Job Detail

Organization: EKI Environment & Water
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Daly City, CA or Irvine, CA

Posted: 2021-10-08
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

EKI Environment & Water, Inc. (EKI) is an employee-owned, full-service, engineering and environmental sciences consulting firm serving private- and public-sector clients throughout the United States. If you are interested in improving the environment and advancing your career, then EKI is the place for you. We are currently seeking a motivated and energetic entry-level to mid-level GIS Specialist who can support site characterization and remediation projects for our industrial, commercial, and municipal clients.

Your responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to, the following:

Process and prepare various data types for use in Esriís ArcGIS product suite including ArcMap, ArcGIS Pro, ArcScene, and ArcGIS Online
Prepare figures at the direction of technical staff for a broad range of project types and clients
Import data from excel, access, and EQuIS databases to plot, project, and symbolize in ArcGIS
Update databases and project files, including GPS and surveyor provided coordinates, aerial photographs, legacy basemap files, and project-specific data
Prepare figures to be consistent with company standards. Maintain standards across all GIS projects and sometimes train technical staff to uphold those GIS standards
Version control map and data files
Support technical staff that also use GIS with troubleshooting and basic training on an as-needed basis
Prioritize and manage projects with competing deadlines
Assist in EKIís migration from ArcMap to ArcGIS Pro


The successful candidate should have the following:

Bachelorís degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental Science, or similar degree program with a basic understanding of environmental, geology, and chemistry concepts
2 years of experience using Esriís ArcGIS software, which can include relevant coursework
Experience with cartographic principles, digital map production, hard copy maps, and ability to QA/QC work
Understanding of spatial data concepts, projection systems, datums, geodatabases
Ability to georeferenced and digitize features into ArcGIS geodatabase
Ability to work with a wide variety of data in GIS and solve problems on the fly, identify innovative ways to approach tasks
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changing project needs and deadlines while tracking time spent
Ability to follow instruction with minimal oversight and complete tasks effectively
Well organized
Proficient with Microsoft office suite


Other desirable qualifications:

Experience using Spatial Analyst, 3D analyst (Arc Scene), QGIS, MS Access
Proficient in both ArcGIS Pro and ArcMap
Experience with EQuIS software
Familiarity with AutoCAD and/or Civil 3D
Experience coding in VBA, Python/ArcPy, SQL, or R
As an ESOP firm, EKI offers a unique company culture with a corporate commitment to maintaining a positive work/life experience. EKI provides excellent compensation and comprehensive benefits packages, including career advancement opportunities, outstanding training opportunities, incentive compensation, retirement benefits through ESOP and 401(k) profit sharing contributions, and group medical, vision, and dental benefits. If this is the career path of your choice, please submit your resume and responses to the applicant questions below to [email protected]

EKI is an Equal Opportunity employer. Candidates of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.



Applicant Questions
In your application, please provide brief responses to each of the following questions. Your responses may be submitted in the body of your email or as an attachment.

Question 1. Briefly describe your prior work experience using Esri software. How long, what version and package, and for what purpose(s) have you used Esri ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro software?

Question 2. Briefly describe what production GIS work (i.e., producing final figures for inclusion in report documents or other publications) you have done.

Question 3. Describe any experience you have using the Spatial Analysis and/or 3D Analyst extensions in ArcMap. What analyses have you performed, for what purposes, and how were the end results utilized?

Question 4. Describe your experience, if any, in managing and setting up geodatabases for new projects.

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