Senior Geospatial Analyst

Posted Date 1 month ago(5/8/2024 11:11 AM)
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US-VA-Fairfax | US-FL-Tampa
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Job Description

Dewberry is currently seeking a Senior Geospatial Analyst in our Tampa, FL, Denver, CO, or Fairfax, VA offices. Remote positions will be considered dependent on experience.


This is an excellent career opportunity for an individual to join a team of professionals while working in a multidisciplinary consulting and engineering firm. The firm succeeds through the individual and collaborative skills of its people therefore we offer opportunities for professional growth while working with and applying the latest technology. Typical responsibilities are to work on the GIS/IT and Remote Sensing related projects for state and federal clients across the US.


Dewberry offers a comprehensive and very competitive package of insurance programs to regular full-time employees and their eligible dependents the first of the month following their date of hire. The insurance package includes: medical, dental, vision, and supplemental life. Additional insurances, at no cost to the employee: life (employee only), accidental death and dismemberment, business travel and accident, and short- and long-term disability are also provided. Employees pay a share of Dewberry’s premium expenses (on a pre-tax basis) for medical and dental insurance plans.


Dewberry offers a wide range of other employee benefits, including: 401(k) Profit Sharing Plan, 529 College Savings Plans, Travel Assistance, Tuition Reimbursement, Flexible Spending Accounts and Supplemental Life Insurance for employee, spouse, and children.


Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you’re an experienced professional or a new graduate, you’ll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work,” that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.


Position requires experience in analysis and review of topographic lidar data, topobathymetric data, IfSAR, vector data (2D and 3D), Digital Elevation Models (DEMs), Digital Surface Models (DSMs), Elevation Derived Hydrography (EDH) data for 3DHP, imagery, and derivative products for state, federal, and private clients across the US. Experience with NHD and/or creating automated lidar classification algorithms (TerraSolid Products) preferred. Strong candidates will also have a good, conceptual understanding of fundamental remote sensing concepts and geospatial processes for various products, e.g. how lidar sensors work, basic GPS ground survey procedures, airborne lidar trajectory processing, interaction of light and water for bathymetry applications, and ortho-imagery processing.


  • Generation and QA/QC of elevation data, other GIS data, and associated data products
  • Creation and analysis of derivative data layers
  • Create and manipulate databases
  • Lidar macro creation
  • Creation and analysis of derivative data layers
  • Problem solving
  • Supporting process improvements
  • Report and metadata writing and review
  • Report writing

Required Skills & Required Experience

Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor's degree in Geography, GIS, or related field.
  • 5 +years of experience in the GIS/Remote Sensing Field.
  • Creative problem solving skills.
  • Experience in Lidar processing and elevation model creation/manipulation, hydrography, or other remote sensing processing, development, and QA/QC.
  • In-depth knowledge of ESRI's software, including ArcPro.
  • Experience with digital elevation data
  • Proficiency in standard office computer applications, including MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat, etc.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


Beneficial Skills & Experience


  • Master’s degree in Geography, GIS, or related field
  • Engineering background and\or understanding of lidar sensor design, troubleshooting, or repairs.
  • Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) with remote sensing experience.
  • Specific experience working with Riegl topobathymetric sensors and Optech CZMIL topobathymetric sensors.
  • Experience creating scripts/models/macros in multiple GIS/remote sensing platforms
  • Proficiency with other geospatial software suites such as Terrasolid Products, Global Mapper or LP360
  • Experience with national elevation programs, such as NOAA’s Coastal Mapping Program, USGS 3DEP, and/or USGS 3DHP
  • Experience with industry standards and specifications, e.g., ASPRS Positional accuracy Standards for Digital Geospatial Data, USGS Lidar Base Specifications
  • Proximity to one of Dewberry’s geospatial centers of expertise in Fairfax VA, Tampa FL, or Denver CO


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Dewberry we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace for our employees. So, if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the position description, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may just be the right candidate for this or other opportunities.


Must have a valid driver’s license, good driving record and ability to pass a driving record background check.


*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.

*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.

*Only recipients of an offer of employment from Dewberry, will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry’s background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.


Notice to Third Party Recruiters: Dewberry only compensates job placement recruiters that have a valid Dewberry-approved written agreement in place for recruiting services. Dewberry does not compensate third party recruiters for unsolicited job placement candidate information.



Salary Range

The projected range for this position is between $85,000 and $105,000 annually. Depending upon other factors, i.e., skills, experience, location, market conditions, the range may vary slightly.


This posting is anticipated to close on May 31, 2024.


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