Geospatial Data Analyst

Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/16/2020 8:57 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Full-Time 40
Security Clearance Level
National Agency Check (Client Initiated)


CSS seeks an exceptional individual to provide GIS data management and technical support to the project in support of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA), Office for Coastal Management (OCM).


The successful candidate will serve as a Geospatial Data Analyst for assisting in the development, maintenance, and integration of new and/or updated data for the web site. The individual will work with a team responsible for data published on the site and its associated applications (National Viewer, Data Registry, ESPIS, OceanReports). The position helps ensure the data are published in a timely manner and functioning properly.


This is opening is for one (1) full-time position located in Charleston, SC.


Core responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Participate in a small team of policy and data analysts to manage, analyze, and distribute data products to the public
  • Work directly with subject matter experts and data owners to assess the viability of data products for analysis and distribution
  • Use a range of data visualization tools and data science techniques to support the translation of data and science to policy and public users
  • Aid in the development, integration and maintenance of data products at a national scale
  • Apply scripting techniques to build data pipelines, visualize data, and integrate within a federal cyberinfrastructure
  • Use varied data structures, storage, and quality control techniques for over 400 unique data products ranging from very small to multi-terabyte in size
  • Troubleshoot the use of data products in the government’s client applications such as the National Viewer, Data Registry, and OceanReports
  • Work with office IT, Data Engineers (DBAs), and application developers in deploying new data products using on-site and Azure platforms
  • Respond to client needs and requirements as directed by the team
  • Communicate requirements to the project and application development teams


Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in geography, earth sciences, GIS, or a related field
  • Familiarity with marine spatial data
  • Five (5) years of documented GIS experience using ESRI and open source tools
  • Ability to implement effective data quality assurance process, data optimization, and documentation procedures
  • Experienced and knowledgeable in types of map services, publishing map services, and optimizing the performance of map services
  • Ability to work on a team that is diverse both geographically and in content expertise
  • Strong ArcGIS Pro skills
  • Ability to pass a National Agency Check (NACI), including fingerprinting, and maintain it throughout the duration of employment


Preferred Skills  

  • Marine science background
  • Experience with ESRI Portal, ArcGISServer/Enterprise, and ArcGIS Online
  • Experience publishing and tuning ESRI map services
  • Experience with SQL Server and PostgreSQL
  • Experience with Python, and libraries such as Pandas and Plotly
  • Experience with MapBox, AzureMaps, or other vector tile tools
  • Experience in developing story maps or equivalent
  • Experience processing geospatial data in the Cloud


 CSS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer who provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, CSS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.




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