GIS Technician
Clark Nexsen - Norfolk, VA

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(Norfolk, VA)
Listing 2.03.03 v1
Control Number: N2012-048
Listing Start Date: 12/24/12
Listing End Date: 01/09/13
Location: Norfolk, VA
Company Description
Celebrating over 90 years of success, Clark Nexsen, PC is a full-service, multi-discipline architectural and engineering design firm. We are headquartered in Norfolk, Virginia with offices in Washington DC, Raleigh and Charlotte, NC, Richmond and Roanoke, VA, and Macon, Brunswick, and Atlanta, GA. Our 500+ employees enjoy competitive compensation, an upbeat and professional work environment, and numerous opportunities for career development. We are ranked among the top 200 international A/E design firms by Engineering News-Record and have been recognized many times as one of the Top 10 Best Places to Work. We promote strong ties with the communities in which we live and work - our employees are involved in countless community service projects.
Generous benefits include Health, Dental, 401k, Life, Short-and Long-term Disability, Vacation/Sick. Optional Aflac, Flexible Benefits, and Legal Resources available.
Job Description
A Geographic Information System (GIS) Technician will be responsible for performing GIS duties on stand-alone GIS projects and provide support to multi-discipline projects as directed by GIS Analysts and the Director of GIS.
General responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Operate Global Positioning system GPS devices
Analyze GIS data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data
Implement GIS maps using ArcGIS Desktop
Perform data conversion for inputting into GIS system
Perform geodatabase data entry
Respond to the internal requests for GIS support
Perform tasks as directed by supervisor
Create marketing material as requested by the supervisor
Provide technical support to users or clients regarding the maintenance, development, or operation of GIS databases, equipment, or applications
Interpret aerial or ortho photgraphs
Conduct fieldwork to obtain data for entry into GIS databases
Extensive travel required

Project responsibilities include:
Adhere to project budget and schedule
Correctly convert Global Positioning System (GPS) data
Correctly enter and maintain GIS system information
Support field work initiatives for data collection
Participate in GPS field team efforts
Perform Geodatabase validation rules under supervision
Follow all company policies, procedures, and safety rules
Managing time wisely
To perform this job, candidates should have completed one of the following education paths:
A high school diploma or GED plus completed a minimum of 8 credit hours of college level coursework in Geography, GIS, Urban Planning, Computer Science, or Civil Engineering or equivalent experience
A high school diploma or GED plus a certification in AutoCAD or MicroStation
A completed Associate's Degree in Geography, GIS, Urban Planning, Computer Science, or Civil Engineering is preferred.
An accredited Bachelor's Degree in Geography, GIS, Urban Planning, Computer Science, or Civil Engineering will be given additional consideration.
Licenses, Certifications, and Accreditations
Consideration will be given for candidates who have the following certifications:
Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) Certificate is not required but highly desired
Software Skills
The ideal candidate will be proficient in the use of the following software programs:
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook)
AutoCAD, or AutoCAD Civil3D, or MicroStation
Adobe Acrobat
A candidate with a working knowledge of the following software programs will receive additional consideration:
Microsoft Office Visio
TerraGo Publisher for ArcGIS
Career Experience

The candidate must have:
A minimum of 2 years' experience using geospatial tools in one of the following software programs - ESRI ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Microstation, ERDAS;
A good understanding of GIS software and functions with conceptual knowledge of coordinate systems and conversion requirements.
Significant consideration will be given to candidates who have:
Actual field experience in the collection of GPS data collection and processing
Actual field experience with remote sensing techniques.
Design Project Experience
The ideal candidate will have experience working on one or more of the following types of projects:
Commercial / private projects
DoD facilities
Other State and Federal Government Facilities
Projects utilizing BIM
Other Criteria and Considerations

An ideal candidate will:
Possess good written communication skills, being able to prepare effective and concise documents and correspondences.
Possess good verbal communication skills, being comfortable with and able to make presentations to a variety of groups.
Possess excellent time management skills to complete projects in a cost
Possess the ability to take directions and apply them to complete a task.
Have an enthusiastic, client-oriented, can-do attitude with a desire to provide outstanding professional services.
Be dedicated to his/her professional development and the success of colleagues and the firm as a whole.
Be creative and innovative to solve problems and improve efficiency.
Essential Abilities

To adequately perform this job, an employee must be able to:
Travel up to 50% of the time
Walk long distances outdoors with varying terrain
Stand and walk for up to 8 hours a day
EOE / AAP. Drug-free workplace. E-verify. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. We do not typically sponsor H-1B visas.
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