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Staff Environmental GIS Specialist

Environmental Resources Management (ERM)

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Location: Minneapolis, MN
Type: Full Time
Posted: 11/27/2018
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: ERM Job Posting

Job Summary:

ERM is seeking a Staff Environmental GIS Specialist to join our Minneapolis, MN office. The entry-level GIS Specialist will join an existing team of GIS professionals to integrate GIS technology in support of our core services including large-scale energy infrastructure project feasibility studies, environmental permitting, and status tracking.


  • Create route and site location maps.
  • Organize and process GPS field survey data (e.g., biological resources data).
  • Develop and support web-based map applications and services.
  • Support project analysis, data management, and mapping following company protocols and industry best-practices.
  • Prioritize, organize, and perform multiple work assignments in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Work effectively with others on project teams to successfully deliver quality projects.
  • Enhance existing GIS capabilities by seeking opportunities for improvement of existing methods, tools, or workflows.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.



  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, GIS, natural sciences or related field; Master’s degree in GIS preferred.
  • Minimum of one year applied experience using Esri’s ArcGIS 10x suite of software or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of the technical application, concepts, principles and theories in GIS and GPS.
  • Skill and experience of geodatabases, georeferencing, and spatial and attribute data entry and editing.
  • Working knowledge of utilizing multiple coordinate systems and projections in mapping and analysis.
  • Previous experience developing hard copy maps (designing interactive digital maps a plus).
  • Proficient skill developing tabular data from GIS data sets or analyses.
  • Practical skill organizing and managing geospatial and tabular data sets.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office suite including Excel, Word, and Access, and the integration of spreadsheets, database tables and text files in ArcGIS.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, an eye for professional presentation, and recognized organizational abilities.
  • Self-motivated, quick learning, curious, resourceful, flexible individual with a common-sense approach to conducting business and workload management.


  • Experience gathering GPS data with Trimble GPS hardware and software and data processing with GPS Pathfinder Office software.
  • Experience with Esri Model Builder, Python scripting, or other computer language.
  • Experience with AutoCAD or other CAD software, MS-Visio, or Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop and/or Illustrator).

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