Senior Database / GIS Specialist
WestWater Research LLC - Boise, ID

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WestWater Research LLC is actively seeking a motivated Senior Database / GIS Specialist for immediate employment in their Boise, Idaho office. The appropriately qualified applicant will have a minimum of 2 years of full-time professional experience in GIS. The individual should be organized, able to work independently and be highly motivated in their career. The incumbent must have a strong background in GIS theory and proficient with ESRI ArcGIS suite of products and applications. In addition to supporting the company GIS needs, the position requires the management of several proprietary company databases and the overseeing of the contracted IT Managed Services agreement.

Senior Database / GIS Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Cartography and map production to support water right valuations and transaction advisory services
  • Researching, interpreting, inventorying and mapping of water rights
  • Proficiency in georeferencing
  • Ability to research and acquire spatial data from a variety of sources
  • Ability to employ a variety of spatial analysis techniques
  • Photo interpretation of agricultural lands to determine irrigated acres over time
  • Effective communication with internal personnel and external clients on GIS needs
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple projects at one time
  • Database management
  • Overseeing of IT Managed Services agreement
  • Development of project budgets in relation to GIS support activities

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economics or related field
  • 2 years of focused work experience as a GIS Specialist/Analyst
  • Strong proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS 10 suite of products and applications
  • Familiarity with database management systems (Microsoft Access, SQL Server 2008, etc…)
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
  • Familiarity with Adobe PhotoShop
  • Strong cartographic skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong understanding of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) and mapping spatial features based on legal descriptions.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in GIS, Geography, Natural Resources, Agriculture, Economics or related field
  • Experience in the consulting environment
  • GISP Certification
  • Experience with the design and management of web based database systems
  • Experience with web mapping services
  • Experience in project management
  • Interest in water resources and economics
  • Background or familiarity in IT Managed Services
  • Experience with Google Earth Pro
  • GIS Software Administration
  • Enjoys creating and applying creative solutions to consulting tasks

About WestWater Research
WestWater Research is a leading economic consulting firm focused on water rights trading and water resource development. The company specializes in water transaction advisory services, water investment and marketing services, water valuation, and water resource economics. With offices in Boise, ID, Phoenix AZ, and Vancouver, WA, WestWater has a national practice providing economic consulting services to public and private clients. WestWater Research as developed the largest and most comprehensive database of water right transactions throughout the United States, enabling our clients to have accurate and up-to-date market price information.

To Apply:
Email cover letter and resume with subject heading of 'Senior Database / GIS Specialist Position’.


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