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Geographer

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GEOGRAPHER

START DATE: ASAP

CONTRACT: 6 MONTHS

LOCATION: BELLEVUE, WA

PAY:  DOE

** A FORTUNE 500 TRAVEL COMPANY IS LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL GEOGRAPHER! **

JOB DESCRIPTION:

  • Responsible for creating and maintaining geographic data required for a subset of lines of business, such as hotels, for points of sale.
  • This work includes obtaining latitude and longitude data, database entry and understanding geographic hierarchy reporting infrastructures, etc.
  • The ideal candidate will have worldwide geographic knowledge.
  • The individual will have familiarity with mapping products such as MapPoint, Google Earth, and other web-based mapping tools.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize multiple projects while addressing and following up issues in a timely fashion are required.
  • The qualified geographer must have the ability to explain geographic complexities to uninformed users which may involve language and cultural differences. 
  • Completing individual tasks and communicating status on these tasks to impacted parties including point of sale and market management representatives.
  • Applying geography team processes in order to complete his or her tasks within timelines. 
  • Provide support for geographers regarding large functional areas such as regional (Americas, Europe, and Asia) ownership of geographic data. 
     

MUST HAVE:

  • 2+ years demonstrated administrative support 
  • Highly accurate data entry skills 
  • Proficiency with MS Excel, MS Word and online tools 
  • Extremely detail oriented 
  • Experience with online mapping products, such as MapPoint, Bing Maps, Google Earth 
  • Knowledge of at least one foreign language is beneficial. 
  • Travel Industry experience and database knowledge are a plus 
  • Degree in Geography or related field preferred

 

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