ESA is hiring for a new entry level GIS Specialist position. Please see the job description here. All applicants must complete the online application.
Our growing geospatial services team is looking to expand and add a new team member with 1–5 years of relevant experience in Sacramento or any of our Northern California offices. We are seeking an energetic and creative problem-solver with a solid foundation in GIS, an understanding of the rapid changes in data and technology that are reshaping our field, and enthusiasm to help grow our products and services at the intersection of geospatial data analytics and environmental science.
Please submit a cover letter for this position.
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
You have 1–5 years of relevant experience in the geospatial technology arena supporting environmental applications. You have a Bachelor's degree in Geography, Planning, Engineering, Computer Science, or related field. You have cross-disciplinary training and interests spanning cartography, geospatial analytics, and data management, reflected in coursework and hands-on projects in areas such as data acquisition and repository management, web map application development, automation of common workflows, or geodata science/analytics.
You possess a basic understanding of geospatial data collection, management, and visualization workflows. You can apply standard data collection techniques, methods and procedures including planning, equipment preparation, deployment, and data processing to support a wide range of fieldwork and other geospatial studies.
You bring a growth mindset to working with data and technology. You are knowledgeable about emerging geospatial technologies and analytical techniques and their potential applications in environmental science. You have the skills and experience to support development of systems, standards and processes to organize and maintain data and support implementation of novel technology platforms.
You are a highly collaborative team player with strong communication skills and ability to produce work on time and on budget with attention to detail, as well as the big picture.
What You Will Do for ESA
As a GIS Specialist , you will support project tasks including data collection, data curation, analysis, processing, and presentation in cartographic and web-based formats. You will perform spatial assessments and prepare products that are clear, concise, and conform to standards. You will contribute constructively and cooperatively to basic project solutions and collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
You will apply critical thinking and problem solving to assist project teams to understand, interpret, visualize, and report using geospatial data and analysis techniques for environmental deliverables including, but not limited to technical memoranda, biological assessments/evaluations, scientific discipline reports, and/or sections of NEPA, CEQA, and/or SEPA analyses, resource-related permit applications.
The position requires indoor office work with occasional outdoor work. Outdoor work may include field work and site visits where you may be exposed to inclement weather and uncomfortable working conditions. You must possess a valid driver's license.
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)