GIS Engineer

3 months ago
Herndon, VABluestar Systems Inc.

Role: GIS Engineer

Location: Herndon, VA

Interview Mode: F2F


  • Lead needs assessments/requirements meetings and document solutions for GIS enterprise use
  • Provide/write GIS system technical recommendations, standard operating procedures, administrative and help documents for clients and technical teams.
  • Create and maintain GIS environments for the EnerGov application that will be used by town’s permitting, code enforcement, public works, zoning and community development departments.
  • Develop and maintain GIS documentation as it relates to configuration, best practices, as well as test scripts for the EnerGov product
  • Advise project implementation teams and clients on incorporating GIS capabilities into their EnerGov environment.
  • Interact with Support staff for technical support in troubleshooting client problems
  • Create and maintain database schema using prescribed best practices.
  • Conduct versioned editing workflow management, database design, management and maintenance.
  • Support and maintain simple data visualizations in spatial, tabular and graphical formats within various

software systems.

  • Pursue innovation and mentor the work of team members.
  • Create new and innovative solutions for GIS data integration, administration, and management.
  • Assess Town’s existing GIS environments and recommend areas for improvements in application technology, system performance, and disaster mitigation plans
  • Communicate with departments to successfully deploy GIS solutions
  • Present system design information to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Create mapping, imagery and data services
  • Works with town departments and IT staff to identify available GIS data, evaluate for accuracy, and consolidate into centralized data source for the town.
  • Work with IT department to secure GIS and make it application accessible internally and externally.
  • Publish departmental maps and integrate GIS services with SeeClickFix mobile application and Cityworks.
  • Train users on the use and adoption of Cityworks technologies
  • Works with town departments to define and meet mapping and GIS data needs, implement GIS best practices and ensure compliance with relevant data standards, policies and regulations.
  • Creates moderately complex cartographic products, dynamic web maps, static maps, charts, reports and graphs as needed by departments and assists in the management of department/division GIS layers and related data.
  • Assists in the development of automated data management routines and various projects to improve department or program efficiency.
  • Reviews, creates and maintains metadata to specifications for datasets and services.
  • Assists and trains other users with GIS software and workflow processes.
  • Resolves technical issues in cooperation with IT staff.
  • Utilizes GIS tools and data to improve the development of business processes within the department/division.
  • Designs, develops and implements GIS enhancements using various ESRI programming tools and methodologies.
  • Identifies and resolves complex GIS issues that affect the town’s ability to meet objectives.
  • Assists in the design and implementation of integrating GIS with other enterprise systems.
  • Assists in maintaining and administering ArcGIS Server including security, publishing map services and content management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Admin experience with Esri's GIS platform (ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, enterprise geodatabase) support of mobile application and ArcGIS integration.
  • Experience installing and configuring ArcGIS and Microsoft SQL server 2016.
  • professional experience using GIS-related technology in a professional setting
  • Proficiency with the Esri product line, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Enterprise, ArcGIS Online, and related desktop extensions
  • Experience with automated cartography, computer science, programming, and spatial analysis
  • Knowledge of Geospatial and mapping concepts such as spatial analysis, map projections, etc.

Knowledge in the following software programs: MS SQL Server, AutoCAD, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator.

Preferred Skills:

  • Tyler Technology EnerGov experience
  • Experience with SeeClickFix mobile application
  • Experience with Azteca Systems Cityworks

Job Type: Contract


  • GIS Services with SeeClickFix Mobile Applications: 5 years (Preferred)
  • SQL SERVER 2016 Admin: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Esri ArcGIS Server Platform: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Tyler Technologies EnerGov and Azteca Systems Cityworks: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ArcGIS Python Toolbox scripting: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ArcGIS admin and End users: 5 years (Preferred)
  • ArcGIS Online and Tyler Technologies EnerGOV integration: 5 years (Preferred)
  • Mapping and Data Services: 5 years (Preferred)

Contract Length:

  • 1 year

Contract Renewal:

  • Likely