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GIS Technician


  • Stillwater Sciences
  • 09/21/19
  • Berkeley, CA
  • 94705
  • $47,000 / Yearly
  • Full-Time
Stillwater Sciences seeks a GIS Technician to work in our Berkeley office and provide support to innovative river restoration and watershed analysis projects throughout the western U.S.

The GIS Technician will:
o Work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of geomorphologists, biologists, and other professional staff.
o Provide a wide range of customized cartographic support, including maps for project reports, field efforts, poster presentations, and other needs.
o Perform basic GIS spatial analysis tasks related to cartographic production.
o Create/maintain metadata documentation, and carry out basic data management practices.
o Periodically perform field work, data entry, writing, or other project-related tasks.

Qualified applicants should possess:
o Bachelors degree in Geography, Natural Resources, or Environmental Science with a focus on GIS, Cartography and Physical Geography. Experience or coursework in physical or biological sciences required.
o 1-2 years of work experience in environmental field preferred.
o Fundamental knowledge and skills in digital cartography and geographic visualization, with a thorough understanding of geographic projections and coordinate systems.
o Experience with ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop software and a solid understanding of spatial data manipulation and formats (shapefiles, geodatabases, kml/kmz, arcinfo coverages, etc.).
o Ability to perform basic geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks, including data acquisition, data generation, georeferencing, and data classification.
o Some experience in web mapping and programming a plus.
o Knowledge of basic principles of graphic design, and experience working with Adobe graphic software (PS, AI, Acrobat, InDesign) and similar open source alternatives.
o Proven ability to work effectively in a deadline-oriented environment as part of a multidisciplinary team.
o Strong work ethic, team player with a high commitment to quality and attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Availability, Compensation and Application Details:
Full-time position with benefit package after 3 months.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; total compensation range of approximately $40-$55K annually
Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan and full health and dental care.
Please send a cover letter (including your requested salary range) with a resume, and GIS work examples in MS Word or PDF format to: resume@stillwatersci.com
Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
Position will remain open until filled.

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