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Organization: Westwood Professional Services
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Middleton, WI USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2018-08-28

Position Description:

For the full job listing and to apply see the Westwood job posting

Westwood Professional Services, Inc. is seeking a GIS Specialist to join our team in our Madison, Wisconsin office. Westwood has a highly experienced and multidisciplinary team of individuals dedicated to providing high-level professional services to our clients.


Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Spatial analysis is the dominant portion of the job duties envisioned for this position, but will be balanced with a variety of cartography, field staff support, and research and development.
  • Provide independent data interpretation while effectively maintaining data documentation.
  • Create and modify GIS datasets; manage and maintain legacy GIS datasets; develop and implement GIS-based analyses supporting civil engineering, electrical engineering, and survey projects.
  • Produce technically skilled and detailed solutions; preparing clear, complete, and accurate representations of spatial data using hardcopy and/or electronic media.
  • Core responsibility includes processing data and graphics requests from project team members and anticipating information needs and presentation format as part of engineering and survey workflows.
  • You will work on energy projects (transmission, solar and wind) and land projects (residential and commercial development)
  • Develop and maintain geospatial data on desktop and mobile applications. Ensure data meets appropriate data accuracy and content standards for quality assurance and quality control.
Required Experience
  • Must have a degree in GIS, geography, environmental studies, mathematics, or a related field with demonstrated capabilities in GIS.
  • A minimum of 2-4 years of experience as a GIS Specialist, GIS Analyst, or a related field with demonstrated capabilities in GIS.
  • Hands-on knowledge of Esri ArcGIS desktop software, including ArcMap and ArcPro.
  • Strong understanding of geodatabases and geodatabase applications.
  • Ability to work with vector and raster datasets.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal, or another web mapping system.
  • Familiar with GPS data collection and data management, including Collector for ArcGIS.
  • Ability to use and edit shapefiles and geodatabases (personal, file, and enterprise).
  • Experience working with different coordinate systems, map projections, and datumís.
  • Familiarity with standard cartographic methods, theories and principles.
  • Ability to independently manage multiple assignments, determine and set job task priorities and work with limited direct supervision.
  • Familiar with LiDAR datasets and usage.
  • Experience using Python, ModelBuilder or another common GIS scripting language is desirable, as job duties will include creating scripts to streamline frequently performed tasks.
Preferred but not required
  • Previous work in or familiarity with consulting engineers and/or surveyors.
  • Experience using AutoCAD and DWG files.
  • Experience using Google Earth and KMZ files.

For the full job listing and to apply see the Westwood job posting