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Geographic Information System (GIS) Specialist

  • Job Tracking ID: 512506-578886
  • Job Location: Chicago, IL
  • Level of Education: BA/BS
  • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
  • Date Updated: June 09, 2017
  • Starting Date: ASAP



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Job Description:

Knight specializes in a wide variety of engineering and architecture planning, design and management projects. With more than 140 professionals trained in civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, construction engineering and architectural services, Knight is able to provide innovative design and management solutions to both public and private clients from our offices in Onalaska, Wisconsin, Ames, Iowa and our Illinois locations in Chicago, Springfield and Bolingbrook.

Our Chicago office is seeking an experienced GIS Specialist to assist with various projects within the transportation industry.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) SPECIALISTS work with related software and programs to create and maintain data and/or maps that can be combined with geographically referenced data.

GIS Specialists perform the following tasks:

  • Create maps and graphs, using GIS software and related equipment.
  • Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
  • Conduct Research to locate and obtain existing databases.
  • Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS.
  • Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including censuses, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps.
  • Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
  • Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature representations.
  • Enter new map data through use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales.
  • Analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data.
  • Prepare metadata and other documentation.
  • Operate and maintain GIS system hardware, software, plotter, digitizer, color printer, and video camera.
  • Move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer.
  • Present information to users and answer questions.
  • Retrieve stored maps.

Experience and Skills:

-Bachelor's Degree in related field (Required)

-Minimum of 5 years of experience