GIS Specialist 1

  • CDM Smith
  • Columbus, OH, USA
  • Nov 08, 2019
Full time GIS - Remote Sensing

Job Description

Job Description

Under direct supervision, performs basic GIS data development activities, including developing and updating GIS databases from hard copy maps, site plans, existing electronic data sets, and GPS (Global Positioning System) and field survey data. Identifies and accounts for differences in map projections and overlay of information from different sources. Supports the development of map layouts, atlas maps, and web maps. May collect field data using laptops or tablets and/or GPS. Performs quality control or quality assurance measures to check data, using specific methods prescribed by others. Utilizes GIS maps and data to perform basic GIS analysis and problem-solving under direct supervision. Tests applications developed by others, usually using a prescribed testing plan. May support end users for specific applications. Developed basic geodatabases designs and makes minor changes to intermediate databases/geodatabases including changes to database tables, fields, etc., with the design decisions being performed by others. Performs other duties as required. Contributes to firm's TKM by assisting in the development of white papers and technical design documentation of new or special case designs, studies, etc. Submits technical papers and designs for publishing to technical journals with approval and review.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Geography, Science, Engineering, Planning, Mathematics or Government or related discipline. 0 years. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands.

Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Basic knowledge of Esri ArcGIS 10.x, GPS technology and related geospatial software tools. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, or FireFox

Preferred Qualifications

Excellent written and oral communication, including the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff. Strong computer skills, knowledge of relational databases, ability to take on multiple projects simultaneously, and a self-start

Assignment Category


Amount of Travel Required: 10%

EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Remember to say you found this opportunity at!