Topic ID #40526 - posted 1/4/2019 5:25 AM

GIS/Geophysics position

christy pritchard

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Job Title:

GIS/Geophysics Specialist

 Mission for position:

ERG is seeking a GIS/Geophysics Specialist to serve in a full-time, on-site capacity in the Fort Lee, Virginia Cultural Resources Office. The successful candidate will be a civilian contractor working on a federal Department of Defense installation and will most likely be a historic archaeologist who meets Secretary of the Interior standards for archaeology and who can apply in impactful ways GIS/geophysics to their research



The GIS/Geophysics Specialist will be responsible for:

·         proficient use of total station, Trimble GPS, and ground penetrating radar equipment

·         processing all GIS data collected (transfers from collection units to computers and processes data to improve accuracy)

·         undertaking remote sensing survey (complete from planning to collection to data processing to analysis and write up)

·         managing/updating geospatial information in support of the cultural resource program (to include drafting maps, georeferencing data, and managing/creating shapefiles and associated attribute table information

·         managing/compiling/aggregating GIS data (especially old and minimally-referenced information)

·         conducting archival research, including boundary research (such as historic engineering/survey drawings)

·         support archaeological fieldwork including monitoring construction projects, fieldwork preparation (such as establishing baselines), and participation in archaeological survey, as needed

·         conducting quarterly site monitoring/maintenance

·         maintaining archaeological field equipment

·         completing historic artifact identification

·         driving field truck (must be able to drive a government vehicle)

·         must be able to carry 25lbs over uneven terrain long distances upwards of 1 mile



The highest emphasis is placed on the ability to effectively use Fort Lee's GPS/GIS/remote sensing equipment have from start to finish (collection/transferring/ processing/analysis) and continue the process of addressing the current bulk of minimally referenced geospatial data. The candidate must be beyond basic proficiency in using ArcGIS, they need to be comfortable and knowledgeable enough to deal with flawed and sparse data to get it to the point of usability as well as draft useful readable maps. Secondly, it is important that the candidate has sufficient cartographic/survey background to be able to conduct historic boundary studies (Note: Virginia has much missing historic information due to fires. There are data gaps and historical variance that must be interpreted and resolved). Finally, experience completing historic artifact identification is a plus. Pay is commensurable with education, experience, and ability to map to the above-listed tasks and priorities. Benefits follow ERG's standard package. Employment is contingent upon successfully passing appropriate background checks to work on-site at a Department of Defense installation.

 Minimum Qualifications: 

 To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


·  Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with sensitive topics.

·  Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written and spreadsheet data.

·  Diversity - Demonstrates knowledge of EEO policy; shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment; builds a diverse workforce.

·     Ethics - Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically; upholds organizational values.

·   Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.

·   Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.

·   Professionalism - Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

· Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; meets challenges with resourcefulness; generates suggestions for improving work; develops innovative approaches and ideas; presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.

·  Language Skills - Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, proposals, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

·   Mathematical Skills - Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

     Reasoning Ability - Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to question activities and issues in all functional areas and make sound business decisions based on that data.

·     Physical Demands - The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, type or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms.

· Work Environment - The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The employee will normally work in a temperature-controlled office environment, with frequent exposure to electronic office equipment.


ERG, LLC is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability or protected veteran status. We participate in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.


Applicants should follow the link below for resume, with references, submission no later than January 11, 2018:


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