Job Description:

GIS Technician
RKK – Raleigh NC

Entry to Mid-Level GIS Position Description:
RK&K is a leading Mid-Atlantic civil engineering, planning, and environmental consulting firm with over 1,200 employees serving both public and private clients.  This position will support GIS technology application within a multi-disciplinary engineering firm to support a variety of transportation, planning, utility management, and natural systems projects.  This will be a dynamic role that will include team coordination with opportunities to learn, research and problem-solve, and will include periods of field data collection.  The ideal candidate will have approximately 2 years of applicable experience in GIS or a closely related field.  This person will need to show a high capacity for technical learning as well as the ability to apply basic GIS principles for problem solving. 

GIS skills should include:

  • Ability to compile and organize a variety of GIS data to build basic and/or complex environmental and community feature mapping.
  • Capable of basic geoprocessing tasks, as well as some experience with additional GIS analysis and tools.
  • Ability to create, edit, organize, and manage large datasets in different formats (ArcGIS, ASCII, Excel, etc.) and apply comprehensive QA/QC processes
  • Ability to work with a variety of data types (vector, raster, point clouds, imagery, etc.)
  • Familiarity with North Carolina GIS resources a plus, including Lidar, T&E species, soils, streams, landcover.
  • Knowledge, experience, or interest in UAS technology (drones) is a plus, and could become significant part of role
  • Familiarity with ESRI desktop platform is a must.  Experience with additional GIS software, ArcGIS Online, and CAD (MicroStation), as well as field data collection are a plus

 Basic technical skills should include: 

  • Excellent verbal, research, technical writing and computer skills, with Microsoft Word and Excel experience
  • Detail-oriented, follows directions very well, eager to learn and is highly-reliable with a strong work-ethic
  • Willing to do a variety of office support tasks and fieldwork toward development of reports/studies for development/analysis of natural systems and transportation projects
  • Excellent at organizing information, tracking tasks/schedules, and handling a variety of projects/tasks
  • Exceptional attitude and ability to work in teams (polite, enthusiastic about work and respectful of others with different points of view)
  • Interested in multi-disciplinary coordination (e.g., roadway design, congestion management, hydraulic design, natural resources, historic architecture, archaeology, air quality, traffic noise, recreational resources, etc.) and public outreach toward the development of transportation projects (highway, rail and bridges)
  • Available for occasional day-long or over-night business travel for field data collection, meetings, and site visits (mostly within North Carolina or other states along the East Coast)

 Please Note:
Full-time (40 hrs/week)
Salary is based on experience and a benefit package is available for full-time positions.

The position is based out of our Raleigh Office, located at 900 Ridgefield Drive, Suite 350, Raleigh, NC 27609.

Persons interested in this position may contact Mr. David Ward, via e-mail ( to ask questions and request an application.

For immediate consideration, please apply at the following URL: 

This position has excellent potential for career advancement.  We proudly offer an attractive salary package commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package including paid time off, tuition reimbursement, company health, dental, vision, life and disability insurances as well as a 401k plan with company matching. 

We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels.  All individuals are encouraged to apply.

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