Position: GIS Technician/Analyst
Location: Portland, Oregon
Company Background: Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc. (MFA) is a locally owned Pacific Northwest consulting firm specializing in the areas of environmental science, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, GIS, and sustainability. Since our inception in 1996, MFA has grown from four employees to more than 50 employees, with offices in Portland, Corvallis, and Astoria, Oregon, and in Vancouver, Olympia, Seattle, and Bellingham, Washington. We are approaching our 15th year of providing services to a diverse client base that includes private business and industry, ports, municipalities, and Native American tribes. We are committed to a better planned, well designed, and greener future.
Position Description: MFA is actively seeking a full-time GIS technician/analyst for our Portland, Oregon, office. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing GIS technical support and GIS task management for environmental, engineering, and planning projects. Primary duties include assisting with day-to-day GIS project tasks for company projects, including GIS data management, collecting, analyzing, and mapping geographic data, and creating cartographic products for display and reports.
To Qualify: Minimum Requirements
BA/BS degree from a U.S. accredited college or university in geography, planning, environmental studies/science, or related field.
A minimum of 12 credit hours in GIS- specific courses is also required. Please provide a list of completed GIS coursework.
Up to five years of experience in consulting or related field. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
Competence in working with ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop suite (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcToolbox) and extensions (i.e., Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst).
Ability to perform GIS data conversion/editing, spatial analysis/reporting tasks, spatial database management, and GIS map production. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access.
Proven organizational and problem-solving skills, as well as attention to detail.
Must be able to formulate and clearly communicate ideas, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to work both independently with little guidance and within a collaborative group environment.
Willingness to work overtime as needed.
Desired Skills and Abilities
Proficiency in Adobe Design suite of products and the ability to integrate them with ESRI.
Advanced cartographic skills and/or experience in graphic illustration.
Experience working with AutoCAD data within the ArcGIS Desktop environment.
Knowledge of additional ESRI extensions (e.g., Business Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst). 3
D modeling experience. Include a description of the programs used (e.g., Sketchup, LightWave) and the types of products created.
Experience or interest in programming (e.g., java, VBA, ArcObjects, python, flex).
Experience in database management systems (e.g., SQL).
Experience in working with ESRI’s ArcGIS Server products or experience with other applicable Web design products.
Salary & Benefits: Compensation will be based on individual qualifications and experience. Medical, dental, and vision insurance. 401(k) Plan. Paid time off. Training and development opportunities.
How to Apply: To be considered for the position, please send a cover letter and resume via email with the subject heading GIS Technician/Analyst Position,
Human Resources Maul Foster & Alongi, Inc.
7223 NE Hazel Dell Avenue, Suite B
Vancouver, WA 98665