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GIS Analyst

Michael Baker International
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, US
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Informatics / GIS
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Michael Baker International is a leading provider of engineering, development, intelligence and technology solutions with global reach and mobility. The firm offers a comprehensive range of innovative services and solutions in support of federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of private development and commercial clients. Michael Baker International's focus is on the safety and security of people across the world through planning and engineering improvements to infrastructure and the environment, and through protection of our quality of life and freedom in support of national and international security. With more than $1 billion in annual revenue, Michael Baker International has more than 5,000 employees in over 80 offices located across the U.S. and internationally, and is ranked as the 26th largest design firm in the U.S. by Engineering News Record (ENR). Michael Baker International's Mission is to make a difference by providing innovative solutions to sustain the future and further the safety, security and quality of life for people across the globe by providing the highest level of expertise, unmatched quality and effective project teams for a diverse range of projects and clients. Michael Baker International offers excellent benefit packages that includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts, Additional Paid Time Off, Flex-Time, 401-K Retirement Plan, Tuition Reimbursement and Employee Credit Union. To learn more, please visit us on the web at . Michael Baker International is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer - M/F/Disability/Veteran/e-Verify Employer

Michael Baker International is seeking a detail-oriented GIS Analyst to join our team with experience in evaluation and manipulation of spatial and attribute data, technical writing, and a strong interest in hazard mitigation and/or local community planning. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of experienced planners, GIS Analysts, emergency managers, and engineers dedicated to having a positive impact through intentional work. The GIS Analyst will be expected to provide data analysis and technical assistance to support Michael Baker's multi-disciplinary planning services for federal, state, and local government clients, as well as private sector clients.

Responsibilities include:
Strong knowledge of GIS concepts and spatial relationships Providing planning technical assistance to drive engagement, integrate hazard mitigation into community growth decisions, and support plan implementation.

Collecting and compiling a variety of quantitative and qualitative data to prepare reports and maps, includes technical writing and analysis

Working closely with federal, state and local governments to promote the implementation of hazard mitigation actions that reduce vulnerability to flood and other natural hazards.

Providing input to other hazard mitigation projects in coordination when applicable

Ability to provide deliverables in a timely manner

Ability to effectively communicate regarding data needs, priorities, and on support matters

Have the ability to handle multiple tasks at one time

Must be able to communicate effectively

Work closely with multi-disciplinary teams within Michael Baker International

Reconcile results of geospatial analysis and prepare documentation and reports


Bachelor's degree in GIS, Geography, Science, or related field of study

1-2 years of experience working directly with GIS data, preferably in a consulting environment

Must have the ability to work both independently, with limited supervision, and as part of a geographically dispersed team.

Outstanding written and oral communication skills

Technical documentation development skills are a plus

Ability to translate technical concepts into plain language "layman's terms"

Ability to portray technical concepts graphically

Ability to coordinate with project stakeholders

Strong analytical abilities, solid analytical skills with the ability to quickly identify and solve client issues.

Updating countywide and state hazard mitigation plans through mapping, data analysis and writing.

Conducting community and stakeholder engagement activities associated with various planning and engineering projects including contact collection, invitation development, presentation development and delivery, outreach material creation, mapping, press release development and various other media outreach creation.

Possesses a strong interest in planning, environmental sciences, climate change analysis, hazard resiliency, floodplain management, public outreach, and/or emergency management.

Proficiency in GIS is wonderful though not expected.

American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) or Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) preferred but not mandatory.


The salary range for this position is $57,740 - 60,000. This will be dependent on the experience and expertise of the incoming candidate.


Michael Baker International is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Michael Baker International provides equal employment opportunity for all persons, in all facets of employment. Michael Baker International maintains a drug-free workplace and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing and background checks. As a covered federal contractor, Michael Baker International is required to comply with Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, and its implementing guidelines. If the federal vaccine mandate is found to be valid and enforceable, this will include ensuring that all covered employees are fully vaccinated for COVID-19, except in limited circumstances where there is a legal entitlement to an accommodation. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for any open position for which they feel they are qualified and all will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

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