gis technician resume example with 14+ years of experience

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I have the honor to offer my candidacy for the position of GIS Consultant (VAM and M & E) I am a dutiful GIS /Remote Sensing technician with more than eleven years’ experience surveying, creating, and maintaining foundational data layers to support geographic information systems. These years of experience spans from national positions as GIS technician, consultancy works and more than six years international experience with the UN peace keeping Mission in the Central African Republic. During these years, I have demonstrated my strengths in areas of field data collection, imagery identification, reporting, briefing and metadata analysis. I have also worked closely with farmers, graziers water management/protection bodies, in identifying and solving problems related to food security, hazard mapping/prevention and environmental degradation. Use modern technology like UAV in monitoring and reporting changes overtime. Hardworking and articulate with reporting, documentation, and excellent problem-solving abilities. Outstanding data management and data modeling abilities. Regularly presents and briefs high-ranking officials on analysis and situational assessments. Comfortable in high-pressure, time-sensitive decision situations. It is these skills, and human qualities that I now wish to put at the service of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) & Monitoring and Evaluation.

Hoping that my profile matches the expectations of the proposed position, I remain at your disposal to explain my motivations in more detail.

  • Vulnerability and risk mapping
  • Field and data gathering,processing and visualization and management
  • UAV operation for surveillance and mapping
  • Land cover mapping
  • Project planning and management
  • MS office and GIS software
  • Personnel Management
  • Communication
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Multi tasking
Education and Training
United Nations- African Regional Centre For Space Ile Ife,Nigeria, Expected in 10/2009 Associate of Applied Science : GIS/Remote Sensing - GPA :
  • Use of GIS/Remote Sensing in the Assessment and Mitigation of Mangrove Forest Degradation in the Fako Coastline of Cameroon.
University of Buea Buea-SWR-Cameroon, Expected in 12/2001 Bachelor of Science : Geography And Environmental Science - GPA :
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Thesis: Farmer-Grazier Conflict in Nkambe Sub-Division of Cameroon
CITEC-Yaounde Yaounde-Cameroon, Expected in 12/2013 Associate of Applied Science : Project Planning And Management - GPA :
  • Certificate CUMULUS Drone Training (Sky-Watch) 2018
  • Information Security Awareness - Foundational-May 2018
  • UN Open GIS, UN GeoAcademy - January 2019
  • Information Sensitivity in Peacekeeping a 19 Feb 2019 Confirmation
  • Phantom 4 Pro Certificate (DanOffice)
Lincolnwood, IL, 03/2015 - Current
  • Collected, created, edited and processed and manage spatial data to support geographic information system emergency management and decision making.
  • Conduct GIS and remote sensing satellite and aerial survey image analysis to develop intelligent and cover maps for peace keeping troops.
  • Contribute in setting up inter-mission standard operating procedures (SOP) for geo data visualization, data collection, procedure and methodologies for map templates, data format and protection.
  • Supported in the creation and maintenance of interactive data visualization (geoportals, web maps and dashboards). MCOP used for online reporting and analysis on security,troop patrol and other important peace keeping activities.
  • Develop field data and reporting procedure from questionnaires,inventory maps and guidelines on field data collection.
  • Utilized GIS technology to prepare maps, tables and reports, integrating multiple data layers and employing spatial analysis to organize relevant data and create optimal visual presentations.
  • Consulted with clients(military and civilians) to obtain comprehensive understanding of client needs and order specifications, customizing solutions and communicating order details to team members.
  • Coordinated development and administration of new GIS projects, identifying project goals and budgets, organizing technical priorities and outlining progress documentation procedures.
  • Empower local staff in the use of basic data collection ,quality control and analysis tools like GPS, and Google earth
FROTCOM Cameroon. - GIS/Remote Sensing Technician
City, STATE, 03/2010 - 11/2014
  • Coordinated and managed schedules for 15 GIS/Remote sensing field service technicians on data collection.
  • Assist in digital image processing and analysis for soil mapping;
  • Collaborated with Cameroon government agency Labogenie to conduct hazard mitigation planning to limit exposure risk maps for localities along the Mfoundi river.
  • Conducted the cartographic mapping of local construction material catalog for two regions of Cameroon( North West and Adamawa)
  • Trained 57 government officials in the development of questionnaires and other field data collection standards.
  • Located trees and forest plots through use of GPS, aerial and satellite data. Document used by the state authorities to combat deforestation.
  • Assessed, motivated and empowered team members to work to build customer satisfaction and loyalty, to support retention and growth.
  • Fostered positive employee relationships through communication, training and development coaching.
  • Documented production levels, materials used and special incidents to keep management informed of daily activities.
  • Monitored quality of remote sensing data collection operations to identify necessary procedural or equipment changes and implement corrective actions.
RUDEV (Rural Development Volunteer) - GIS Officer/Field Supervisor
City, STATE, 02/2004 - 07/2007
  • Identify and map out water catchments and develop protection schemes.
  • Monitor Land use changes and farming practices around Mount Cameroon region with the use of satellite
  • Participated in the research, data collection, analysis and preparation of a risk assessment for the coastal fishing population of SW and Littoral fishing coast.
  • Collected, created, edited and processed spatial data to support geographic information system emergency management around the Mount Cameroon area.
  • Assessed 3D and spatial data to support custom terrain and water modeling for the Limbe botanic garden.
  • Utilized GIS software to compile and capture resource data from various maps and prepare vulnerability maps for Mount Cameroon area and surrounding.
  • Prepared seven landuse change maps showing the areas and rate of degradation of mangrove forest along the Fako coast line.
  • Trained 130 local conservators on the use of GPS for field data collection and how to overlay field data on Google Earth.
  • Prepare maps for the Banandange water catchment protection scheme.
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  • Prepared the atlas for local construction materials for the North West and Adamawa Regions of Cameroon.
  • Trained morethan 120 government environment and foresters in the use of basic data collection tools.
  • Trained so far 215 military observers in the use of micro UAV(drones) for surveillance and monitoring.
  • Prepared map templates used across the peace keeping mission for troop deployment and security incidences.
  • Empower regularly newly recruited election field staff on the use of GPS,Google Earth and for field reporting.
  • Brief regular police and military contingents on the operation of online dashboard for patrol monitoring,security incidents and other related issues.

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School Attended

  • United Nations- African Regional Centre For Space
  • University of Buea
  • CITEC-Yaounde

Job Titles Held:

  • GIS/Remote Sensing Technician
  • GIS Officer/Field Supervisor


  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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