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Early-Career GIS Data Analyst

  • Freelance
  • Anywhere
  • $29.50 an hour

Geosyntec Consultants, Inc.

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Are you looking for a place to grow your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic innovative firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals? Geosyntec is the place for you! As a Senior Staff GIS Analyst in San Diego, California, you will apply your academic knowledge and solid understanding and experience with standard practices and techniques used when working with data and GIS projects to support and manage projects that include environmental assessments, groundwater and soil remediation, water resources, geotechnical construction, and more.
Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting
Is this the right position to help you achieve your professional goals? Some of the key responsibilities for the position include:

Utilizing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Esri ArcGIS software stack to produce, display, and analyze spatial data;
Creating, organizing, manipulating, and generating GIS maps and data for reporting, analysis, presentations, and data visualization purposes;
Maintaining GIS standards for projects and following and enhancing standard GIS workflows for mapping tasks;
Understanding of the principals of enterprise GIS data management and a centralized approach to managing delivery of geospatial products to clients;
Supporting field work using GIS software to publish web services and create web maps for reference and data capture in the field;
Understanding of GPS equipment and how it is used in a mobile GIS environment;
Researching project data needs and an ability to acquire the most accurate data from internal and external sources; and
Interacting with internal and external clients to support data visualization for environmental remediation, facility mapping, and raster analysis projects

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntecs culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will guide and integrate you into Geosyntecs culture. Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individuals own performance and initiative.

Bachelor’s degree in geography, computer science, science, or geology. (required)
Masters degree in geography, environmental science, computer science, engineering, or geology. (preferred)


At least 2 years of technical training and experience in GIS, or equivalent combination of education and experience. (required)
Exceptional attention to detail in work products, written communication, spelling, and grammar. (required)
Proficiency in the Esri ArcGIS software stack (ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro), including geodatabase structures and geoprocessing concepts. (required)
Proficiency in cartographic techniques and best practices. (required)
Experience with tablet-based field data collection using various GPS units and the process of downloading and compiling the data. (preferred)
Proficiency in web-based mapping applications (e.g. ArcGIS Online, Portal, Geocortex, Field Maps, Survey 123). (required)
Ability to automate or implement custom processes using scripting languages (e.g. Python, Arcade, R, SQL). (preferred)
Understanding and use of Graphic Design software (Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.). (preferred)
Direct experience managing environmental, geologic, and geotechnical data collection. (preferred)
Knowledge of laboratory analytical data verification and validation processes. (preferred)
Valid U.S. drivers license and satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

Preferred candidates will also possess the following professional attributes:

Ability to work both independently and in a team environment to perform problem solving and develop innovative solutions to meet project needs.
Strong time-management skills to meet project deadlines
Ability to prioritize work and respond to overlapping project needs.
Patience and planning skills to cultivate an efficient GIS data management and visualization practice and maintain and enhance GIS standards.
Ability to talk to and engage clients in business development and willingness to learn new business development skills.

Geosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.
Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you’re looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees’ quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting
We are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting
Below are the potential compensation ranges that we in good faith believe are applicable for this role at the time of this posting and are only applicable for jobs to be performed in the specified California locations below. The typical base salary range for this position is just one component of Geosyntecs total compensation package for employees. Based on state and federal requirements, this position may be hourly and overtime-eligible or salaried eligible for straight-time overtime. Actual compensation will be determined based on education, experience, skill set and location.

Minimum Wage: $29.50/hour or $64,480/year / Maximum Wage: $31.00/hour or $76,715/year (San Diego)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package including, paid holidays, vacation, sick, and personal paid time off, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance, 401(k), and other benefits to eligible employees.

The Geosyntec family of companies is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

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Geosyntec is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (561) 995-0900 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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