Job Detail

Organization: Horsley Witten Group
Title: GIS Manager
Location: Boston, MA; Providence, RI; Sandwich, MA

Posted: 2020-07-22
Application Deadline:

Position Description:


HW is looking for an advanced GIS professional to add to our team. HW is a multi-disciplinary consulting firm that relies on GIS to support nearly all of our services. Qualified candidates will demonstrate willingness and ability to perform in a deadline-driven environment and to collaborate with staff members who have a diverse set of technical and graphics needs. GIS is used at HW to support community planning, public engagement, civil engineering, watershed assessment, hydraulic and hydrologic modeling, wetland and stream restoration, field data development, and other services. Creativity, collaboration, communication, problem-solving, and resourcefulness are important in our work. HW is looking for someone who can help us grow our current practice and elevate/expand our services related to GIS.

HW is committed to a work environment that is safe and welcoming and our company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability.

Minimum qualifications include:
• Experience with ESRI ArcMap 10.5 or higher, common Geoprocessing Tools, Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst.
• Experience with ESRI’s field tools (e.g., Collector) as well as ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS StoryMaps and ArcGIS Survey123.
• Master’s degree in GIS studies or similar program. Candidates currently pursuing a master’s degree meet the minimum qualification.
• One year of professional work experience in a GIS position that includes some of the duties listed below.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Two to five years of professional work experience in a GIS position that includes the majority of the duties listed below.
• Strong experience with web-based mapping ArcGIS applications (e.g., Web AppBuilder), programming languages for GIS (e.g., Python, VBA, etc.) and database skills (e.g., Microsoft Access).
• Documentation of products and successfully completed assignments that demonstrate skills appropriate to the duties listed below. While the ideal candidate will have experience related to all duties listed below, HW acknowledges the successful candidate may only have direct experience with some of these duties.

Duties would include, but would not be limited to:

• Developing maps in support of permitting, design, reports and/or proposals
• Managing and/or performing analyses on spatial data from field work performed by HW surveyors, engineers and scientists
• Preparing and managing geospatial data that migrates between different software platforms (e.g., AutoCAD, various hydrologic and hydraulic models)
• Developing and maintaining desktop and/or web-based applications directly with clients
• Using remote sensing data, digital elevation models (DEMs), LiDAR and other raster data and performing raster-based analyses
• Writing geospatial elements of technical proposals, estimating level of effort
• Developing and documenting quality assurance procedures for geospatial projects
• Occasionally conducting field work or attending meetings for projects that involve geospatial data in the New England area

• Researching new tools and technologies for project-related needs or opportunities for growth
• Serving as quality control/quality assurance for GIS work performed by technical staff
• Occasional direct communication with clients
• Occasional oversight, training, and mentoring of technical staff
• Management, archiving, and updating of in-house GIS databases
• Leading and convening regular meetings of GIS users at HW
• Managing software licensing and ESRI account maintenance
• Developing map templates and metadata
• Training staff on GIS techniques and new technologies
• Developing software/equipment budgets for GIS related activities

Please submit the following materials to Anne Kitchell at [email protected]

• Cover letter briefly describing your professional goals and why you want to work at HW.
• Rιsumι
• Work Samples. This can include e-mailed attachments or links to products or projects. Please provide a brief but detailed description of the duties performed as part of work samples.
• Detailed list of software, apps, and geospatial analytical packages with which the applicant has experience.
• Up to three references

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