GIS Specialist

  Louis Berger Group-Black and Veatch
  Afghanistan Unspecified 1108
Date Posted:Aug 30, 2010
Reference:VA-10-075
Closing Date:Sep 7, 2010
Work Type:Unspecified
Number of Vacancies:1
Gender:Male
Functional Area:Administrative
Nationality:Afghan
Salary Range:As per NTA salary scale policy
Years of Experience:5 Years
Contract Duration:Not specified
Possibility of Contract Extension:No
Contract Type:Short Term
Probation Period:1 month
Required Languages:

About Louis Berger Group-Black and Veatch :

 

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Job Summary:

The GIS Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the Task Order Manager and/or Design Manager. The GIS Specialist will perform the following principal functions relating to project support but are not limited to:

Duties & Responsibilities:

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Mapping and Database development of existing and proposed existing energy system.
2. Develop geo-referenced database of all energy projects.
3. Coordinate with other LBG-B and V and USAID GIS efforts within Afghanistan.
4. Coordinate GIS efforts with other entities working on Afghan energy.
5. Prepare map products and written reports as directed.
6. Coordinate information collection within the Kabul GIS community.
7. Assist in obtaining unclassified US government satellite data and geospatial data (USGS, USACE, etc).
8. Collect spatial and attribute data as directed using Global Positioning System (GPS), interview and direct observation methods.
9. Develop and implement a spatial data accuracy standard appropriate to specific data collection requirements.
10. Develop and implement a geospatial database as directed. Database design will be based on the ESRI Geo database model and comply with industry methods and practices.
11. Requisition (from appropriate agencies) all required imagery and ancillary data required for database purposes.
12. Maintain database file server software.
13. Coordinate with other agencies and host nation personnel for the purposes of data collection and data interchange management.
14. Prepare and maintain metadata in accordance with industry standards on all data collected or obtained from other sources.
15. Development web based mapping services and products as directed.
16. Carry out any other relevant duties requested by the Task Order Manager or Design Manager.

Job Requirement:

Essential Qualifications:

• Computer Science or Engineering Degree, GIS experience.
• 5 years of GIS experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

• GIS experience in Afghanistan.

Education:

• Bachelor in the field of Computer.

Language Requirements:

• Good working knowledge of English (Level 3).

Abilities and Skills:

• Ability to work in a team, ability to work under pressure to meet the deadlines and excellent interpersonal skills are required.

Corporate Competencies:

• Demonstrate commitment to LBG/B and Vs mission, vision and values.
• Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Job Location:

Afghanistan
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