Job Detail

Organization: Tetra Tech, Inc.
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Newark, DE; Pittsburgh, PA; Harrisburg; PA, Philadelphia, PA

Posted: 2023-09-15
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. Tetra Tech's seeking a Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist to support a variety of projects in a dynamic consulting environment. This candidate will work with other GIS Specialists, data managers, and project managers across the company, providing support on various contracts and projects. Functions in a GIS Specialist capacity with minimal supervision, performing advanced GIS and data management tasks including: geospatial and environmental data/database management, data analysis and reporting, web-based mapping application development, dashboard developing using Esri and other technologies, mobile data collection development, Python/script development, workflow automation, and map/figure creation. Will work individually and in a team setting to support Project Managers/stakeholders with GIS, dashboard, database, script, and web-based mapping application development on environmental and disaster management planning projects for various local, State, and Federal clients. Will interface with GIS Discipline Leads/Specialists, Project Managers, Field Personnel, and other Internal and External Clients.

Secondary functions may include occasional field work on projects/sites including assisting project managers and field staff with implementation of advanced field data collection and mapping solutions, environmental sampling and assessment activities in support of environmental investigation and/or emergency response activities. Responsibilities may include supporting field staff with the collection, documentation, and management of air monitoring data, soil and water samples, operation of equipment used for field studies (not including machinery), interpretation of sample data, and development of semi- or fully automated reporting solutions.

Primary Responsibilities:
With minimal supervision of GIS Manager, performs analytical, technical, and/or developmental tasks as assigned, such as:

Leads project teams with the preparation of GIS, databases, map products, dashboards, metadata, datasets, and electronic data collection tools for specific elements of Tetra Tech projects.
Leads internal and external client meetings, develops and documents project requirements, and leads team to project execution.
Manages cloud-based hosting environment including setup and management of Esri SDE databases in SQL Server, publishes and manages REST and Feature Services in Esri ArcGIS Server, and manages files in cloud and web-based content management systems.
Develops and manages content in Esri ArcGIS Online (AGO) such as dashboards, web-based mapping applications, Hub sites, Experience Builder sites, and content used in Esri mobile applications.
Compiles, evaluates, modifies, and analyzes data to support preparation of dashboards, web-based mapping applications, figures, tables, graphs, databases, and reports.
Develop data processing and management automations.
Provides on-site and/or off-site GIS support for environmental sampling and emergency response activities.
Research various websites and data stores for data applicable to each project.
Establishes and maintains required files to document data references, metadata, analytical methods, calculations, and rationale used in reaching conclusions.
Develops or modifies deliverables based on redlines/rough sketches, marked-up copies and/or detailed verbal instructions.
Performs additional tasks specific to an area of expertise or technology.
Ensures that the deliverables and tasks that they work on are complete and follow Tetra Tech’s Quality Control program requirements.
Provide mentoring, coaching and direction setting to team members.
Responsible for training internal associates, sub-contractors, and clients on geospatial technologies, data management techniques, and mobile data collection systems.


Require Experience:

5 years demonstrated work experience performing GIS, data management, and development tasks.
In-depth knowledge and experience with Esri desktop, online, and mobile suite of applications a must:
ArcGIS Pro
ArcMap and ArcCatalog
ArcGIS Online
Mobile suite: Survey123, Field Maps, Collector, Quick Capture, Workforce
Experience developing web mapping applications (with emphasis on Esri Experience Builder), Survey123 forms, and maps for use with mobile products a must.
Experience managing geospatial information in Esri file geodatabases and Spatial Database Engine (SDE).
Experience managing information/data in relational database systems such as Microsoft Access and/or SQL Server.
Experience with Esri ArcGIS Server and Python
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications a must.
Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced consulting environment and demonstrate organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
Other Desired Skills:

Adobe Creative Suite, CAD (AutoDesk and/or Bentley), or other mapping or graphic design software is also desirable.
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Power Apps and Power Automate is desirable.

Must be capable of passing a U.S. Government background check for work on federal contracts.

Education and Certifications:

Bachelors or Masters degree in GIS, Geography, Information Systems, Environmental Science, or closely related field.

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