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GIS Specialist III

Wilmington North Carolina United States

Company Description

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Job Description

AECOM is actively seeking a talented, energetic technology minded GIS Specialist III for immediate employment in Wilmington, NC.  The position will be a part of a thriving Federal GIS group within the Technology Services Department.  The position will support a variety of projects that require esri integration with existing business systems/processes, visualization of complex data from a variety of sources, and complex data management skills.  A successful candidate will work both independently and in close collaboration with various subject matter experts, AECOM staff, and high-ranking government officials to develop, deploy, and support a variety of projects.

Job Overview:

This position will drive geospatial data management best-practices, serve as the technical lead for data analysis and visualization, as well as the integration of existing business systems within an Esri enterprise ArcGIS Server environment.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Communicating and collaborating with the project manager, project team, and client stakeholders to understand and document system/solution requirements.
  • Develop mock-ups, prototypes, and system design solution documentation to meet client requirements.
  • Designs, develops, implements, and enhances Portal for ArcGIS applications to meet client requirements.
  • Develop efficient, user-friendly solutions within Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Administrator Esri enterprise geodatabases.
  • Incorporate Outlook 365 tools as applicable to automate functions and improve project efficiency and data quality.
  • Develop and manage Portal for ArcGIS, Excel, Power BI, or Tableau dashboards.
  • Create well organized, user-friendly SharePoint sites and sub-sites using master pages, web parts, or CSS.
  • Serve as technical lead for the administration of enterprise geodatabases using SQL Server.
  • Assist with managing the portfolio of client projects ensuring that projects are completed on time, within scop and budget, and with quality results.
  • Analyze, plan, develop and communicate requirements and standards to key stakeholders and across project teams.
  • Organize, document, and communicate status updates to program leads and relevant project teams.
  • Research and evaluate technology solutions and prepare cost/benefit analysis as needed.
  • Complete field data collection projects using a Lieca solution.
  • Meet with subject matter experts to discuss topics, such as technical specifications, customized solutions, and operational problems.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, planning, engineering, computer science, or a related technical field with emphasis in geographic information systems (GIS) + 4 years of demonstrated equivalency of experience and or education.
  • 4 years of GIS experience.
  • Valid Driver’s License and as a condition of employment must be able to pass AECOM’s Motor Vehicle Records review.
  • US Citizen required based on need to obtain a secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of experience working with the Spatial Data Standards for Facilities, Infrastructure, and Environment (SDSFIE) suite of standards.
  • Demonstrated experience using Python.
  • Demonstrated experience administering relational databases.
  • Demonstrated experience administering esri Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Experience with Outlook 365 development.
  • Must have the ability to work independently and with a team of professionals.
  • Excellent time management and communication skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation is not available for this position.
  • Sponsorship for US employment authorization is not available now or in the future for this position.

Offered rate of compensation ([insert state] locations only) will be based on individual education, qualifications, experience, and work location. The salary range for this position is $60,000 - $90,000.

AECOM is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits program to meet the diverse needs of our employees. Depending on your employment status, AECOM benefits may include medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D and disability benefits, paid time off, leaves of absence, voluntary benefits, perks, wellness and global well-being, and global EAP, Business Travel, and Service Awards programs.


AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from advisory, planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical and digital expertise, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.1 billion in fiscal year 2022. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at and @AECOM.


Freedom to Grow in a World of Opportunity 

You will have the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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