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Organization: Quantum Spatial
Title: GIS Project Manager
Location: Lakewood, CO
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Posted: 2017-08-16

Position Description:

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Quantum Spatial is seeking a GIS Project Manager to work onsite at a federal government client facility in Lakewood, CO. Primary responsibilities include the overall execution of a national data management project, involving fifteen GIS Specialists, located in various client offices across the West. The Project Manager is expected to oversee and participate, as necessary, in researching, identifying and acquiring specific datasets; developing data into geospatial layers which conform to defined national data standards, are topologically correct and are in accordance with FGDC and client metadata standards; and to ensure that all data are consolidated at the national level. Only qualified candidates meeting the specific requirements below will be considered for these positions.



  • Communicate significant issues with project sponsor and provide reports and briefings to the client.

  • Actively apply quality control and assurance measures to the management and performance of the task/delivery order.

  • Organize, direct, and coordinate planning and production of all task/delivery order support activities.

  • Direct the generation, performance and review of task/delivery order deliverable items.

  • Manage task/delivery order costs and ensures conformity with contract terms and conditions.

  • Assign, schedule, and review the work of subordinates.

  • Coordinate with appropriate management personnel, other contractor managers, and client representatives.

  • Take appropriate action and coordinate policies and activities with appropriate personnel as required.

  • Support various documentation activities that go along with developing data standards and business requirements.

  • Provide demonstrations and briefings for client staff on progress and results, and for all aspects of the work.

  • Perform project management activities to ensure all remote staff is coordinated with the broad goals of the Project.

  • Prepare and submit weekly status/progress reports for the client.

  • Support logistical and administrative needs for all GIS Specialists.


Required Qualifications

  • Four (4) years of geospatial project management experience with PMP certification (preferred)

  • Demonstrated experience in developing written technical documentation (such as metadata, training materials, business process workflow diagrams, white papers, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience of greater than 2 years developing and reviewing geospatial or tabular data to meet data standards, such as ensuring requisite data schemas, attribute definitions and domains, file naming conventions, etc.

  • Demonstrated experience of greater than 2 years developing and documenting business workflows in the natural resource community and geospatially-enabling those workflows.


Tasks performed by the GIS Specialist Staff

  • Research, identify and acquire specific data from staff in order to develop those data into geospatial layers that conform to defined data standards, which are topologically correct and are documented in accordance with FGDC and agency metadata standards. Ensure that all state level data compilations roll up to national views.

  • Utilize primary tools, to include ArcGIS for Desktop (ArcMap), Enterprise Geodatabases (formerly SDE), and other geospatial software components that may vary by office.

  • Identify and acquire data in native formats from various offices. Priority data lists and methods will be provided. This may require exploring, searching, and documenting data via communication with a wide variety client staff.

  • Convert all formats of data acquired into single, well documented geospatial files at a state or national level using a versioned enterprise geodatabase environment.

  • Create a process and method for each dataset using versioned workflows such that geospatial data flows from various local office locations and rolled into national datasets using an existing national geodatabase replication process.

  • Create and ensure client and FGDC standard metadata is associated with each geospatial file.

  • Prepare maps to demonstrate progress or to illustrate data complexities and issues.

  • Assist with data collection, consolidation, sharing and general data management activities.

  • Generate geospatial data, databases, analysis, maps, services and applications according to client standards or specifications.

  • Train client personnel on workflows for data maintenance and quality improvements.

  • Communicate and work with an extended interdisciplinary team across the agency to ensure proper understanding of programmatic data elements, client-specific data standards and guidance for geospatial methods.

  • Provide demonstrations and briefings for client staff on progress and results, and with client leadership for all aspects of the work.

  • Prepare weekly status/progress reports.

  • Participate in monthly/weekly conference calls and in-person meetings as scheduled.

  • Attend trainings and orientation as scheduled.

  • Travel for initial orientation and process/method instruction in Denver is required. Periodic travel to other western states may be required.

All job offers with Quantum Spatial are contingent upon passing a background check and drug screening.

How to Apply 
Please upload a letter of interest, and resume with professional references in one (1) PDF via online application process.

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No phone calls, please. Incomplete applications and auto-reply submissions will not be considered.

It is the policy of Quantum Spatial to provide equal opportunity for all qualified persons and not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.