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GIS Specialist

TRC - Madison, WI

Type: Full Time
Posted: 09/08/2017
Deadline to apply: Open (no deadline given by employer)

Job Summary:

We are seeking an entry-level GIS Specialist to work in our ECR Practice. Project work will primarily be environmental in nature, including site remediation, permitting, construction and responses to agency requests. Typical work will primarily involve map and figure production to present complex analytical data, data processing and data entry, geographic data creation, data editing, data management, data analysis, research, and reporting. ArcGIS for Desktop 10.2+, graphic design tools, and other necessary software applications will be used to assist other GIS staff with large project work and will be used to independently serve other projects. The GIS Specialist will work with engineers, hydrogeologists, project managers, and other technical staff in the Madison office and other TRC offices nationwide. The ability to maintain a high level of skills in: organization, communication, cartographic design, and efficient map production, while meeting tight deadlines on multiple concurrent projects will be essential.


The applicant should demonstrate proficiency and experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS for Desktop suite of software. Necessary skills include: a high degree of comfort with complex relational database management and design, geographic data management, vector feature creation and editing, geoprocessing using ArcToolbox/Model Builder, raster manipulation and analysis (Spatial Analyst extension), georeferencing and digitizing data, TIN and 3D data management (3D Analyst).



  • Qualified candidates will have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Environmental Studies, Engineering or a related field, a post-graduate GIS Certificate, or have 1 - 5 years of demonstrated experience in using GIS products with related environmental management experience.
  • Proficiency using ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop products;
  • Knowledge of relational database principles and design;
  • Knowledge of coordinates systems and map projections.
  • Candidates should also possess excellent communication and organization skills and be able to maintain focus and a positive attitude when under pressure.
  • Candidates will be expected to work independently, with minimal oversight, and complete their work in an efficient and accurate manner.  


Additional desirable skills:


  • Design experience using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, or Microstation, and working between platforms
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Experience with data management with Microsoft SQL Server
  • Programming experience applicable to GIS or other commonly used software (Python, VBA, etc.)
  • Familiarity with ArcSDE technology, implementation of ArcGIS for Server based web-maps and mobile applications
  • Other web-development skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite (esp. Excel and Access)
  • Experience with manipulating data for use on GPS units (Trimble, Garmin, etc)

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For more information: TRC Job Posting



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