GIS Specialist

GIS Specialist Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a GIS Specialist to join our team.


  • Occasionally, participate in the acquisition of on-site field data to accomplish the design or to monitor and evaluate equipment performance;
  • Perform tasks such as digitizing, copying and scanning of drawings, prints and maps;
  • Perform and update records and maps in Arc Map;
  • Utilize survey information and develop plans and maps;
  • Process and approve completion records, perform manual or computer aided drafting using AutoCAD;
  • Working with enterprise geodatabases, managing content and developing apps in portal for ArcGIS;
  • Creating and maintaining Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata;
  • Performs quality assurance on data deliverables received for inclusion in the GIS;
  • Creates, analyzes, reports, converts or transfers data using esri GIS software;
  • Meets with subject matter experts to discuss topics, such as technical specifications, customized solutions and operational problems;
  • Participates in field data collection using Global Positioning Systems (GPS), laser scanning, or related technology;
  • Formatting data to the Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE);
  • Supports the internal publication of standard map products and maintain, update and document GIS data standards/specifications;
  • Conducting editing procedures in ArcMap;
  • Under supervision from senior staff, contributes to the designing and programming of SDSFIE compliant databases.


  • HTML;
  • Knowledge of GPS, GIS, cartography, spatial analysis methods and other current technologies;
  • Valid state driver’s license in good standing;
  • Demonstrated ability to identify improvement opportunities and the initiative to implement change;
  • Demonstrated ability to organize multiple projects and be self-led;
  • Basic understanding of the follow development languages: Python;
  • VBA;
  • Able to travel for field work in one-week intervals across the nation, for up to 6 weeks per year;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Geography, Geology, Environmental Science or a related field;
  • Valid driver’s license;
  • Plant identification experience, especially wetland species;
  • Ability to pass background checks (SWCA) for placement;
  • CSS;
  • US Citizen based on need to obtaining a secret clearance;
  • Experience with ESRI’s ArcGIS software suite.

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