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GIS Geospatial Information Specialist

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin

Raleigh,  North Carolina
GIS Technician

VHB’s growing Raleigh office is seeking a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist to join our team in fall 2020. Position is full-time. The qualified candidate will contribute across multiple project teams and provide a range of services relating to GIS, transportation, safety analysis, planning, and environmental projects.

Responsibilities would include:

  • Review and synthesize planning documents
  • Synthesize, manage, analyze, and visualize various data sets
  • GIS data collection and mapping
  • Geodatabase management
  • Report writing, editorial review, and research support

Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong skillset of written and oral communication, critical thinking, and time management
  • Ability to work collaboratively, as well as independently with guidance
  • Background experience working with ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap), ArcGIS Pro, and cartographic production preferred
  • Working knowledge of Shapefile (.shp) and File GeoDatabase (.gdb) file formats
  • Demonstrated experience creating and refining high quality maps and data products, with an accompanying portfolio highlighting previous work
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite, especially experience with Excel
  • Working knowledge of Python (ArcPy), SQL, VBA, or similar programming language is preferred, but not required
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, AutoCAD, or Adobe InDesign is preferred, but not required


  • 0-2 years of GIS/Transportation experience
  • Recently completed a B.S. degree in the fields of geography, cartography, planning, engineering, computer science, transportation, or a related field
  • Experience with Esri ArcGIS Desktop (version 10.3 or above) and ArcGIS Pro (version 2.5 or above) software
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate is preferred, but not required

VHB’s passionate professionals include engineers, scientists, planners, and designers who partner with public and private clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries. Together, we work to improve mobility, enhance communities, and promote economic vitality, and balance infrastructure needs with environmental stewardship. At VHB, we’re invested in what we do. We are compelled by intellectual curiosity and driven to work collectively to best serve our clients and help shape the future of our communities in a meaningful way. We’re proud, yet humbled, to have been doing this for 40+ years. We are dedicated to making a positive impact and providing opportunities to grow personally and professionally.

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