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Geospatial Specialist Level 2 5/2019 – Present
Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Operations, and Management (AECOM) Germantown, MD
Using ArcGIS, provides the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) with ongoing Flood Insurance Study (FIS) products – specifically Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) and elevation profiles – using the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL) database, in service to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Produces over 100 Letter of Map Revision (LOMR) maps, 65 LOMR profiles, and 23 accessory mapping products, as well as multiple Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Employs satellite imagery to georeference work maps and annotated FIRMs. Revises, digitizes, creates, manipulates, and attributes NFHL feature class data for reporting, analysis, and publication. Develops, organizes, and maintains geodatabases in ArcCatalog with database management practices. Validates, prepares, and assigns cases to mappers. Uses spatial analysis to generate contours, and identify key data based on proximity.
Initiates monthly project milestone reports regarding cases issued and received. Creates profiles using Hydraulic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HECRAS), AutoCAD, and Microsoft Access Database. Performs quality checks of finalized geospatial data for submission to the FEMA Mapping Information Platform (MIP). Generates maps, profiles, and reports to communicate the results of flood hazard analyses to industry professionals, public officials, and the general public. Investigates specific cases in violation of FEMA guidelines and policies, coordinating with engineers to verify compliance. Coordinates geospatial-focused tasks with team members on several tight-deadline projects, communicating progress for maximum efficiency. Community Floodplain Manager (CFM) certified by the Association of Floodplain Managers (ASFPM).
Environmental Specialist 5/2014 – 5/2019
Maryland Environmental Service (MES), Millersville, MD
Led teams in inspection and inventory efforts of more than 3700 stormwater structures across +250 miles of state-owned roads for the Maryland State Highway Administration’s (SHA) Highway Hydraulics Division (HHD). Mentored new employees in standard operating procedures, proper inspection techniques, correct feature identification, data validation methodology, and handling of software and hardware. Maintained the MD SHA HHD’s stormwater enterprise geodatabase and performed data quality assurance via Structured Query Language (SQL) and the ESRI ArcGIS Spatial Analyst extension and topology toolbox. Developed and implemented a schema and geodatabase to identify invasive floral species along Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) roadways, specifying attribute domains, coded values, and relational tables.
Designed a map of the Rocky Gap Casino stormwater network for decision and planning purposes. Produced web maps and web applications with ArcGIS Online to maintain the SHA Office of Highway Development (OHD) stormwater Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) enterprise geodatabase. Developed and implemented data-driven pages of potable, sanitary, and stormwater infrastructure of the University of Maryland at College Park. Responsible for ensuring National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) and Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SPPP) regulatory compliance at Baltimore Washington International Airport through inspection, monitoring, and reparation of stormwater and Best Management Practices (BMP) structures in the watershed.
Masters in Professional Studies, Geographic Information Systems at University of Maryland Baltimore County, expected graduation: 2022
Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, Messiah College 2011
Basic and Advanced Certificates in Geospatial Applications
Water Resources Analyst Certificate
The American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS)
Maryland State Geographic Information Committee (MSGIC)
Cartography and Geographic Information Society (CaGIS)
The American Association of Geographers (AAG)
The Ecological Society of America (ESA)
ArcGIS Desktop Suite (9.0, 10.0, 10.3, 10.6, ArcPro), and extensions
Java Application Programming (Java 1.8 on Eclipse)
Microsoft Office Suite, including Access
Trimble Pathfinder Office and Terrasync
SQL (PostgreSQL 11 – PGAdmin 4)
ArcGIS Web Application Builder
ArcGIS Image Analyst
Python 3.9.6 (Jupyter)
Posted 2022-05-07 under Analyst