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Organization: Luhdorff & Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers
Title: GIS and Database Specialist
Location: Woodland, CA 95695
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2016-11-28

Position Description:

Luhdorff and Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers (LSCE) is a mid-sized groundwater consulting firm with offices in Woodland, Oakland, and Merced California. LSCE provides engineering, hydrogeologic, and related groundwater services to municipalities, water districts, and other public and private entities throughout California. We seek a motivated and versatile Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Database Specialist to join our team of water resources and engineering professionals. The GIS and Database Specialist will support a diverse group of water resources scientists and engineers working in a high-paced setting on projects throughout California. The Specialist will work closely with LSCE staff to provide expertise in the identification, management, analysis, and presentation of data (most commonly spatial data) to meet project objectives.

RESPONSIBILITIES (including but not limited to):
• Working with various types of engineering and hydrogeologic data
• Design and implementation of project-specific data solutions
• Utilizing traditional and GIS relational databases and GIS-enabled time-series data
• Creating GIS maps and conducting GIS analyses
• Coordination and management of LSCE data resources including GIS data library, project GIS database(s)/datasets, other tabular datasets
• Acquisition, organization, and documentation of publically available geospatial data
• Developing, documenting, and implementing internal data management processes and procedures
• Providing training to staff on GIS data analysis and organization
• Report and proposal figure preparation and assistance with graphic production
• Integration between engineering data (AutoCAD) and other types of data (spatial and non-spatial)
• Oversee GIS software and hardware needs (e.g., licensing, software updates/patches, GIS infrastructure and IT planning)
• Development of customized GIS tools for interaction with hydrologic models (i.e., model data pre- and post-processing and graphical display)
• Utilization of GIS capabilities including:
o 3D visualization
o Hydrogeologic cross-section development
o Internet mapping services/customized interactive client mapping
o Real-time engineering/hydrology monitoring solutions

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS :
• Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Geology, Engineering, Computer Science, Remote Sensing or related field
• Minimum five years related work experience or a Master’s degree in a related field with three years of work experience
• Proficiency with ArcGIS and Microsoft Excel software
• Knowledgeable of geospatial data sources and formats
• Experience in data management and demonstrated ability to develop and document data processing and management procedures
• Strong spatial data analysis skills
• Interest in learning and using new software, systems, and technologies to evaluate spatial relationships and the ability to demonstrate these tools to others
• Careful attention to detail, accuracy, and consistency
• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to effectively collaborate and work with others
• Ability to manage competing priorities and deadlines

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Experience with Microsoft Access, Python, SQL, ModelBuilder, ArcSDE, web mapping
• Conversant with current and developing geospatial technologies
• Demonstrated capacity to plan, develop, and evaluate future programs and services
• Understanding and experience coordinating shared GIS operations and resources between multiple offices
• Familiar with GPS data acquisition and processing

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
LSCE offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience; LSCE benefits include health, dental, vision, and retirement plans and a generous amount of vacation, holiday, and sick pay.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
Submit cover letter, resume, and examples of work products by email to Kayla Bartel, HR Manager at kbartel@lsce.com. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

ABOUT LSCE:
LSCE is a recognized leader in groundwater resources investigation, planning, development, use, protection, and management. LSCE’s multi-disciplinary staff of engineers, geologists, hydrologists, and hydrogeologists apply scientific methods and develop forward-thinking engineering solutions to today’s complex water resources problems. The firm was founded in 1980 and currently has offices located in Woodland and Oakland, California. LSCE has more than 35 experienced professionals with expertise in all aspects of groundwater ranging from hydrologic modeling, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and database design, to well and pump station design and construction. Additional information about LSCE can be found online at www.lsce.com.

CONTACT:
Kayla Bartel, HR Manager
Luhdorff and Scalmanini, Consulting Engineers
500 First Street, Woodland, CA 95695

Job Type: Full-time
Required education: Bachelor’s Degree
Required experience:
• ArcGIS: 3 years
• Microsoft Excel: 3 year