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Organization: Geographic Information Services, Inc. GISinc
Title: Geospatial Editor
Location: Portland, OR
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-08-24

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/a2isqaseow4l

Role: Geospatial Editor

Role Summary: Develop 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) for a Federal Land Management Agency.

Essential Functions:
• Perform transactional edits on the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD).
• Complete transactions on National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) corresponding to new hydrography delineations.
• Perform quality control and adjustments to hydro breaklines.
• Perform quality control and adjustments to waterbody features digitized from imagery.
• Perform quality control and adjustments to hydrologic unit boundaries.
• Deliver Vector data products suitable for inclusion to NHD and WBD datasets.
• Complete transactions on services National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) corresponding to new hydrography delineations.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree or higher in the biological sciences, GIS, 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.
• Familiarity with the high-resolution National Hydrographic Dataset (NHD) requirements and data standards.
• Demonstrated experience editing vector-based data in ArcGIS version 10.x software in a production environment.

Preferred Experience:
• Experience with the the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) using standard NHD update tools.
• Experience in hydrography delineation using ortho-imagery
• Familiarity with the physical geography of Oregon and Washington.
• Experience supporting Land Management Agencies such as NPS, USFWS, BLM or similar.

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.