Geographer
Dewberry - Atlanta, GA

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Dewberry is seeking a GIS professional for FEMA Flood Study and water resource related projects in our Atlanta, GA Office. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join an exciting team of professionals. The position offers great potential for professional growth in a fantastic working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to flood studies and water resource projects. Typical projects involve assisting federal, state and local clients in completing flood study related projects.

Responsibilities:

Technical responsibilities include:
  • Assisting engineers in hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modeling, and floodplain mapping;
  • Production of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) and updating related geospatial databases;
  • Developing flood risk products and performing flood risk assessments;
  • Perform analysis on GIS datasets for flood hazard mapping and risk projects;
  • Checking for graphical and technical accuracy of FIRM deliverables and associated reports;
  • Coordinating with the project team, project managers, clients, local communities, and other contractors to compile all data necessary to produce the most up-to-date product

Required Skills & Required Experience:

Required Skills:
  • Bachelors degree required (Masters degree a plus), geography or GIS degrees preferred
  • 2 + years of professional work experience in geography (preferably DFIRM production)
  • Knowledge, interest, and project experience in GIS (ArcGIS 9 or higher) applications
  • Strong oral, people, and written communication skills
Desired Skills:
  • Strong MS Excel and MS Access skills to leverage various data sources for use in GIS projects
  • Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program is preferred
  • CFM (Certified Floodplain Manager) is a strong plus
  • Knowledge of FEMA's MIP tracking and reporting system a plus
*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity Employer

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor new applicants for work authorization.

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