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GIS Specialist

Broomfield, CO, USA
Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in GIS design, cartography, and data management? SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking an mid-level GIS Specialist for our Denver or Fort Collins office. This position will support both our Natural and Cultural Resource programs but may include collaboration and support from other SWCA GIS Regional Teams. This position has the potential to be remote.

Act as the main GIS point of contact for projects and coordinate directly with project managers and clients to meet project deadlines
Work with the GIS Team Lead to prepare field equipment, maps, and data dictionaries for field staff; post-process and manage field data; and create map products using established protocols and templates
Help support GIS/cartographic capabilities by creating complex final map products supporting cultural, natural, paleontological, and other environmental resource projects using the Esri ArcGIS suite of software
Support GIS workload with the team to ensure that productivity goals are met and that projects are delivered on time and on budget
Maintain a collaborative work environment between project managers and GIS staff
Help ensure quality of work is consistent with SWCA's standards and practices alongside other GIS team members
Use ESRI ArcGIS software, primarily ArcGIS Pro, for editing data, analyses, and cartography, including the use of geoprocessing tools, symbolizing features, importing/exporting a wide range of data and file types, and producing report quality and field maps in a reasonable amount of time
Data management and support for a variety of handheld GNSS units using Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, Trimble Pathfinder Office, and other tablet apps
Help design, create, maintain, and QA/QC geospatial databases using ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel, and peripheral software
Provide QA/QC review of GIS calculations, navigation files, field maps, and report maps

Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Geography, Cartography, Archaeology, Biology, Environmental Science or related field with an emphasis in GIS (or GIS certificate)
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience beyond university attendance with GPS technology, field data collection techniques, data integration to a GIS, and troubleshooting of equipment and digital files
Prior work in environmental consulting, with experience in the application of GIS to cultural or natural resources management and prior experience working with federal land agencies such as the USFS, NPS, BLM, BOR, USGS, or other, is very desirable
Completed all GIS-related aspects of a project, from pre-field preparations, to geospatial analyses, to final report maps and calculations preferred
Demonstrated ability of data transfer, data analysis, data mining, and data inventory using software applications (e.g. Windows Explorer, Excel, Access, ESRI ArcGIS)
Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Pro 2.x and ArcMap 10.x as well as knowledge of cartography and computer mapping including design principles and understanding map creation procedures in ArcGIS required
General understanding of basic statistics, and geometric math computations (e.g., summary, distributions, frequency, min/max, range, angles, distance, slope, degrees, area)
Ability to produce presentations, and/or written protocol of methods for reports or within metadata to replicate GIS-related analyses or modeling techniques applied on projects is strongly preferred
Prior knowledge and experience creating database schemas, domains, ArcServer/web applications, network analysis, knowledge of Python, .NET, Java, PHP, HTML, is also a plus
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), we are disclosing a good faith estimate of the compensation range for roles that will be, or could be, performed in Colorado.
In Colorado, an employee in this position can expect a an hourly rate of $22.00 to $33.00, depending on experience, geographic locations, client requirements where applicable, and other factors permitted by law. Employees in this position are eligible for consideration for SWCA's annual bonus program, which provides awards based on individual and organizational performance. To review additional benefits associated with this position,
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