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Kevin Brink

WI, USA

KEVIN BRINK
Middleton, WI 53562 • 608.751.1599
hallanm@att.net • http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kevin-brink/52/484/901

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
GIS Specialist with 11 years experience with civil and government clients, specializing in transportation and utilities. Adept at creating maps at the urban, county, region, and state level with an emphasis on transportation networks. Reliable and diligent with steadfast approach to completing high quality work. Able to clearly present technical findings to both professional and lay audiences.

TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE
• Skilled in use of ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox, and Model Builder
• Experienced with Collector for ArcGIS
• Proficient in use of Microsoft Office tools such as MS Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint and Outlook
• Completed coursework in VBA and AutoCAD
• Ongoing study in Python scripting

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, MADISON, WI 2016-2017
SW Region
GIS Technician
Provide GIS data entry, analysis, and map generation as needed, using ArcGIS 10.1 and 10.4, Microsoft Access, and other non-GIS software.
• Maintain and update statewide road data layer through aerial photos, engineering plans and field data, with a goal of improved accuracy and consistency. Track and maintain records of changes and updates made.
• Use of COGO and other spatial adjustments to interpret engineering grade plans, state plans, certified survey maps, and plats of surveys.
• QA/QC in maintaining the integrity of over 2000 maps annually sent to cities, villages, county, and town officials throughout Wisconsin.
• Organize and archive annual maps from previous years.
• Assist Local Roads Coordinator and work with section chief in order to help other areas of the division complete tasks in a timely manner.
• Correct older or out of date process documentation to newer versions of ArcGIS.

TRANSMART TECHNOLOGIES, INC, MADISON, WI 2007-2016
Engineering company specializing in traffic and transportation.
GIS Specialist (2012 – 2016)
Provided GIS data entry, analysis, and map generation as needed, using ArcGIS 10.1 to clients in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Minnesota.
• Created maps at county scale and mapbooks at township scale to aid field crews in efficient navigation between thousands of field data locations. Performed field work for same project, and maintained database of completed data collections.
• Researched potential switch to Collector for ArcGIS to improve efficiency in data collection.
• Used Collector for ArcGIS to perform sidewalk inventory for IL-DOT, assessing ADA compliance of sidewalk ramps.
• Streamlined and maintained project tracking spreadsheet and database for presentation at weekly planning meetings, in order to more efficiently assign field crew to available projects.
• Conducted traffic recording and analysis both in the office and in the field, using PC-TAS and Jamar count boards and PetraPro software to produce traffic flow data for clients.
• Trained new employees in use of PC-TAS and Jamar counting software and helped bring them into the company culture.
• Completed beginner training in surveying.

Junior GIS Specialist (2007 – 2012)
Provided on-site GIS assistance for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Southeast Region, entering highway crash data into Access database and updating highway construction information GIS layer.
• Assisted planning supervisor with crash data request maps, including producing .pdf files for non-GIS use.
• Designed maps for statewide rideshare program according to preset standard, and kept them maintained and updated quarterly.
• Developed maps for other DOT employees and for outside viewers as requested.

CITY OF ROCKFORD, ROCKFORD, IL 2006-2007
GIS Technician for City of Rockford
As a contracted employee through Furst Staffing, provided temporary GIS assistance for the Rock River Water Reclamation District, the Winnebago GIS Center (WinGIS), and the City of Rockford.
• Recognized the need for, proposed, designed, and completed first new city map in five years.
• Digitized new city boundary based on tax records.
• Compiled and digitized annexation history records using property boundary legal descriptions from hard copy archives, discovering several tax record errors in the process.
• Digitized 2020 zoning plan for City of Rockford.
• Updated GIS data layer for county-wide 911 center.
• Located and entered data from sanitary sewer plats.

UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN, WHITEWATER, WISCONSIN 2003-2004
Meteorology Intern
• Assisted professor in meteorological research of upper-atmosphere development of currently unexplained weather phenomena.
• Used Microsoft Excel and online weather databases to survey and analyze local conditions at time of specific events.
• Presented research at 2003 United States Geographical Society conference.

EDUCATION/CONTINUING EDUCATION
VBA, Access, AutoCAD, MADISON AREA TECHNICAL COLLEGE, Madison, Wisconsin

Bachelor of Science – Geography, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-WHITEWATER, Whitewater, Wisconsin
Minor in Environmental Studies
GIS Emphasis
Honors Student
GIS Analyst Certification

Associate of Arts and Science, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN—ROCK COUNTY, Janesville, Wisconsin

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