GIS/ Mapping Technician

Macon County, IL Supervisor of Assessments

CSU’s Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE)

GIS Analyst, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA)

Land Use Technician, Menard County, Illinois

GIS Database Coordinator, ExteNet

Transit/Transportation Planner, DAMA Consultants

GIS Technician I, Information Systems Dept, St. Charles County, Missouri

GIS Instructional Laboratory Administrator, Chicago State University

GIS Coordinator, Tazwell County

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


GIS/ Mapping Technician

 Job Title: GIS / Mapping Technician

Company: Cloudpoint Geographics, Inc.

Job Description:  This position involves technical support of a growing GIS consulting firm in central Illinois.  Primary responsibilities will include updating GIS data, CAD conversion, map creation, and database management for various GIS / mapping projects throughout the state.  Expect a significant amount of detail oriented GIS work on public works and utility network projects.  Look for opportunities to grow and be a part of a team.


·         Interest in working with GIS software and spatial databases

·         Excellent computer skills and the ability to maintain and organize data

·         Ability to learn cartographic principles and modern mapping techniques

·         Must be able to create and maintain maps and data layers

·         Excellent communication skills and the ability to work well with others

·         Travel throughout Illinois including possible overnight stays during the week

Preferred Experience: 

Preference will be given to candidates with additional experience in any of the following areas:


·         ArcGIS Server, SQL, Python, or JavaScript

·         Cadastral maintenance, Surveying, Remote Sensing, LiDAR

·         Utilities- Electric, Water, Sewer



·         Associate Degree or higher in a technical field

·         5+ years of experience in GIS mapping may be acceptable in lieu of education requirement

·         Ability to obtain a GISP certificate within 5 years is a plus

How To Apply:  Submit resume to Jonathan J. Hodel @  or mail to Cloudpoint Geographics, Inc. 415 N. Main St., P.O. Box 1017 Roanoke, IL 61561

Deadline: December 16, 2013

Keywords: GIS Technician, GIS Specialist, GIS Analyst, Mapping Technician, Mapping Specialist, GIS jobs, GISP positions, GIS professional

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Macon County, IL Supervisor of Assessments

Macon County Supervisor of Assessments
141 S. Main Street, Ste 401, Decatur, IL  62523
Job Classification – This position is a full time position in the Macon County Supervisor of Assessments.    
Position Title: Tax Mapping Specialist
Classification: Full time 
Reports to:         Supervisor of Assessments
Salary range: $27,500-$29,500 
This position involves executing the Department’s various property assessment functions and specifically the maintenance of GIS tax parcel map data.  Perform updates and corrections to the official tax parcel maps for the Supervisor of Assessments office and additional mapping assignments for various departments and outside agencies.
General Responsibilities:
Make subdivisions and combinations  to tax parcel map
Annotate all layers of the current geodatabase 
Perform data acquisition, reformatting, and analysis within GIS
Collect field data using GPS equipment
Create and disseminate reports and maps using spatial data 
An Associate’s Degree in GIS, computer science, engineering, or one to three years of work experience, including map creation, general computer usage, GIS analysis and database manipulation  is required.  A Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) certification and familiarity with ESRI’s ArcGIS for Server is preferred.  This position requires a working knowledge of and the ability to demonstrate competency in ESRI’s ArcGIS for Desktop.  Individual must be willing to attend and complete all necessary training as indicated and required.  
Specific work skills must include:
Read legal descriptions and locate property
Computer skills specifically Microsoft Office
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding customer service skills
Data collection, filing and retrieval skills
Please submit a resume to:
Supervisor of Assessments
141 S Main St Ste 401
Decatur, IL 62523 

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CSU’s Intelligence Community Center of Academic Excellence (IC CAE)

