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Organization: Metro Consulting Associates
Title: GIS Specialist II
Location: Plymouth, MI
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-01-25

Position Description:

GIS Specialist

Note: this position is located in Plymouth, MI. Relocation assistance is NOT provided.

Metro Consulting Associates (MCA), a Plymouth, Michigan based civil engineering, surveying and land planning consulting firm is seeking a highly motivated and detail-oriented self-starter to join our staff as GIS Specialist. This position performs geographic and non-geographic data manipulation, management and analysis, cartography, and utilizes GIS processes using a variety of software environments.
Essential Functions
• Revise existing GIS layers and create new layers following established standards and procedures
• Prepare technical documentation of project requirements, procedures, execution, and implementation plans
• Work on multiple projects simultaneously, with a commitment to keeping projects on time and within budget
• Compile, manipulate, refine, and distribute geographic data from a variety of sources including public domain data warehouses, field observations, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, remote sensing and existing geographical data.
• Manage project tasks related to GIS, database design and management, and data visualization.
• Customize GIS workflow and software programs for data collection, land surveying, engineering and ecological applications.
• Produce detailed, high quality cartographic map products (digital and hardcopy) and accompanying reports in accordance with company standards and methodologies, technical guidelines, and client needs.
• Correct geospatial location of features based on aerial photography or topography
• Create high quality maps, GIS analysis, and data for reports to support a variety projects using ESRI suite of products
• Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, or closely related field
• 3+ years GIS experience; GIS Certified Professional (GISP) a plus
• Proficient in ESRI ArcGIS software and ESRI Portal technologies, such as ArcEditor and CityWorks
• Proficient in LiDAR and other mobile mapping technologies
• Solid understanding of geospatial concepts
• Strong understanding of how to extract data out of multiple formats for merging into GIS databases, such as Pipelogix, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, BS&N, and AutoCAD.
• Ability to multi-task and adjust to frequent changes in priority
• Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to express complex technical concepts in business terms to others
• Experience teaching GIS processes and technical concepts in a team environment

Please submit your resume to hr@metroca.net. Metro Consulting Associates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.