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Organization: The Response Group, Inc.
Title: GIS Lead
Location: Cypress, TX
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-01-05

Position Description:

GIS Lead

Position Summary: Perform model analysis for oil spills and air plumes. Coordinate map creation for sub-sea and air plume modeling, emergencies, tactical plans, drill preparation, IAP material, exercises, and other industry specific maps in and out of the office. Potential to attend agency or client-driven meetings to generate GIS data. Support GIS Specialists in carrying out all essential GIS duties and responsibilities. Maintenance and support of the Common Operating Picture as required.

General Duties & Responsibilities:
• Provide support to other TRG Departments as directed.
• Participate as a response member for immediate emergency response deployment as needed.
• Be available for planned and unplanned exercises as directed.
• You have a responsibility to respond/answer all TRG & Client communications.
• Develop proficiency in the IAP Software and a basic understanding of spill trajectory modeling and GIS mapping/COP.
• Develop and ensure accurate and professional deliverables for clients.
• Basic understanding of TRG products and services.

Position Specific Duties & Responsibilities
• Create a variety of map products on a daily basis.
• Produce oil spill trajectories and air plume models for planned or unplanned events.
• Member of a 24/7 GIS on-call support staff.
• Contribute to internal training for GIS or Oil Spill trajectories as required.
• Maintain team goals and quality control throughout project development and completion.
• Contribute as requested to the practices and processes for improving the quality and efficiency of the GIS team.
• QA/QC all work products.
• Assist as required in planning, executing, and finalizing client’s projects according to strict deadlines and within budget.
• Act as a consultant on behalf of TRG to assist Leader or Manager in providing solutions to clients’ questions and issues related to TRG’s GIS Services.
• Serve at the direction of the GIS Leader and perform additional duties as required.

• Experience with emergency response/ crisis management.
• Intermediate knowledge and experience working with ArcGIS desktop suite.
• Basic knowledge and experience working with ArcGIS Web Suite preferred. Basic knowledge and experience working with ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE preferred.
• Experience and familiarity with field data collection methods preferred.
• Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Ability to defuse tension within project team or between teams, should it arise.
• Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines.
• Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
• Strong written and oral communication skills.
• Industry specific knowledge in disaster or emergency response a plus.

Education and Experience:
• Bachelor of Science in GIS or other technically related field required.
• Minimum of 3 years related experience required.
• GIS Certificate preferred.
• Minimum of 2 years GIS experience working with related industry preferred.
• Oceanographic/ geographic knowledge, high level computer education a plus.

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