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Geospatial Data Management Specialist

Quantum Spatial

Lakewood,  Colorado
GIS Coordinator

Quantum Spatial is seeking a Geospatial Data Management Specialist to work onsite at a federal government client facility in Lakewood, Colorado. The successful candidate will work with a high-performing team of geospatial professionals to provide technical geospatial data management support for assessment, inventory, and monitoring, and other related natural resource management activities. The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that products are available, usable, shareable, integrated, and interpreted for use by end-users. Only qualified candidates meeting the specific requirements below will be considered for this position.


  • Update and maintain multiple databases (including ArcSDE, Access, Microsoft SQL Server) with versioning and replication, maintaining and creating data applications for field data recorders, and building database calculation code to manipulate data.
  • Support data collection, processing, summarizing and/or analyzing of natural resource data and implementation of various program initiatives.
  • Gather spatial data of aquatic and terrestrial survey information for compilation into national geodatabases and link complex databases to spatial data layers.
  • Develop editing processes, standard operating procedures, and software interfaces to facilitate spatial data capture and editing associated with multiple enterprise-level, agency-specific databases (e.g., AquaDAT, TerraDAT, and DIMA).
  • Develop and maintain a Sample Design database which is used to capture feature level metadata related to the development of individual projects in order to appropriately apply statistical calculations across multiple scales.
  • Develop and implement quality assurance and quality control (QAQC) procedures to routinely ensure data quality and integrity during multiple phases of data capture, including determining and setting data requirements/standards to support state and national program leads; creating and maintaining all metadata and documentation for databases, layers, and summary analysis.
  • Serve as a consultant/liaison to personnel performing survey data capture and spatial data manipulation for applications, including advocating user’s needs/requirements with management and with those responsible for computer applications/operations, and resolving problems with user requirements and the identification and definition of data elements.
  • Use, test and create workflows to compile, edit, migrate, build and maintain official program data repository for agency and public access.
  • Write scripts and macros to perform specific operations within existing software packages; specifically, ArcSDE, FME checks, Python, Microsoft SQL server and Microsoft Access, as well as ArcGIS SDE versioning, data replication, and other database applications.
  • Make periodic inspections of program spatial data updates and maintenance activities to determine conformance with established policies, plans, standards and procedures of program protocols and instructing personnel in new procedural requirements for proper implementation of stream and terrestrial survey activities.
  • Assist with analysis of biological and physical components of ecosystems at a variety of temporal and spatial scales.
  • Conduct landscape level geospatial assessments to support specific ecological and natural resource questions.
  • Support the integration of remote sensing into natural resource management and monitoring programs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Geography, GIS, Computer Science, or related field
  • 3+years of experience as a geospatial professional, using the Esri ArcGIS platform (preferably in support of federal government programs).
  • Ability to perform tasks quickly with minimal supervision, to meet schedules and timeframes.
  • 4+ years with Esri’s suite of desktop GIS software primarily focused on ArcGIS Desktop and extensions.
  • 2+ years of professional experience working in a multi-user, enterprise Geodatabase environment, using Esri’s ArcSDE software connected to an enterprise instance of SQL Server.
  • Working understanding of publishing geospatial data using ArcGIS Server.
  • Professional knowledge of concepts and principles of geospatial data management.
  • Professional knowledge in applying geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements.
  • Ability to communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and geospatial technical experts alike.
  • Working knowledge with a variety of geospatial datasets from sources within and external to the federal government.
  • Strong understanding of applied ecology and field natural resources data collection.
  • Experience with multiple-use land management, a plus.

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