GIS Specialist

  • TRC Solutions, Inc.
  • Madison, WI, USA
  • Jun 09, 2018
Full time GIS - Remote Sensing

Job Description

Job Description

We are seeking a GIS Specialist to work in our ECR Practice. Project work will primarily be environmental in nature, including site remediation, permitting, construction and responses to agency requests. Typical work will primarily involve map and figure production to present complex analytical data, data processing and data entry, geographic data creation, data editing, data management, data analysis, research, and reporting. ArcGIS for Desktop 10.5+, graphic design tools, and other necessary software applications will be used to assist other GIS staff with large project work and will be used to independently serve other projects.

The GIS Specialist will work with engineers, hydrogeologists, project managers, and other technical staff in the Madison office and other TRC offices nationwide. The ability to maintain a high level of skills in: organization, communication, cartographic design, and efficient map production, while meeting tight deadlines on multiple concurrent projects will be essential. 

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Requirements

The applicant should demonstrate proficiency and experience using ESRI's ArcGIS for Desktop suite of software for map production and analysis. The ideal candidate will have the ability to manage multiple project needs concurrently and in a time-sensitive manner. The candidate should be able demonstrate skills including: a high degree of comfort with complex relational database management and design, geographic data management, vector feature creation and editing, geoprocessing using ArcToolbox/Model Builder, raster manipulation and analysis (Spatial Analyst extension), georeferencing and digitizing data, TIN and 3D data management (3D Analyst). Additional desirable skills for highly qualified candidates would include: graphic and cartographic design with Adobe Illustrator or similar software, SQL/PostgreSQL database development and management, analytical/chemical data management, ArcGIS online and webmap development and management, groundwater or subsurface modeling, or other demonstrable skills applicable to TRC's project work such as wetland or cultural resource delineations.

Minimum work experience and education and training experience

Required: Qualified candidates will have an associate's or bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Environmental Studies, Engineering or a related field, a post-graduate GIS Certificate, and will have 2 - 3 years of demonstrated professional experience in using GIS products, preferably in the environmental or consulting field.

Candidates should possess: proficiency using ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Access) products; knowledge of relational database principles and design; knowledge of coordinates systems and map projections. Candidates should also possess excellent cartographic presentation, communication, and organization skills and be able to maintain focus and a positive attitude when under pressure. Candidates will be expected to work independently, with minimal oversight, and complete their work in an efficient and accurate manner.

Candidates should provide a cover letter with their application and be prepared to present a portfolio or examples of past project work.

Additional Desirable Skills Include:

Design experience using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or Microstation, and working between platforms

  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience with relational data management systems such as Microsoft SQL Server or PostgreSQL, MySQL, etc.
  • Programming experience applicable to desktop GIS, webmapping, or other commonly used software (Python, VBA, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ArcSDE technology, implementation and development of map services for webmaps and mobile applications
  • Experience working with remote or cloud-based desktop workflows
  • Other web-development skills

Experience with manipulating data for use on GPS units (Trimble, Garmin, etc)

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Sector

Consulting