GIS Specialist 4

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Description/Job Summary

HGL (HydroGeologic, Inc.), is a full-service environmental science, engineering, and construction firm with over 30 years of experience providing environmental restoration solutions to federal, state, local, and private sector clients. HGL is one of the few companies that remain committed to research and development, offering a dynamic work environment for creative, energetic professionals.  Currently, HGL has a position open for a GIS Specialist IV in one of the following HGL offices; Reston, VA, Philadelphia, PA, Denver, CO, Phoenix, AZ, Huntsville, AL, Overland Park, KS or Albany, NY. 


Responsibilities include creating maps, figures, and presentation materials in a Team Environment to support various environmental contracts with the Federal Government and other clients in the commercial and private sector using geospatial analysis. Will utilize GIS to support environmental remediation efforts at contaminated sites, facilities and installations. Will also assist in the creation and customization of GIS websites. Projects will include mapping groundwater contaminants, groundwater elevations and sampling data. Other projects may include the mapping of munitions surveys and geospatial data acquisition. Duties may include processing GPS data, creating waypoint files and providing GIS analysis to support field team efforts.  

Required Skills

Computer proficiency in ArcGIS and MS Office in a MS Windows OS required. Must be able to effectively create, query and manage geospatial data in an enterprise class geospatial database (SDE). Web mapping skills required. Experience using ArcPy scripting, ArcGIS Javascript API, Leaflet, or the ArcGIS API for Flex is beneficial.  GPS Experience and experience with Spatial Analyst, 3-D Analyst, AutoCAD, Corel Draw, or Adobe Illustrator is a plus.

Must be able to work in a production environment and have working knowledge of GIS and cartographic concepts.  Effective oral and written communication, presentation skills, and the ability to complete projects independently and/or in small teams in a responsible and timely manner are required.  Strong interpersonal skills required. 

Required Experience

  • 4+ years of related experience or four-year degree in GIS and 2+ years of related experience.
  • Must have experience in using ArcGIS to generate presentation quality maps and figures, and experience creating GIS Web sites. 
  • Experience in Python, Javascript, Leaflet, SDSFIE, and SQL a plus.  

Required Education

BS or BA in Geography, Geographic Information Systems or related field required.


  • A pre-hire drug test is required.
  • This position will be paid by the hour. Must be able to work overtime if needed.
  • Position requires U.S. Citizenship.



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