Organization: Planet Forward
Title: Assistant GIS Specialist
Location: Kansas City, MO
The Assistant Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will assist in developing, updating, analyzing, and managing GIS data for a wide variety of professional services. This position will assist in a variety GIS analysis, GIS data development, GIS data maintenance and data preparation for use in public safety GIS systems and regularly communicate project status to our customers, as customer service is a key component of the Assistant GIS Specialist position. The Assistant GIS Specialist will work closely within functional teams to deliver GIS data and GIS services to our clients, with a strong emphasis on teamwork, customer commitment, sense of urgency, and continuous improvement.
Assist with GIS, data, and mapping for the Engineering, and Surveying departments while supporting both internal and external project teams.
Assist in producing technical specifications, project approach, cost estimates and schedules.
Assist with GIS mapping and data collection tasks.
Utilize various software packages and information from various sources (MS Access databases, MS Excel spreadsheets and documents such as deeds, field notes etc.) to create GIS maps to support field personnel as well as for deliverables.
Assist with digital feature extraction from multiple data sources.
Assist in the projections and transformations for project deliverables.
Assist GIS system needs and requirements to implement improved work methods.
Assist in the creation and updating existing and new GIS maps and map layers and GPS data edition/representation using ArcGIS in support of field surveys.
Assist with GPS data collection and post-processing for high accuracy data specifications.
Assist with GIS metadata creation.
Assist with the design extensions/add-ins for GIS applications such as ESRI ArcGIS Explorer for in-house use.
Assist with land survey records search, ownership data research from various sources.
Assist with georeference Raster and Vector data.
All other duties as assigned.
Two year or Bachelor's degree in GIS mapping or a related field.
1 to 3 years professional experience.
Prior internship or related experience a plus.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Must be proficient in the use of computer software (i.e., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Basic analytical and problem solving skills.
Ability to understand technical information and communicate that within a disparate Program team.
Ability to manage priorities and schedules.
Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
High level of attention to detail.
Valid driver's license required. In addition, must meet standards to qualify for and maintain the Company's vehicle driving privileges as outlined in the Company's Motor Vehicle Safety Policy.
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