Sanborn first gained recognition in the 1860s for creating fire insurance maps so full of valuable information that they are widely used by modern professionals. For over 140 years, that commitment to excellence hasn’t wavered and by providing innovative, state-of-the-art mapping products and services, Sanborn continues to be a geospatial industry leader today.
As a market leader and innovator, Sanborn offers an exciting, high-energy workplace. Our goal is to remain at the forefront of the GIS and photogrammetry industry by offering high quality, technologically superior products and services backed by the industry’s most experienced staff. We will reach our goal by being knowledgeable, customer-oriented, professional and resourceful. As such, we are always looking for adventurous, committed people to join our team and help us to continue to realize our goals. As was true over a century ago, our employees are the most vital part of our organization and we credit our dedicated and talented staff for keeping us at the forefront of the mapping industry.
CURRENT SANBORN CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Search the career opportunities below and send us an application to learn how you can get started on an exciting and fulfilling career with Sanborn.
Data Acquisition Technician I – Colorado Springs, CO
The Data Acquisition Technician I position collects accurate and viable data in a timely fashion. Ability to travel extensively is required.
- Operates and monitors optical and LiDAR systems for accurate image quality capture.
- Travel extensively while working as an airborne crewmember throughout North America and foreign countries.
- Performs basic surveying duties such as using a GPS receiver, centering a tripod, measuring antenna height, and placing markers and targets.
- Conducts field-level quality control of data, makes backups and ships/disseminates in a timely fashion.
- Prepares and submits logs, reports, expense reports and other materials as required.
- Office time and work to include assisting with sensor maintenance and installation.
- Basic entry level flight planning to assist with layout of flight lines and generated flight maps and document estimation.
- Other duties as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
High school diploma with GIS certificate or minimum associates degree in a Geography, Engineering, GIS, Earth Science, Math, or related discipline.
- Proficiency in software applications used for processing survey data.
- Experience operating an aerial sensor or LiDAR system desired.
- Valid passport and ability to travel anywhere in North America and abroad.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to handle, or feel. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work occurs in the field environment conducting basic surveying, and in an aircraft collecting aerial imagery/data. Work environment includes exposure to aircraft noise as well as high and low temperatures. Daily work hours may vary to support operational needs. Hearing protection is required to be worn while working near aircraft.
To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume with “Data Acquisition Tech” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sanborn is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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ONSITE GIS ANALYST – DENVER, CO
Join Sanborn’s winning onsite team! In this role, you will work onsite at the Denver Federal Center for a Sanborn government customer. You will be part of a team providing a full range of geospatial mapping and analysis activities in support of the Agency’s strategic approach to wildlife management, focused on habitat conditions across entire landscapes. You support tasks such as organizing the project database, conducting GIS analysis, generating thematic maps, conducting prototypical modeling and analysis, and performing testing within the framework specified by the Agency’s Task Manager. Overall, you will contribute to professional digital maps and relational data (tabular output/acreage tables), suitable for presentation.
- Assist the Agency in developing its Rapid Ecoregional Assessment (REA) Data Management Plan, and developing the Wildlife Lab’s Data Management plan.
- Interface directly with the Agency’s Wildlife Biologist to assess project requirements, acquire IT resources, plan solid and innovative strategies for reaching specific goals, and interpret and coordinate tasks.
- Capture, organize, and archive various assigned data themes into a database to accepted standards of accuracy, precision, and quality. Possible data themes are wide ranging, of high resolution, and very large. It is anticipated that the preponderance of data themes to be used for this project already exist and are readily available from Agency and other sources.
- Acquire geospatial data from Agency partners such as other federal agencies, non-government organizations, and academic institutions.
- Perform database editing, merge data files, and perform edge matching, error analysis or other activities, including theme and attribute labeling.
- Provide cartographic services using custom software applications, including compilation from various source materials, generation of grids, digital cartographic editing, relief portrayal, creating map surround elements, text placement, color separation, symbol creation, quality assurance, and cartographic software testing.
- Create thematic maps to accepted standards of accuracy, precision, quality, and aesthetic value as specified by the Task Manager or other internal Agency customers. Thematic maps will range in size and complexity, including wildlife habitat maps for web pages to maps depicting complex analyses results.
- Develop spatial models and generate maps relating to the project data themes (analysis maps). Maps and acreage determinations are necessary to support determination of species and habitat status and condition, and risks and opportunities to reduce potential adverse effects of management actions and land uses, and to better understand risks to species and habitats.
- Conduct GIS-based analysis through the use of various data themes to support modeling and analysis of habitats and landscapes at regional, National or other spatial scales.
- Provide digital metadata files for all digital spatial data which comply with Government specifications. Provide data in Arc Export files on CD ROM. Assist in distributing data (in hard copy and electronic form) to Agency offices and partners.
- Assist with development and maintenance of web-enabled capability to capture and share wildlife and Threatened & Endangered Species data (including expenditure data).
- Master of Science in relevant field, such as geography, is preferred. Bachelor of Science in a relevant field is required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND EXPERIENCE
- 3-5 years of professional experience in geospatial data collection, data and application development, database design, conversion, and spatial and statistical data analysis in and ecological and natural resources environment.
- Professional experience working in Citrix/ArcSDE-based Enterprise GIS Infrastructure.
- Expertise applying the concepts and principles of geospatial data management.
- Expertise applying geospatial technologies with geography, digital cartography, physical science and biological sciences to address real-world problems.
- Expertise in summarizing data, making calculations, and presenting preliminary statistical analysis.
- Proficiency using automated geospatial processes as standard operating procedures improving: data quality, timeliness, communication, analysis capabilities, and efficiency.
- Demonstrated ability to work within a team interacting with multidisciplinary scientific, technical, regulatory, educational, and administrative stakeholders in addition to the general public.
- Professional knowledge of ESRI’s suite of GIS software including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ArcSDE. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Access).
- Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point, Microsoft Access).
Sanborn is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (gender / minority / veterans / disabled). We value diversity! If you are disabled and unable to apply for a position using electronic mail (email), please contact Sanborn at 719.264.5566. Our AAP for Veterans and the Disabled is available during regular business hours or by appointment. Please contact our EEO officer at 719.264.5566. Sanborn participates in the federal E-Verify program. To learn more about E-Verify, please visit: http://www.uscis.gov.