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GIS Database & Applications Specialist

Tetra Tech

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Location: Chicago, IL
Type: Full Time
Posted: 07/26/2019
Deadline to Apply: Open - no deadline given by employer
More Information: Tetra Tech Job Posting

Job Summary:

We are seeking a GIS Database and Applications Specialist for our Chicago, IL office with about 3 to 10 years of experience to provide technical support on a variety of projects and programs, including Tetra Tech’s Superfund Technical Assistance and Response Team (START) contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


The position requires strong GIS and web-based mapping application development skills as well as strong working knowledge of SQL Server and other relational database systems. The position will involve working directly with clients to establish and document requirements and develop applications using COTS tools and/or customized solutions. The position will also involve modifying existing systems based on changing technologies and client needs. The position will require occasional travel to support GIS, data management, and web-based mapping application development for field work and emergency response activities. Responsibilities may also include training presentations; preparation of standard operating procedures, and other consulting activities. Work for other government and private sector clients in these areas is also possible.


The applicant must have extensive experience with ESRI ArcMap and ArcGIS Server 10.1 or higher, as well as strong geodatabase design and management skills. The applicant must also have experience in developing web-based mapping applications in ArcGIS Viewer for Flex and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS. The applicant should have strong database skills (e.g. Microsoft Access and SQL Server), a good working knowledge of SQL, and experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS On-line web-based GIS environment. It is desirable that the applicant also have software development experience (e.g. C++, C#,, etc.), as well as data analysis/task automation experience (e.g. Python, ArcPy, R, VBA, etc.). Experience working with environmental data and sampling/monitoring equipment is a plus. Also, experience working in virtualized, cloud-based computing environments is highly recommended, along with strong technical writing skills and previous experience working on EPA projects. Must be able to drive a motor vehicle and pass a motor vehicle records check.

Must be highly motivated, customer focused, and work well in a team environment and able to perform tasks without a lot of oversight. Must also have the ability to manage a heavy workload, travel, and be on-call as needed. Excellent communication, client interaction, and organizational skills, as well as proficiency with database design, database administration and GIS and MS Office applications are required. Must be able to teach others and quickly pick up additional skills as needed. B.A/B.S. in IT, GIS, Engineering, or related degree required. ICS or other related training is desirable.

The work environment will consist mostly of in-office work; however, the position will require occasional work on environmental cleanup sites, in the EPA warehouse and emergency operations center (EOC), as well as in a mobile command post (MCP).

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