GeoSearch, Inc.
November 9, 2021
Denver, Colorado
Job Type


We are seeking a GIS Specialist with experience in Landscape biology or ecology, including associated spatial modeling, to work onsite at its government client facility in the Denver Area. The position’s primary responsibility will be assisting technical experts in supporting the full range of data analysis, management, and processing associated with landscape science information activities with an emphasis on the application and use of geospatial models and tools.


Technical Assistance with Subject Matter

  • Assist client scientists, resource managers, and research scientists in a co-production relationship (other federal agencies), with
    • projects that apply science and geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements.
    • conducting literature searches for science methods related to the application of geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business needs
    • developing geospatial products, data requirements, geospatial web services, and geospatial web applications (e.g., Story maps, Experience, and Web App Builder)
  • Assist client and other specialists with understanding natural resource and/or land management business needs, translating into technical requirements, and scope out projects/actions to address them
  • Understand end-customer requirements and develop GIS applications to meet business needs.
  • Apply geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements.
  • Recommend new technologies and techniques and suggest actions to improve the quality and accessibility of client’s geospatial data.
  • Provide technical guidance to stakeholders and user representatives.
  • Work effectively in a team to develop high quality GIS or Data solutions.
  • Participate in client meetings, and meetings with other entities.

Automation, Scripting, Modeling

  • Provide simple and intuitive geospatial tools, models, applications, and solutions, using industry programming/scripting languages, to meet the needs of client programs and end- users.
  • Document existing models so lay users can understand how to use them
  • Perform complex Spatial Analysis and Geoprocessing.
  • Automate Spatial Tools using Python, Javascript, ModelBuilder, and/or other GIS industry standard software development kits (SDKs).
  • Develop, configure, update and test geospatial specific scripts and models used for automation of geospatial processes and analysis routines; perform bug fixes.
  • Perform computerized mapping and digital data conversion, manipulation, and analysis.

Data Gathering, Conversion, Processing and Management

  • Work with a variety of geospatial datasets or systems from sources within and external to the federal government.
  • Follow data requirements, data standards, access rules, and business rules.
  • Identify and document reference data sources, integration process and domain values as information is collected.
  • Coordinate and conduct the review of geospatial data products as directed by client
  • Digitize map and geographical feature data into various GIS layers.
  • Assist with data collection, consolidation, sharing, and general data management activities.
  • Acquire data from multiple remote sensing / photogrammetric sources
  • Process data acquired from multiple sources (e.g., Orthorectification) and analyze data for specific management questions
  • Develop geospatial products from data, including orthomosaics, elevation models, remote sensing products, and land cover classifications.
  • Assist with data sharing and GIS/data management activities
  • Assist with the management of geospatial files, file geodatabases and enterprise geodatabase (SQL Server)
  • Generate digital map products

Web Services and Data Publishing

  • Assist with the build and maintenance of configurable and custom geospatial web applications, including story maps, web app builder, and experiences
  • Maintain data in the client portals, ArcGIS Portals, ArcGIS Enterprise and ArcGIS Online (including ArcGIS Hub)
  • Publish data, geospatial web services, metadata, web maps and web applications, and project related products from these environments using ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro and Web Portals and Web Applications.

Documentation and Communication

  • Maintain documentation for all project deliverables (e.g., metadata, modeling guides, user guides, operator manuals)
  • Communicate technical information to technical or non-technical persons
  • Present project status, findings, and deliverables to client and others over the course of projects and upon completion of projects.
  • Work with client to document the integrity and quality of data and specific program datasets, other landscape initiative data, and standard national datasets
  • Create, validate, and maintain metadata to meet client specified standards and quality.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, documents, scientific/technical journal article submissions, technical white papers, research, reports, and similar documents.


  • Experience and expertise with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software, including extensions and add-ins such as the FGDC metadata editor add-in or Data Reviewer.
  • Experience publishing geospatial data and metadata for use on desktop and/or the web, with demonstrated understanding of various metadata formats (e.g., ArcGIS, FGDC, etc.).
  • Professional experience developing, maintaining, and customizing a Sharepoint site.
  • Professional experience creating and validating metadata to meet specified standards.
  • Professional knowledge in applying science/landscape ecology concepts and geospatial technologies to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements by providing a minimum of 1 specific work example.
  • Professional experience working with natural resource management professionals and research scientists to scope and conduct landscape scale projects to address natural resource and/or land management business requirements (minimum of 1 specific work example).
  • Professional knowledge and skills in maintaining a data catalog, or curating and facilitating discovery of project related data within data catalogs.
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