Wednesday, August 3, 2016

GIS Specialist job opportunity - Bay Area

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 9:46 AM | M┼Źno Simeone (Administrator)
Job Title*:GIS Specialist
Job Description:Insignia Environmental is looking to fill an immediate opening in our downtown Palo Alto, San Francisco, or Encinitas office for a full-time GIS Specialist.

SUMMARY
The GIS Specialist is responsible for obtaining, organizing, and mapping GIS data, identifying efficient methods for and implementing data analysis, and ensuring consistency, accuracy, and quality in all GIS work. Keeps apprised of latest software updates and GIS analysis techniques.
Supports all staff in preparing deliverables.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Obtain and Organize GIS Data
■ Conduct research and collect the best available data independently
■ Organize GIS data so that it is readily identifiable and easy to locate
■ Ensure accuracy and quality in all data sources
■ Conduct fieldwork as needed to prepare GIS datasets and associated deliverables
■ Prepare GPS units (including sub-meter Trimble and Garmin) and provide instruction and support for collecting data in the field
■ Download GPS data from survey-grade GPS (including sub-meter Trimble and Garmin) units and prepare for use in GIS mapping and analysis activities

Analyze Data
■ Research and determine the best methods for analyzing data and implement them in accordance with industry standards

Prepare Deliverables
■ Prepare maps and graphics in support of deliverables
■ Review maps and graphics to ensure the highest level of quality
■ Prepare written reports, letters, and other deliverables, as assigned
■ Coordinate production of maps and other GIS-based products with vendors
■ Assist with production of deliverables, as needed

Other
■ Communicate effectively with all employees and management
■ Exercise sound cost-control measures
■ Positively represent the company
■ Execute other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge
■ Background and/or experience or education in basic cartography
■ Strong knowledge of current GIS and graphics software, including ArcGIS Desktop 10x Suite (including Spatial Analyst, Model Builder, and Data Driven Pages), Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
■ Experience using online and mobile GIS applications, including ArcGIS Online and Collector for ArcGIS
■ Mastery of Microsoft Office products, including organizing, analyzing, and summarizing large Microsoft Excel data sets
■ In-depth knowledge of current GIS analysis practices and techniques

Skills
■ Excellent organizational skills
■ Strong communication skills
■ Solid analytical and interpretive abilities
■ Excellent problem-solving skills
■ Ability to coordinate multiple tasks concurrently and operate under stress
■ Ability to work well with others
■ Superior responsiveness
■ Self-motivation
■ Exemplary quality-control skills

Education
■ Bachelor's degree in cartography, GIS, environmental science, planning, or a related discipline

Experience
■ Minimum of 2 years of experience in environmental consulting in a similar role

Other
■ Valid driver’s license and good driving record
■ Willingness and ability to travel upon request on occasion
■ Ability to conduct fieldwork, including hiking, ATV use, four-wheel-drive vehicle use
■ Willingness to work fluctuating and/or long hours as necessary

Insignia Environmental was founded in 2004 to provide premier customer service to utility and infrastructure clients facing unique strategic and environmental challenges. We support our clients through the full lifecycle of their projects, from strategic planning and project development, through agency negotiation and environmental permitting, to project construction monitoring and post-construction compliance. We offer a casual, enjoyable work environment and generous benefits, including a company-sponsored retirement program, medical insurance, and paid time off.

Interested applicants should submit a resume with a brief cover letter or cover email, including compensation history and requirements. Please include "resume" and the position title in the subject line of your email.

We request that applicants refrain from calling or visiting our offices directly.
Salary:DOE
Organization*:Insignia Environmental
Department:
Address*:201
Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
United States
Contact Name:
Contact Email:jobs@insigniaenv.com
Contact Phone Number:650-321-6787
Contact Fax Number:
Website:http://insigniaenv.com