AmaTerra Environmental, Inc. (AmaTerra), an award-winning, woman-owned, environmental consulting company is seeking an experienced GIS Specialist to join their team at AmaTerra’s Norman, Oklahoma office. The successful applicant will work alongside our staff of environmental and cultural resource professionals and GIS specialists serving a variety of federal, state, municipal, and private clients on a broad range of projects across Oklahoma and beyond. They will also assist in developing, monitoring, and maintaining schedules for multiple projects and proposals of various size and complexity
Successful candidates must have a college degree or equivalent professional experience in geography, environmental sciences, archaeology or history, or a closely related field and one to two years of professional GIS experience.
Relevant knowledge, skills, and abilities include:
Experience working in a collaborative environment. Strong understanding of the GIS environment, specifically Esri products (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS PRO, ArcGIS Online, Survey123, Field Maps), QGIS, Blue Marble Global Mapper
Experience working with CAD files (dwg/dgn), KMZ, SHP and GDB files
Working understanding of global and projected coordinate systems
Understanding of best GIS practices
Familiarity with GPS (standard and GNSS/RTK) operation- uploading, downloading, data processing, and data presentation
Experience with georeferencing
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and standard scheduling software
The ideal candidate will have demonstrable professional GIS experience in environmental consulting, cultural resource management, or infrastructure planning fields.
Additional preferred experience:
Ability to read and interpret building and site plans and specifications
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV; aka “Drone”) mapping and documentation.
Experience with environmental or cultural studies for regulatory compliance of transportation and/ or infrastructure projects at the federal, state, or local levels.
Experience working in a billable environment, where time management plays a key role in developing project methods and strategies.
Experience with quality control / internal peer review best practices.
The successful candidate will be working under the supervision of senior GIS staff and subject-matter discipline leads and project managers to access, process, and analyze field, historical, and publicly accessible clearinghouse GIS data as a central component of subject-matter experts’ work deliverables.
You will regularly:
Assist Oklahoma Program Manager with monitoring proposal and project deliverable schedules and coordinating with team members as needed.
Generate GIS-based maps, illustrations, data tables, data models, etc. from public GIS datasets and/or field-collected data
Assemble time-sensitive information to create field maps for surveys
Review, assess and translate (as necessary) externally provided GIS data for use in AmaTerra’s internal systems
Update and maintain internal GIS datasets for accuracy and performance
Respond to requested revisions and updates on GIS deliverables in a friendly, cooperative manner
Create publication-ready maps and figures for regulatory correspondence, reports, and other deliverables
Look for opportunities beyond the day-to-day to expand and enhance the company’s capabilities through improved methods, systems, hardware, and software, etc. AmaTerra offers a competitive salary for this position, plus an attractive suite of benefits (health insurance, 401(k), sick/vacation leave, etc.).
AmaTerra is an equal opportunity employer. This position will remain open until filled. Please email your current curriculum vita or resume, cover letter, and a sample of GIS work products to Eliza Vermillion ([email protected]) using the subject line: GIS Technician.