Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

MRC - GIS Technician

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2021-2123

Overview

Mendocino Redwood Company (MRC) is looking for a resourceful, experienced GIS Technician to fill this full-time position in Ukiah, CA.

 

  • The successful candidate will work as a GIS team member to support forestry operations, forest science and other business-related requirements with emphasis on quality control of incoming data. 
  • You will use a variety of ESRI software and interfaces to effectively communicate spatial data and effectively train MRC and HRC staff in the correct implementation and usage of ArcMap, ArcPro, ArcGIS Online/Enterprise, and mobile application tools.

 

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.

 

 

Responsibilities

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;sing and similar special projects when the need arises.

  • Be able to effectively communicate orally and in writing, especially using non-technical terms or jargon to customers.
  • Follow-through on complex assignments in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to work on several projects simultaneously and prioritize product delivery as demand necessitates.
  • Participate in a team.
  • Create report quality map documents.
  • Edit and quality check various GIS features.
  • Create standardized layer files for company use.
  • Knowledge of basic geoprocessing tools to assist other GIS users.
  • Mentor the activities of personnel using desktop GIS, GIS portal, mobile applications. This includes support for analytical mapping and reporting jobs for forest management and forest science production.
  • Provides support and assistance for extra workload as needed.
  • Effectively document projects and procedures performed.
  • Proactively take advantage of opportunities to learn skills in order to progress in this position and to advance the organization’s data management effectiveness.
  • Career development opportunities including developing into a GIS analyst with the company.

Qualifications

  • Experience with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop to create, edit, and maintain spatial data.
  • Create map documents to effectively communicate business activities and results of complex spatial analyses.
  • Knowledge of geoprocessing concepts and the ability to execute tools.
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online.
  • BA/BS Degree in GIS, Geography or natural resources field.
  • Preference 6 months GIS experience.

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.
  • Position may require travel locally, usually by pickup, up to 25% of the time.

 

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

VERY IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES REQUIRED

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.

 

VALUABLE, BUT LESS IMPORTANT COMPETENCIES

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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