BioAnalytics Analyst

Posted Date 2 months ago(5/16/2024 11:48 AM)
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This position is crucial for supporting Sr. Analysts and Technical Leads in the production, quality control, processing, and technical troubleshooting of remote sensing data across hydrology, forestry, and land cover projects. Analyst-level team members are expected to perform tasks with limited oversight; therefore, it is an ideal opportunity for detail-oriented individuals with a flair for efficiency in high-volume workflows. Responsibilities include raster interpretation, quality assurance, and collaboration on data deliveries in a consistent and timely manner. Analysts are expected to perform technical assignments independently, but also coordinate with production teams to provide feedback and contribute to process improvements for various workflows. Candidates with proficiency in MS Office and experience with geospatial software, such as ArcGIS and/or QGIS, are highly desirable, contributing to our mission of effective natural resource management through advanced data analysis techniques. It is expected that areas of specialty may start to develop within this position. 


NV5 is a global technology solutions and consulting services company with a workforce of over 4,500 professionals in more than 100 offices worldwide.  NV5’s continued growth has been spurred through strategic investments in firms with unique capabilities to help current and future customers solve the world’s toughest problems.  The NV5 family brings together talent across a wide range of markets and fields, including Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors, Architects, Photogrammetrists, GIS Professionals, Software Developers, IT, Project Management Professionals, and more.


At NV5 Geospatial, We are a collaboration of intelligent, innovative thinkers who care for each other, our communities, and the environment.  We value both heart and head, the diversity of our people, and their experiences because that is how we continue to grow as a leader in our industry and expand our individual and collective potential.


Work Environment:

  • Location: NV5 Regional Office in Anchorage, AK
  • Potential travel up 15-20% of the time


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Works independently with minimal oversight to execute complex GIS tasks  
  • Performs rigorous quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) reviews and finalizes data for client delivery  
  • Provides relevant training and quality feedback to technicians and contractors using best practices  
  • Supports the development of training and standard operating procedure (SOP) documents to minimize gaps in knowledge across the team 
  • Maintains and improves geospatial data to support production editing 
  • Aids in management of production progress tracking sheets to coordinate data handoffs  
  • Identifies process improvements and implements solutions through geospatial workflow automation and/or best practice documentation 
  • Supports archiving of final project data 
  • Attends trainings and meetings relating to job requirements  
  • Supports technical team with proven leadership skills in small groups  
  • Tasks and creates work for technicians, as needed  
  • Coordination and collaboration with the Team Leader, Project Manager and project team members on the progress of production  


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Displays professionalism through effective communication and collaboration 
  • Maintains good data management and file organization practices  
  • Efficiently and consistently produces quality data while performing repetitive tasks  
  • Understands how the data interacts across a given workflow 
  • Comfortably identifies responsibilities, at times with limited direction 
  • Ability to train others using clear communication and quality feedback 
  • Understands resolution and statistical accuracy analysis  
  • Shows problem solving ability across multiple software platforms  
  • Shows flexibility when being tasked across multiple projects 
  • Works well within a team environment as well as independently with limited oversight  
  • Ability to learn from mistakes and take constructive criticism. 
  • Strong writing skills and critical thinking skills 


Minimum Qualifications  

  • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent experience  
  • 1+ years of technician or equivalent experience  
  • 2+ years of experience in a professional work environment  
  • 2+ years of analysis experience working with ArcMap or similar GIS software 
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite 
  • Ability to read maps, understand coordinate systems, perform raster and vector calculations and make conversions between formats 


Preferred Qualifications  

  • Master’s or higher 
  • Experience with database design and/or working in a distributed database environment 
  • Experience with hydrographic datasets, including but not limited to hydrologic flowline networks and lidar-derived digital elevation models  
  • Experience in programming languages such as Python, R, C++, etc. 
  • Experience with code development, collaboration, and versioning using GitHub 
  • Comfortability using the command line for running programs, navigating file directories, etc. 


NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.





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