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GIS SPECIALIST, Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Parsons is an industry leader in delivering technology driven solutions to promote safer, healthier and sustainable world class infrastructure to communities throughout the world. Our landmark projects and capital improvement programs support global initiatives in infrastructure, water, energy, power, renewables, environmental, healthcare, education, and communications. We are hiring colleagues with an entrepreneurial spirit who thrive on professional challenges in a high energy environment.
Parsons is in need of a GIS Specialist for our Perth Amboy office in NJ.
Uses Geographic Information Systems (GIS), database, and spreadsheet software to analyze and map spatial data to support environmental investigation and remediation projects. Utilize mapping grade Global Positioning System (GPS) to collect data in the field. Work with raster and vector GIS data stored in a geodatabase. This is an entry to mid-level GIS position. Incumbent is fully cognizant of how data interact with decision-making processes and will work as part of a multi-discipline team. Willingness to travel between the field site (Perth Amboy, NJ) and Parsons Somerset, NJ office is expected.
Searches for and compiles field data based on project needs and specifications. Screens available data for relevance and applicability.
Designs GIS, database, and analytical processes. May include system development (e.g., tailoring hardware, software, and data configurations to meet project needs).
Designs and develops GIS automation processes for internal use. Modifies application code to customize automation processes.
Utilizes various spatial analysis methods (interpolation, modeling, etc.) to depict patterns and trends of geographic data.
Integrates hardware, software, and data. Assesses precision and accuracy of GIS data; makes decisions regarding relevance to projects. May integrate non-GIS data with GIS applications, as appropriate.
Performs quality assurance on GIS data and processes.
May evaluate commercial GIS applications, and design and develop GIS applications for internal use and client deliverables.
Produces client deliverables in both hardcopy and digital format.
Use a Trimble mapping grade GPS unit to survey sample locations and other features in the field, post-process the data, and incorporate the GPS field data into the GIS geodatabase.
Enters analytical data from field forms into Excel spreadsheets and online database.
Performs other responsibilities associated with this position as may be appropriate.
Participation in Parsons Behavior Based Safety program.
• 4-year degree in a GIS/Geography.
• Minimum of 1 year professional GIS experience is required.
• Experience using the ESRI ArcGIS software (version 10) and Microsoft Office is required.
• Experience using a Trimble mapping grade GPS unit (or equivalent) or equivalent certification is required.
• Experience using AutoCAD, ESRI Spatial Analyst extension, and Trimble Pathfinder office software is preferred.
• 24 or 40 hour HAZWOPER training and certification are preferred.
• Education and/or professional experience related to Environmental Science is preferred.
• A familiarity with environmental rules and regulations, specifically New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) and United States Environmental Protection (EPA) is preferred.
• Valid driver’s license is required.
• Local candidates are preferred.
Parsons offers an ethical, challenging, diverse, rewarding and fun work experience where enthusiastic, responsible people use their energy, talent and dedication to make a difference in the world.
We provide career growth and development, a competitive compensation and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; tuition reimbursement program; credit union membership; Employee Stock Ownership Plan and a 401(k) plan. Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. M/W/D/V.
Founded in 1944, Parsons, an engineering, construction, technical, and management services firm with revenues of $3 billion in 2012, is 100% owned by the Employee Stock Ownership Trust. We conquer the toughest logistical challenges and deliver design/design-build, program/construction management, professional services, and innovative alternative delivery solutions to private industrial customers worldwide as well as to federal, regional, and local government agencies. Parsons is a leader in many diversified markets with a focus on infrastructure, environmental, and defense/security. Currently, more than 11,500 Parsons’ employees are engaged in more than 2,000 projects in 50 states and 25 countries. These dedicated workers speak 82 languages collectively, and hold more than 7,600 college degrees and professional registrations. Parsons' employees continue to go anywhere in the world, meet every technical and management challenge, and persevere until the job is done.
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