geography, Planning, Computer Science, Natural Resources Management or related field, plus 3-5 years of experience. Masters degree or professional GIS certification may substitute for up to 2 years of this experience.
• Must be proficient with ArcGIS 10.x desktop and/or ArcGIS Pro, ESRI account and licensing administration, and be familiar with web map & app development and data publication through ArcGIS Online.
• Must have 3-5 years of applied experience with GIS technology and management. An MS degree in an appropriate discipline or a Masters-level GIS certification may substitute for up to 2 years of the required experience.
• Familiarity with Garmin and Trimble GPS field equipment and post-processing software.
• Proven experience generating outputs as described in Description of Responsibilities (above) through publications, technical reports, story maps, or web-based data services.
• Experience with ArcGIS Online, or similar platform for public data access and web map publishing.
• Must be physically fit for field work, willing to travel to other islands within the CNMI, and tolerant of tropical conditions.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Experience in interagency coordination, project management and grants management desired.
• Excellent written and verbal communication.
• Willingness to travel as required.
• Must be a citizen of the United States or green card holder.


$36,000-$40,000 annually, plus fringe benefits. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications of the appointee.

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