Mendocino Forest Products Company, LLC

GIS Analyst

Job Locations US-CA-Scotia
Job ID 2024-3317


Humboldt Redwood Company is seeking a GIS Analyst I. This position is an onsite position and can be based in Ukiah, Fort Bragg or Scotia. 


The base salary for this position is $75,000 to $90,000 depending on experience.  Your final base salary compensation will be determined based on factors such as geographic locations, skills, education and/or experience.  Please keep in mind that that the range published is the full base salary. We also offer a generous benefits package.


The position of GIS Analyst will work as a GIS team member to support forestry operations and forest science staff with an emphasis on quality control of incoming GIS data. They will work to maintain process flow of GIS data to develop and maintain a centralized enterprise geodatabase system. Primary duties include helping our team of scientists and forestry professionals with GIS processes, analysis, and map production. The successful candidate will configure mobile and desktop editing applications to feed our centralized geodatabase. This includes the creation of Enterprise Portal feature services, web maps, editing applications, and dashboards. The person in this role would take a strong initiative to contribute to problem-solving as part of a small GIS team reporting to the GIS Manager.


The Mendocino Companies (Mendocino Forest Products Company, Mendocino Redwood Company, Humboldt Redwood Company, Humboldt Sawmill Company, and Allweather Wood) own nearly 450,000 acres of Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC® C031337) certificated redwood and Douglas-fir timberland, constitute the largest waterborne wood treater in the Western USA, and is the largest producer of redwood lumber in the world. Collectively providing 950 employees and their families with excellent wages and benefits in communities throughout the Western USA. Additionally, the Mendocino Companies own and operate a 25-megaWatt biomass cogeneration power plant and wood pellet plant.


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.

  • Complete advanced geo-processing request from forestry and forest-science staff utilizing available datasets.
  • Create and edit spatial and tabular datasets for inclusion into the enterprise geodatabase for analysis and map production.
  • Develop and follow process flows for data capture, QAQC, and entry into the enterprise geodatabase.
  • Create presentation quality maps using ArcPro.
  • Publish mobile map packages and web maps for all company use.
  • Utilize Python programming and model-builder skills to automate processes and 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.
  • Configure mobile applications using Field Maps, Survey 123, and QuickCapture to address needs within the business for data collection, workflow, and navigation.
  • Configure web maps, web editing applications and dashboards.
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing, especially 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.
  • Be a positive team member helping people of all skill levels with GIS tasks. Teach others GIS skills: editing methods and best practices, advanced editing, and geoprocessing tools that will help with their work.
  • Self-initiative to learn new skills to progress in this position and 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
  • Experience creating geodatabases with an understanding of schema, data types, and domain creation.
  • Ability to create relationship classes with 1 to many relationships.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication (verbal and written) skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving 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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