About the opportunity:

SWCA Environmental Consultants is seeking a full-time GIS Technician to support our Sheridan, WY office. Our ideal candidate is passionate about geospatial science and cartography, has environmental science experience working with natural and/or cultural resources, and works well with a team in a fast-paced environment. Key skills and abilities for this role include efficient development of presentation-quality cartographic products, strong file organization and data management, and a solid conceptual and practical understanding of GIS.

What you will accomplish:

  • Support GIS workload to ensure that projects are delivered on time and on budget
  • Help maintain a collaborative work environment between project managers and GIS specialists
  • Help ensure quality of work is consistent with SWCA’s standards and practices
  • Use Esri ArcGIS Pro for data management, production/editing, spatial analytics; and for producing quality report and field maps efficiently
  • Support field teams with mobile data collection workflows, applications, and equipment management
  • Create cartographic-quality map products using ArcGIS Desktop and Online/Portal
  • Help design, create, maintain, and QA/QC geospatial databases using ArcGIS
  • Produce technical documentation for workflow and metadata

Experience and qualifications for success:

  • Minimum of a GIS certificate is required; Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Archaeology, Biology, Environmental Science or related field with an emphasis in GIS is preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional work beyond university attendance
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cartography and computer mapping including design principles and understanding map creation procedures in ArcGIS is critical
  • Ability to take direction, listen keenly to instructions, and work well with a team
  • Strong understanding of topological relationships, proficiency working with complex data sets, and ability to apply creative solutions to spatial problems
  • Demonstrated ability for data transfer, data analysis, data mining, and data inventory using a variety of software applications (e.g., Excel, Access, Esri ArcGIS)
  • General understanding of basic statistics, and geometric math computations (e.g., summary, distributions, frequency, min/max, range, angles, distance, slope, degrees, area)
  • Demonstrated experience with GPS technology, field data collection techniques, data integration to a GIS, and troubleshooting equipment and digital files
  • Demonstrated ability to perform spatial analyses while maintaining data integrity
  • Ability to produce presentations, and/or written protocol of methods for reports or within metadata to replicate GIS-related analyses or modeling techniques applied on projects is strongly preferred
  • Prior work in natural or cultural resources management, remote sensing, and/or water resources, and prior experience working with federal land agencies such as the USFS, NPS, BLM, BOR, USGS, or other, is very desirable
SWCA Environmental Consultants is a growing employee-owned firm, providing a full spectrum of environmental services. With offices across the United States, SWCA is one of the largest environmental compliance firms and ranks among Engineering News-Record’s Top 200 Environmental Firms.
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EOE – women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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