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GIS Analyst

Environmental Science Associates

San Diego,  California
GIS Analyst

Southern California offices. If you are looking for an opportunity to bring new ideas and methods to automate workflows, analyze data, and think creatively, while embracing new tools and technologies, please keep reading and click to apply.

Who We Are

ESA is a 100% employee-owned environmental consulting firm delivering work that matters.

We plan, design, permit, mitigate, and restore—for projects across our communities, infrastructure systems, open spaces, and wildlands.

Our scientists, planners, historians, archaeologists, engineers, designers, and technical specialists provide critical thinking, in-depth analyses, and committed follow-through to guide successful policy development and project planning and deliver enduring multi-objective solutions.

At ESA, we believe every employee has a unique combination of knowledge, skills, and experience that contributes to our success.

We value diversity and inclusion and celebrate the differences that make each of us unique. Our culture is built on mutual respect, recognizing that the collective sum of our individual differences and life experiences fosters our continued success and achievement for our employee-owners and our clients.

Collaborating with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives leads to better solutions and opportunities for everyone. We celebrate the differences—age, color, physical ability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, language, national origin, race, religion, veteran status, and other characteristics—that make each of us unique.

Who You Are

A highly motivated individual who shares an interest in natural resources and environmental planning and has experience in GIS, cartography, spatial analysis and data management. This position’s main responsibilities include supporting our multi-disciplinary teams with GIS-based solutions including developing high quality map products for print and web-based presentation, data collection and management, and geodatabase development. You would work closely with our GIS, graphic design, and resource specialists to provide GIS services to clients and staff.

You have 2–5 years of relevant experience (may include coursework in GIS, geography, environmental planning, or related studies). You demonstrate high standards for cartographic design, visual communication, and attention to detail are essential. You have skills and experience with ESRI ArcGIS Pro software including ArcGIS Online and web-based applications. Knowledge of California natural resource and/or city and county datasets is preferred. Experience working with geodata in R packages, curating authoritative data for publishing online, automating workflows in Python, analyzing and visualizing data in Tableau, along with familiarity with AutoCAD and graphic design software (Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator) is a big plus.

You are an independent, self-directed problem solver capable of working under tight deadlines and responding to the immediate needs of clients.

What You Will Do for ESA

As GIS Analyst, you will provide day to day delivery of geospatial services and products to support a staff of biologist, hydrologists, planners, scientists, cultural resources staff, and engineers. Primary duties Include data compilation, data curation, data management, analysis, geoprocessing and presentation in cartographic and web-based formats.

Serve as technical support to assist project teams to understand, interpret, visualize, and report using geospatial data and analysis techniques for environmental deliverables including technical memoranda, biological assessments/evaluations, scientific discipline reports, and sections of NEPA, CEQA, and SEPA analyses.

Perform project related tasks including tracking of scope and schedule to deliver project assignments on time and within budget.

What ESA Will Do for You

Joining ESA means becoming part of a close-knit team of environmental professionals who contribute to outstanding projects, improve environmental stewardship, and advance a more sustainable and resilient future for our communities and wild places.

At ESA, we spend our days helping to keep the environment in balance, and we want to help keep your life in balance too—by providing benefits such as medical, dental, and vision insurance (paid at 70% for you AND your family), a 401(k) plan with company match, an employee stock ownership program, and paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays, to name a few.

No matter what stage you are at in your career, we provide opportunities for continued growth, development, and recognition. Whether you want to further your technical expertise, sharpen your business acumen, or help lead the next generation of employee-owners, we want to support you in reaching your career goals, and we believe these efforts will not only benefit you, but will also benefit all ESA colleagues and clients. Specific programs we offer include tuition reimbursement, professional development bonuses, and attendance at conferences.

What’s Special About Our Geospatial Services Team

Our team supports all of ESA’s practice groups, working closely with hydrologists, scientists, and engineers to strategize and solve complex issues while incorporating state-of-the-art technologies. We employ a detailed focus on client and project requirements to ensure cartographic design, visualizations, and geodata tools are valuable as either companion or stand-alone products.

From real-time field data tracking to high-quality cartographic maps for environmental reporting to advanced remote sensing and image processing of drone data fed into interactive online applications―we implement practical and proven solutions to meet end-users’ needs.

To read about some of the exciting projects we have recently completed check out these links: Custom Application Development and Technology.

ESA is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. (EOE M/V/F/D)

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