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Organization: SWCA Environmental Consultants
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2017-01-30

Position Description:


Do you thrive in the pursuit of ensuring excellence in GIS design and data managment? SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a GIS Analyst for our Fort Collins, CO office. This position will support our natural and cultural resources programs. In addition, this position may include collaboration and support from other SWCA GIS groups.



  • Help build and maintain GIS/cartographic capabilities to support planning, natural, and cultural resources programs in Colorado
  • Help design, create, maintain, and QA/QC geospatial databases and electronic data collection platforms using ArcSDE, ArcGIS, ArcPad, Collector for ArcGIS, MS SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and SQLite
  • Develop project geodatabases compliant with SWCA standards
  • Generate web maps for internal and client use
  • Coordinate with other GIS Staff and GIS users, especially Denver and Rocky Mountain region.
  • Work within the current, centralized file structure for both spatial and non-spatial data
  • Basic editing and map making in ArcGIS 10.x, including merging attributes from different data sources, symbolizing features, importing/exporting a wide range of file types, and producing a map layout in a reasonable amount of time
  • Create sophisticated final map products using ArcGIS showing basic (roads, streams, buildings, etc.), intermediate (buffers, overlays, merges, viewsheds, spatial joins and relates, etc.), and advanced (raster math, analyses, models, multi-variate statistics, multi-dimensional data arrays, etc.) data representations



  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Geography, Cartography, Archaeology, Biology, Environmental Science or related field with an emphasis in GIS (or GIS certificate); Master's degree a plus
  • 7+ years professional GIS work beyond university attendance
  • Ability to work independently and solve problems with minimal guidance is required
  • Prior work for an environmental consulting firm is preferred
  • Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends (as needed) to meet or exceed client's deadlines
  • Demonstrated experience with GPS technology, field data collection techniques, data integration to a GIS, and troubleshooting of equipment and digital files
  • Familiarity with Android OS tablets for field data collection deployment using open-source applications
  • Strong organizational skills related to scheduling time on projects, and while working within a file structure protocol
  • Strong understanding of topological relationships, troubleshooting complex data sets, and applying creative solutions to problems
  • Demonstrated ability of data transfer, data analysis, data mining, and data inventory using basic spreadsheet applications (e.g., Excel, Access, MS SQL Server, and ArcGIS attribute tables)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cartography and computer mapping including design principles and understanding map creation procedures in 10.x
  • General understanding of basic statistics, and geometric math computations (e.g., summary, distributions, frequency, min/max, range, angles, distance, slope, degrees, area)
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a team and resolve issues that arise in an efficient and diplomatic manner
  • Demonstrated ability to apply spatial and 3D analyses, and raster math within ArcGIS while maintaining data integrity

SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full-spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record's Top 200 Environmental Firms.

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EOE - women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.





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