Summary: Works within a team and is responsible for efficient data collection, mapping, and treatment  of mosquito breeding sites within Lee County Florida. This position will use a variety of aerial platforms,  image gathering hardware, and related software to produce high-resolution maps and data

GIS Technician / UAS Pilot

Lee County Mosquito Control District • 
Lehigh Acres, Florida, USA
Position Type: Permanent
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Job Description:
Summary: Works within a team and is responsible for efficient data collection, mapping, and treatment  of mosquito breeding sites within Lee County Florida. This position will use a variety of aerial platforms,  image gathering hardware, and related software to produce high-resolution maps and data sets. The GIS  Technician will work closely with the Lead UAS pilot and be capable of serving as Remote Pilot in  Command and/or Visual Observer during data acquisition flights and other mosquito control operations  as needed.  
 
Essential Functions:  
  • Operate as the Visual Observer and/or Remote Pilot in Command (RPIC), responsible for flight  planning, flight execution and risk management  
  • Conduct pre-flight planning, safety briefings, checklists, FAA airspace and airport tower  coordination, and ensures overall mission-readiness
  • Perform drone pre-flight inspections, evaluate the environment for tall structures, power poles,  towers, other obstructions, various payload operations, camera settings, lighting conditions, and  RGB (red, green, blue) check for thermal and LiDAR sensors  
  • Perform topographic surveys using a combination of mobile LiDAR, stationary scanning, drone  photogrammetry and total station equipment  
  • Perform volumetric cut and fill calculations based on data from laser scanners, aerial LiDAR,  photogrammetry, ground surveys and design documents
  • Process and evaluate data accuracy and sufficiency, and ensure deliverables meet expectations  and professional standards  
  • Prepare and complete reports related to collected field data, post flight missions, and pilot and  maintenance logbooks  
  • Work closely with the Lead UAS Pilot to schedule and execute aerial missions, Post-flight UAS  equipment tear-down, maintenance and storage  
  • Work closely with UAS contracted staff both in person and remotely  
  • Represent the Districts at conferences and public meetings as needed  
  • Responsible for submitting all time off requests as soon as he/she knows they will be absent,  late, or leaving early.  
  • Responsible for completing his/her time card on a daily basis  
  • Responsible for wearing appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)  
  • Communicate with the public in a professional and courteous manner and refer all inquiries  outside of area of expertise back to the appropriate person at the District  
  • Follow all Districts Safety policies and procedures and comply with all local, state and federal  regulations at all times  
  • Attend all assigned training  
  • Other duties and projects as assigned
Job Requirements:
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related discipline (geography, GIS, geology, geomatics, biology) from an  accredited college or university preferred  
  • Understand the FAA requirements for UAS operations in the National Airspace  • An applied knowledge of surveying references such as coordinates systems, projections,  datums, geoids and state plane zones.  
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software such as Terra Solid, Spatial  Explorer, QGIS and ESRI is preferred  
  • Knowledge of LiDAR, GIS data formats and geospatial imagery metadata formats  • Experience with remote sensing  
  • Very strong technical capacity; ability to learn and master multiple software packages, pieces of  hardware and different workflows  
  • Must have proficient computer skills in Microsoft Office and have the ability to learn and  operate internal programs including databases  
  • Ability to effectively communicate in front of audiences  
  • Must be able to work a varied schedule including nights and weekends  
  • Ability to fly in helicopters  
  • Must be able to read and understand chemical label instructions in English  • Must communicate effectively in English  
  • Must have a valid Class E Florida drivers license and a clean driving record  
  • Must pass the Part 107 remote pilots certification, Aerial, CORE and Public Health exams within  six months of hire and be able to maintain certification by earning appropriate CEUs (continuing  education units)  
Compensation:
The pay range for this non-exempt position starts at $24.55 -$28.64 depending on experience. Excellent benefits package includes Florida Retirement System, medical, dental, life/LTD/STD and generous paid  time off package.  
To Apply: Submit our employment application at the following  
link: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lcmcd no later than Monday, November 29, 2021. Equal Opportunity Employer; Drug Free Workplace; Veterans Preference to those who qualify  
Salary Range: $24.55-$28.64
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