GIS Specialist 1 (December ’19 and May ’20 Grads) | CDM Smith
Why CDM Smith?
CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy, and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.
CDM Smith’s Transportation Division in Lansing is looking for a GIS Specialist 1 to join our team!
Under direct supervision, performs basic GIS data 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. Utilizes GIS maps and data to perform basic GIS analysis and problem solving under direct supervision. Tests applications developed by others, usually using a prescribed testing plan. May support end users for specific applications. Developed basic geodatabases designs and makes minor changes to intermediate databases/geodatabases including changes to database tables, fields, etc., with the design decisions being performed by others. 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.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Geography, Science, Engineering, Planning, Mathematics or Government or related discipline. 0 years. 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.
Skills and Abilities
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software suite including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Basic knowledge of Esri ArcGIS 10.x, GPS technology and related geospatial software tools. Basic knowledge of Microsoft Internet Explorer, Chrome, or FireFox
Excellent written and oral communication, including the ability to bridge the gap between technical and non-technical staff. Strong computer skills, knowledge of relational databases, ability to take on multiple projects simultaneously, and a self-start
Amount of Travel Required
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CDM Smith Employment Type
Visa Sponsorship Available
No – We will not support sponsorship, i.e. H-1B or TN Visas for this position