GIS Specialist / Environmental Data Analyst

POSITION CODE: Position Code RE/GIS0624

Waterborne is a progressive company of bright, motivated scientists and engineers looking for valuable additions to our team. We provide a comprehensive suite of services in advanced modeling, statistics, automation, data analysis, software development, spatial technologies, field studies, and study management. We currently have an opening for a full-time, entry to mid-level GIS Specialist / Environmental Data Analyst. This position will be located in either our Columbia, MO office; Champaign, IL office; or potentially remotely from other US locations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Applying GIS in analyzing hydrologic and chemical transport processes; to solve practical problems related to agriculture, water quality, and environmental issues; and develop cartographic products
  • Supporting the maintenance, development, and analysis of local and national-scale environmental databases
  • Identifying trends or patterns with data, automate certain tasks, review and enhance existing code/scripts

Successful candidates should demonstrate the following:

  • A B.S. (with 2+ years of experience), M.S., or Ph.D. in engineering (Agricultural, Environmental, Biological, Civil), the natural sciences (Biology, Environmental Science, or Physical Sciences), Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), statistics, computer science, agriculture, or the equivalent
  • Technical expertise interacting with databases (MSSQL) and a fundamental understanding of database design and development
  • Expertise with statistics, data analysis, and generating outputs using Excel, Python, R, SPSS, SAS, etc.
  • Fluency with the ESRI ArcGIS suite of products, including web map experience
  • Adept at querying for data, creating summary tables, presenting findings, and writing reports
  • Experience applying analytical tools to agricultural, environmental, or biological issue areas
  • Be able to work in the United States without sponsorship (we will not sponsor Visa applications)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with image processing technologies like Imagine, ENVI, and/or Google Earth Engine
  • Knowledge / interest in web-based programming for data manipulation and visualization (C#, JavaScript, .NET Framework)
  • Experience with artificial intelligence, including machine learning
  • Familiarity with agricultural conservation, including Best Management Practices (BMPs) and planning tools such as NRCS’s CART and the Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework
  • Experience with environmental chemical fate and transport modeling tools and data, with specific preference given to US/EU agricultural chemical regulatory models, and/or SWAT

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications. Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid time off; and 401(K) with company match. Please provide a resume along with a cover letter addressing your salary requirements and establishing your experience/qualifications for the criteria outlined above.

Please forward your resume to our Human Resources Department at

Waterborne is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/D/V