GIS Specialist (Agriculture)

Location: Somerset West

Ref: LRG20017

Type: Permanent

Industry: Geospatial

An agricultural consultancy with a focus on fruit producers is seeking to employ a GIS Specialist to join their Somerset West based team on a full-time basis.

Geomatics is still a young service within this growing organisation and therefore limited in-house mentorship on GIS/Programming-specific tasks will be available. The GIS Specialist will have to be able to lead, manage and drive GIS services in this organisation. The multi-disciplinary team approach within this organisation will however provide the GIS Specialist with the necessary industry specific knowledge and guidance.

The GIS Specialist will mainly focus on the following two areas:

  • Support industry specific consulting teams through existing GIS services (Data collection, workflow design, GIS analytics and Remote Sensing)
  • Develop new services specific to fruit production which will require a unique combination of GIS, scripting and programming skills.

Academic Requirements

  • University Degree in Geomatics, GIS/Geography or Computer Science is a must
  • Bsc Hons or Msc Degree in Geomatics will be preferred, but is not essential

Primary Skills, Experience & Responsibilities

  • Detailed knowledge of spatial data management, cartography, spatial visualization and analysis.
  • Geomatics experience within the agricultural sector will be highly desirable, but not essential.
  • Proficient in Esri suite of programs: ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Pro, Spatial Analyst Extension, ArcGIS Online, etc.
  • Perform complex spatial and relational analysis on data using ArcGIS and related extensions/add-ons, relational databases and other computer software.
  • Design and implement both GIS and relational databases in various formats.
  • Design and implement custom applications both for desktop and online.
  • Data capturing, data cleaning and maintenance in Esri product suite.
  • Python 2.7 / 3 & JavaScript knowledge.
  • Prepare user documents for all applications and collaborate with developers to ensure incorporation of GIS into other various web-based applications.

Other Skills and Experience

  • Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry knowledge
  • Experience in PostgreSQL
  • AGILE software development lifecycle knowledge
  • Project management skills
  • Research skills and willingness to learn
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic, reliable, with a sense of responsibility
  • The ability to work well under pressure
  • Driven to make a positive impact through your work

Salary – R25k to R40k per month, negotiable and dependant on experience



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