Employment Opportunities

Position Title: GIS Specialist

Foothill Associates is accepting applications for a GIS Specialist with 3-5 years of experience. See instructions below to apply.


Qualifications: Degree in geography, landscape architecture, natural resources, or closely related field required. Experience with ArcGIS software in creating and maintaining GIS data, developing maps, and performing analysis is necessary for this position. Understanding of AutoCAD sufficient for inspecting files, identifying and isolating key project information, and importing into GIS with appropriate projection. Skilled at georeferencing data and images and experience importing, correcting, and managing GPS data. Field work experience and/or GIS programming experience are desired but not necessary. Excellent communication skills and proficiency with core Microsoft Office software programs required. Successful candidate will be one who enjoys independent problem solving and has a high attention to detail and pride in their work.


Responsibilities: Compile, convert, and analyze geographic data to produce map products using ESRI’s ArcGIS in support of biological, regulatory, and planning reports and proposals and marketing materials. Process and integrate GPS data, imagery, and AutoCAD-based information. Create, maintain, and update GIS geodatabases. Produce additional non-cartographic graphics as needed. Research background data options and data availability and obtain publicly-available data relevant to project. Read and review engineering drawings and communicate with design and engineering firms to obtain and clarify data. Routine maintenance of GPS units, including managing background and data files, cleaning, and coordination with service company. Develop and maintain custom data dictionaries in TerraSync.


Salary Range:  $50,000 – $65,000


The position is full time. Salary will be based on experience. Current benefits offered are Paid Leave (PL), 401K Retirement Plan, Medical, Dental, Vision, and Flex Spending Plan.


To Apply

Please send cover letter, resume, writing sample demonstrating applicable work products, and Employment Application to:

Human Resources
Foothill Associates
590 Menlo Drive, Suite 5
Rocklin, CA 95765
(916) 435-1202 Phone
(916) 435-1205 Fax

Equal Opportunity Employer
Foothill Associates is an equal opportunity employer and has an unbiased recruitment and hiring process that seeks to hire personnel on the basis of abilities, skills, experience, and education — without discrimination based upon age, race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or religion.