Position: Project Administrator 
Position Description: Chicago State University is looking to hire a program administrator to manage its IC-CAE devoted to Intelligence and Cyber Security Education and Research (ICSER). Funded with a 5 year-long $1.9 million grant from the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), the ICSER unit is located in the Department of Information Studies, College of Education. The project administrator who will report to the IC-CAE director, will be responsible for overall supervision of program activities and staff, including graduate and research assistants. H/she will provide support for IC-CAE’s faculty and students, develop, manage and maintain database information to track program activities, process all forms required by the University and the DIA.
Position Type: 5-year program subject to availability of funding
Electronic applications must be received by: 
Salary: $40,000 - $45,000
• Manage the Center's grant finances: Prepare required budget reports to the DIA. 
• Work with the IC-CAE director, chairperson of the Information Studies Department and director of Sponsored Programs to ensure that program requirements are addressed in a timely fashion. 
• Arrange all travel for IC-CAE director, associate directors, and students: prepare travel authorization (TA) requests and complete reimbursement forms.
• Monitor grant encumbrances and expenditures: Determine and, when appropriate, provide authorization for all program expenditures. Develop record-keeping systems and maintain accurate accounting records for encumbrances and expenditures. Maintain an individual budget tracking system to facilitate all funded projects.
• Manage contracts, timesheets, and payroll for program consultants, graduate and research assistants. 
• Oversee IC-CAE's Administration: Assist the director in creating, implementing and revising office policies regarding the operation of the program, assist associate directors in administering funded initiatives, serving as primary contact between the Center and University departments.
• Coordinate program activities, conferences, workshops, and symposia in partnership with local, state, and national organizations.
• Manage all program operations, including Student Internship and Overseas Education Programs.

Minimum Qualifications for Education and Experience: A bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience in administrative staff work are required. Experience with complex budgets and grant reporting requirements is essential. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs. Record-keeping and filing experience.

Preferred Experience: Experience in an academic environment Web/social media skills. Experience with event coordination. Experience with grant management. 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Detail oriented with efficient and effective planning and organizational skills. Ability to interact with students, faculty, staff and administrators, multi-task and work cooperatively with others. Strong writing and oral communication skills. Ability to work independently; work with confidential information and navigate the University's operational systems. Working knowledge of spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing software programs. Facility with managing complex budgets and meeting grant reporting requirements.
TO APPLY: Electronic applications are required; attach a single PDF or Word file with your cover letter, resume, and any additional information you would like to have considered. Visit to review application instructions and then apply. 

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GIS Analyst, South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA)

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) seeks a GIS Analyst. SSMMA is a non-profit Council of Governments representing 43 communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties. SSMMA is involved in transportation, housing, economic development, open space, environmental, broadband and other issues important to our member communities and our region. SSMMA's GIS department supports these activities and maintains the South Suburban Atlas which provides efficient, innovative and high quality GIS services to members of the South Suburban GIS Consortium.

To see the job description, visit

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Land Use Technician, Menard County, Illinois

