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Posted: 09/24/2014

Huntsville Executive Search

GIS Specialist - (Historic Preservation / Section 106 exp)
Professional Opportunity
Trenton, PA

Job Title:    GIS Specialist

State of New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Historic Preservation
 50 East State St, Trenton, NJ 08625
Travel: Yes 25% within NJ
Contract Length:  1 year (Target end date is 09/30/2015)
Overtime: Expected paid time and one half

GIS Specialist Position The NJ Historic Preservation Office (HPO), Division of Natural and Historic Resources, NJ Department of Environmental Protection is seeking to fill one temporary position to assist in the development and management of GIS data for ongoing Sandy recovery programs, and continued development of HPO's Cultural Resources Geographic Information System (CRGIS). The HPO offers a flexible and inviting work atmosphere in a dynamic program administering a variety of preservation programs and services. At least 2 years of experience with ESRIs ArcGIS platform including data editing and feature creation.

Experience with ArcGIS Explorer
Ability to create, edit, and perform quality control, on a variety of data formats.
Ability to perform spatial and attribute joins across a variety data formats
Ability to translate written descriptions and mapped information into geographic data
Ability to implement and refine complex workflows for digitization of cultural resources
Experience with MS Access including running and exporting of queries

Skills Required:
Responsibilities Assist HPO's GIS Coordinator in creating and maintaining spatial data for CDBG-DR and other Sandy recovery funded programs, spatial data for cultural resources listed, eligible, or evaluated for inclusion in the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places, and other GIS or database related tasks as needed. Work tasks will include, but are not limited to:
  Regular extraction and conversion of database content to GIS layers
  Occasional imports of tabular data to GIS layers based on coordinates or geocoded
  Intensive review of cultural resource documentation
  Regular consultation with professional review staff
  On-screen digitizing and GIS database development
  Compilation or creation base data layers such as imagery, scanned historic maps,
    cadastral, and/or tabular datasets
  Regular monitoring for QA/QC and data consistency.

Experience Required:
Priority will be given to candidates with the following additional experience:
  Knowledge of cultural resources and Section 106 processes and terminology
  Experience with historic preservation at the local, state, or federal level

Education Required:
A Bachelors degree
Professional certificate in GIS preferred

OPen until
Until Filled

How to apply
To apply, please email your resume (Word document preferred) to Erin Saba at erin@huntsvillesearch.com Thanks!
Erin Saba

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