GIS Specialist

Position Available:   GIS Specialist

Location:   Cypress, TX

Position Summary:The GIS Specialist will assist with the development and support of TRG GIS activities and projects including those associated with TRG clients

Position Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate as a response member for immediate emergency response deployment as needed
  • Create a variety of map products on a daily basis
  • Compile maps using data from multiple data sources in various formats (Geodatabases, Web Services, Live data feeds)
  • Produce oil spill trajectories and air plume models for planned or unplanned events
  • Use modeling software such as RPS-ASA OILMAP, Breeze, Adios, Aloha and Gnome to predict movement and provide mass balance calculations
  • Potentially coordinate and conduct internal training for GIS or Oil Spill trajectories as required
  • Continuously seek and suggest new approaches to GIS leadership including, but not limited to practices and processes to improve the quality and efficiency of the GIS team
  • QA/QC all work products
  • Interpret client requests, including but not limited to GIS, IAP, Training, etc. and ensure deliverables are evaluated and have met client expectations

Working Conditions:

  • The position may require extended hours beyond the normal working hours
  • Potential travel internationally
  • Office/Field Environment
  • Regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds, frequently lift up to 25 pounds, and occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus


  • Basic knowledge or experience with ArcGIS Desktop Suite
  • The position requires knowledge and capability to work with Adobe Acrobat and Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience and familiarity with field data collection methods preferred
  • Ability to work independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment
  • Dependability and punctuality required
  • Ability to work on several projects or assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently in a high-pressure environment
  • Ability to travel internationally

Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in GIS or other technically related field required.
  • 1-2 years’ related professional experience preferred
  • GIS certification preferred
  • Knowledge of the Incident Command System (National Incident Management System) a plus
  • Knowledge of TRG preparedness and response planning systems, and tools or prior experience with TRG a plus

TRG The Response Group LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.