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Robert Hernandez

Belmopan, Belize

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Science
Major: Natural Resource Management
University of Belize, Belmopan, Belize
February 2017

Associate Degree in Science
Major: Environmental Science
Muffles Junior College, Orange Walk, Belize, May 2012

WORK EXPERIENCE
Technician II with responsibilities under GIS September 2016- Present

Belize Electricity Limited
• Automate updating processes using python and ArcGIS Model Builder
• Create custom tools to support day to day operations
• Design and implement data collection schedule
• Update and maintain ArcGIS/ArcFM database
• Manage user profiles and system tables via SQL Server
• QA/QC checks on data collected in the field before posting to default database
• Provide support to all departments currently utilizing GIS
• Make recommendations to improve the efficiency of the GIS department
• Update and maintain GIS database and data integrity and connectivity based on paper forms, CAD Drawings and field updates
• Provide training and technical support for ArcMap, ArcFM and ArcGIS Online
• Create Web Maps and Applications as required by projects
• Design and test data collection strategies using GPS capable devices (Trimble, etc)
• Troubleshoot software and devices to ensure smooth operation for all BEL staff

Intern Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician June – August 2015
Statistical Institute of Belize, Belmopan
• Outsourced data from other organizations in relation to key aspects of the Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative
• Converted data from non-GIS format into a GIS readable format
• Created maps for the Child Friendly Municipalities Initiative using ArcGIS for Desktop
• Created Web Maps using ArcGIS Online
• Enabled Web Maps for offline use for field data collection and ground verification

GIS Technician Trainee Technician (Part time) December 2013- January 2015
Total Business Solutions Limited, Belize City, Belize
• Created Maps using ArcGIS for Desktop
• Created Web Maps and Web Mapping Applications using ArcGIS Online
• Facilitated an Introductory ArcGIS Online Training Course for professionals
• Reviewed instruction manuals for ArcGIS Online Training
• Reviewed Web Mapping applications
• Coordinated with Love FM and Elections and Boundaries in adding a GIS component to the 2015 General Elections
• Configured and tested ArcPad and Collector for ArcGIS for the Belize Geocoding Project.

AWARDS
2017 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award, Esri
(http://events.esri.com/conference/sagList/?fa=Detail&SID=2464)

PRESENTATIONS
Armstrong, H; Hernandez, R (2018) “GIS, Powering Our World” Presentation at the Belize Esri User Conference, Belize Biltmore Plaza, Belize
Johnson, C; Hernandez, R (2016) “Community Preparedness and Resilience” Presentation at the 2016 Belize ESRI User Conference, Biltmore Plaza, Belize
Hernandez, R (2015, November) “Child Friendly Municipality Initiative” Presentation at the University of Belize GIS Day Symposium, Belmopan, Belize
Hernandez, R. (2014, May). “GIS in Education for Tertiary Level Students.” Presentation at the 2014 Belize ESRI
(Environmental Systems Research Institute) User Conference, Biltmore Plaza, Belize

CERTIFICATES
Working with ArcFM 10.2.1 b, Schneider Electric, November 2016

Advanced ArcFM 10.2.1 b, Schneider Electric, November 2016

ArcGIS Server: Site Configuration and Administration, Total Business Solutions Limited, November 2016

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
• Prepared orthophotos for the Open Reef Mapping Society (Founding Member)
• Verified and updated GIS data and geodatabases for the Statistical Institute of Belize
• Research Assistant, Flora and Fauna Assessment, Belize City Flood Mitigation Project
• Participated in coastal erosion mapping in Hopkins Village, Stann Creek District, Belize, under the Community
Preparedness and Resilience Project by the Pan American Development Foundation in collaboration with the University of Belize
• Participated in the mapping of cohune palm extraction in southern Belize, Toledo District, a project in collaboration with the University of Belize, Georgia State University and Ya’axche Conservation Trust.
• Participated in the mapping of cane fields in the Orange Walk District, Belize, a project in collaboration with the University of Belize, Georgia State University and the Sugar Industry Research and Development Institute (SIRDI).

SKILLS
• Able to perform under pressure
• Excellent Interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills
• Goal Oriented
• Great attention to detail
• Proficient with the Microsoft Suite of Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Powerpoint)
• Technically proficient with the use of GIS equipment and software (ArcGIS, Trimble, Garmin, Terrasync)
• Willing to work flexible hours
• Works well with others as well as independently

Robert Hernandez

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Posted 2019-02-25 under Planning, Technician