GIS Specialist – Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region

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GIS Specialist – Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Region


This position requires a self-motivated GIS professional with a solid background in GIS and ESRI technologies, skilled in time management and able to diligently deliver positive results for multiple GIS projects, often occurring simultaneously. This position will primarily involve working on small public water, wastewater, and stormwater projects, including transient community, non-community, and non-transient non-community systems. Project types include, but are not limited to: utility mapping, asset management planning, source water protection, and basic demographics. This position will also involve training and technical assistance to other staff and community clients on the operation of GPS equipment and the use and maintenance of GIS applications and data layers. Additionally, the position requires an understanding of the challenges associated with the operation and management of small systems and the ability to identify, communicate, and execute effective solutions in collaboration with local partners and community leaders to work toward long term community and system sustainability.


Key Responsibilities

  • Work with small public utility water and sewer utility staff to collect and maintain GIS data on the location, condition, and history of their assets.
  • Develop GIS and database tools to assist communities providing mapping of the system for community use.
  • Provide GIS training and technical assistance for operators, board members and managers of small publicly owned treatment works, decentralized systems, small public water systems (PWSs), non-transient non-community water systems, and transient non-community water systems and private well owners with the objective of promoting water and wastewater system sustainability.
  • Interface with primacy and community officials, leaders, and other project staff.
  • Coordinate the efforts of technical, regulatory, funding and community officials as appropriate.
  • Function as a support to the GIS manager on any projects that support RCAP Solutions and the national RCAP network on our public policy outreach initiatives.
  • Participate in the RCAP National GIS working group at the direction of the GIS Manager.
  • Conduct needs assessments to identify the types and causes of technical, managerial, or financial compliance failures and risks and strategies for targeting assistance.
  • Monitor and evaluate each system or community’s progress at achieving their specific action plans and objectives. Record all project activities and report regularly on the progress of the project as required by the organization and/or funding sources, ensures accuracy of the community/system’s data by verifying changes; utilize ArcGIS to effectively update the community/system’ data and mapping; ensures linked elements of the database retain proper integrity and accuracy.
  • Actively participate in all CER team meetings, trainings, and conferences and work as a team member to support the objectives of CER.
  • Perform other duties for communities or systems as required including but not limited to: providing information at public meetings; coordinating the efforts of technical, regulatory, funding and community officials; guiding and assisting with technical paperwork; analyzing technology and funding options; assisting with funding applications; providing public education; assisting communities with long range planning; assisting with financial management and other related tasks as requested by the community, funding or regulatory agencies.


Educational Requirement

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in GIS, related field Geography, or Cartography (Engineering, computer science and computer systems may also be considered as applicable).
  • Three (3) years of related experience including some administrative experience. (Equivalent proven experience and/or certifications will be considered).
  • Operator license and/or wastewater license preferred but not required.


Experience and Skills Required

  • Thorough knowledge of ESRI related programs, GIS theory and practices, GIS technical tools and equipment; technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; legal documents and terminology.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in GIS, water and/or wastewater, project planning, community development, local government, infrastructure assessment or related field, with experience in more than one of these areas desirable.
  • Proficient in usage of computerized mapping software and methods (AUTOCAD, ArcGIS Pro, ArcMap, ArcCatalog, AGOL and applications).
  • Proficient in usage of Microsoft software and platforms (SharePoint, Planner, Forms, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, and Outlook).
  • Ability to analyze complex GIS/GPS problems and make recommendations.
  • Proficient with the operation of GPS equipment and the GPS/AGOL interface including troubleshooting processes.
  • Attention to detail and enhanced organizational skills.
  • Strong problem-solving ability.
  • Strong work ethic and has a positive and proactive attitude.
  • Experience in working with state and federal agencies, local capacity building, funding, and compliance efforts.
  • Experience in providing technical assistance to small rural water and wastewater systems.
  • Other experience including, but not limited to, developing asset management plans and capital planning, and experience in Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water Act compliance requirements.

Required Licensure

Current and valid driver’s license.


Working Conditions

  • Home-based office typical.
  • Field work in rural environments.
  • The position involves travel requiring both day and overnight trips which could include weekends and evenings.


Compensation and Benefits

RCAP Solutions, Inc. offers an excellent compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, 403b, vacation, 14 paid holidays, STD/LTD, etc.