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Pico Rivera, CA, 90660
November 08, 2018

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Meraz, Mary


Geographic Information Systems Analyst/Specialist/Technician/Mapper/Cartographer Mary Meraz

Pico Rivera, CA 90660

Work History:

1. KMEA San Diego, CA

GIS/CAD Analyst Aug 2018 to Present

Prepares all types of design drawings, layouts, basic plans in conformance with applicable codes and design standards from preliminary sketches, diagrams and other information. Responsible for the on-going spatial data maintenance and dissemination, end-user support and the generation of maps and other GIS reports and information product; Responsible for the creation of as-built and design drawings using AutoCAD. Collects and converts mapping resources and data; Prepares and checks lists of materials or specifications utilizing knowledge and or engineering practices and fundamentals, shop and erection practices, etc. Checks own work for practicality from the standpoint of fabrication, installation or maintenance. Performs most assignments independently but consults with others and receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems. Plans work and meets deadlines without supervisor action. Proficient in AutoCAD. Experience in developing and maintaining GIS data and other GIS output products. Continuous learning and ability to learn quickly on the job. Computer proficient with working knowledge of MS Excel and Word, Civil and Survey type CAD. 2. Southern California Gas Company (Contract Darnell Technical) Los Angeles, CA GIS Project Specialist October 2017 to May 2018

Uses forms and drop-down menus to enter data in GIS database; follows established procedures to select map data to populate database tables and attributes. Reviews and interprets data sources and uses standard GIS software functions to enter, edit and update pipeline GIS spatial data into databases or layers, following standard procedures. Ability to read and interpret technical drawings (as-built, schematics, dimensioning), legacy company maps, aerial imagery, and feature studies for digitizing and calibrating pipeline centerline. Reads, interprets, and researches source documents such as as-built drawings, schematic engineering drawings, tract maps, parcel maps, cadastral maps, legal property descriptions, and other records to verify the accuracy and completeness of data prior to input. Uses standard scripts, macros and queries to search for and correct missing, incomplete or inaccurate spatial and attribute data. Performs quality-control checks of own work to ensure accuracy and completeness of data and adherence with established policies, procedures and other mandates applicable to assigned task. Converts spatial data from one coordinate system to another. 3. Ramboll Environ Irvine, CA

Senior GIS Associate June 2016 to April 2017

Lead of graphics department for the southwest business unit. Point of contact for all geospatial inquiries. Primary responsibilities include managing projects and associates, point of contact, and editing existing figures and creating new figures using GIS 10.4.1, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015-2016 and Map3D programs for internal and external clients. Figures included ESA’s, Phase 1, planning layouts, elevation models, contouring, cross sections, vicinity maps, well borings, monitoring and details. Georeferencing, digitizing, analysis, table linkages, base maps and blue prints were involved. Working independently with minimal supervision with attention to detail to provide maps and other geospatial data in various formats. Collecting data from multiple sources and researching/adding/editing metadata. Utilized cutting edge geospatial and environmental LiDAR and satellite imagery data visualization techniques to convey complex data analyses to our clients, the public, and the regulatory community. Mentor junior analysts on activities related to the application of geospatial analytical techniques and methodologies. Perform QA/QC on maps and analyses. Integrate data from multiple disparate data sets and assess the significance and reliability of incoming client data. Advise internal and external clients and assist in resolving complex problems. Revise figures based on new data results and analysis trends. Maintained all printers and plotters both large and small format, and GPS and GIS devices and programs including installation and troubleshooting. Worked with landowners and land acquisition from government entities to ensure ownership in the remediation process. Professionally communicate findings as written, visual, and/or oral intelligence products to senior staff and clients. Collaborate with the Ramboll Environ Data Science and Integration Advisory Board. Participate in 1st and 2nd Tier technical support request resolution and troubleshooting. Provide technical demonstrations and knowledge transfer/dissemination. Provide/coordinate training to staff as requested. Assist with business development initiatives (demonstrations, client meetings, presentations, bids and proposal support, etc.). Provide graphics and geospatial support as needed. Extensive use of GIS program, Google Earth Pro, Photoshop, Map3D and AutoCAD Civil 3D 2015. High use of Equis program, python, X-Tools, and SQL. Meraz, Mary


