Job Detail

Organization: WestWater Research
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Boise, ID Phoenix, AZ, Sacramento, CA, Fort Collins, CO

Posted: 2021-04-26
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

WestWater Research is actively seeking a motivated GIS Specialist for immediate employment. The qualified applicant will have a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience in GIS. The individual should be organized, able to work independently and be highly motivated in their career. The incumbent must have a strong background in GIS theory and proficient with the ESRI ArcGIS suite of products and applications. In addition to supporting the company's GIS needs, the position also includes collaborating in the development of several proprietary company databases and the management of contracted IT Managed Services agreements.

GIS Specialist Responsibilities:

Cartography and map production to support water right valuations and transaction advisory services
Researching, interpreting, inventorying, and mapping of water rights
Proficiency in georeferencing
Ability to acquire, edit, and manipulate spatial data and non-spatial data from a variety of sources
Ability to employ a variety of spatial analysis techniques
Photo interpretation of agricultural lands to determine irrigated acres over time
Effective communication with internal personnel and external clients on GIS needs
Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at one time
Geodatabase management
Administration of ArcGIS Online account
Oversite of IT Managed Services agreement
Development of project budgets in relation to GIS support activities

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in GIS, Geography, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economics, or related field
Two years of focused work experience as a GIS Specialist/Analyst
Strong proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS suite of products and applications and open-source GIS (ArcPro, ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, QGIS)
Familiarity with relational database management systems (SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Oracle, etc.)
Experience with a wide range of GIS data, including land use, land ownership, hydrologic data
Strong understanding of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and mapping spatial features based on legal descriptions
Proficiency with Office 365 products (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, SharePoint)
Strong cartographic skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Knowledge of water rights, water right information systems, and interpretation of land records documents strongly preferred

Desired Qualifications:

Knowledge and experience with cloud-based platforms (AWS, Azure, MS 365)
Knowledge of SQL, Python, or other programming or scripting languages
Master's Degree in GIS, Geography, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economics, or related field
Experience in the consulting environment
Experience with the design and management of web-based database systems
Experience with web mapping services
Experience in project management
Interest in water resources and economics
Background or familiarity in IT Managed Services
GIS platform administration
Enjoys creating and applying creative solutions to consulting tasks


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The compensation also includes health benefits, 401K, profit sharing, bonus potential, and a company wellness program that provides for gym membership allowance.


The position will be based in Boise, ID, with the possibility of relocating the position to one of the company's other locations in Phoenix, AZ, Sacramento, CA, or Fort Collins, CO.

To Apply:

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and one example of a cartographic product you have developed with the subject heading "GIS Specialist Position Your Last Name" to [email protected]

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About WestWater Research

WestWater Research is a leading economic consulting firm focused on water rights trading and water resource development. The company specializes in water transaction advisory services, water investment and marketing services, water valuation, and water resource economics. With offices in Boise, ID, Phoenix AZ, Fort Collins, CO, Sacramento, CA, and Vancouver, WA, WestWater has a national practice providing economic consulting services to public and private clients. WestWater Research has developed the largest and most comprehensive database of water right transactions throughout the United States, enabling our clients to have accurate and up-to-date market price information.

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