Geographic Information Officer

SSMMA Planning Analyst

Mapping Sales Representative – Chicago

GIS Specialist

Geospatial Technical Group Leader

Lead GIS Analyst (System Analyst Lead)

GIS Technician

Montgomery County GIS Technician

GIS Specialist

GIS Specialist

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


Geographic Information Officer

Classification Title: / JAC:
  Job Working Title:
    Geographic Information Officer

Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
The starting salary for this position will be between $54,876 and $90,548 annually, depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits. The Policy Initiatives Advisor – Administrative classification is assigned to Broadband Pay Schedule/Pay Range 81-02. A two-year trial period will be required.
Terry Wm. Kraus, Human Resources Specialist - Senior, Department of Administration, 608-266-3357,
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply online for this position is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Exam Information:

Join a team that strives to exceed the expectations of our customers by providing efficient, high-quality state government services.  The Department of Administration (DOA), Division of Intergovernmental Relations (DIR) is looking for leaders that are role models who foster creativity, encourage growth and development, openly communicate and effectively support staff efforts.  The starting salary for this position will be between $54,876 and $90,548 annually, depending upon qualifications, plus excellent benefits.  The Policy Initiatives Advisor – Administrative classification is assigned to Broadband Pay Schedule/Pay Range 81-02.  A two-year trial period will be required.  This position is located in Madison.


Job Duties:   

Under the general direction of the DIR Division Administrator and as a part of the Wisconsin Land Information Program (WLIP), serve as the state’s Geographic Information Officer.  Identify Wisconsin’s geographic information needs and priorities, and provide leadership and coordination amongst the geospatial community to meet those needs.  Prepare guidelines to coordinate the modernization of land records and land information systems.  Make recommendations on WLIP program and policy, including local funding prioritization in the form of WLIP grant requirements. To view the complete position description please click on the following:

Special Notes:   A background check will be conducted.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States, and to complete the required employment eligibility form upon hire.

Job Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:   

• Knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology principles and practices.
• Familiarity with GIS, and technical skill in areas such as: geodatabase design, cadastral mapping, historical data archival/retrieval, cartography, data modeling, programming, metadata creation and data publishing, and/or data quality standards.
• Knowledge of WLIP statutes, administrative rule, and grant program.
• Knowledge of WLIP stakeholder groups, such as Land Information Officers Network, Wisconsin Land Information Association, Wisconsin Register of Deeds Association, and State Agency Geographic Information Committee.
• Strong analysis skills grounded in technology, business planning, and management.
• Strong oral communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to establish credibility, use consensus-building to reach decisions, moderate meetings and panels, and lead a workgroup that effectively and efficiently uses participants’ time.
• Strong written communication skills including the ability to communicate technical information effectively to a wide range of audiences including the public, and produce clear, concise reports and proposals.
• Ability to manage projects, and parse large projects into individual tasks to achieve short-term results in service on long-term goals.


How To Apply:   

If you have not already done so, you will need to create an account. After you are logged in and are viewing the announcement, click "Apply Now." You will be asked to provide your personal information and attach a resume. In addition to this information, you will be required to complete the online exam. You can preview the exam questions by clicking on the “Preview Exam” link. Your responses to the exam questions will be used to determine your eligibility for this position.  Resumes will not be part of the initial screening process. Online applications that do not include all of the requested materials will not be considered.  The deadline to apply online for this position is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.  If you need assistance with the online application process, please contact Terry Wm. Kraus at 608-266-3357 or via e-mail to  Examination responses will be evaluated in order to determine which candidates will receive further consideration.

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SSMMA Planning Analyst

Planning Analyst

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) seeks a Planning 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. 

Position Description

The Planning Analyst will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Collecting, organizing and inputting data used by SSMMA Housing staff and South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority (SSLBDA) staff. Analyzing data to identify, evaluate and make inferences on trends.
  • Conducting research and preparing results for use by SSMMA and SSLBDA staff on specific planning programs areas or ordinances.
  • Uploading and managing geospatial data in web mapping applications (
  • Updating and maintaining records pertaining to properties donated, purchased, or considered by the SSLBDA.
  • Working with housing, transportation and economic development staff to provide mapping and planning support for various projects.
  • Assisting with updating land bank and housing websites.


Required Skills

The Planning Analyst should have a working knowledge of ArcGIS software including ESRI ArcGIS 10.2, ESRI ArcServer 10.2, ESRI Network Analyst, ESRI Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS Online as well as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD. Familiarity with ESRI Business Analyst Online is desirable.

A bachelor's or Master's (preferred) degree in urban and regional planning or related field of study is required. Relevant professional experience may be substituted for education.

This is a full time (35 hours/week), salaried position and includes a fringe benefit package. South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association is an equal opportunity employer. Salary is negotiable and is dependent upon qualifications.

