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Mark Burchiel

Tallahassee, FL, USA

Mark Burchiel
Tallahassee, Florida 32308 • 850-524-6558 •
GIS Analyst
Accomplished, quality-driven GIS specialist with expertise in leading GIS sources and tools.
Accomplished technology leader and GIS analyst with a passion for digital mapping and spatial data analysis. Leverage expertise in business development, digital analytics, and project management to identify and address business opportunities and challenges. Offering substantial success in process and data analysis and system engineering; able to define processes and build systems that promote growth. Skilled in photo interpretation, digital data production, and cartographic development.
Core Competencies:
•Staff Leadership and Training
•Geoprocessing and Analysis
•Client Relationship Management
•Photo Interpretation / Mapping
•Full Life Cycle Project Management
•Cross-Team Collaboration
•Problem Resolution / Troubleshooting
•User Training and Support
•Communication (Written / Oral)

Professional Experience
Lowe’s Home Improvement Sales Associate 08/2017-Present
Tool World and Hardware department
Initiated contact with customers to help understand their needs regarding power and hand tools.
Demonstrated and clarified various power and hand tools function, limitations, and differentiate between the quality levels.
Listen intently to the customer and respond to questions regarding their home projects.
A comprehensive understanding of all hardware related to projects, to include Kwikset and Schlage locks and deadbolts.
Offer customer professional advice on power and hand tools, to include do-it-yourself instructions.

Marketing Department, Law Offices of Fixel & Willis – Tallahassee, FL
Project Information Specialist, 2016 – 2017
Provide strategic leadership and technological expertise to develop high quality maps and property owner lists for this condemnation law firm, analyzing data that exposes opportunities relating to performance, planning, and processes. Enhance decision making through location analysis and problem solving, and assess business activities to define objectives and implement data and mobility strategies to support objectives.
Analyze aerial photos including roll plots, and right-of-way with project engineer overlays from the Florida Dept. of Transportation; worked with engineering consultant concept maps for property condemnation.
Studied / cross-referenced drainage, ponds, and right-of-way maps against property appraiser sites and aligned property lines; demonstrated a solid understanding of engineering symbols.
Created detailed maps (work copy, individual, and property appraiser maps), and developed / updated property owner lists for all property owners / businesses affected by property takings.
 Developed comprehensive checklists for the firm, and extracted pertinent project pages from detailed preliminary engineering reports / project development and environmental reports.
Geospatial Services Department, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota – Winona, MN
Photo Interpreter / GIS Analyst, 2013 – 2015
Delivered quality consulting services concerning photo interpretation and mapping projects within the National Park Service, and United States Fish and Wildlife Services. Managed and maintained strong client relationships, providing essential communication with clients regarding quality assurance and quality control. Pioneered technological innovations and practical solutions that exploited opportunities and delivered rapid ROI for clients.
Led farmed wetlands delineation projects in Arkansas, and managed Minnesota NWI wetland delineation and classification for the southern portion of the state.
Contracted as an offsite wetland determination specialist for the NRCS (Mississippi Alluvial Plain); utilized multiple years of compliance photography for determination.
Performed photo interpretation / delineation of land cover for Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, and Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska for the National Park Services (NPS).
Constructed geodatabase to include hybridized version of the National Land Cover Database (NLCD) schema for NPS and USFWS tailored to project specific requirements.
Co-authored a technical report for NPS concerning Lake Clark National Park and Preserve / Kenai Fjords.
Kyra Info Tech – Tallahassee, FL
GIS Consultant, 2004 – 2012
Contributed in multiple capacities to the development, implementation, and execution of senior-level photo interpretation and mapping projects within the state / local governmental sector. Collaborated with leadership to develop appropriate strategies, tactics, and technologies. Managed key customer-facing projects and provided internal training across photo interpretation / classification and quality control. Maintained a secret security clearance during employment.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), ‘06 to ‘12 (Tallahassee, Florida): Served as Senior Photo Interpreter and Project Lead in mapping project for the northern Florida panhandle.
Interpreted infrared and true color scheme photos, both DOQQs and Orthos; analyzed and classified wetlands and uplands (parcel and historical data).
Mentored and trained photo interpreters and QC Manager in photo classification; created the DEP photo interpretation key, defined the map digitization framework, and digitized maps from aerial photos; utilized Arc Info and ArcGIS10.
Saint Johns River Water Management District, ‘04 to ‘06 (Palatka, Florida): developed and updated land cover and land use maps for 18 counties; researched historical data to determine changes over time.
Served federal customers of defense contractors, performing photo interpretation and data digitization in collaboration with cross-organizational project teams from National Imagery Mapping Agency (NIMA), Department of Defense (DOD), and Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI).
Leveraged expertise in 100+ land use and land cover classification codes to Interpret / digitize vegetation, hydrological, commercial, and transportation photos, as well as DOQs, DORs, ADRGs, and Orthos in infrared and true color schemes.
Prior experience as a GIS Analyst I with Merrick & Company in Colorado Springs.

Technical Proficiencies
Techniques Aerial Photo Interpretation of Digital Ortho photo Quadrangle (DOQ), Digital Ortho photo Quarter Quads (DOQQ), Ortho photographs (Orthos), DOR, DRG, Infrared & True Color Photos, Map Digitization, Orthorectification, Florida Land Use and Cover Classification System (FLUCCS), Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), National Wetland Inventory (NWI) and technical writing.

ArcView, ArcMap, ArcGIS 8.2, ArcGIS9, ArcGIS10, Arc 10.2.2,Arc Info, OrthoMapper 3.2, VMAP2, Arc Digitized Raster Graphics, VMAP2, Production Line Tool Set (PLTS), IFSAR

Bachelor of Arts in Geography | Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Minor in Communication Studies; Member, Gamma Theta Upsilon International Scholastic Geographic Honor Society

Awards & Accolades
•Earned nomination for the Presidential Award in recognition of outstanding commitment to quality and customer support at Merrick & Company
•Earned Outstanding Contribution Award for ’09 land use project and tenure-level for Kyra InfoTech
•Award for overall dedication and consistently top performance at Kyra InfoTech

Mark Burchiel

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