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Posted: 09/03/2015

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group

Dovetail is a full-service, woman-owned cultural resource management firm with offices in Fredericksburg, Virginia and Wilmington, Delaware.

GIS/CAD Technician
Professional Opportunity
Fredericksburg, VA

Dovetail Cultural Resource Group is currently accepting applications for a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician. This full-time position is based out of our Fredericksburg, Virginia office.  Over the past 10 years, Dovetails technical staff has grown to over 30 individuals including architectural historians, historians, archaeologists, and preservation technicians. The GIS technician will report directly to the GIS manager and will be responsible for day to day GIS needs for both the archaeological and architectural history staff.  Duties will include:

  • Ensure timely production of project-related geographic data and graphics for project deliverables
  • Development of graphics for field staff
  • Production of graphics to assist project management teams in project coordination and meetings
  • Internal and external coordination of GIS based file acquisition/submission
  • Assist GIS Manager in tracking and management of hand-held GIS units
  • Assist GIS Manager as a liaison with GIS vendors to ensure proper acquisition, installation, operation and maintenance of GIS and graphics-related resources
  • Data preparation, training and oversight for mobile and desktop software
  • Solid knowledge of GIS required; CAD and direct program experience a plus

Applicant must have a minimum of: a) a Bachelors degree in Geography, GIS, or a related field and at least two years of hands-on experience dealing with geographic data in a professional setting. A GIS certificate and at least five years of hands-on experience dealing with geographic data in a professional and/or cultural resource setting is desirable. Cultural Resource Management experience is a plus.

The applicant must also have a minimum of two years of experience and solid working knowledge of ArcMap, TerraSync, ArcPad, Trimble hand-held units, CAD, Surfer, Word, Excel, Access and graphics editing procedures. The ideal applicant should be extremely organized, detail oriented, able to multitask, and meet project deadlines and budget requirements.  While the position is primarily office based, some travel will be required.  The individual must be physically able to traverse difficult terrain in sometimes challenging conditions and have a valid drivers license. Per diem and lodging will be provided on projects more than approximately 60 miles from Fredericksburg.

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How to apply
Applications are due by close of business on Friday September 11, 2015. Please submit a cover letter with availability, curriculum vitae/resume, a minimum of three references, and salary requirement to Emily Calhoun at ecalhoun@dovetailcrg.com or mail them to: Dovetail Cultural Resource Group 300 Central Road, Suite 200 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401 Additional information on Dovetail can be obtained on our webpage (www.dovetailcrg.com) or by calling 540-899-9170. Dovetail is an equal opportunity employer.
Emily Calhoun
Phone: 540-899-9170
Fax: 540-899-9137

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