Job Detail

Organization: ERM
Title: GIS Specialist (Portland)
Location: Portland, OR

Posted: 2018-10-26
Application Deadline: 2018-12-10

Position Description:

ERM is seeking a GIS Specialist to join our Portland, OR office. The mid-level GIS Specialist will join an existing team of GIS and data management specialists in integrating GIS technology in support of our core services including contaminated site management projects, project impact assessment studies, and environmental permitting efforts.


The GIS Specialist position includes project support which may include, but is not limited to:

Plan, design, implement, and maintain large, complex, multi-year GIS projects.
Organize and manage project data, analysis, and mapping following company protocols and industry best practices.
Prioritize, organize, perform, and direct numerous work assignments in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment.
Lead and work effectively with others in a team environment to deliver quality projects successfully.
Author and edit geoprocessing scripts and tools with python and model-builder.
Generate custom figures and maps for project support and reporting needs.
Publish and maintain ArcGIS web-based map services and applications.
Develop and deploy field GPS and data collection systems including Trimble GPS and Esri mobile applications.
Enhance existing GIS capabilities by seeking opportunities for improvement of existing methods, tools, or workflows.
Act as a technical resource in assisting others to trouble-shoot and resolve problems with specialized GIS systems; recommend solutions.


Bachelorís degree in geography, GIS, natural sciences or related field; Masterís degree in GIS preferred.
Minimum of five years professional experience using Esriís ArcGIS 10x suite of software including Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions.
Advanced experience with data management including organizing and maintaining complex projects containing geospatial and tabular data, mxds, custom tools and toolboxes, analysis output, maps, and SQL enterprise geodatabases.
Advanced experience designing and conducting complex geospatial analyses utilizing Python or ModelBuilder to develop customized tools and procedures.
Experience with projects spanning large geographies across multiple coordinate system boundaries.
Experience designing and developing ArcGIS Online web maps and customized web apps utilizing ArcGIS Server.
Experience building, deploying, and supporting Esri mobile applications such as Collector or Survey123 for ArcGIS.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, and Access; and the integration of spreadsheets, relational database tables, and text files in ArcGIS.
Strong oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, and an eye for professional presentation and aesthetics in project deliverables (maps, charts and graphs, and tables). 
Previous experience working effectively with others in a team environment to deliver quality projects on-time and within budgets.
Thorough knowledge of the technical application, concepts, principles, and theories in GIS and GPS.
Self-motivated, quick learning, curious, resourceful, flexible individual with a common-sense approach to conducting business and workload management.

Preferred Experience and Qualifications

Masterís degree in GIS.
Experience as a primary point-of-contact on mid- to large-scale GIS projects.
Experience with Python scripting or other computer programming language.
Experience using ArcGIS Pro in a production setting, converting ArcGIS 10x Python scripts to ArcPro, and designing queries in Arcade.
Experience gathering GPS data with Trimble GPS hardware and software and data processing with GPS Pathfinder Office software.
Experience with AutoCAD or other CAD software, MS-Visio, or Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and/or Illustrator).
Experience with environmental spatial datasets or geochemical data.
Experience with databases and data management procedures.


Please submit your resume and brief cover letter. Qualified candidates will be contacted by email, and requested to complete a video questionnaire. Based on review of these responses, shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews.

Thank you for your interest in ERM!

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