AECOM GIS Specialist II in Austin, Texas
United States of America - Texas, Austin
AECOM is actively seeking a highly motivated GIS Specialist II in our Austin, TX office. AECOM is currently under an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract providing production and technical services for the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) program from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Under this contract, AECOM provides engineering and other technical services nationwide, including production of effective, flexible and sustainable Risk MAP products to develop and implement tools to protect the United States from floods and other related hazardous conditions.
This person will be an integral part of the team, utilizing their knowledge of GIS, Data Management, National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and problem-solving skills to support our client. That candidate will support mapping and database development for riverine floodplain mapping studies for developing Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs).
The successful candidate for the GIS Specialist II position will have the ability to assist in managing projects and project teams to support on-going projectsand quality control. The ideal candidate will need to thrive in an often times fast-paced environment, have attention to detail, and provide a broad range of floodplain mapping skills and possess QA/QC capabilities.
Responsibilities may include:
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
Use concepts, practices and procedures to extract and provide GIS data to clients
Support natural disasters incidents when they occur
Prepare and maintain internal and external project documentation
May direct the work of Level I/II GIS Specialists. Responsibilities could include overall project or task management and quality review
Independently executes and delivers GIS projects of moderate to significant scope and complexity
BA/BS – preferably in a Geospatial field.
Expertise in ArcGIS software
Ability to provide technical assistance in the areas of computer systems analysis and databases as related to GIS
Ability to apply and acquire the knowledge of new GIS concepts
Ability to evaluate engineering processes and to solve problems related to GIS
Ability to develop and maintain cordial, effective internal and external working relationships
Ability to set goals, promote teamwork, identify customer needs
Excellent quantitative and presentation skills, using software such as MS Excel and MS Power Point to organize and analyze data
Due to the nature of the work, U.S. Citizenship is required.
Familiarity with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and FEMA Flood Insurance Studies
Be dynamic, personable and highly self-motivated and able to work on a remote team
Have exceptional customer service orientation
Have strong written and oral communication skills
CFM (or ability to earn within 6 months of hire)and/or GISP certification
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Geographic Information Systems
Business Line Water
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United States of America
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 227320BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.