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GIS Analyst

RPS Group

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GIS Analyst
Ocean Science
South Kingstown, RI or Remote

RPS North America provides engineering, environmental, and scientific advice across the US and Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of consulting services and technology solutions to support our clients in all sectors of the economy. We serve as the North American platform of RPS Group, one of the world’s preeminent consultancies.
RPS is seeking a GIS Analyst to join their team in South Kingstown, Rhode Island, or remotely. We are seeking a positive, self-starting individual with excellent problem-solving abilities and strong communication skills that will demonstrate an ability to work on highly dynamic and interactive projects both independently and as part of a team. This individual should have a strong technical background in GIS, data management, and a general understanding of, and interest in, environmental modeling.
The successful candidate will work with a growing project team and offer GIS support for a variety of projects related to inland, coastal, and offshore ocean science, modeling, and data management.

Whats Entailed in the Role:

GIS data creation digitization, conversion of non-spatial data, editing, and standardization/compilation

GIS data management organize and structure spatial data files on servers and in various database types, and maintain data versioning as needed

Create and maintain ESRI map/feature services in support of ocean use planning and other initiatives

QA/QC both geospatial and tabular data

Integrate geospatial environmental data and numerical models by researching, gathering, and preparing input data for use in modeling software

Convert and integrate gridded and vector data from various sources as model inputs

Use/enhance/develop tools to analyze, interpret, and present model results

Prepare report quality figures/maps of model inputs and results

Perform modeling studies using proprietary model software

Prepare technical reports

Whats Needed to Succeed:

Graduate degree in a field such as GIS, engineering, oceanography, biology, or other environmental science with at least 1 year of relevant professional GIS experience (consulting experience preferred), or

Undergraduate degree and at least 3 years of relevant professional GIS experience (consulting experience preferred)

Proficient with ESRI ArcGIS suite, including ArcGIS Desktop (10.x), Pro, and extensions such as Spatial Analyst

Demonstrated experience with web mapping concepts, software and services, including ArcGIS Online/Portal, ArcGIS Server, and the creation and maintenance of map/feature services

Familiar with standard GIS formats: ESRI shapefiles, geodatabases, various raster formats

Experience in the creation of GIS data, data management, and QA/QC

Cartographic experience including the design of maps for reports, the web, posters, etc.

Basic GIS Programming/Scripting experience in Python – ability to read and make modifications to existing scripts

Strong problem solving, organizational, and time management skills

Ability to function as a contributing team member and independently when needed

High attention to detail required

Effective technical writing skills and clear verbal communication skills

Proficiency with MS Office Suite

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience or demonstrated understanding of environmental modeling and the application of quantitative analyses to solve environmental problems associated with contaminants in terrestrial, aquatic, and/or atmospheric ecosystems

Experience in ocean use planning and associated data used

Programming/Scripting proficiency in Python, SQL, Fortran, C# .Net, and/or Java script

What RPS Offers in Return:
RPS is an industry leader and we pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain exceptional talent by treating our employees well. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer:

Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for employees and families, with no waiting period and generous contributions to monthly premiums.
401(k) Plan, with a dollar-for-dollar Company match of employee contributions, up to 5% of eligible compensation
Share Purchase Plan, which enables employees to purchase shares via payroll deductions at 85% of market value, with the Company matching employees shares 1:1
Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care costs.
Performance-based bonus program.
Generous vacation and sick leave policies in addition to company-wide paid holidays.

Working at RPS:
RPS is a dedicated team of talented scientific and technical individuals working together to provide our clients with cutting edge solutions to meet their evolving needs. As a recognized industry leader our clients seek our guidance and we provide a service that ensures their success. We do this in an exciting and collaborative environment that combines our scientific knowledge and technical expertise to provide unique solutions. Our global footprint enables us to work with a variety of government and private client through diverse projects.
RPS North America provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. RPS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and requirements governing nondiscrimination in every location in which we operate.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the companys future. Our approach to Diversity and Inclusion Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. Stronger Together is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success. Recruitment Agencies We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs, resumes, or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.
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