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Transcend Spatial Solutions is looking for motivated full-time GIS Analysts with a background in GIS and good problem solving skills.
Transcend is a small, well-established and rapidly-growing geospatial IT consulting firm and software development company. We focus on GIS products and services for the transportation industry. It’s our goal to maintain the small company feel where doors are kept open, camaraderie is high, and hard work is rewarded. Our core GIS activities revolve around the ArcGIS suite of products, spatial data migration and analysis, linear referencing systems, LiDAR and point cloud data, and transportation and rail GIS.
Transcend’s GIS Analysts are on the front lines of solving business problems with GIS and spatial data. Esri ArcGIS and the Esri Extensions are used in most of our client engagements, and a strong background in spatial data maintenance and analysis is required. Good problem solving is necessary, as new and challenging business process and data problems arise with our clients daily.
Successful applicants will work in the Atlanta area at client sites and at the Transcend office. No telecommuting is allowed for these positions. Pay is commensurate with years of experience.
The City of Covington is currently seeking applicants for a GIS Intern position in the GIS Department. An intern is needed to help support the City’s professional GIS staff with some of the duties listed below, and to collaborate with Newton County employees, as well. This internship will serve as an excellent opportunity for a current college/university student to gain valuable, on-the-job experience while assisting with the development and advancement of Covington’s GIS program.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Operates global positioning system (GPS) equipment and mobile devices to collect field data.
• Produces maps for internal customers and the general public.
• Scans/digitizes paper maps and plans.
• Drafts and updates metadata and other support documentation.
• May edit map layers and geodatabases.
• May design, develop, and deploy web and mobile GIS applications.
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
• Current enrollment in a Bachelor’s degree program with a major in Geography, GIS, or closely related field. Graduate students are also encouraged to apply.
• Knowledge of cartographic design principles and practices.
• Experience using Esri ArcGIS Desktop software (ArcMap or ArcGIS Pro).
• Experience with web or mobile GIS applications, such as: ArcGIS Online, Esri’s Collector app, or Trimble GPS.
• Willingness to learn and contribute to a team environment.
The pay rate for the position is $12/hour and the internship is part-time/temporary. The selected applicant(s) may work up to 29.5 hours per week and the internship is funded until June 30, 2018. Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to email@example.com by August 4, 2017. No phone calls, please.
The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Mitigation Management is an environmental consulting firm specializing in mitigation credit sales, restoration design and project management, and environmental market analysis. If you join Mitigation Management, you will become part of a fast-paced and dedicated team that works together to provide our clients with the highest possible level of service and advice. As a member of Mitigation Management’s team, we would ask for your commitment to deliver outstanding quality and results that exceed client expectations. In addition, we expect your personal accountability in all the products, actions, advice and results that you provide as a representative of Mitigation Management. In return, we are committed to providing you with every opportunity to learn, grow and stretch to the highest level of your ability and potential. We are confident you will find this new opportunity both challenging and rewarding.
Title: GIS Analyst
Job description: Mitigation Management is looking for a GIS Analyst with strong cartographic, data management, analytical and communication skills. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing GIS support to MM’s Services and Sales teams. Common projects would include stream and wetland analysis, watershed studies and parcel data analysis.
Start date: Flexible depending on experience of candidate.
Salary: Commensurate with experience.
Group benefits: Health insurance stipend (after 90-days) and Simple IRA (after 1 year).
Hours of work: This position typically requires a minimum of 40 hours per week.
Vacation: This position would be granted 13 days of paid time off (vacation and sick days) on an annual basis. Mitigation Management also observes the following six paid holidays in addition to the 13 days of paid time off: Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Following the initial 90-days of employment, a progression and performance review will be conducted on an as needed basis to assess performance to-date, and to clarify or modify this arrangement, as the need may arise. This arrangement may be terminated by either party upon notice in writing to either party with notice that complies with Employment Standards (or Labor Standards) for the State of Georgia. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you in an atmosphere that is successful, mutually challenging, and rewarding.
The Coastal Regional Commission of Georgia is seeking to fill the position of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst. The GIS Analyst position is responsible for meeting the daily information technology requirements of the Coastal Regional Commission and assisting member local governments and partner agencies with service requests of a technical nature. These duties typically include the application of GIS technology, website and/or web application design and support, network administration, and general systems maintenance. The GIS Analyst works under the direct supervision of the GIS Manager
Qualified applicants should, at a minimum, possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university as well as have previous experience in relevant information technology fields; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. This position requires advanced computer application skills.
The Coastal Regional Commission provides services to 10 counties and 35 cities in Coastal Georgia through its office located in Darien Georgia. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and three references to:
Coastal Regional Commission
Attention: Colletta Harper
1181 Coastal Drive SW
Darien, GA 31305
by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Candidates for the position will be subject to a criminal background check, motor vehicle license verification, pre-employment drug screening and skills assessments.
The Coastal Georgia Regional Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer.
Georgia URISA is seeking nominations for the Membership Chair Board position. Those interested should send any questions or a brief bio and a short statement explaining why you would like to be Membership Chair to the Secretary by June 30, 2017. The Board will notify the successful applicant in July/August.
Georgia URISA is excited to announce the formation of a new Student Committee! The purpose of the Committee is to encourage participation with Georgia URISA and to increase opportunities for incorporating GIS at all levels of education.
The responsibilities of the Student Committee will include:
- Facilitating collaboration between your college/university and Georgia URISA
- Assisting the Education and Outreach Chair with student events
- Working on the K-12 STEM Program
- Contributing to a joint project with all participating colleges/universities
- Bringing fresh new ideas to Georgia URISA
Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in school is eligible to apply. In order to apply, please send a short biography, the name of your school, the year you expect to graduate and a brief explanation of why you would like to be on the Committee to email@example.com. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight, March 15, 2017.
Once assembled, the Committee will elect a Student Liaison who will become a member of the Georgia URISA Board.
The first MAGS meetup of the year is January 19th 2017.
1193 Collier Road NW, Atlanta, GA
Register at: https://www.meetup.com/geospatial/events/236779124/
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