Job Detail

Organization: Abt Associates
Title: Analyst - GIS
Location: Rockville, MD, Cambridge, MA, Durham, NC, or Atlanta, GA

Posted: 2019-10-16
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Opportunity

We are currently seeking staff with a background in GIS analysis and subject matter expertise in environmental sciences and geography. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to seek novel solutions to technology and business problems and the flexibility to acquire the necessary skills for implementation. Ideal candidates are curious, self-directed learners who are interested in applying their GIS skillset in a team-oriented consulting environment. Analytical thinking and interest in working in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary environment that includes scientists, data specialists, economists and policy specialists is important for this position.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Acquiring and converting datasets from a variety of formats into a GIS-compatible format
Map production
Performing GIS analysis in raster and vector formats
Task automation using ESRI ModelBuilder or python scripting

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

Must conduct high-quality, technically excellent work
Strong analytic and cartographic capabilities using ArcGIS software (e.g., ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap)
Experience building and working with datasets/databases with environmental data
Experience pulling databases together from multiple disjointed/historic datasets
Experience conducting quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) on databases
Proven analytic skills across ArcGIS modules applied to vector and raster environments (e.g., Spatial Analyst)
Ability to automate GIS tasks using ModelBuilder or python scripting
Experience managing and creating web-based mapping applications using tools such as ArcGIS Online
Experience with linear referencing systems and network analysis is a plus
Proficiency using BI Platforms (Qlik, Tableau), R, and SQL is a plus

Minimum Qualifications

BA/BS (3 - 5) OR MA/MBA (Entry Level) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

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