Nautical Archaeology GIS

GIS Specialist – Frederick, Maryland

R. Christopher Goodwin and Associates, Inc., a full spectrum cultural resource management company, has an immediate opening for a GIS Specialist in beautiful downtown Frederick, Maryland. The position provides GIS, GPS/GNSS and remote sensing support for the Nautical Division. The candidate must be proficient with ESRI ArcGIS Pro 3.0 (including Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst extensions) and possess knowledge of geomatics, including geodesy, spatial analysis (including viewshed and predictive/suitability modeling), and cartography. Additionally, experience with spatial metadata standards (FGDC CSDGM, ISO 19115), data models (SDSFIE, SSDM), python scripting and field data collection (ESRI Field Apps, Trimble GPS units/Pathfinder software) is highly desired. 

The successful candidate will work alongside a talented team of Nautical Archaeologists and fellow GIS Specialists collecting, analyzing, and visualizing spatial data, including remotely collected seabed data (side scan sonar, magnetometer, sub-bottom profiler, etc.). Typical duties include creating field and report maps and mapbooks, conducting spatial queries and calculations, performing spatial analyses, processing, and managing spatial data, developing workflows, designing spatial databases, generating metadata, and providing GPS support for field operations.

Minimum qualifications include a B.A./B.S. in GIS/Geomatics and two years of experience working with environmental engineering or cultural resources  (. Familiarity with cultural resource management projects and nautical archaeology is a plus.

This is a full time, salaried, professional position with a well-established and reputable firm. The position includes paid holidays; health, vision, and dental insurance; annual and sick leave; and the opportunity to participate in a 401(k) program. The compensation is competitive and commensurate with educational and professional experience. 


R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. is the recipient of the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Preservation Honor Award, the U.S. Small Business Association’s Administrator’s Award of Excellence, two Environmental Excellence and Stewardship Awards and named Louisiana’s Archaeologists of the Year.  We have been named a “Top Ten” Family Friendly Business.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. continues to adhere to Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidance and to state and local requirements for the workplace, to assure that jobs remain secure, and work is allowed to continue unabated in the safest possible work environment to the absolute best of our ability. We maintain a Drug-Free Workplace and frequently works on projects requiring security screening. All candidates must pass a background check and drug testing.

Your application must include a letter of interest, a full CV, and contact information of three professional or academic references. 

R. Christopher Goodwin & Associates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Candidates who have submitted applications with RCG&A previously are encouraged to apply again.

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