Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

  • MRC - GIS Analyst

    Job Locations US-CA-Ukiah
    Job ID 2019-1520
  • Overview

    The Mendocino Family of Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood), is a leading manufacturer and distributor of environmentally certified redwood, Douglas-fir, and preservative treated lumber products throughout California and the Western U.S. Our culture is based in environmental stewardship and community support. The company maintains Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C013133) certification for its forestlands, manufacturing, and distribution operations.


    Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) is looking for an organized, systematic, and thoughtful GIS analyst to join our team of scientists and forestry professionals in managing forestlands with a high degree of environmental stewardship. The right candidate will be driven to provide excellent participation and leadership in developing databases and mobile applications to feed our centralized ESRI portal. Must be willing to learn or be knowledgeable of ESRI portal-based systems, authoritative centralized databases, and web-based applications through portal. Successful applicants will work directly with our Director of Stewardship; who, with her GIS team is bringing new technology and solutions to our forest management and forest science teams. Strong time management skills and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely is a requirement for this position. Passion for working through projects to completion is a must.


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The key areas of focus for this position are as follows;   

    • Complete advanced geo-processing requests from forestry and forest-science staff utilizing available datasets.
    • Utilize PYTHON programming and model-builder skills to address advanced reporting requirements.
    • Maintain existing geo-spatial data sets while working with the GIS team to build the centralized, enterprise level ESRI portal platform to collect, maintain, and report on those datasets.
    • Utilize mobile applications including Collector, Survey 123, Workforce, and Explorer to address needs within the business for data collection, workflow, and navigation.
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, especial avoiding the use of technical terms or jargon with internal customers.
    • Follow-through on complex assignments in a fast-paced environment.
    • Work on several projects simultaneously and prioritize product delivery as demand necessitates.
    • Participate in team planning meetings to communicate progress and coordinate ongoing efforts.
    • Effectively document projects and procedures developed.
    • Learn skills in order to progress in this position to advance the organization’s data collection, management, and reporting.


    • Bachelor's degree (B.S. or B.A.) from accredited four-year college or university in GIS or Geography with specialization in GIS.
    • A results-oriented mindset including the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
    • Advanced geo-processing skills, usage of model-builder, and PYTHON coding skills.
    • Experience developing mobile applications on the ESRI platform, creating domains and schema, utilizing graphic design, and working in SQL a plus.
    • Effective interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
    • Ability to build strong relationships with all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    • Ability to take feedback from forestry and forest science professionals to meet their needs as new tools or datasets are developed or existing tools or datasets are refined.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with situations where only limited standardization exists.
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Must carry or be able to obtain a valid California Driver’s License and be eligible to operate a company vehicle under company policy guidelines.
    • Travel within the state of California 10-15% of work time.


    Physical Requirements

    • The employee may be required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to navigate alone in remote mountainous regions using map and compass, may include hiking or walking long distances.
    • Position may require travel locally, usually by pickup, up to 25% of the time.




    Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.


    Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.


    Adaptability & Dependability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events; Follows instructions, responds to leadership direction; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals. Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.


    Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


    Oral & Written Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and requests clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.


    Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs workflows and procedures.


    Motivation & Initiative - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals; Undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions as appropriate; Looks for and takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for and offers help when needed.


    Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.


    Planning & Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Develops realistic action plans.


    Interpersonal Skills & Professionalism – Treats people with respect; Inspires the trust of others; Ability to proactively resolve conflict; Maintains confidentiality; Remains open to others' ideas; Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.


    Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.


    Change Management - Develops workable implementation plans; Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance; Prepares and supports those affected by change; Monitors transition and evaluates results.


    Ethics & Organizational Support - Works with integrity and ethically; Follows established policies and procedures; Completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; Supports organizational goals and values; Respects diversity.


    Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; Educates others on the value of diversity; Promotes a harassment-free environment; Builds a diverse workforce.


    Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.


    Equal Opportunity Employer, Valuing Diversity of our Workforce and Offering a Drug Free


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