Department: GIS; Board of Commissioners, County Zoning, By agreement and memorandum of understanding, other County offices and
departments including the Supervisor of Assessments 
Location: Menard County Courthouse
Reports To: Menard County Board of Commissioners, or their designee;
Supervisor of Assessments / Zoning Administrator
FLSA Status: TBD
SUMMARY: This position is primarily responsible for parcel data maintenance of the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS), reviewing and researching property legal descriptions and completing basic map requests from the public and County Departments. Employee will be charged, in conjunction with the Menard County Coordinator/Zoning Administrator, with enforcement of the Menard County zoning, subdivision, and floodplain development ordinances.  Employee will, in conjunction and cooperation with the Menard County Recorder’s Office, enforce the Illinois Plat Act by review and determination of compliance prior to document recording. Employee may be utilized by the Menard County ETSB for technical assistance with 911 mapping programs. Employee will, by agreement and memorandum of understanding, have other duties assigned by other County offices/departments, including the Supervisor of Assessments. Employee may be utilized for occasional IT support and/or troubleshooting.  
APPOINTMENT AND SUPERVISION: This position is employed by the Menard County Board of Commissioners and works under their general supervision, or their designee, or by memorandum of understanding with other departments including the Supervisor of Assessments.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:
*Maintaining GIS parcel data and assessment records through the process of (1) receiving new deeds, plats, and surveys from the County Recorder’s Office, (2) comparing information on deeds to information on property record cards to validate accuracy, (3) making the necessary
changes to property record cards and (4) entering changes into the ESRI GIS and Devnet property tax base.  
*Entering newly issued addresses and address corrections into the GIS and Devnet property tax database.
*Adjusting corporate boundary lines in the GIS after annexations take place and changing attributes of affected parcels in the Devnet property tax database.
*Making any necessary changes to other GIS data features that may be affected by the entry of a new parcel in the GIS parcel data (i.e. section lines, land use, road centerlines, etc.)
*Using the BHA GIS Farmland Calculation program to calculate values for property being assessed as farmland and providing property farmland values or tax estimates to Assessment office.
*Working with individuals from the public and other County Department employees that have questions about a legal description and performing research, as needed, for parcel information that does not appear to be correctly described on a recorded deed or survey.
*Checking plats prior to being recorded in the Recorder’s Office and helping Recorder’s office track deeds in correct quarter sections of Tract Index books.
*Acting as a point of contact in the Board of Commissioner/County Coordinator’s office for phone calls, emails, and in-person visits from the public regarding issues related mainly to landuse.
*Completing basic map requests from the public and other County Departments.
*Assist County Zoning Administrator with ensuring compliance with zoning, subdivision, and floodplain development ordinances, mainly by checking plats and deeds recorded with the County. Perform field work, including zoning, subdivision and floodplain development
ordinance enforcement, for the Zoning Administrator, as needed. Responsible for maintaining and updating Devnet property tax software with zoning, subdivision, and floodplain development information. Will have responsibilities related to zoning, subdivision, and floodplain
development file management. Will serve as acting Zoning Administrator when Zoning Administrator is unavailable.
*Will be expected to market GIS services to other County entities (e.g., Emergency Telephone Systems Board, municipalities) to both serve them and generate additional duties and revenue stream *Will act under the supervision of the Supervisor of Assessments to act as Field Assessor for up to 18 hours per week from the month of May to the month September; More days and hours may be assigned to the Supervisor of Assessments’ office, as needed and directed by the Menard County Board of Commissioners or their designee 
*May coordinate technical duties with the Menard County 911 Coordinator for the purpose of maintaining and enhancing the Menard County 911 Mapping System, providing accurate 911 dispatching maps to authorized users, and consulting with ETSB on mapping needs.
*Other duties as may be assigned by the Menard County Board of Commissioners or their designee 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Successful performance in this position requires that an individual be able to perform each of its duties and responsibilities satisfactorily with limited supervision and guidance. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge,
skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
Experience – 
*Researching, reading, and understanding legal descriptions found on deeds and surveys.
*Training and experience working with geographic information systems or computer aided dispatch programs, preferably ESRI ArcMap Products and related software bundles.
*Computer skills including, but not limited to: ESRI ArcGIS software (e.g., ArcView and ArcReader, 911 CAD systems), Windows Explorer, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office, Email and the Internet. Will be expected to learn Devnet property tax software
*Answering phone calls, emails and in-person visits from the public. 
*Enforcing zoning, subdivision and floodplain development regulations is desired
*Other potential technical land related tasks as they may arrive.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities –
*Ability to read and understand legal descriptions found on deeds and surveys.
*An understanding of the Public Land Survey System (PLSS) Metes and Bounds and Coordinator Geometry (COGO).
*A basic understanding of the components and concepts of a GPS, Geographic Information Systems, and E911 applications.
*A good understanding of Windows Explorer and file extensions.
*Working knowledge of, experience with, and skill in the operation of personal computers and geographic information systems’ software (e.g., ArcGIS/ArcView); and other computer programs such as Word, Excel, Access and Adobe Acrobat.
*Working knowledge of concepts related to zoning, subdivision and floodplain development
*Ability to solve practical problems related to GIS/mapping and the operation of the office; interpret and follow instructions presented in a variety of forms.
*Ability to accurately perform calculations that involve figures and amounts, the ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide and to compute rates, ratios and percentages in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
*Ability to effectively meet and handle the public with respect and consideration and tactfully handle stressful situations involving concerned taxpayers.
*Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with the public, officials, departments, offices and staff; prepare clearly written correspondence that may involve complex information.
*Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of position.
Other requirements –
*Possession of a current, valid driver’s license to operate personal automobile in the State of Illinois pursuant to requirements of Menard County 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform successfully in the position.  While performing the duties and responsibilities of this position, the employee is frequently
required to sit, talk, listen and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, use hands and finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the duties and responsibilities of this job. Some work duties will be performed outdoors, in most weather conditions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform successfully in the position.  The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Please submit detailed resume to:
Menard County GIS
Attn: Assessor/Zoning
P.O. Box 464
Petersburg, IL 62675

