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GIS Specialist (Field Based)

Company: ERM
Location: Irvine
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

ERMis hiring a GIS Specialistto join our team in southern California. The entry level GIS Specialist will join an existing team of professionals to leverage geospatial technologies in support of our core services. These include impact assessment, environmental planning and permitting, energy infrastructure studies, health and safety, and site investigation and remediation related services. This is a full-time, limited-term, 1-year consulting role with the possibility of renewal.


  • Work with a multidisciplinary team to ensure GIS and data deliverables meet or exceed our clients' needs.
  • Plan, design, implement, and maintain large, complex, multiyear GIS projects.
  • Organize and manage project data, analysis, and mapping following company protocols and industry best practices.
  • Prioritize, organize, perform, and direct numerous work assignments in a fast-paced, client-oriented environment.
  • Author and edit geoprocessing scripts and tools with python and model-builder.
  • Generate custom maps and analysis for numerous clients covering a variety of projects.
  • Publish and maintain ArcGIS web-based map services and applications.
  • Develop and deploy field GPS and data collection systems including Trimble GPS and Esri mobile applications.
  • Expand GIS capabilities by exploring new technologies and software, plus ways to improve existing methods, tools, and workflows.


  • Bachelor's degree in geography, GIS, natural sciences or comparable field.
  • Experience using Esri's ArcGIS 10x and ArcGIS Pro suite of software.
  • Experience designing and developing ArcGIS Online web maps and customized web apps utilizing ArcGIS Server.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, keen orientation to detail, and an eye for professional presentation and aesthetics in project deliverables (maps, charts, graphs, tables, and other visualizations).
  • Previous experience working effectively with others in a team environment to deliver quality projects on time and within budgets.
  • Thorough knowledge of the technical application, concepts, principles, and theories in GIS and GPS.
  • Self-motivated, quick learning, curious, resourceful, flexible individual with a common-sense approach to conducting business and workload management.


  • Master's degree in GIS.
  • Advanced experience with data management including organizing and maintaining complex projects containing geospatial and tabular data, mxds, custom tools and toolboxes, analysis output, maps, and SQL enterprise geodatabases.
  • Experience using ArcGIS Pro in a production setting, creating Python geoprocessing tools for ArcPro, and designing queries in Arcade.
  • Experience building, deploying, and supporting Esri mobile applications such as Collector, Survey123, Field Maps, and Dashboard.
  • Experience gathering GPS data with Trimble GPS hardware and software and data processing with GPS Pathfinder Office software.
  • Experience with subsurface 3D modeling with geochemical and other forms of sample data.

Keywords: ERM, Irvine , GIS Specialist (Field Based), Other , Irvine, California

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