GIS Technician

GIS · Berkeley, California
Department GIS
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $40-$55K annually, based on experience

GIS Technician 


Office location:    Berkeley, CA  


Stillwater Sciences seeks a GIS Technician to work in our Berkeley office and provide support to innovative river restoration and watershed analysis projects throughout the western U.S. 


The GIS Technician will: 

  • Work as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team of geomorphologists, biologists, and other professional staff. 
  • Provide a wide range of customized cartographic support, including maps for project reports, field efforts, presentations, and other needs. 
  • Perform basic geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks related to cartographic production. 
  • Create/maintain metadata documentation and carry out basic data management practices. 
  • Support field tablet and handheld GPS (e.g., Trimble) preparation, processing and management. 
  • Periodically perform data entry, writing, field work, or other administrative or project-related tasks. 


Qualified applicants should possess: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Natural Resources, or Environmental Science with a focus on GIS, Cartography and Physical Geography. Experience or coursework in physical or biological sciences a plus.  
  • 1-2 years of work experience in environmental field preferred. 
  • Knowledge of basic principles of cartography and graphic design, with demonstrated skills in digital cartography and geographic visualization. 
  • Experience with ESRI's ArcGIS Desktop/Pro software and a thorough understanding of spatial data manipulation and formats (shapefiles, geodatabases, kml/kmz, etc.), geographic projections and coordinate systems. 
  • Ability to perform basic geoprocessing and spatial analysis tasks, including data acquisition, data generation and digitizing, georeferencing, and data classification. 
  • Knowledge of statistics, experience with Excel, and other data analysis/statistical software. 
  • Experience with ArcGIS online, Collector/Field Maps, Trimble Pathfinder Office and other mobile data collection platforms a plus. 
  • Experience in open-source GIS software, web mapping and programming a plus. 
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative and deadline-oriented environment as part of a multidisciplinary team.  
  • Strong work ethic, team player with a high commitment to quality and attention to detail, and excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

Availability, Compensation, and Application Details: 

  • Full-time position with benefit package after 3 months.
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience; total compensation range of approximately $40-$55K annually.
  • Stillwater Sciences provides a competitive compensation package including a 401(k) plan and full health and dental care.
  • Please provide a cover letter (including your requested salary range) with a resume, and GIS work examples in MS Word or PDF.
  • Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
  • A GIS skills test may be administered to applicants after interviewing.
  • Position will remain open until filled.
  • Electronic submissions preferred.

About Stillwater Sciences:

Stillwater Sciences ( is an employee-owned environmental consulting firm specializing in scientifically-based solutions to aquatic, terrestrial, and watershed resource managementWe assist government agencies, NGOs, and private clients with environmental problem solving, planning, and permitting using a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates physical and biological processes.  We have approximately 95 full-time dedicated and enthusiastic employees located within the Western US in nine offices. We maintain a collaborative work environment that promotes productive and rigorous applied scientific research. As employee-owners, we pride ourselves on defining and shaping our individual careers in a way that provides a healthy rhythm of work and life responsibilities. Success at Stillwater requires a blend of passion, initiative, commitment, flexibility, and teamwork. Stillwater Sciences is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $40-$55K annually, based on experience