GIS Job at Northwest Hydraulic

Organization: Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Title: GIS Specialist
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Application Deadline:
Posted: 2011-01-18

Position Description:

NHC is seeking a GIS Specialist to work in our Seattle office. The GIS Specialist will provide project support to engineers on a variety of water resources engineering projects, such as floodplain mapping, hydrologic and hydraulic model development, and river restoration. Primary duties will include use of ArcGIS for mapping and figure production; spatial analysis using ESRI tools and extensions, including topographic data analysis; map creation and publishing; and GIS technical support, including geospatial data acquisition and management. Requirements include two years of demonstrated experience completing work as described above, proficiency using the ArcGIS suite of products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst), experience creating FGDC metadata, and excellent communication skills. Python scripting and/or ModelBuilder experience is desirable, as is some familiarity with AutoCAD. Some background or experience in water resources is also a plus.
The ideal candidate will have:
• 2-3 years of experience in GIS
• BS or MS in Geography, Civil Engineering, Environmental Science or related discipline.
• Proficiency in ArcGIS suite of products, geodatabase concepts and development, and FGDC metadata creation.
• Python scripting experience for ArcGIS.
• Experience with AutoCAD.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Must be able to work as part of a team.
Other Information: NHC offers a challenging and rewarding workplace where staff share a common interest in advancing the state of water resource technology and solving real-world problems for our clients. We provide career growth and development opportunities; a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; and a 401(k) plan. NHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace.

Submittals: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of references. Cover letters should address the candidate’s career goals as well as their experience and interest in water resources. Applications may be submitted via email ( or sent to the address below:
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
16300 Christensen Road, Ste. 350
Seattle, WA 98188
Attention: Patty Dillon

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