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Conservation GIS Analyst, El Paso, TX, US ID#16252

Cherokee Nation Management & Consulting (CNMC) is a versatile small business that provides advisory & assistance services in research, experimental development, technology implementation, and program management. CNMC has expertise in a wide-range of technical disciplines including engineering, environmental, information and asset management, along with a variety of physical and life sciences. The company is an integral part of the Technology Division’s portfolio of companies. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CNMC is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.


Fort Bliss Army Installation is an active training facility located in the extreme western part of the State of Texas at El Paso and the south-central area of the State of New Mexico. The reservation occupies approximately 1.2 million acres covering two states and three counties. The Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division (ED)is responsible for the oversight of the installation's natural and cultural resources ensuring compliance with environmental policy, programs and legislation, managing the Regional Environmental Program in support of the Army's environmental strategy for pollution prevention, compliance, restoration and conservation. We are seeking a qualified individual to review, update, create and maintain the ED Conservation GIS data. Environmental is currently responsible for developing and maintaining 60 data layers.



Includes the following:

  • Primarily performs GIS work which may include data development, map production, geodatabase design and development, non-spatial data tracking, and spatial analysis.
  • Provide first line user support to end users in mapping GIS data
  • Utilize ESRI GIS software to analyze geographic data and deliver results in multiple formats, including integrating non-spatial and spatial data
  • Convert data from hard copy maps and CAD drawings to GIS database format
  • Create detailed, specific maps including importing AutoCAD files
  • Enter data into database with minimal errors and identify discrepancies among data
  • Assess data accuracy and quality needs for a given project
  • Needs analysis of client map requests and workflow documentation
  • Quarterly reports of data quality.
  • Python scripting to help automate any of the above tasks.
  • Performs other job related duties as required.


This position will not have supervisory authority.


  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field
  • 2 to 3 years’ experience in the GIS industry or a related field, including experience with ESRI ArcGIS and geodatabase knowledge.


  • Extensive knowledge of ESRI tools, including ability to choose appropriate data, tools and settings to perform different types of GIS map creation
  • Geodatabase knowledge on ERSI Geodatabase formats
  • Understanding of concepts behind data management in a relational database
  • Solid oral and written communication skills
  • Technical writing skills
  • Ability to share GIS data, maps and workflows with ArcGIS users and non-ArcGIS users
  • Ability to create geoprocessing models to automate GIS tasks
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to multitask, organize and prioritize assignments effectively
  • Ability to identify discrepancies among data
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail
  • Ability to work both individually and within a team
  • Ability to think and solve complex problems
  • Ability and proficiency to use Microsoft (MS) Office® software to prepare and modify reports, documents and data tracking.
  • Ability to obtain a Common Access Card (CAC), a Fort Bliss driver-training card, and operate a motor vehicle.


The duties of this position are primarily performed in a climate-controlled office environment and outdoors on Fort Bliss.

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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