GIS Analyst

Job #VA5296 for Chantilly, VA

The Opportunity:

The successful applicant will provide technical assistance for our water resources projects.  Many of our projects serve public sector clients, which requires a high level of service and quality.  Candidates should have a solid understanding of GIS concepts and Esri software. We are looking for a passionate GIS professional who is self-motivated and eager to provide GIS-based solutions for our staff and clients.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

Provide GIS leadership in water resources and regulatory compliance consulting including:

  • Lead GKY’s corporate GIS goals and initiatives, including but not limited to the following:
    • Apply established policies and cartographic standards to GIS data for routine quality control and quality assurance to ensure data accuracy and integrity
    • Provide training and technical support to personnel on the use of GIS applications, design, or other mapping requirements
    • Evaluate new/developing technologies and software packages
  • Lead GKY’s GIS analysis and mapping capabilities, including but not limited to the following:
    • Communicate with project team members and clients to identify project requirements and desired products
    • Respond to requests for water resources information and analysis such as maps, summary tables, reports, and infrastructure data
    • Review GIS and database work products to ensure their accuracy and compatibility with existing GIS data
    • Develop drainage areas for stormwater infrastructure
    • Develop and maintain GIS applications and tools for collecting and reporting data
  • Provide Clean Water Act regulatory support through GIS analysis
  • Participate in fieldwork, performing stormwater infrastructure inspections, investigations, and reporting as needed

Required Skills & Experience:

  • 2 to 6 years of practical GIS experience or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in GIS, geography, or related field
  • Strong proficiency with GIS, data analysis, and application development
  • Experience with field data collection and GPS techniques
  • Experience with Esri Desktop ArcGIS software (Desktop and Pro)
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online platform and associated products such as Collector, Field Maps, and Survey 123
  • Experience with the development of geodatabases and schemas
  • Experience with GIS integration with other technologies
  • Experience in producing high-quality cartographic maps and project graphics
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to perform fieldwork in difficult terrain and year-round weather conditions
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Authorized to work in the United States

 Desired Qualifications:

  • GISP and/or Esri Certification
  • Experience with task automation (Python or other GIS scripts), database management, and software development
  • Experience with Clean Water Act programming compliance and implementation, with specific experience with MS4 and TMDL programming
  • Experience working with local government

GKY offers competitive salary and benefits, including a 401(k) retirement plan, medical, disability, vision, dental, and life insurance, performance bonuses, vacation, holidays, and tuition reimbursement.

Qualified applicants should e-mail their qualifications to noting the job opening number in the subject line.  Visit for more information.

GKY is an Equal Opportunity 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, and a criminal background check.  These screenings will be conducted by GKY’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.