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Organization: Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc)
Title: Geospatial Analyst
Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-08-22

Position Description:


Geographic Information Services, Inc. (GISinc) is a small business whose core purpose is to create insight through spatial technology. This is an opportunity to work with one of the leading GIS consulting organizations. We are looking for technical people that want to tackle those tough to solve problems and love delivering solutions.

If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements to https://gisinc.applicantstack.com/x/detail/a2isqassi8s1.

Role: Geospatial Analyst

Role Summary: Responsible for developing new hydrography delineations using lidar-derived Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), imagery, and field collected data, which will be incorporated into the high-resolution National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).

Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance (DOI) and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Essential Functions:
• Prepare lidar-derived DEMs (e.g., mosaicking, resampling, etc.) at the watershed or subwatershed scale for hydrography modeling.
• Hydro-flatten DEMs to adjust elevations where hydrographic waterbodies, areas, and double-line streams occur.
• Hydro-enforce DEMs where hydrography intersects roads, canals, and other anthropogenic features to ensure accurate hydrologic surface flow.
• Develop and execute Python scripts to model hydrography from prepared lidar-derived DEMs.
• Facilitate quality control/assessment reviews of initial delineations by hydrologists using web-based GIS applications.
• Adjust initial delineations and hydro-enforcements based on feedback from hydrologists.
• Manage data associated with hydrographic modeling. Data includes interim raster products, final hydro-flattened/enforced DEMs, breaklines, channel initiation points, etc.

Experience Required:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
• Proficiency with the ESRI ArcGIS version 10.x software suite, including the spatial analyst extension.
• Demonstrated programming experience with Python.
• Demonstrated experience managing, processing, and analyzing raster datasets to model hydrography.
• Familiarity with the high-resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) requirements and data standards.
• Understanding of basic hydrologic science principles.
• Experience with performing geospatial statistical analysis
• Experience designing and editing geodatabases with related tables to a state or national standard.
• Experience producing and/or maintaining editable feature services in ArcGIS web applications.
• Experience developing and maintaining web-based GIS applications.
• Familiarity with the physical geography of Oregon and Washington.

Competencies and Skills:
• Exceptional customer service orientation.
• Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work productively with a wide range of people.
• Comfortable working in high paced environment.
• Able to translate technical concepts into layman’s terms.
• Able to coordinate with program stakeholders.
• Self-motivated, pro-active, and ability to multi-task.

Work Environment:
• Location: Portland, OR
• Travel up to 20% of the time
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity in our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

GISinc offers a full suite of base and elected benefits to all full-time employees included but not limited to: Health, Dental, Vision, 401K, ESOP, PTO, Life, Long and Short Term Disability, FSA, HSA, etc. To learn more about our award winning Personal Choice Program visit us at https://www.gisinc.com/careers!