Senior GIS Professional

Apr 04, 2018
May 18, 2018
Full Time
Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Dewberry is seeking an energetic, highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter to join our Resilience Solutions group in our Fairfax, VA office as a Senior GIS Professional.   Qualified candidates will have strong competencies and demonstrated experience in: conducting geospatial analysis and producing geospatial products; GIS mapping and visualization technologies; implementation of geospatial web and desktop applications; floodplain mapping and water resources; emergency management and disaster related services; production of FGDC compliant metadata; FEMA Regulatory and Non Regulatory Product Development; and will be proficient with a range of ESRI ArcGIS software (including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE, 3D Analyst, and Spatial Analyst). The successful candidate will coordinate with other members of the GIS team and various project managers while working on multiple concurrent projects in a fast paced, and deadline driven environment.

This position will mostly focus on advanced GIS analyses and production efforts in support of FEMA Flood Insurance Studies and other water resource related projects in our Fairfax, VA office. This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual to join a team of professionals while working in a multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm. The position offers great potential for professional growth and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to flood studies and water resource projects. Typical responsibilities are to work on water resources projects for federal, state and local clients.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities



    Work on consulting projects for federal, state, and local government agency clients.

    As needs arise, must be able to deploy on at least one, 6-month or more, FEMA related post-disaster assignment during first 2 years of employment.

    Support large scale geospatial analytical modeling efforts to identify hazards, assess risk, and evaluate risk reduction methods.

    Assisting engineers in hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modeling, and floodplain mapping.

    Develop and maintain GIS databases, maps, and reports to represent hydrologic and hydraulic data for FEMA Risk MAP Flood Insurance Studies.

    Developing flood risk products and performing flood risk assessments.

    Perform analysis on GIS datasets for flood hazard mapping and risk projects.

    Checking for technical accuracy of GIS and geospatial deliverables and associated reports.

    Coordinating with the project team, project managers, clients, local communities, and other contractors to compile all data necessary to produce the most up-to-date product.

Required Skills


Must have experience that demonstrates a strong background in application of GIS and skills to execute efficient solutions. The candidate should have strong organizational skills, as well as the ability to multi-task and work independently and as a team player.


    Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, or related field.7+ years of experience in the GIS/Remote Sensing Field.In-depth knowledge of ESRI's software, including ArcGIS 10x and ArcGIS Pro.Strong MS Excel and MS Access skills to leverage various data sources for use in GIS projectsExperience / knowledge in geospatial programming using Python.Experience with the ESRI suite of products (ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcObjects, ArcSDE, Arc Engine, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, 3D Analyst, and Spatial Analyst).Innovation, enthusiasm, and creativity - ability to develop new ideas and to chart a pathAbility to effectively juggle multiple tasks concurrentlyStrong verbal and written communication skills.Willingness to travel for an extended period of time during a disaster response is required.
Desired Skills:

Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program, through experience with tasks and processes regarding creation or Risk MAP regulatory FIRM and Non Regulatory Products is strongly preferredCFM (Certified Floodplain Manager) is a strong plusKnowledge of FEMA's MIP tracking and reporting system a plusKnowledge of Watershed Planning a plusKnowledge of workflow automation, and model building 


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.


*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.


*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report.  These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


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