GIS Specialist

October 13, 2023
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Job Description

Riverside Technology inc. seeks a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist to join our team. The candidate will support NWS Office of Water Prediction’s HydroVIS system, help administer and manage the operational Enterprise GIS (EGIS) component. The HydroVIS EGIS is the primary dissemination capability of the HydroVIS system and facilitates the publishing and dissemination of geospatial services to NWS forecasters, core partners and stakeholders. The GIS Specialist will develop and implement open source and commercial off the shelf (COTS) Enterprise GIS solutions to manage NWS, partner and public access to geospatial services, maps and applications. The COTS EGIS solution shall leverage Esri ArcGIS Enterprise capabilities to include but not be limited to ArcGIS Server, Portal, Image Server, and Data Stores. ArcGIS Enterprise deployments shall include Windows Server OS and Kubernetes based solutions.


Supervisory Responsibilities:

Non-Supervisory Role


  • Demonstrates proficiency in GIS analysis and data modeling.
  • Manage and deploy EGIS software patches and updates in a timely manner to address software bugs and minimize security threats.
  • Leverage IaC to deploy EGIS/ArcGIS Enterprise capabilities (e.g. Cloud Formation, Terraform etc.)
  • Create and manage NWS and partner accounts on ArcGIS Enterprise Portal servers. The contractor shall also manage Portal items and content by creating and managing groups as appropriate to meet the NWS water prediction mission.
  • Manage and deploy security patches for HydroVIS EGIS capabilities in coordination with the HydroVIS administration team.
  • Implement solutions that leverage the HAND terrain model, HEC-RAS derived FIM libraries and NWM coastal output.
  • Implement solutions that deliver operational deterministic FIM services as well as operational probabilistic FIM services.
  • Publish services using the EGIS capabilities of the HydroVIS system.
  • Demonstrates and maintains proficiency with current and developing technologies and software related to geographic analysis.
  • Coordinates, manages, administers, and develops the Geographic Information Systems.
  • Develops various types of GIS maps and related data sets.
  • Designs and implements GIS analytical procedures.
  • Performs analysis and maintenance of GIS systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • 6+ years of Geographic or equivalent experience
  • Strong verbal and communications skills, working with senior leadership and across organizational teams
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (ability to explain technical issues in layman’s terms)
  • Ability to create a positive Customer Experience and high customer satisfaction rate at all times
  • Experience providing quality assurance support
  • Experience managing ArcGIS Enterprise and deploying geospatial services
  • Working knowledge of AWS, IaC, and Git (helpful)
  • Familiarity working in Server Environments, following security policies, and bridging GIS and IT workflows

Required Certification(s):

  • Able to obtain a NOAA Security Clearance

Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA in Computer Science, a Technical Field, or other related disciplines AND/OR 6+ years of experience with large scale IT Enterprise Infrastructure Quality Assurance and Control Management Experience


  • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
  • Short Term & Long Term Disability
  • Training & Development
  • Work From Home