GIS Assistant

International Medical Corps - Los Angeles, CA3.9

International Medical Corps is a global, humanitarian, nonprofit organization dedicated to saving lives and relieving suffering through health care training and relief and development programs.

Established in 1984 by volunteer doctors and nurses, International Medical Corps is a private, voluntary, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life through health interventions and related activities that build local capacity in underserved communities worldwide. By offering training and health care to local populations and medical assistance to people at highest risk, and with the flexibility to respond rapidly to emergency situations, International Medical Corps rehabilitates devastated health care systems and helps bring them back to self-reliance.

Under general supervision, performs geographic data entry and quality control; geodatabase maintenance and organization, and in general supports the GIS Team in maintaining International Medical Corps’ Geographic Information System. In addition, it is the responsibility of the GIS Intern to avoid disclosure of confidential or non-confidential internal information about International Medical Corps, its employees, its donors and its program participants.

Assist in the design and development of high quality mapping projects using ESRI’s ArcGIS products;
Develop spatial data layers using GIS technology;
Research and locate data layers for potential use in mapping projects;
Assist in maintaining ArcGIS geodatabases;
Learn the basics of managing data stored in Microsoft SQL Server;
Learn Deltek Costpoint enterprise data entry;
Assist in updating the tagging structure and organization of the ArcGIS Online GIS web portal
Assist in team quality control checks of products created using mapping applications;
Assist in implementing GIS best practices, standards and procedures;
Assist in maintaining standards for development, deployment and administration of GIS projects.
Ensure compliance with International Medical Corps policies, rules, regulations;
Assist in the preparation of ad hoc data and map products as requested by supervisor and senior management team;
Work with a positive attitude demonstrating teamwork;
Exhibit honesty and integrity in all aspects of the job;
Perform other duties as assigned. The duties and responsibilities listed above are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.
Compliance & Ethics: Promotes and encourages a culture of compliance and ethics throughout International Medical Corps. As applicable to the position, maintains a clear understanding of International Medical Corps’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adheres to those standards. Conducts work with the highest level of integrity.

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function with or without reasonable accommodation

Pursuing or currently holds an Undergraduate degree in geography, planning, engineering, computer science or related field or equivalent experience;
1 year minimum work or educational experience with ESRI ArcGIS products;
Basic skills and knowledge of cartographic principles;
Experience with geodatabases for the compilation and analysis of geographic data;
Experience with raster and vector geospatial data;
Experience working with MS SQL Server is preferred;
Programming experience is preferred;
Strong analytic, problem solving, and collaboration skills;
Outstanding organizational skills;
Excellent communications skills, both oral and written;
Strong self-motivation skills;
The ability to deal with a broad spectrum of people;
The ability to exercise sound judgment;
Excellent ability to handle multiple tasks and work in a fast pace, constantly changing environment;
Extremely flexible and have the ability to cope with stressful situations and frustrations.
International Medical Corps is proud to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability or status as a veteran