September 17, 2016


Dewberry - New Orleans, LA

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  • Company
    Dewberry Dewberry
  • Location
    New Orleans, LA
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    Full Time
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Job Description

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing professional services firm with more than 50 locations and 2,000 professionals nationwide. What sets us apart from our competitors are our people. At Dewberry, we seek out exceptional talent and strive to deliver the highest quality of services to our clients. Whether you're an experienced professional or a new graduate, you'll have the chance to collaborate with the best and brightest and work on innovative and complex projects at the forefront of the industry. Our commitment to excellence stems from our personal integrity and from other defining attributes, which we call “Dewberry at Work, that have inspired our employees to be successful for more than a half-century.

Dewberry is seeking a GIS professional for FEMA Flood Study and water resource related projects in our New Orleans Office. This is an excellent career opportunity for an enthusiastic and talented individual to join an exciting team of professionals. The position offers great potential for professional growth in a fantastic working environment and the opportunity to apply the latest technology to flood studies and water resource projects. Typical projects involve assisting federal, state and local clients in completing flood study related projects.","Technical responsibilities include:

Assisting engineers in hydrologic and hydraulic analyses, modeling, and floodplain mapping;
Production of Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMS) and updating related geospatial databases;
Developing flood risk products and performing flood risk assessments;
Perform analysis on GIS datasets for flood hazard mapping and risk projects;
Checking for graphical and technical accuracy of FIRM deliverables and associated reports;
Coordinating with the project team, project managers, clients, local communities, and other contractors to compile all data necessary to produce the most up-to-date product

Required Skills:

Bachelors degree required (Masters degree a plus), geography or GIS degrees preferred
3+ years of professional work experience in geography (preferably DFIRM production)
Knowledge, interest, and project experience in GIS (ArcGIS 9 or higher) applications
Strong oral, people, and written communication skills

Desired Skills:

Strong MS Excel and MS Access skills to leverage various data sources for use in GIS projects
Knowledge of the National Flood Insurance Program is preferred
CFM (Certified Floodplain Manager) is a strong plus
Knowledge of FEMA's MIP tracking and reporting system a plus

*At this time, Dewberry will not sponsor a new applicant for work authorization.
*Dewberry is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation.
*Prior to a final offer of employment, the selected candidate will be required to submit to a background screening which may include, but is not limited to, employment verification, educational and other credential verification, driving record check, criminal background check, and an investigative consumer report. These screenings will be conducted by Dewberry's background vendor of choice and will be conducted in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local law.