4. Amec Foster Wheeler (Contract MCAGCC) 29 Palms, CA Natural Resource Specialist GIS Feb 2016 to June 2016 Primary responsibilities are researching, updating/managing ArcGIS database for desert tortoise and other natural resource reports and records, record searches, perform surveys for the desert tortoise while working independently and within groups to address base and surrounding public concerns with maps and other geospatial products and reports. Reviewing natural resource reports and NEPA documents for accuracy and compliance with mandates. Incorporate the existing dataset and updating recent new data for analysis and data accuracy to provide maps and figures of acreages, averages, climate, differential corrections, topography, elevation, population and vegetation analysis within the jurisdictional boundaries of the base. Drafting and review annual regulatory reports for MCAGCC’s Land Acquisition Biological Opinion, Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan, and USFWS Tortoise and MBTA Permits, prepare and conduct Environmental Awareness Briefs, and responding to wildlife and data calls. Possess knowledge, skills and abilities in GIS ArcMap 10.3 of deliverables involving database planning, creation and management using LiDAR satellite images, GPS data, surveys and X-Tools.

High use of MS Office Excel tables, python and SQL. 5. Southern California Edison (Contract Planet Forward) Rosemead, CA Land Survey Mapper Aug 2015 to Nov 2015

Possess 5+ years knowledge of experience in residential/land development mapping with skills and abilities in AutoCAD Civil 3D survey drawing of deliverables involving references resource maps, such as Assessor Maps, Record of Survey, Parcels and Tract Maps. Civil Map 3D 2015 proficient and familiar with 2D Planning and Analysis for overhead and underground electrical lines with knowledge of the California Subdivision Map Act Experience with preparation of large Subdivision Final Maps (100+ lots), of Submittal Packages and Processing through the agencies for recordation by reviewing plan check corrections, of ALTA Surveys, of Lot Line Adjustments and Lot Mergers, and of Easement Exhibits (Legal Descriptions and Plats) with Boundary Analysis. Experience in interpreting legal descriptions, plotting out maps, census data, and designing layouts. Prepare and revise drawings in AutoCAD Civil 3D in compliance with company standards. Maintain project files associated with records and documentation. Experience with As-Built, red-lined, hand-drawn Right-of-Ways, lease permitting, easements and GIS 10.3 maps. Able to generate and complete land survey drawings using AutoCAD Civil 3D under direction of land surveyor. Incorporate the Exhibit drawings provided by contractors into the electronic database system converted to KMZ. 6. Parsons Government Services El Segundo, CA

GIS Specialist/Consultant Sept 2014 to Apr 2015

Lead GIS Consultant. Initial responsibilities include management of the Installation Geographic Information System (IGIS), creating and updating GIS data layers, creating and managing databases, raster, collecting field data (GPS), LRS, GLONASS, LiDAR, modeling and Google Earth KMZ output, digitizing and rectifying satellite aerial photography, performing remote sensing analysis, differential corrections and SharePoint design, creation and testing and RFP/RFI contract data entry. Possess knowledge, skills and abilities in ArcGIS Server administration, Oracle and MS SQL database administration and in administration of ArcGIS for Server and related products, including ArcGIS services and related web mapping applications and full ArcGIS desktop suite. Created and manage SharePoint website for contracts based on project. Perform quality assurance/control regarding metadata, data standards compliance, documentation, and maintenance for both contracts and GIS databases to provide maps and geospatial analysis on various types of formats. Worked with python and SQL queries for census data.

