Cherokee Nation Hiring + NOAA OER Senior GIS Specialist, Silver Spring MD

Wed, 09/08/2021 - 15:33 -- exf107

Please forward to anyone that may be interested, and have them send me their resume directly too. 

Senior GIS Specialist, Silver Spring MD
Join the team who values your skills and expertise. From intelligence and cybersecurity to vulnerability assessment and mission assurance, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) brings experience and results. Building on a reputation as a dedicated, disciplined and tightly knit organization, CNSP supports DOD and other federal clients in their critical, strategic and operational programs. CNSP is looking for qualified talent to give our clients the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients.

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The Senior GIS Specialist serves as the technical lead in the development of Geographic Information System (GIS) applications, maintaining environments, usability improvement, and integrations. Utilizes GIS techniques to provide a better understanding of various environmental and geospatial parameters in each given geographic location.

Essential Duties &   Responsibilities:

Recommend appropriate strategies in response to GIS analysis and desired outputs/deliverables. Leads the development of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AI / ML) enabled analysis techniques to improve the efficiency and utility of GIS analysis.
Provide maps and data sets to clients to supplement analysis.
Monitor utilization of GIS applications to plan for current and future needs. Identify areas for improvement related to GIS architecture, design, performance optimization, development process, workflows, governance, and tools/technologies.
Rely on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Works under general supervision
Develop databases for various marine environmental data types and formats. Work with related GIS software and programs to create and maintain databases and/or maps that can be combined with geographically referenced data.
Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications.
Compile geographic data from a variety of sources including deep submergences assets, ship-based observation, underwater imagery and existing maps. Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports.
Provide basic training and robust documentation of procedures to end users on GIS technologies related to geocoding and web map application use for continued maintenance of GIS systems.


Thank you and keep 'em floating!



John "JC" Coffey
Cherokee Nation Company:
NOAA OAR Program Manager
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
SSMC3/ OAR-R/ Room 12707
1315 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD  20910
Office Telephone:  301-734-1104
Cell Telephone:  904-923-1709