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GIS Database Coordinator, ExteNet

 General overview
The primary areas of focus for the GIS Database Coordinator (“Coordinator”) is to develop and implement controls and processes to inventory, monitor, analyze and to create efficient reporting for the information produced and residing in the ExteNet GIS software system.  The Coordinator will work closely with the GIS Specialists and the Manager, Cost Analysis to create a best-in-class Outdoor DAS and small cell network development and cost estimating function.   
As ExteNet’s GIS team transitions to the ArcGIS software package, and the team begins the process of centralizing all the information that is created in the development of network outside plant designs and the related datasets that is used in the Cost Estimating system, it is essential to have a well-conceived and controlled data repository and management process.  This is the required continuing and end result desired from this position.
Detailed Responsibilities
Work with GIS team to develop the most efficient data hierarchy and data capture routines for outside plant development and underlying information for each essential element thereof
Work with the GIS specialists to create, modify and continually improve the hierarchy of data captured by the GIS software
Immersed and total understanding of the important data and datasets that can be created and stored in the ArcGIS platform
Gain understanding and access to external information of value to GIS team including GIS datasets such as utility, township and other jurisdictional boundaries, historic districts, zoning maps on a local, state and national level
Establish consistent and understandable data inventory repositories that can be easily and efficiently accessed by the appropriate ExteNet personnel for their use for decision making in regards to outside plant assets, designs and data
Be the primary liaison with ExteNet IT and the ArcGIS consultant in regards to data retrieval, plug-ins and productivity tools associated with cataloguing, inventorying and retrieving information from the ArcGIS database
Troubleshoot issues with inventorying or retrieving stored data 
Be responsive to requests for information from the GIS database from various ExteNet personnel; either show them how to retrieve themselves, or if a special or unique alignment of information is requested, to develop and implement a  repeatable retrieval process
Establish efficient and innovative ways to combine the data from the GIS database with information from other data repositories in the Company, allowing decision makers to take a fresh look at existing information
Recommend improvements to the GIS system, procedures, communication protocols and other facets of the GIS function within ExteNet
Keep up to date on new advances in technology and applications and overall Company strategy that may impact this function 
Manage and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines while also highlighting risks and implementing contingency plans
Education: Bachelor’s degree from accredited College or University with an emphasis on database management or GIS/geography 
General background in IT database formation and use, preferably in the wireless telecommunications industry, for over 2 years
Preferred experience in the use and control of information from a GIS type data repository and familiarity with SQL database language and queries
Strong analytical and organizational skills and agility with Microsoft Office and database information manipulation

This position is located in Lisle.  Resumes can be sent to

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Transit/Transportation Planner, DAMA Consultants

 Part-Time Paid Internship Job Description

A Chicago based Transportation Consultant Firm looking for:

One year of transportation courses. Analyze and interpret data from modeling software and geographic information systems. Knowledge in federal and state laws and regulations involving transit programs. Writing clear reports and presentation. Experience of ArcGIS software, database in Access, geospatial analysis is a plus.


