GIS Associate

Employer
Westat
Location
US - Nationwide
Posted
Oct 11, 2017
Closes
Oct 19, 2017
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Research
Hours
Full Time
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat's research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary


Westat is seeking a part-time GIS Analyst to support environmental epidemiology studies being conducted by the Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Branch (OEEB) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI).

Job Responsibilities


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: spatial database design and manipulation; creation of publication-quality cartography; customization of GIS and database routines to automate and document study methods; and creation and maintenance of project metadata. Candidates will have the skills and experience to support and contribute to scientific discussions with environmental exposure experts and statisticians. Experience with environmental health studies is desired. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work both independently and with study investigators, set and adjust priorities as needs arise, and multitask.

Job Requirements


· A master's degree in quantitative geography/GIS or a closely related field
· 10 years of experience in the use of GIS, enterprise-scale databases, and statistical applications

 Preferred qualifications: Preferred skills include experience using Esri's ArcGIS 10.x Suite, including the Spatial Analyst extension; experience with at least one database management system, such as Microsoft SQL Server, Oracle, or PostgreSQL/PostGIS; Python Programming with ArcPy; general experience with SAS, R or other statistical software packages; and significant experience with Microsoft Office, including Access. Previous experience with NCI studies is preferred.

Westat offers competitive benefits with ESOP, 401k, Health, Dental, paid vacation, sick and holiday leave, professional development as well as other benefits.

Any offer of employment may be contingent upon receipt of acceptable results from a post-offer background screening, if required for the position, based on the specific position which may include, for example, identity verification, employment history, or criminal records history.

Westat is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other protected status under applicable law.