7. PG&E (Contract Insight Global) San Ramon, CA

GIS Mapping Technician April 2014 to Sept 2014

PG&E contractor working in the Gas Transmission Mapping Department. Assist with SAP data entry, GIS map updates and edits, and QA/QC. Familiar with ArcMap FM environments, AutoCAD Civil 3D 2014, Map 3D and As-Built drawings. Knowledge of GasMap and PG&E standards, practices and protocol. Reduced 80% backlog of 300 projects within 5 months. Involved with GIS extensions testing and troubleshooting within a PODs environment. Researching/Creating Job Packages, Cut-Offs, Deactivation, Leaks, Surveys, Inspections, and Installations. Familiar with high pressure gas lines, Transmission and Distribution. Preparing detailed, large format maps for printed publication and computer applications. Incorporate the as-built drawings provided by contractors into the electronic database system. Analyze information from various sources to recognize and resolve deviations in data. Utilize knowledge of tools (e.g. Geospatial Information Systems Production skills, Geospatial Information Systems Analysis, and ESRI ArcMap software application) to perform procedures as required. Review and incorporate subsurface utility data into existing databases using ESRI ARCMAP FM software application. Used SAP, AutoCAD Civil 3D, LiDAR, X-Tools, ArcFM, GasMap 2.0, As-Built, ECTS, Adobe Pro, PSRS, PFLs, PSEP. 8. USDA Forest Service GS/0401/09-03 San Bernardino National Forest, CA Meraz, Mary


Resource Specialist Lead GIS/District Manger Nov 2008 to Aug 2012 Lead GIS Specialist for Mountaintop Ranger District (MTRD); Responsible for developing maps for Fuels, Forestry, Recreation Archeology and Biological/Botany Resource Programs; District Manager for PALS/SOPA (Planning, Appeals, and Litigation System) Program for public scoping managing 5 projects/people, COR certified. Other duties include: LiDAR mosaics, GPS data collection, ArcPad Data Dictionary, assist Special Uses Database program (SUDS); initiating digital media conversions and collections as well as to update equipment; recommended updating obsolete devices and software. Worked with the NEPA process in support of contamination and restoration monitoring studies involving Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS), Findings of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and Categorical Exclusions (CE). Familiar with Threatened and Endangered Species Act, Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) guidelines, Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) laws, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and California Code of Regulations (CCR) standards, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), Air Quality Management District (AQMD) parameters, Clean Water Act (CWA) protocol, Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and various Health and Safety codes. Point of Contact for Mountaintop tech issues and video conferencing. Manage user logins, backups, archives, SDE loading and tuning, patches, troubleshooting, and data sharing. As well as advise customers on production problems as required by organization with excellent written and verbal communication skills in English. 9. Los Angeles City Fire Department Los Angeles, CA Professional Student Worker GIS June 2005 - May 2006 Worked on a wide range of GIS projects both immediate and on-going involving geoprocessing, spatial and attribute analysis; raster datasets; LiDAR image mosaics, expanded existing GIS maps and edited data, gathered and exported data and files to maintain data and office equipment; suggested and assisted in the installation of new applications as well as upgraded programs and databases. Other duties included assembling map books and posters, operating large-scale plotters, laminators and scanners, consulting with clients, keeping office documents/supplies stocked/ordered, and answering phones. Programs used: ArcInfo GIS, EXCEL, Word, Windows Office, PowerPoint, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Trimble GPS, ArcPad, Garmin GPS, Pictometry, AutoCAD Civil 3D. Education:

• Masters Certificate Program, Major GIST Los Angeles, CA University of Southern California Dec 18, 2013 G.P.A. 3.7/4.0

• Bachelor of Arts, Major Environmental Science Whittier, CA Whittier College May 25, 2007 G.P.A. 3.7 / 4.0

• Associates of Science, Major Environmental Technology Whittier, CA Rio Hondo College June 22, 2005 G.P.A. 3.8 / 4.0

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