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GIS Specialist 2

CDM Smith

Job detailsJob TypeFull-timeLocation75 State St Ste 701, Boston, MA 02109+ Leaflet | OpenStreetMap contributorsIndeed’s salary guideNot provided by employer$61.5K – $77.8K a year is Indeed’s estimated salary for this role in Boston, MA.Report inaccurate salaryFull Job Description

Under direct supervision, performs basic to moderate GIS data and geometric network development activities, including developing and updating GIS databases from hard copy maps, site plans, existing electronic data sets, and GPS (Global Positioning System) and field survey data. Identifies and accounts for differences in map projections and overlay of information from different sources. Supports the development of map layouts, atlas maps, and web maps. May collect field data using laptops or tablets and/or GPS. Performs quality control or quality assurance measures to check data, using specific methods prescribed by others. Conducts basic GIS analysis to support clients and projects. This may include the generation of geospatial statistics, 3D and spatial analysis, and temporal analysis within a standard GIS software environment. Tests applications developed by others, usually using a prescribed testing plan. Supports end users for specific applications. Develops very simple scripts and/or applications or modify applications developed by others, particularly python scrips or web applications. Develops basic geodatabases designs and makes minor changes to intermediate to complex databases/ geodatabases including changes to database tables, fields, etc., with the design decisions being developed by others. Supports the specification, installation, and testing of GIS hardware and software. May support installation of hardware and software at client sites. Performs other duties as required. Contributes to firm’s TKM by assisting in the development of white papers and technical design documentation of new or special case designs, studies, etc. Submits technical papers and designs for publishing to technical journals with approval and review.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree in Computer Science, Geography, Science, Engineering, Planning, Mathematics or Government or related discipline. 1 year of progressively responsible experience applying GIS technology. Domestic and/or international travel may be required. The frequency of travel is contingent on specific duties, responsibilities, and the essential functions of the position, which may vary depending on workload and project demands. Equivalent additional directly related experience will be considered in lieu of a degree.

Skills and Abilities

Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite including Access. Basic knowledge of Esri ArcGIS 10.x, ArcGIS Online, GPS technology, and related geospatial software tools. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, and FireFox.

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EEO Statement

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship status, genetics, protected veteran status or any other characteristics protected by applicable law.

U.S. Vaccine Status

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as CDM Smith) are committed to your health and safety. CDM Smith and its employees adhere to all applicable government and client COVID-19 requirements.

Background Check and Drug Testing Information

CDM Smith Inc. and its divisions and subsidiaries (hereafter collectively referred to as CDM Smith) reserves the right to require background checks including criminal, employment, education, licensure, etc. as well as credit and motor vehicle when applicable for certain positions. In addition, CDM Smith may conduct drug testing for designated positions.

Background checks are conducted after an offer of employment has been made in the United States. The timing of when background checks will be conducted on candidates for positions outside the United States will vary based on country statutory law but in no case, will the background check precede an interview.

CDM Smith will conduct interviews of qualified individuals prior to requesting a criminal background check, and no job application submitted prior to such interview shall inquire into an applicant’s criminal history. If this position is subject to a background check for any convictions related to its responsibilities and requirements, employment will be contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history. Criminal history will not automatically disqualify a candidate.

In addition, during employment individuals may be required by CDM Smith or a CDM Smith client to successfully complete additional background checks, including motor vehicle record as well as drug testing.

Agency Disclaimer

All vendors must have a signed CDM Smith Placement Agreement from the CDM Smith Recruitment Center Manager to receive payment for your placement. Verbal or written commitments from any other member of the CDM Smith staff will not be considered binding terms. All unsolicited resumes sent to CDM Smith and any resume submitted to any employee outside of CDM Smith Recruiting Center Team (RCT) will be considered property of CDM Smith. CDM Smith will not be held liable to pay a placement fee.

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Visa Sponsorship Available

No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position

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