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GIS Analyst

Resource Environmental Solutions, LLC

Sacramento,  California
GIS Analyst

RES is the nation’s largest and most experienced provider of ecological restoration and water resource solutions. To date, we have restored over 294 stream miles and 58,024 wetland acres and conserved and preserved 9,100 acres of endangered species habitats. RES operations include planting over 14,000,000 restorative trees and reducing over 250 tons of polluting nutrients. RES navigates and streamlines the environmental permitting process with solutions that balance economic development and ecological sustainability through the establishment of mitigation/conservation banks, permittee responsible turnkey mitigation, and corporate social responsibility projects.

RES is hiring a GIS Analyst to help execute GIS projects related to ecological restoration, water resource solutions, and other projects within an ESRI enterprise system.


  • Consults with project managers to develop solutions and workflows
  • Creates and implements SOP’s for GIS workflows
  • Provides support, training and technical assistance for all GIS users
  • Leads the development and documentation of geospatial standards and best practices
  • Works closely with the Geospatial Manager to identify training and technical needs as well as create, implement, and maintain Geospatial departmental procedures
  • Creating, updating, managing, and sharing GIS data in web and desktop environments
  • Use and configure ESRI products, GPS units, various smart devices, and UAVs for field data collection, management, analysis, and visualization
  • Synthesize scientific and non-scientific data into maps and visuals for various reports, permit applications, land negotiations, meetings, and presentations
  • Perform advanced site suitability and project impact analysis
  • Quickly and efficiently, perform large scale site searches to identify potential sites for various ecological offsets
  • Automates complex tasks
  • Configures intuitive web-based solutions for use by non-GIS experts
  • Assists with Enterprise GIS management

Key Competencies:

  • Advanced knowledge of GIS software functionalities and deficiencies
  • Experience performing advanced GIS analysis to solve complex problems across multiple domains using innovative solutions
  • Advanced experience with geospatial data acquisition, manipulation, creation, integration, and management
  • Experience creating advanced workflows
  • Advanced spatial analysis and modeling
  • Ability to work in an adaptive and evolving environment
  • Good communication skills and able to train all levels
  • Ability to install and configure GIS software
  • Advanced understanding of remote sensing techniques and sensors; image processing, storage, and distribution
  • Advanced knowledge of terrain modeling and analysis

Minimum experience:

  • BS/BA
  • Five years’ experience with ArcGIS
  • Three or more years of working with GIS, ESRI’s suite of products, and remote sensing
  • Knowledge of automation through ModelBuilder, scripting, and/or API's
  • Experience with SQL Databases

Desired experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Geography, GIS, Environmental Sciences, or related field
  • Five or more years of working with GIS, ESRI’s suite of products, and remote sensing
  • Familiarity with and basic knowledge of relevant environmental regulations and permits/approvals (e.g. CWA 404/401, NWP/IP, NPDES, ESA)
  • Advanced experience in developing with Python
  • Experience developing Story Maps
  • Applied GIS experience within utility, engineering, and natural science field
  • Experience developing species habitat models
  • Experience with Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • VEVRAA Federal Contractor

RES is an equal opportunity employer that recognizes the value of a diverse workforce. All qualified individuals will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other criteria protected by federal, state or local law.

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