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Organization: Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Title: Geospatial Analysts
Location: Boston, MA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-02-05

Position Description:

GISinc is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. Since 1991, our team of professionals has been using Geographic Information Systems to solve staffing, technology, and business needs in markets ranging from Federal, State, and Local Governments to some of the largest public and privately-held companies in the world. If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit your resume using the link below.


Role: Geospatial Analyst

Role Summary:

The Geospatial Analyst will provide high quality geospatial support for our client. The candidate will join a growing team with a global presence, and will work onsite with client. Successful candidates shall possess advanced analytical technical expertise in the field of geospatial analysis, strong collaborative and execution capabilities, excellent communication skills, a practical and flexible mindset and high attention to detail and work quality.

Essential Functions:

Data analysis and implementation of analytic solutions:

Execute high quality geospatial analysis of large data sets, analyzing and interpreting collected data to meet project requirements
Work with project team members to gather, assess, organize, profile, and clean data for geospatial analysis
Ability to use the appropriate analytical tool and data for the project and communicate the methods to a lay audience
Provides customized analytical insights for client work, prepares accurate, well developed documents and visualizations

Provide training, assistance, and support to customers:

Provide quick-response support to case teams on subject matter expertise via a central request portal
Deliver highest-quality work product both within team and to case teams / customers


Collect, synthesize, analyze project insights and techniques into new best practices and methodologies
Codify analytical tools into processes that can be used across teams and regions

Competencies and Skills:

Professional capabilities:

Problem solving, analytical skills and decision making
Able to effectively handle difficult and stressful situations with poise, tact and patience, while demonstrating a sense of urgency
Flexible, self-motivated, and proactive and critical thinker
Communication, interpersonal and teaming skills
Ability and willingness to give and receive honest, balanced feedback
Work management, efficient time management and ability to prioritize; organization and planning
Ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, demanding environment
Focus on excellent customer service and user needs



Minimum of a Bachelorís Degree in Geography/GIS, Science, Engineering, Business or another related field*

Technical expertise:

1 + year experience in core GeoAnalytics activities (one or more of the following):
Geospatial data visualization and analytics (specialties such as cluster detection, geo-statistical methods, spatio-temporal modeling)
Network analysis (location-allocation, travelling sales person, vehicle routing problem)
Predictive modeling (logistic regression, linear regression, etc.)
Familiarity with a broad base of analytical tools (one or more of the following):
GIS toolkits (ESRI, Quantum GIS, MapInfo or similar)
Web Mapping portals (MapBox, CartoDB)
SQL, including geospatial types and functions
ESRI Network Analyst, RouteSmart, RoadNet, llamasoft Supply Chain Guru or similar
Web programming (e.g. javascript, web server administration, CGI)
Programming and/or scripting experience preferred (e.g. SQL (including spatial objects and functions), Python, Perl, C#, VBA, Java)

Work Environment:

Location: Client location in Boston, MA
Occasional travel: dependent on project requirements

Candidates must be able to obtain a secret security clearance and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.