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29 Mar 2017 1:46 PM | Craig Clouet (Administrator)

SCA-Computer Operator III- GIS Technician- Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA)


Are you an expert in computer operations and GIS? If so, Parsons has an opportunity for you! We are currently seeking a computer operator to help us continue delivering world-class services to our clients.

he Integrated Training Area Management Office (ITAM) at the Army's Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA), on the island of Hawaii is seeking a permanent, full-time (40-hour/week) Computer Operator/GIS Technician.  ITAM Program provides GIS support to military trainers, land managers, and environmental staff and offers a wide range of GIS services in a fast-paced environment.

The GIS Specialist/Analyst reports to the ITAM Program Coordinator and is responsible for managing and coordinating the GIS program at various installations.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

•Coordinate and manage all aspects of the ITAM GIS program

•Create and update GIS data layers

•Create and manage databases

•Collect field data (GPS)

•Digitize and rectify aerial photography

-Perform remote sensing analyses

•Create maps and conduct database analyses in support of ITAM projects

•Provide GIS products and information for reports and presentations

•Develop and produce maps


Position requires a Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography or related field.

-Must have 1-4 years of work related experience and a demonstrated proficiency in using the ESRI ArcGIS suite of products (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, and ArcToolBox). 

-Proficiency in GIS software applications and programming is required.  Also requires a demonstrated proficiency in both written and oral communication skills and a working knowledge of industry practices.  In addition, the incumbent must possess the following specific skills and competencies:

-Well-developed skills with one or more GIS packages including scripting, programming, modeling, and designing. 

-Ability to design and maintain GIS databases and other database formats such as Microsoft Access, dBase, etc.

-Proficiency in cartography and map design, including coordinating systems, projections, and map scales. 

-Ability to utilize, convert and incorporate various types of data into GIS. Examples of this data include Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and database files.

-Knowledge of programming and scripting languages such as Visual Basic, Python, HTML, AML, EML, Cold Fusion, etc.

-Systems automation skills (e.g., UNIX scripts, NT batch scripts, Linux scripts)

-Systems and peripheral troubleshooting skills

-Ability to independently assess data anomalies, software problems, and program design flaws, and take appropriate steps to make the project work.

-Ability to ascertain hardware/software limitations, how to work within them, and what can be done when limits are reached.

-Ability to communicate results of assigned tasks in writing.

-Ability to document work performed on a project in project logs.

-Ability to document specific information about project data in the metadata file.

-Proficiency in basic office automation software including MS-Word or MS-Excel.

-Must be able to do field work on uneven terrain under extreme weather conditions and operate a four wheel drive vehicle on rough roads/trails. 

-Must have excellent communication skills and be able to work as part of a team in a highly structured organization.

-Must have or be able to obtain & retain a valid state driver’s license to legally drive on and off post .

-US Citizenship.

-Ability to successfully pass NAC-I (National Agency Check with Inquires) investigation.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS- This position may involve, walking/sitting/standing for extended periods of time in rough terrain/inclement weather, climbing, lifting objects or equipment up to 50 lbs by oneself, driving a variety of vehicles such as pick up trucks or ATVs.

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS- Ability to pass screenings to obtain access to Army installations and networks.

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS- This position may involve travel to annual workshops

DeeDee Johnson
Staffing Specialist
Dresden.Johnson@parsons.com 727-786-4478

PARSONS – Delivering Excellence


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