Please email us your resume, and two reference by November 14, 2014 to Bader Hafeez DAMA Consultants"

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GIS Technician I, Information Systems Dept, St. Charles County, Missouri

 Starting Salary: $32,692 per year

This is a full-time, 40 hour per week position which includes a full range of benefits including Paid Time Off, Extended Medical Leave, Holidays, Employee health, dental, life, disability, retirement and tuition assistance programs.

Performs visual and computer quality control checks on facility and/or land base data. Ensures map products reflect correct geographic location of facilities and have standard of cartographic quality. Creates, designs, maintains, and conducts quality control of the County database used in GIS to explain location and information of property attributes including utilities, trails, natural resources, park boundaries, and facilities. Using ESRI’s editor tools, make corrections, close and map backlog work log. Plot maps for use in field locations. Collects data using GIS / GPS equipment. Creates maps, spreadsheets, charts and reports for use in land planning, property acquisitions, design and construction planning, lease agreements, facilities management, public information, and informational purposes. Collects, analyzes, interprets, and edits geographic information provided by GPS, surveys, aerial photography, and GIS. Designs, manages, and maintains quality assurance of GIS database. Responds to inquiries for needed mapping from county departments and the general public. Performs related work as required

Requires an Associate’s degree in GIS or related field, and one year GIS experience. A combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered. Working knowledge of ArcGIS software as well as experience with data collection using GPS equipment is preferred. Must be able to work independently. Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must possess technical skills plus the ability to successfully interact with various constituents including elected officials, department heads, staff members, contractors, vendors as well as the general public.

TO APPLY: All applications must be submitted only through our Self-Service Website at We do not accept faxed, e-mailed or print applications. For your convenience, if needed, terminals are available on site at the HR Dept., 201 N. Second St., Room 519, St. Charles, MO 63301 Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Applications will be accepted on a continuing basis until the position is filled or a sufficient number of qualified candidates have applied.

St. Charles County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. St. Charles County is a drug and alcohol free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is required for all positions.


An equal opportunity employer.

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GIS Instructional Laboratory Administrator, Chicago State University

The Department of  Geography, Sociology, History, African American Studies and Anthropology at Chicago State University invites applications for the position of GIS instructional laboratory administrator. Responsibilities/duties include overseeing the day-to-day operations of the GIS instructional laboratory, including software and hardware maintenance, troubleshooting, and interaction with the University’s Instructional Technology Division; teaching one course per semester in the Department’s Graduate Certificate GIS program; facilitating student and faculty GIS projects; supporting GIS faculty and administrative computers.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science  or related field; familiarity with Windows and Linux operating systems; knowledge of and ability to use ArcGIS for Desktop, ArcGIS for Server, and ERDAS Imagine; knowledge of Web GIS principles and applications; demonstrated ability to solve computer programming, networking and security issues in a GIS environment;  previous experience supporting GIS application and instruction and computer administration; knowledge of  or experience with database design and implementation; familiarity with GPS field measurements and post-processing differential corrections; python programming experience; additional programming language experience desirable.

For more information and to apply online, go to To apply online, one needs to create an account using the Create Account link. 

