Manager Resource GIS in Dillard, Oregon, United States with Roseburg Forest Products


  • Manage Resource Technical Services GIS Analysts
  • Manage the analysis, software, and data flow for all company GIS including ongoing daily workflow requirements as well as special non-recurring and periodic projects
  • Direct supervision of two (2) staff positions
  • Develop thorough understanding of Resources user groups and RTS shop processes expanding RTS bench strength
  • Develop and maintain all short term and long term System deployment, training, and continuous improvement plans
  • Model company core values
  • System Integration
    • Work with Resources staff to understand existing group and department work flows
    • Develop plans for enhancing existing GIS, paper/analog, and spreadsheet tracking processes through migration to the System
    • Identify opportunities for work flow efficiency gains through modifications to existing data management structures and increased utilization of the System
  • System Design
    • Responsible for all System data schema definition ensuring that schema definition is capable of supporting resource management needs
    • Develop protocol for reviewing schema changes to ensure change impact is controlled and manageable
    • Define any custom user interface and user tool requirements
    • Develop custom user interfaces and tools
    • Define requirements of recurring GIS products such as contract maps and bank reporting request
    • Ensure standardization of recurring product appearance and data storage protocol
    • Stay current on commercial GIS software developments
    • Recommend and implement software enhancements and platform changes
    • Play lead role in all System capital expenditure projects
    • Assist the Forest Inventory and Research Manager as needed with Timber Inventory capital expenditure projects
  • Data Integrity
    • Ensure maintenance of GIS data schema definition
    • Ensure maintenance of GIS meta-data documentation
    • Develop data quality standards to eliminate the introduction of poor quality data to core datasets
    • Develop and ensure use of data quality auditing tools
  • Data Analysis
    • Manage GIS analytical support of various business ventures
    • Develop tools for automating and expanding the use of GIS analysis within Resources work groups
  • Staff Training
    • Work with resource staff to design appropriate training paths and schedules
    • Develop topic specific System training materials
    • Conduct both 1 on 1 and larger group training sessions
  • Staff Management
    • Implement effective safety protocols
    • Review and prioritize GIS Analyst workload
    • Assign projects to GIS Analysts including performance standards and completion dates
    • Recruit, hire and train GIS Analyst staff
    • Ensure all direct and indirect employees receive semi – annual PE consistent with objectives
    • Ensure all GIS products meet or exceed current industry standards
    • Foster a positive teamwork environment that encourages active collaboration and retention
    • Ensure staff activities are cost effective and consistent with need/objectives
  • Administration
    • Prepare annual budget including training, software and product costs by month
    • Maintain System deployment status report on share point to enhance customer visibility


  • BS in Forest Engineering or Forest Management with 10+ years of GIS management experience
    or BS in GIS with 10+ years of managing GIS data for a forest resources business
  • Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent listening, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving ability


  • Experience python programmer
  • Experience using ESRI Portal to develop web maps
  • Familiar with ESRI ArcSDE and version management
  • Familiar with database management


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