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GIS Technician

Company name
Michael Baker International

Location
Newark, NJ

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WHO WE ARE

Michael Baker International is a global leader in Engineering, Architecture and Consulting professionals dedicated to developing and implementing innovative solutions to the world's infrastructure and environmental challenges. Supported by more than 6,000 employees in 90 offices worldwide, we provide a full continuum of life-cycle engineering consulting, specialized global construction, base operations, Green Infrastructure, security management and intelligence solutions.

PLANNING PRACTICE

We create, integrate, visualize and communicate planning concepts as they move from the initial vision through implementation. Our planning professionals build strong client partnerships, working with residents, businesses, developers, educational and medical organizations, state and local governments, the military and other federal agencies to successfully plan the future of their communities or institutions. At Michael Baker International, we focus on people and places, improving communities and creating more sustainable, convenient, equitable, healthful, efficient, and attractive places.

DESCRIPTION

The GIS Technician will perform data processing of roadway crash reports. You will leverage your knowledge of spatial fundamentals and technology to scan and file paper crash reports; review reports for consistency, accuracy, proper location of crashes; perform data entry, and validate the entered data.

Most days will be spent in the Michael Baker International office reviewing crash reports to ensure completeness of all fields and to supplement missing information through deductive reasoning. You will review crash reports to ascertain the exact location for proper geocoding into the GIS-based records database. You will also review all crash reports to ascertain the exact sequence of events, collision type, crash severity, and causal factors. This task involves confirming or reclassifying certain uniform crash data elements for proper use in engineering analyses.

Additionally, you will perform comprehensive quality control checks of the crash data using the principles of inductive and deductive reasoning to identify and cleanse the crash data of illogical entries; perform data entry of the crash report into the database and later perform secondary data entry (data verification) of all written information and geocoding of all crash locations from crash reports; visually verify the location of the crash point inserted on the map. If the location needs to be modified, you will set the new location.

You will feel a sense of pride in knowing that you are helping Michael Baker International provide innovative solutions to transportation challenges, big and small, and Making a Difference for the clients and communities we serve!

PROFESSIONAL REQUIREMENTS

You'll need a High School Diploma or GED and 0 to 1 years of experience with geographic concepts and/or GIS software. Experience with data entry of crash reports is preferred.

To be successful, you'll need to be bright, organized, determined, reliable, productive, meticulous, accurate, and able to review and correct your own work.

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.

Naturally, you'll absolutely need excellent computer skills data entry software as well as Microsoft Office.

It would be a plus if you already also have proficiency with data entry or crash reporting software.

MICHAEL BAKER INTERNATIONAL EEO STATEMENT

Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

EEO is the Law. Applicants to and employees of Michael Baker International are protected under Federal law from discrimination.

Company info

Michael Baker International
Website : http://www.mbakerintl.com

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

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