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October 20, 2006 / Steven Pousty

Come rock the house with me…

Our firm is looking to hire a new GIS practice leader. There is a lot of potential in this position. You get to manage and interact with a great bunch of people, set vision for GIS at a rather large firm, and be an all around cool cat. Drop me a line if you are interested or want to talk about the positions more (email or gtalk to scitronpousty AT gmail dot com). Full ad listing follows…

Jones & Stokes, a leading natural resources and environmental planning consulting firm headquartered in Sacramento, California is looking for a strong leader to head our GIS Practice across the company. With 19 offices in eight western states, the firm provides a wide range of environmental analysis, compliance, management, and planning services to public agency and private clients throughout the nation.The GIS Practice Leader will develop a vision and chart a strategy to advance GIS at Jones & Stokes beyond its current capabilities into a state-of-the-art unit within the company that excels technically, is efficiently managed and is well integrated with the other consulting staff within the firm. Our current GIS team is highly skilled and motivated and excited to take our current GIS technology and project approaches to the next level. The GIS Practice Leader will lead that effort. The ideal candidate will have the combination of technical, managerial and marketing experience necessary to identify and meet client needs, manage projects, supervise and mentor staff, and lead the development of the GIS team’s technical capabilities. The candidate will be responsible for pursuing external GIS opportunities in addition to working with multiple internal clients to provide excellent, comprehensive GIS services.

As the GIS Practice Leader, the candidate will work with other GIS staff to continue the development of standard operating procedures and best practice guidelines and manage their implementation across the company. The candidate will also be responsible for managing projects, proposal writing and scoping, scheduling, staffing, and financial review.

The qualified candidate must have proven leadership skills, a minimum of 10 years GIS experience in the environmental or natural resources consulting industry, a B.A. or B.S. (Master’s preferred) in Geography/GIS or related environmental science field, and a proven track record in business development and experience in managing staff. Proficiency with ESRI GIS software is required, and familiarity with an enterprise GIS environment is preferred. We would prefer the position be located in Sacramento but would be open to candidates from other locations.

We are looking for a creative hard-working leader with experience and initiative who is ready to build, develop, and lead. Is that you?



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  1. Dave / Oct 21 2006 5:16 pm

    Dude! I was just writing up a post about openings we have, and after reading yours I’ll have to ‘hip’ mine up a bit. Mind if I steal “Rock the house…”?

    Cheers & Good luck with your search – sounds like a fun opportunity!


  2. thesteve0 / Oct 23 2006 11:28 am

    I have a better suggestion Dave, why don’t you apply for our position and stop worrying about some silly positions at your company. What could be better than working with me, or say getting a lobotomy?!?

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