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GIS & Graphics Specialist - 24-18-US06

INTERA is currently seeking a GIS & Graphics Specialist to join the INTERA team. In this position you will be responsible for developing visually appealing maps, report figures, conceptual block models, and other technical cartographic materials and data visualizations to support a variety of environmental and water resources projects. Our Graphics and GIS Specialist will also oversee organizing and maintaining geospatial databases containing infrastructure, geology, water quality, soil, and other environmental datasets.

The ideal candidate for this position is self-motivated, detail-oriented, and possesses the ability to work seamlessly within a team since you will be collaborating with a diverse group of scientists and managers to achieve high-quality deliverables. Although preference will be given to candidates who can work from Austin, Texas, Albuquerque, New Mexico, or Denver, Colorado, we are happy to consider applicants who wish to work in other locations if they have the right combination of skills and experience.


Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Working with a team to develop site maps, potentiometric surfaces, plume concentration maps, and graphics for remediation sites, including those that are large and complex
  • Developing geology cross-sections and 3-D figures
  • Conducting spatial data enhancement for irrigation water use
  • Processing high-quality LiDAR data engineering designs
  • Using satellite and aerial imagery to evaluate land use over time and develop water use estimates
  • Performing a multitemporal spatial analysis of irrigated acreage using modern aerial imagery and OpenET remote sensing data
  • Identifying spatial and temporal trends of a variety of hydrogeological and water quality data

 Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Information Systems, Environmental Science, or a closely related field
  • 3+ years of demonstrated experience with GIS software. Familiarity using the Esri suite of software including ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Online, and ArcMap is a must. Knowledge of QGIS software is welcomed.
  • Experience with georeferencing tools and workflows
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated proficiency with cartographic design (labeling, color, typography, alignment, etc.)
  • Ability to clean, process, edit, analyze, and visualize vector and raster data
  • Strong understanding of map projections and data transformations
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility with organizational structures
  • Ability to work independently to complete technical work
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Have a readily available portfolio with a minimum of 3 work samples

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Surfer, Google Earth, photo editing software (e.g.Affinity, Photoshop), vector editing software, and AutoCAD
  • Experience automating workflows with Python

Expected salary range: $67,500 - $82,500



Founded in 1974, INTERA has grown into an international geoscience and engineering consulting firm that helps clients make informed business decisions, mitigate risk, and drive optimal outcomes in a multitude of industries. Building and sustaining a strong company culture is at the heart of INTERA’s practice of good stewardship. We strive to foster an environment where people love the work that they do and the place that they work because we believe that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employee-owned company, we are committed to investing in our people’s needs for security, health, and well-being with:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance that includes a free health plan option for employee-only coverage
  • Paid parental leave – up to 12 weeks for birthing and non-birthing parents
  • Group term life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, short-term and long-term coverage – paid 100% by the company
  • Paid holiday, vacation, and sick time
  • Opportunities for stock ownership
  • Performance-based bonuses and award programs for technical paper publication and employee referrals
  • Career coaching instead of performance evaluations
  • Tuition reimbursement, financial assistance for professional licensure and registration, and one paid membership to a professional society
  • Pet insurance, and more

These are some of the reasons why many of our employees have spent 10 to 25 years at INTERA. We love what we do, and it shows.



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