GIS Specialist

Chronicle Heritage
Added: January 25, 2024
Company Profile

Chronicle Heritage is a solution-driven heritage consulting firm that prides itself on employing the best cultural resource management professionals in the industry. We place an emphasis on supporting our clients’ needs, fostering new technologies that advance our industry, and leveraging those advancements toward the management of non-renewable cultural resources. Chronicle Heritage prioritizes professional development within the framework of innovation and forward thinking to encourage career advancement and research development.

Job Description

Chronicle Heritage is seeking a GIS Specialist with experience working with CRM regulations in the western United States. The GIS Specialist fulfilling this role will work closely with Project Managers to ensure comprehensive understanding of individual project goals and collaborate on reporting products to assist in creating standardized workflows for the western region. To be successful in this role, this person must be familiar with Esri field data collection products, archaeological report figures, and general archaeological field and reporting methods.

Hire Type: Full-time (hourly)

Schedule: 40 hours, Monday–Friday (flexible schedule)

Location: Must reside in California (in office or remote)


  • Prepare and revise field data collection products, such as WebMaps and GeoPDFs, tailored to match specific projects goals
  • Prepare and revise cartographic products such as report figures and spatial analysis results
  • Execute Site File Search research, including retrieval of State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) data and researching historical resources when applicable
  • Georeference and digitize raster images, including construction documents, survey plats, and historical aerials
  • Create and manipulate various data types and sources (KML, Shapefiles, Feature Datasets, and CAD data)
  • Organize spatial data with geodatabases, feature datasets, and ArcGIS Online groups and hosted feature services
  • Produce geolocated maps and web maps from field-collected data
  • Use Google Earth and ESRI ArcGIS Pro 3.0, ArcMap 10.8, ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS for Collector, and Field Maps for ArcGIS
  • Import/export shapefiles, tables, and other spatial data, as requested
  • Adhere to agency-specific requirements within Chronicle Heritage branding guidelines
  • Basic support for Esri field data collection applications (e.g., ArcGIS Field Maps and ArcGIS Collector)
  • Provide GIS colleagues with peer review and quality assurance feedback on cartographic products and data standards
  • Troubleshoot spatial data collection application problems or other minor IT issues directly related to the GIS Team’s work products

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, anthropology/archaeology, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience using ArcGIS Pro 3.0 and ArcMap 10.x.
  • 2+ years working with ArcGIS Online
  • Reside in California
  • Experience working in the archaeology, environmental, or construction industry

Preferred Skills

  • Proficiency with ArcGIS software, geodatabases, geoprocessing tools, and comfortable with advanced data processing workflows
  • Comfortable visualizing data within 3D contexts, including profile views of archaeological testing units and landscapes
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting cultural resource data in reports, maps, and photographs
  • Experience with processing and interpreting DEM, DTM, LiDAR, and/or Orthophotos
  • Ability to understand and work within CRM regulations for a variety of stakeholders and geographic regions
  • Familiarity with operating hand-held GPS units for navigation and electronic field data collection
  • Troubleshooting of GPS equipment and data issues
  • Previous experience operating Trimble units
  • Ability to work independently and in a team setting to accomplish project goals
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet last-minute deadlines with colleagues across the United States
  • Flexibility and capability to meet the demands of rapidly changing plans and schedules
  • Strong organizational skills, able to produce professional draft and final deliverables
  • Written and verbal communication skills, able to effectively communicate principles and CRM concepts
  • Field experiences related to archaeology (e.g., mapping, data recording, site photography, sketch maps, survey, and data recovery)

Additional Information

Chronicle Heritage participates in E-Verify to ensure all staff are authorized to work in the United States. Chronicle Heritage is also an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer that provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

We encourage underrepresented groups, women, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community to apply.