Forester GIS Support Officer

Natural Resources Wales

£25,076 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: 101549

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Thursday, 28th February 2019  

Forester GIS Support Officer

Directorate: Evidence, Policy and Permitting (EPP)
Location: Welsh Government Building – Aberystwyth.
Post Number: 101549
Contract type: Permanent
Work pattern: 37 hours a week.
Grade / Salary: 4 - £ 25,076.00 

Job Purpose:

  • Forester GIS is NRW’s bespoke database for holding and managing information to support NRW’s management of the Welsh Government’s woodland estate, supporting asset management and financial reporting as well as the planning and operational delivery of work programmes over 124,00ha of land.
  • Support Forester GIS Manager by carrying out the maintenance of ARC GIS/ Forester ensuring data integrity and system resilience.
  • Provide GIS software and hardware support to the 200 Forester GIS Users, responding to and resolving GIS faults logged through ICT service desk.
  • Support GIS manager to develop centrally run analysis and End of Year procedures for the Welsh Government Woodland Estate. Collate datasets and import as national datasets for archiving and queries.

Job Specific Criteria:

  • Essential - Competent in the use of IT systems, in particular Microsoft Office applications
  • Essential - An IT Qualification or evidence of relevant experience at degree level.
  • Essential - Good Communication skills
  • Desirable - Knowledge of ArcGis / ArcSDE / Oracle environment

To apply

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If you have any queries please contact Geraint Morgan on 0300 065 4658 or email

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