Job Detail

Organization: GIS Inc
Title: Geospatial Developer
Location: Birmingham, AL; Sun Prairie, WI; or work from home considered

Posted: 2021-08-16
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

We know organizations struggle with geospatial technology. At GISinc, we believe GIS should be simple and accessible to all. We are a committed team of experts that serve our clients with an inspired experience that transforms organizations. If you have exceptional talent and interpersonal skills and meet the following description, please submit a detailed CV that outlines the experience and requirements using the link below.

Candidates must be eligible for federal security clearance (DOI) and proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.

Role:  Geospatial Data Quality Specialist

Role Summary: The Geospatial Data Quality Specialist will assist the Oregon/Washington Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with its yearly data review meeting with data stewards and GIS technical leads. The candidate will support the annual data review process by maintaining the existing data quality assurance Python scripts, improving or creating new quality assurance and quality control Python scripts, compiling data metrics for the annual data review meetings, and writing data improvement plans. In addition to annual data review tasks the Contractor, in conjunction with the BLM, will support data-specific tasks including data improvement, data translation, documentation support, and testing data collection applications, such as S1 Mobile Mapper. The candidate will also provide end-users assistance with routine GIS tasks.

The Candidate may perform, but is not limited to, the following tasks:

Provide technical guidance to stakeholders and user representatives.

Assist BLM users with technical problems using geospatial software.

Develop geospatial specific scripts and models used for automation of geospatial processes.

Develop Python tools and model builder models.

Test scripts and perform bug fixes.

Perform computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation, and analysis.

Develop, configure, and update geospatial modeling and analysis routines.

Perform complex Spatial Analysis and Geoprocessing.

Apply geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements.

Assist with the implementation of FGDC-compliant metadata including verifying, writing, and reviewing metadata.

Create and validate metadata to meet BLM specified standards.

Create both hard copy and digital cartographic products.

Conduct advanced editing, cadastral data maintenance, and COGO survey mapping.

Assist with data collection, consolidation, sharing, and general data management activities.

Support BLM staff to document the integrity, quality, and accuracy of data used in the distribution and publication systems.

Ensure that data requirements, data standards, access rules, and business rules are followed.

Design and create data reports and reporting tools to help business executives in their decision making.

Develop quality control procedures for datasets.

Improve the quality and accessibility of BLM geospatial data.

Develop, recommend, and implement data management processes to ensure that Data created by users at all levels of the BLM, a geographically dispersed agency, is made available to all enterprise users for reporting and decision making.

Develop written technical documentation (such as user requirements, data standard reports, data standard implementation plans, data quality plans, metadata, etc.).

Develop and document a data quality plan for each appropriate section of developed data standard.

Experience Required:

Bachelorís Degree from an accredited university in the GIS, Information Technology, Data Management Systems or related disciplines appropriate to the position. *

Experience with geospatial programming experience with Python and SQL queries.

Proficiency with the ESRI ArcGIS version 10.x software suite.

Experience with automating data quality assurance and/or quality control processes.

Experience with ArcGIS Data Reviewer.

Experience with editing vector-based data and related tables in ArcGIS version 10.x software in a production environment.

Proficient technical writing skills for documents such a user guides, metadata, data standards, or training materials.

Experience converting business needs into geospatial process workflows or data standards.

Experience using ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online web services.

Experience with natural resource geospatial data, such as timber harvest units, vegetation treatments, hydrography, grazing, minerals, realty, and species data.

Experience in the following:

Enterprise ArcSDE multiuser geodatabases

ArcGIS Pro

S1Mobile Mapper

Oracle SQL syntax


Functional experience with field data collection of natural resource data

* Additional experience can be substituted for education.

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 laymanís terms.

Able to coordinate with program stakeholders.

Self-motivated, pro-active, and ability to multi-task.

 Work Environment:

The position will be remote.

Travel up to 10% 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at 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.

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