• GIS Specialist

    Location US-TX-Houston
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    Technology - Geospatial

    For more than 30 years, Novara has specialized in the design, development and application of geospatial solutions that combine geography, data and analysis.  These solutions increase transparency and data accuracy within organizations to allow clients to make informed decisions even in the most complex scenarios.


    The GIS Specialist is responsible for providing Geographic Information System (GIS) technical services, which includes map design, data creation, and basic spatial analysis and data management for the company’s external and internal projects.


    Novara GeoSolutions is currently seeking a GIS Specialist for the Houston, TX area.


    • Performs data conversion tasks.
    • Utilizes both Esri and Intrepid applications for data capture and data transformation tasks.
    • Gain working knowledge relative to specific industry specific data sets.
    • Performs basic geo-processing and spatial analysis operations using GIS.
    • Provides basic database/geodatabase management tasks.
    • Prepares basic cartographic maps as needed using GIS software.
    • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Geography or related degree required. 


    • In Lieu of degree GIS certificate with 2 years of experience required
    • 2 years of experience working in GIS required.
    • 1 year of experience with ESRI ArcMAP software.
    • Experience using and interpreting geographically referenced data required (ie. Knowledge of projections, datum, map scales, etc.).
    • Experience in the Transmission Pipeline industry preferred
    • Familiarity with Google Earth a plus.
    • Good verbal and written communication skills.
    • Proves to be solution oriented and client focused.
    • Well-spoken and professional.
    • Ability to work well individually.
    • Exhibits a willingness to provide assistance at all levels.
    • Good Microsoft Office skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
    • Experience in a professional services firm preferred.

    CHA takes pride in recruiting, developing and retaining highly talented individuals. In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a comprehensive benefits package and a variety of opportunities for our employees’ professional growth and development.


    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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