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GIS Coordinator, Tazwell County

Job Title:         IS Coordinator 
Department:    Supervisor of Assessments
Reports to:      Supervisor of Assessments
FLSA Status:    Exempt            
Affiliation:       Non-Union
Prepared Date: May 1, 2014 

SUMMARY:  First point of contact for all matters with the County’s Geographic Information System (GIS); Administers, coordinates, and oversees the County’s GIS efforts; Manages and works with the County GIS Users to ensure that the GIS needs of various County agencies are being met. Geographic Information Systems is both an internal service and public service critical to emergency response operations and land management. Performs responsible professional administrative and technical work in the management, direction, development and oversight of all GIS related functions including coordination, preparation and maintenance of the GIS database and applications and the development and implementation of upgrades to GIS software components; provides system training and troubleshoots systems problems; serve as informational resource, making presentations as needed. GIS Coordinator provides technology vision and leadership to facilitate a comprehensive Geographical Information Systems (GIS) framework among County agencies by promoting the development, acquisition, and dissemination of geographic data, infrastructure, and services. The position demands a geospatial "visionary”.

JOB RELATIONSHIP: Under the direct supervision and direction of the Supervisor of Assessments

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: include the following. Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.

Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules, standards and methods for production of quality and geospatially accurate County’s GIS database, digital map products, geospatial data, and geospatial reports for the public, other County departments, and outside agencies; implement policies and procedures.

Provide project management, spatial and attribute data accuracy specifications, application and data standards, technical direction, coordination, and quality control of GIS and geospatial data and applications to County staff, and data/application vendors and consultants; evaluate data formats, quality, stability, longevity, compatibility, and interoperability to County GIS database and applications; identify, initiate, and coordinate the correction of data deficiencies.

Write and maintain production, distribution, training, support policies and procedures, and other GIS application and data documentation; assist in providing production-specific direction, specialized training, work assignments and quality control of interns, temporary, and/or other contracted/assigned personnel working in the County GIS database.

Provide overall day-to-day management of the County’s GIS production environment; provide direction and guidance to County GIS Office staff; troubleshoot any hardware/software or related deficiencies that potentially hinder the performance and production of data that is represented by the County GIS system; and make recommendations and resolve issues as necessary.

Provide GIS/DBMS IT management and support; oversee data archiving and data backup; initiate and coordinate maintenance and security; install and configure GIS software; develop applications in GIS, database management system (DBMS), digital mapping, using standardized computer languages, software applications or software tools.

Meet with County departments and provide assistance in defining and organizing GIS data needs and designing GIS data flow in coordination to organizational work flows; operate as a work group liaison to other GIS related user groups for support, implementation and coordination of GIS projects and tasks within the County and to other outside agencies.

Answer questions and provide information to the public, other departments and outside agencies regarding County GIS program methodology and products; function as a GIS and geospatial IT expert on related GIS and IT projects and provide technical GIS and IT expertise on GIS, geospatial concepts and technology, and digital mapping to others; advise and educate of product uses, limitations and advantages.

Maintain technical knowledge/proficiency by attending/participating in appropriate educational classes, training and seminars.

Performs related tasks as required.

Works with their Supervisor to plan and develop policies, vision and strategies for the county-wide GIS system; responsible for all GIS functions, coordinating issues, problems and procedures.

Use both ArcGIS Online and the County’s server to publish relevant web maps and applications for both public and private consumption.

Make presentations

SUPERVISORY RESPONISIBILITIES:  Directly supervises employees in the GIS department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the County's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; recommending for hire, rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Thorough knowledge and understanding of information technology, standard and emerging trends in information technology as it relates to GIS applications and processes.

Considerable knowledge of GIS systems, technologies and applications including ArcGIS for Desktop and Extensions, ArcGIS for Server, ArcGIS Online Organization, and programming languages including but not limited to; HTML5 and Javascript. 

Experience with SDE database(s), SQL database management and creating/publishing web applications.

Knowledge of the GIS database standards, the geo-coding process and its applications, and knowledge of Coordinate Geometry (COGO).

Considerable knowledge of computerized mapping techniques and programs including GIS; experience with property mapping and working knowledge of relational database systems including the ability to integrate various databases and GIS applications; knowledge of projections and coordinate systems essential; experience with applications related to local government property tax assessment and collection.

Knowledge in multi-agency emergency services and E911 mapping.

