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GIS Analyst GIS Specialist I

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Michael Baker International

Santa Ana, CA

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GIS Analyst (GIS Specialist I)Job Type: Full Time ExemptPrimary Location: US-CA-Santa AnaDescription Who is Michael Baker International? Why would I want to work there?Michael Baker International provides engineering, planning and consulting services for government, private and commercial partners, assisting in planning, architectural, environmental, construction, public safety GIS, and program management. Our employees demonstrate a world-class ability to solve complex problems. As a company, We Make a Difference.Why do we do what we do; why is it important?For most of us, our work enables us to have a direct and meaningful impact on the communities and environment in which we live and serve. Across the continuum of our expertise and projects, our work: transforms the world; enables economies; creates healthier and more engaging cities and neighborhoods; and engineers, plans and designs the very infrastructure that sustains and improves our world. Simply stated, the work we do everyday matters. We Make a Difference every day with every engagement.So what does a GIS Specialist at Michael Baker International do?As a part of our GIS Team, the GIS Specialist / GIS Analyst performs spatial data collection, analysis, management and formatting; map production; database updates; and feature extraction as well as application development and scripting under the supervision of a project manager or GIT department manager.Can you walk me through a typical day of a GIS Specialist?The best part being a GIS Specialist in Michael Baker’s Santa Ana office is that no two days will be the same. You will face different challenges every day, some of which will be extraordinarily complex.Most days you will perform spatial data analysis, management and formatting, map production, database updates, and feature extraction feature extraction of asset data from ground, drone, and mobile based video or LiDAR sources.  You will review and interpret data to prepare complex analysis and reports.  You may use complex software analysis tools to edit, manipulate, and report project and production data. You will create online maps and mapping applications as well as develop scripts to automate tedious projects.  You may be involved in proposal or scope of work document preparation and review.On some days, you will be coordinating or in the field collecting asset inventory, video, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR), and GPS tagged data.You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to project challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve!What can I expect for a career path, and where might this role take me?We are committed to the growth of our internal personnel and we support this with world class learning and development, including internal training in technical and management areas that leads to career advancement.As your knowledge and capabilities increase you will be able to explore our technical management, project management and technical career paths. Could you be the GIS Specialist we are looking for?You’ll need 4-7 years of experience with geospatial concepts and GIS software.  Experience with GIS data collection, management, analysis, and reporting is required.  Knowledge of scripting and application development techniques is a plus.You will need a bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, Civil Engineering, or a related field.  Additional consideration will be given to master’s degrees in a related field.To be successful, you’ll need to be bright, organized, and determined; you’ll also need to be able to build relationships with a wide variety of people.  You will need the ability to multitask and prioritize competing project obligations.Excellent English language skills, written and verbal, are essential to long term success in this role.You’ll need to be able to quickly get up to speed on our policy, procedures and relevant software while acquiring an understanding of the company’s service offerings, and the client’s standards and procedures relevant to your projects.Naturally, you’ll need computer skills (Microsoft Office), and be proficient with GIS and data processing software, especially the Esri ArcGIS suite of products. Experience with relational databases (SQL Server, Oracle, Microsoft Access), and Esri ArcGIS extensions is also desired. Experience with ArcGIS Online and Portal is a strong plus.How do I apply?Select the Apply Online button at the top or bottom of this ad, and provide us your resume.If you want to do some more digging first, please check out our Glassdoor, LinkedIn and Great Places to Work pages.Job LocationSanta Ana, CA

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Baker (NYSE Amex: BKR), founded in 1940, provides professional engineering and consulting services for public and private sector clients worldwide.

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