Current Opportunities

We are always on the lookout for highly motivated thinkers and doers who welcome challenges and innovative new ideas. Do you have the same passion for our mission and core values as we do? Check out our current opportunities or send your resume to hireme@bentearsolutions.com.

Junior GIS Professional 

Location: Remote

Job Description: Bent Ear Solutions is focused on helping public safety and crisis management organizations deploy, implement, and operationalize emerging technologies in order to help them save lives and protect property. We are looking for versatile, passionate employees who want to help grow a business focused on providing mission critical organizations the tools that they need to maximize their effectiveness.  We operate a fast-paced, high-energy group and encourage our staff to be creative and learn new skills. We’re looking for GIS Professionals who fit our environment and are willing to push to learn new skills, and tradecraft.

 

Responsibilities

  • Take direction from the GIS Manager and work closely with clients to address the geographic information needs of the organization and propose solutions that leverages GIS and brings value to the critical business challenges they face.

  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current and emerging GIS and related technologies.

  • Complete all aspects of assigned GIS projects, including the design, maintenance, production of geographic data and applications on the ESRI ArcGIS Platform.

  • Work independently and effectively with:

    • ArcGIS Pro and/or ArcMap, Web Services and REST Endpoints

    • ArcGIS Online, associated apps and templates (i.e., Web AppBuilder, Survey123).

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, GIS-related technical issues and concepts to non-technical clients.

  • Assess customer data and analysis requirements and make recommendations to improve client’s performance capabilities

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals and organizations including, but not limited to – Government, Non-Profit and the Private Sector

  • Conduct training, webinars, and demos for a variety of audiences.

  • Document all work tasked and completed in a shared digital project management application and track and submit all time worked.

  • Maintain and adhere to policies, procedures, regulations, and agreements regarding security of information.

  • Use problem-solving skills to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Perform related work as required.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Earth Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, or a related field. Equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement.

  • Experience with web-based GIS using the ESRI Platform - ArcGIS Online, Portal for ArcGIS, and related applications (Survey123, Operations Dashboard, Hub, Web AppBuilder).

  • ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, ArcGIS Pro plus extensions (Network Analyst, Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst), ArcGIS Online, and Portal for ArcGIS.

  • Knowledge of commercial databases (i.e., SQL or Oracle)

  • Understand emerging GIS technologies and their application to improve organization’s capabilities.

  • Knowledge of ArcGIS from an IT perspective (e.g., hardware, software, storage, security, networking, servers, databases, web services, virtualization, cloud computing)

  • Experience incorporating real-time information streams with existing GIS data and IT infrastructure.

  • Microsoft Office suite of products.

  • Experience with computers and job-related software programs.

  • Experience designing, maintaining, and producing GIS products in the ESRI AGOL platform (this can include Survey123, Collector, Operations Dashboard, other field collection applications, story maps, etc.)

  • Previous work/intern or coursework experience which demonstrates the required skills for the job.

  • Ability to work 40 hours or more a week as required by workload.

  • Internet connection and the ability to work remotely.

Consultant

Location: Washington, D.C.

Job Description: This project will provide support to a Federal agency as it plans for a large GIS implementation. BES’s role is to work with the client’s key stakeholders to identify information sharing requirements, develop applicable governance documents and standard operating procedures, and provide the necessary training and exercises that ensure the client’s staff properly integrate the technology solution and are prepared for natural disasters or man-made incidents. This is a multi-year project that will require travel.​

 

Bent Ear Solutions is focused on helping public safety-related organizations operationalize emerging technologies in order to help them save lives and protect property. We are looking for versatile, passionate people who care deeply about the public safety mission and want to help grow a business focused on providing public safety the tools that they need to maximize their effectiveness. Our typical role on a project often requires us to mediate between client organizations/leaders, so the consultant must understand office dynamics and how to navigate a varied array of personalities. We are a fast-paced, high-energy company that encourages all of our staff to be creative, learn new skills, and challenge the status quo. We provide a flexible work environment with competitive benefits.

 

Responsibilities

  • Identify client’s information sharing requirements/needs.

  • Facilitate client stakeholder meetings (groups ranging from 2 to 40 people).

  • Read, review, and write/rewrite documents including policies, plans, and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Deliver reports and presentations in a thorough and professional manner.

  • Develop and deliver training and exercises to support SOP/technology implementation.

  • Manage the project scope and resources to ensure all client expectations are met.

 

Qualifications

  • 6+ years of experience in public safety, consulting, or a combination thereof

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Emergency Management, Homeland Security, or a related field required (Master’s degree preferred)

  • PMP certification is a plus

  • Advanced writing, communication, and presentation skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Excellent research skills

  • Strong facilitation skills

  • Ability to work both independently as well as in teams and inspire other staff and client team members to think both differently and creatively

  • Willingness and desire to learn new skills as our small company dictates throughout its growth

  • GIS experience a strong plus