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GIS Technician – Portland, OR

19400001479 Requisition #

Discover your full potential. At Tetra Tech, we are collaborating with industry-leading experts for a sustainable future for our world. We combine consulting and engineering with advanced analytics and technology to solve the world’s most complex challenges. Our innovation hubs across the globe will enable you to share ideas and best practices while growing your professional network. Wherever you are in your career journey, you will benefit from working with world-class engineers, scientists, and technical specialists.


Apply today and join the company that is Leading with Science®.


Tetra Tech’s commitment to hiring the best talent in the industry and helping them thrive professionally is stronger than ever. We are currently seeking a qualified GIS Technician to support work at our Portland, OR office for GIS analysis, geospatial data processing, and figure/map generation for a variety of biological and natural resources programs.


The successful candidate will function in a support role under a Lead GIS Manager, and will be responsible for supporting a variety of our natural resource’s projects. A multidisciplinary science-based background is desired. The majority of work will be office-based.



  • Provide a strong and dependable GIS support role for natural resource data analysis
  • Prepare hard copy and electronic figures and field maps in ArcGIS.
  • Perform geospatial data management, analysis and documentation.
  • Identify published sources and downloading spatial data in support of natural resources projects.
  • Compile metadata documentation to FGDC and related standards.
  • Perform geodatabase design, maintenance and documentation.
  • Collect, download, correct, and export GPS data from Field Maps, Survey123, Collector.


  • Bachelor’s Degree desired (Geography preferred).
  • 1-5 years related experience.
  • Proficiency with data management, organization, and a willingness to learn.
  • Pertinent experience working with ESRI’s ArcGIS v10.xx software; ArcGIS Pro preferred.
  • GPS field data collection and analysis experience using Field Maps/Collector.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite.
  • SQL database experience desired (Microsoft SQL Server).
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet fast-paced demands.
  • High motivation and an ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be multi-task oriented and possess excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Employee is expected to maintain a professional manner in all aspects of their work.

At Tetra Tech, health and safety play a vital role in our success.  Tetra Tech’s employees work together to comply with all applicable health & safety practices and protocols, including health orders and regulations related to COVID-19 that are mandated by local, state and federal authorities.  Please note, if this position is considered an essential duty to support federal contracts, you will need to comply with Executive Order 14042.

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech combines the resources of a global, multibillion-dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. Our reputation rests on the technical expertise and dedication of our employees—21,000 associates working together to provide smart, scalable solutions for challenging projects. We are proud to be home to leading technical experts in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Explore our open positions at https://www.tetratech.com/careers   Follow us on social media to learn more about our people, culture, and opportunities:


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Tetra Tech is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diversity, inclusion, and equity are among Tetra Tech’s core values. Throughout our history, the company has prioritized equitable inclusion of all people. All qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information and any other characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties. Please visit our website at www.tetratech.com to see the array of diverse services and exciting projects we are currently working on.


At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting http://www.tetratech.com/en/benefits 


Tetra Tech is a VEVRAA federal contractor and we request priority referral of veterans for available positions.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.


Please no phone calls or agencies.




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