Job #VA8892

GKY, an established water resources engineering, policy & planning, and environmental services consulting firm in Virginia, is currently seeking to add a GIS Specialist/Field Services Lead to its growing northern Virginia practice in the water resources arena. This position will be based in GKY’s Chantilly, Virginia office.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will provide technical assistance for our water resources projects. Many of our projects serve public sector clients, which requires a high level of service and quality. If you are a detail-oriented, highly motivated individual, this is an opportunity to grow professionally through the execution of the following roles and responsibilities for this position:

Provide assistance and leadership in environmental field services and regulatory compliance consulting including:

  • Lead GKY’s corporate GIS goals and initiatives, including but not limited to the following:
    • Establish and apply policies and procedures to GIS data for routine quality control and quality assurance audits to ensure data accuracy and integrity
    • Upon request, respond to inquiries for technical stormwater management information such as maps, summary tables, reports, and infrastructure data
    • Provide training and technical support to personnel on the use of GIS applications, design, or other mapping requirements
    • Review GIS and database work products prepared for water resources projects to ensure their accuracy and compatibility with existing GIS data
    • Evaluate new/developing technologies and software packages
    • Develop drainage areas for SWM BMP facilities and MS4 regulated outfalls
  • Field services team lead for stormwater infrastructure inspections, investigations, and reporting
  • Bathymetric surveys
  • Stormwater sampling and analysis

Required Qualifications:

  • 3 to 8 years of experience with field data collection
  • Strong proficiency with GIS, data analysis, and application development
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • BA/BS in geography or environmental science related field
  • GIS Certificate and/or GIS Professional Certificate
  • Ability to clearly communicate, both orally and in writing
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Ability and desire to perform fieldwork in difficult terrain and year-round weather conditions
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Authorized to work in the United States


Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with Clean Water Act programming compliance and implementation, with specific experience with MS4 and TMDL programming
  • Experience reading site plans and facility design details
  • Experience with stormwater sampling techniques and protocols
  • Experience working with local government
  • DEQ Stormwater Management (SWM) Inspector certification
  • DCR Nutrient Management Planning (NMP) certification
  • Confined space entry (CSE) training and experience
  • Develop GIS applications to support stormwater management activities
  • Experience with boating and operating a vehicle with a trailer
  • Experience with automatic sampling equipment

The Company:

Founded in 1975 and recognized as a national leader in water resources, GKY has been solving complex problems for federal, state, municipal, and private sector clients for over 40 years. GKY’s consultants work with clients to address today’s water resources issues while positioning those clients to overcome the next generation of water resources challenges. GKY’s superior client service management and the knowledge that each challenge, like each client, is unique allow the firm to meet and exceed the expectations of its clients.

GKY is located throughout Virginia, with offices in Chantilly, Richmond, and Newport News, and offers competitive salary and benefits, including a 401(k) retirement plan, medical, disability, vision, dental, and life insurance, performance bonuses, vacation, holidays, and tuition reimbursement.

Qualified applicants should e-mail their qualifications to careers@gky.com noting the job opening number in the subject line. GKY & Associates, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.