Knowledge of and experience in Project Management and Contract Management in the development of GIS projects and GIS data conversion projects.

Experience managing consultants and engineering companies.

Knowledge of the principles of photogrammetry as well as the process of collecting planimetric data via photogrammetric techniques.

Ability to understand technical reports in these efforts (e.g. aero triangulation reports, ground survey control reports, etc.).

Knowledge of the applications of GPS relating to the local government applications and GIS data development and data conversion.

Extensive knowledge of geo-reference techniques.

Ability to access and utilize demographic and geographic source data to develop specific GIS applications and databases.

Ability to integrate large-scale map data with small-scale map data.

Ability to assist in planning a broad range of GIS operations, projects and activities.

Ability to develop and manage a GIS budget, and to develop business plans to cost out projects.

Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with superiors, subordinates, co-workers, end-users, officials, and the general public.

Ability to provide direction and instruction to others, communicating clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing. Capable of organizing and presenting technical information to nontechnical people.

Ability and willingness to travel when necessary to attend training and trade programs.

EDUCATION and /or EXPERIENCE:  A four year Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college in the areas of GIS, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Geography, or a closely related field and five to seven years of related work experience in computerized mapping. Master Degree is preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


REASONING ABILITY: Ability to carry out detailed written or oral instructions and to deal with different situations requiring the use of deduction to solve the problem.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, memos and to use good English. Ability to write simple correspondence and to effectively present information to co-workers and the general public. Requires considerable skill in the application of office methods and procedures.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; and talk; or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and stoop; kneel; or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Usually, normal office working conditions. The noise level in the work environment is quiet.

The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this classification. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.


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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Engineering & Transportation Services Facilities Information Resources Unit at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a GIS Specialist to help lead the expansion of Facilities Information Resources geographic information systems products and services. Facilities Information Resources (FIR) maintains documentation and information systems related to campus infrastructure, and offers value-added custom services to enhance campus preparedness, awareness, knowledge and efficiency.  The department is comprised of four units:  Mapping and Drafting, Graphic Design, Records and Library, and Space Inventory.

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Information Management Coordinator this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, development, and coordination of the Mapping and Drafting unit.  The GIS Specialist is also responsible for production work involving development and maintenance of FIR Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Work closely with Energy Services, Utility Distribution Staff; managing, documenting and maintaining the University’s utility distribution systems GIS data.
  • Work collaboratively with Facilities & Services (F&S) IT unit to develop and maintain client ESRI ArcGIS web applications and services with ASP.NET, Java, JavaScript, HTML, web scripting and SQL programming.
  • Work collaboratively with F&S IT to develop, deploy, and maintain GIS applications built with ArcGIS extensions and ArcGIS Server.
  • Utilize ESRI’s suite of ArcGIS software applications with relational databases including MS Access and SQL Server.
  • Manage and maintain Facilities Information Resources’ GIS data in SQL Server SDE environment.
  • Coordinate cross-unit initiatives to standardize controls and access to GIS related resources.
  • Develop custom maps for Facilities Information Resources, F&S, and campus customers.
  • Use Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to collect data.
  • Conduct fieldwork to verify facility management information.
  • Supervise student staff, prioritize work.
  • Train staff on the use of GIS applications.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum required qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university (Advanced Degree preferred) in Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Engineering or other related field. Minimum three years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems.  Minimum two years of experience developing ArcGIS web applications and services with ASP.NET, Java, JavaScript, HTML, web scripting and SQL programming.  Minimum two years of experience working with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, ArcSDE and ArcGIS Server.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible Academic Professional Position.  Anticipated start date is as soon as possible following the closing date.  Salary is commensurate with qualifications.

Application Procedures:  For full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, a copy of your college transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by October 31, 2014. Applicants may be interviewed before October 31, 2014; however no hiring decision will be made until after that date. For further information regarding application procedures, contact Nicole McCurry at

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.  The administration, faculty, and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

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