Job Detail

Organization: NSGIS (NorthSouth GIS LLC)
Title: GIS Analyst
Location: Los Angeles, CA

Posted: 2019-11-24
Application Deadline:

Position Description:

NSGIS (NorthSouth GIS LLC) is a Southern California based specialty geospatial consulting and systems integration firm with a global reputation. NSGIS is an Esri Gold Partner that specializes in GIS consulting services for a diverse range of clients, including ports, water and wastewater utilities, local government, and commercial property management. We have an opening for a GIS Analyst with the following skills in our Los Angeles office.

If you possess the required skills and experience, are a good listener, quick learner and excellent collaborator who will flourish in a fast-paced consulting environment, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements by email to:

[email protected]

Use the subject line: GIS Analyst

A GIS Analyst is responsible primarily for data-related activities like metadata extraction, conversion between CAD and GIS, and field data collection with GPS-enabled apps like Collector; for configuring various ArcGIS apps like Collector, story maps, and operations dashboards; for helping our clients to get going with ArcGIS Online; and for providing first level support to our Enesgyฎ software clients. You will work with our staff, subcontractors, partners, or directly with our clients.

• Provide billable GIS Analyst service hours to our clients on-site in Downtown Los Angeles and off-site, as needed
• Create maps using ArcGIS Pro (or ArcMap) and using a GIS Web site
• Edit and use feature classes in an ArcGIS Enterprise geodatabases, and hosted feature layers in ArcGIS Online
• Import and export GIS data between an enterprise geodatabase and CAD drawings, following previously established procedures
• Configure and maintain ArcGIS Story Maps, Operations Dashboards, Collector and Survey 123 apps, etc.
• Collect field data using a GPS-enabled data collectors, then clean the data and incorporate it into the geodatabase
• Perform quality assurance on data prior to importing it into GIS
• Extract, record and maintain metadata from documents and drawings
• Maintain procedural documentation
• Help to maintain previously established GIS web sites by learning and following previously established procedures
• Assist clients in using GIS web sites, and promote their use through formal and ad-hoc training
• Maintain strong, healthy relationships with staff and external stakeholders
• Learn the Enesgy Documents software and provide customer a first level of tech support
• Perform related duties as assigned

Required Skills
• Proven 2-4 years of recent paid experience with ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS for Desktop (preferably ArcGIS Pro), using either an enterprise geodatabase (ArcGIS Enterprise) or a cloud-hosted one (ArcGIS Online)
• Experience in spatial data creation, editing and conversion using ArcGIS and preferably loading into an enterprise versioned geodatabase (versus a personal or file-based geodatabase)
• Hands-on experience with GPS data collection, processing and handling
• Ability to work alone for extended periods while remaining motivated, efficient, and innovative – but also be able to switch into a larger team setting on other occasions
• Excellent English, both written and spoken and comfort communicating with a variety of clients, staff and other professionals – we mean it!
• Bachelor’s Degree in GIS-related field with a GIS concentration or with a GIS certificate
• Ability to inspire confidence in your technical abilities to our clients
• Ability to communicate in an engaging and professional manner

Required Education and Experience
• Bachelor’s Degree in GIS-related field with a GIS concentration or with a GIS certificate
• Two to four years of current, paid professional experience with Esri software
• Some experience in working with AutoCAD drawings (reading, interpreting and/or converting)

Preferred Skills
• Special experience with ports, or water or wastewater utilities, or commercial property management
• Experience with ModelBuilder, Python Scripting
• Experience with CAD software, especially AutoCAD
• Experience with providing tech support to others
• Experience with document management systems

Preferred Education and Experience
• Postgraduate GIS degree or certificate, GISP certification, Esri Certification or other recent GIS-related training

Desired Personality
• A friendly person who will thrive working with a variety of users and projects
• Able to take direction easily and follow direction accurately
• Able to work productively with and without supervision
• Highly detail oriented and punctual
• Willing to perform duties outside of the basic job description and quickly expand skill set into new areas
• Able to thrive in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing objectives and priorities
• Enthusiastic and career driven problem solver
• A GIS “diehard”

Employment Terms:
• Full-time position with benefits
• Compensation commensurate with experience
• All candidates must currently be a Citizen of the United States or have US Permanent Resident Status and potentially pass an FBI background check if assigned to projects requiring it.
• Equal opportunity employer

A personal note about who we are and how you will fit:
NSGIS is a small, successful and growing information technology consulting and software company consisting of exceptionally skilled people who specialize in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) technology. We have been around for over 20 years and continue to evolve with the industry, working for diverse clientele in transportation, utilities, local government and commercial property management. We are geospatial system integrators who help our clients to connect their IT systems through GIS and Web Map Viewers. We design and implement GIS tools and system integrations to do things such as help clients manage their properties and assets, improve collaboration, provide a spatial context for decision making and plan for security threats and emergencies. We also build, sell and support our own commercial software, Enesgyฎ Documents, as well as resell and implement some other firms’ software. We are a small and cohesive company, with the core team working together for over a decade now. Our office is in a vibrant and historic part of Downtown Los Angeles, known as Little Tokyo, and enjoy all the benefits of the food, events and culture.

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