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Entry Level GIS Specialist I


Columbia,  South Carolina
GIS AnalystGIS Developer

Job Summary

AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated GIS Specialist to work onsite at the Marine Corps Recruiting Dept in Parris Island, SC location. AECOM is pleased to include you in a unique development opportunity, the Graduate Development Program (GDP). This program is designed to support your assimilation into the organization and assist with creating a foundation of knowledge for a successful career at AECOM. You will gain experience in your discipline through learning on the job and participate in development opportunities during the program, including access to AECOM's social media resources, group mentoring, and professional networking. The program also has learning activities that will be available to you, including webinars and on-line programs.

Imagine working on rewarding projects within a diverse culture, and having access to exceptional training and career development opportunities. Working at AECOM means being part of a global team, working with award-winning professionals across the world. Aspire to be a key player on some of the best projects regionally, with opportunities to work on projects nationally or internationally. Our people bring deep industry knowledge to help you succeed.

The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Utilize Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and associated software to produce, display, and analyze geographic information
  • Develop and maintain databases, reports, and mapping
  • Create, organize, manipulate, and retrieve GIS data for reporting, analysis, and presentation purposes
  • Perform quality assurance of GIS data and associated graphic components
  • Work under supervision of a project manager or senior-level team member
  • Conducting editing procedures in ArcMap, working with ArcSDE versioned, enterprise geodatabases, and formatting data to the Spatial Database Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure and Environment (SDSFIE) data model standards, creating and maintaining Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) metadata format, working with users to troubleshoot ArcMap and ArcCatalog operational processes, entry of data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases using techniques such as coordinate geometry scanning and georeferencing of images, automatic conversion to vectors and conversion of other sources of digital data
  • Provide technical support for the creation and visualization of data layers and map products using ArcGIS software products
  • Will update the GIS master database layers for spatial geometry and attributes and the metatdata associated with each GIS data layer
  • Generate/regenerate standard map products and maintain, update and document GIS data standards and the specifications for digital data deliverables
  • Conduct and consult on data needs assessments
  • Perform ad hoc analyses and create ad hoc map products
  • Review technical requirements to meet data development objectives and perform quality assurance on data deliverables received for inclusion in the GIS
  • Provide consultation for GIS strategic planning and resolution of issues, technical assistance and training and liaison support with Installation GI&S Manager and other installation clients
  • Manage GIS web site content and other systems and maintain a GIS Program Binder on-line and hardcopy detailing documentation that captures the processes and actions involved in completing assigned duties listed above

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, planning, engineering, computer science, or a related technical field with emphasis in geographic information systems (GIS)
  • 0-2 years of ArcGIS desktop GIS experience
  • Must show propensity in developing Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) compliant metadata
  • Must be able to clearly demonstrate the following capabilities:
  • Advanced editing (Use of topology, three dimensional editing, COGO, advance drawing tool)
  • Raster data processing
  • Geographic analysis (Buffer, clip, finding what is within an area or distance, etc)
  • Versioned editing
  • Disconnected editing
  • Must have the ability to work with a team of professionals and have excellent time management skills
  • Will be required to work independently and communicate directly with customers from environmental, public works, engineering and other business areas
  • Valid driver’s license required
  • Very limited travel may be required
  • Must be able to acquire and maintain a Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance
  • Due to the nature of this position, US Citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with ArcSDE and versioned environments
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Familiarity with the Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE)

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow.

AECOM is an equal opportunity employer and Minorities, Females, Veterans, and Disabled persons are encouraged to apply. For further information, please click here to view the EEO Is The Law poster.

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