Indiana DNR Division of Reclamation Job Opening for GIS Inventory Specialist

The Indiana DNR Division of Reclamation has posted the job opening for a GIS Inventory Specialist position in Jasonville, Indiana (Sullivan County). The deadline to apply is January 16.


About the job

  • This position will serve as the GIS Inventory Specialist in the Technical Management Section of the Abandoned Mine Lands Program, a quality management organization that is excellence driven and outcome based.

A day in the life

  • Maintain the federal Electronic Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System
  • Track the site development process and submit approval requests
  • Secure federal oversight agency’s Declaration for Authorization to Proceed on all proposed reclamation projects
  • Maintain the public Coal Mine Information System and update mine boundaries
  • Respond to public inquiries regarding properties’ mining history documentation
  • Maintain the internal AML Web Map and web applications in ArcGIS Online
  • Manage and update multiple AML GIS layers in ArcGIS Desktop
  • Administer Collector for ArcGIS for staff to record and map field data
  • Provide GIS training and technical support to AML staff
  • Manage several AML-related databases in Microsoft Access
  • Design and create maps, graphs, reports and publications
  • Assist in the preparation of annual reports for all grants

What we’re looking for

  • Bachelor’s degree in environmental, natural or physical science or related field
  • Extensive experience with Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems and database management
  • Knowledge and expertise in GIS software equivalent to three years of direct experience at a moderate level of complexity
  • Understanding of relational database concepts and skills utilized in creating, maintaining, and linking them with a GIS
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online and the Collector mobile app
  • Thorough knowledge of Federal and State GIS standards, map projections and datums
  • Specialized knowledge of digital imaging software and manipulation techniques
  • Good design and communication skills, including the ability to create professional-quality reports and publications
  • Understanding of health, safety and environmental problems created by past surface and underground coal mining
  • Working knowledge of surface and underground coal mine reclamation techniques
  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws regulating restoration of Abandoned Mine Lands as they apply to grant requirements

For more information and to apply, click:   HERE

For specific questions about the position, contact Mark Stacy, Division of Reclamation, at, or call 812-665-2207.

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