Magda Usarek-Witek

 

Location: Jersey City, NJ

 

Work experience

 

Environmental Specialist II   

 

2015-Present
Office of Dredging and Sediment Technology - Land Use & Regulation

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

 

Responsibilities include maintaining GIS Datasets for all dredging projects within the Department Creating and implementing GIS web applications for the Department and the public   ​Analyzing software and technological issues for the Department, preparing staff for electronic services   Communicating between several state departments and private consultants to ensure the successful and lawful permit compliance   Evaluating sediment chemistry data and preparing environmental reports including the management of sediment material for the restoration of tidal estuaries and coastal wetlands and aiding applicants in creating sediment sampling plans   Conducting field inspections for environmental conditions onsite including the verification of wetland delineations and the identification of vegetative communities  

 

Environmental Specialist I   

 

2014-2015
Freshwater Wetlands & Flood Hazard Area - Land Use & Regulation

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

 

Responsibilities include reviewing incoming state permit applications for environmental compliance •   Conduct site inspections for freshwater wetland verification and flood hazard area conditions •   Communicate between several state departments and private consultants to ensure the successful and lawful permit compliance  Create and maintain useful GIS datasets and layers for the Department  

 

GIS Analyst                                                                     
April 2013 - November 2013

Wetlands Mitigation – Land Use & Regulation

NJ Department of Environmental Protection

 

Responsibilities include creating GIS layers of current or potential wetlands mitigation in the state of new jersey • Analyzing mitigation and permit files for future investigation • Update NJEMS database designed for the department • Read and understand policies for wetlands mitigation

 
Mapping Analyst                                                                                
2012 & 2013

RITS- Research in Intelligent Transportation Systems

Rutgers University

 

Responsibilities include designing and integrating GIS data into maps or visual demonstrations • Analyzing Traffic Patterns, Public Surveys, Evacuation Routes • Collecting and maintaining GIS data, Excel and Access Databases • Collaborating with participating organizations. Integrating and 

geocoding data to GIS formatting

 

GIS Analyst                                                                                           
2011-2012

Restoring the Hudson-Raritan Estuary

NY/NJ Baykeeper

 

Responsibilities include designing and integrating GPS data • Creating online interactive maps • Collecting and maintaining GIS data, Excel and Access Databases• Collaborating with participating organizations

Languages

 

English

Polish

Spanish

 

Skills

 

PHOTOSHOP

ArcGIS

Excel/Access

Imagine

Adobe Illustrator

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

Wetland Delineation Certificate (2014)
Cotinuing Education of Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

 

B.S. Degree in Environmental Planning (2011)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

 

B.A. Degree in Spanish Language (2011)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

 

Completion of Environmental GIS Certificate (2011)
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 

 

Spanish Language Program (2007)
Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, España

Skills & Accomplishments

 

GIS/Software

 

Trained in Arc GIS • Tasks include data management, 3D models, Animations, extensive use of ArcMap and Arc Catalog. • ArcPro  Basic knowledge of ERDAS Imagine, including spectral and spatial analysis plus photo enhancement. Proficient in use of GPS, Land Survey Techniques. • Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Knowledge of Photoshop. Novice in Adobe Illustrator and Microsoft Access

 

Personal

 

Fluent in English, Polish, and Spanish • Fencing, Traveling, Cycling, Hiking, Camping, Photography, Art • Organized, Responsible, Communicative, Self Sufficient, Creative

 

Accomplishments

 

Collaborated in Hudson-Raritan Estuary Project • http://atl.gmnews.com/news/2011-08-

04/Front_Page/Survey_of_Raritan_Bay_aims_to_restore_oysters.html • Collaborated in exploring the Raritan River Basin • Rutgers University Dean’s List