The position will remain open until filled. Please respond with resume and cover letter or with questions about the position by email, fax or mail to:

Thomas Vander Woude, AICP
South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association 1904 W. 174th Street East Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429 Phone: 708.922.4677
Fax: 708.206.1133

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Mapping Sales Representative – Chicago

Seiler Geospatial Division 

Department: Geospatial                           Position:  Mapping Sales Representative – Chicago       

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

Position Summary:

This position reports to the Mapping Manager and is responsible for all mapping sales activities in a designated region.  This includes identifying customers, providing a value-add solution, closing sales, and customer follow-up.  The position is based in Westmont, IL and will report to Seiler’s Westmont office.

Duties & Responsibilities:

·         Identify key customers and markets in a designated territory that would be candidates for the mapping products.

·         Place prospecting calls to appropriate contacts.

·         Establish rapport with prospective customers.

·         Provide a value-add solution, remove obstacles, and close business.

·         Maintain contact with existing customers and provide post-sales assistance.

·         Build strong rapport with key business partners and local manufacturer reps.

·         Become familiar with Esri products related to field data collection.

·         Attend GIS-related events and join and participate in online GIS social media groups.

·         Keep the Mapping Sales Manager informed of trends or issues.

·         Keep up-to-date on new technology through training arranged by Mapping Sales Manager.

·         Serve as the main point-of-contact into Seiler for the customer.  Stay engaged with any related issue with every customer in the territory.

·         Stay on the road at least 50% of the time.

·         Be actively involved in the developmental plans for the company division.

Education and/or experience:

·         College degree and 2+ years of sales or customer service experience, preferably in a technical field.  Each year of appropriate additional experience can substitute for formal education.

·         Comfortable working with computers and learning new technologies.

·         GIS/GPS knowledge a plus, but training will be provided.

·         Would prefer candidate already live in the area and be comfortable with the geography.

Significant local/regional travel is expected (50%+). Some distance/overnight travel is expected (10%).


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GIS Specialist






Dec. 10, 2014


Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to fill a Geographic Information Systems Specialist position in our Springfield, IL, or St. Louis, MO, office to assist in the office and the field for engineering, surveying and mapping projects.  This is a position in the Federal market.

General Assignments: Responsible for assisting with water resources projects and transportation related planning, design and construction projects including GIS development and preparation of site plans. In addition, responsible for assisting Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors on hydrographic and land surveying for federal clients.  Project types may include, but are not limited to, river and lake hydrographic surveys, bridge and lock surveys, highway, street, airport, railroad, sewer, landfill, and site development.

This GIS professional will work with a team of technicians, engineers, scientists, computer services, marketing, land acquisition specialists and others who are involved in GIS.  Position will participate in GIS focus groups to develop a business plan for GIS.  Position will also be involved with GIS training, marketing and sales.  This professional will streamline processes associated with GIS opportunities and integrate GIS within Hanson’s primary markets and service areas.

Qualifications: Position requires a minimum of 2-5 years of relevant project and business development experience.  A bachelor’s and or master’s degree in geography, GIS or a related field is required.  A strong interest and background in technology and modern survey methods and equipment is required.  Proficiency with ArcGIS is required and familiarity with AutoCAD, MicroStation, site/highway design software is a plus.

Anticipated Classification Range: E/A/S II – IV.

Contact:  Interested and qualified Hanson employees should submit HRMP-8.2 "Employee Application for Posted Position" and a current resume to Human Resources 629-F by December 24, 2014.  Form HRMP-8.2 is available through Human Resources.

Interested and qualified applicants, other than Hanson employees, should apply through the Hanson website, to job #629-F by December 24, 2014.

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply.  To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.





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Geospatial Technical Group Leader



December 5, 2014

Hanson Professional Services Inc. is seeking a candidate to lead our Geospatial Technical Group, including client development and technical oversight of land and hydrographic surveying, mapping, GIS and asset management services across all of Hanson’s Market Units. This is a Federal market position.

General Assignments:

1.     Developing and implementing a strategic vision for Hanson’s survey program (setting the direction for Hanson’s geospatial practices including asset management, GIS, surveying within our firm and capitalizing on this with our current clients, plus developing new clients who have similar needs). This includes the critical assessment and development of new technical service offerings within the geospatial discipline;

2.     Client development, relationship management and marketing in collaboration with Market Principals for geospatial opportunities across Hanson’s various markets;

3.     Development and management of more than 20 geospatial professionals and survey personnel and resources in multiple offices and resources, including hydrographic survey and a geospatial imaging equipment. This includes developing standard operating procedures for survey workflow, day to day leadership, and management of Hanson’s survey, mapping, and GIS staff;

4.     Collaborating with Market Principals and Client Champions with survey aspects of proposals; and

5.     Enhancement of Hanson’s technical competence through advancing technology, presentations, and the development of articles and papers.


·         Strategic thinker with experience in providing leadership and management of geospatial and surveying personnel and projects;

·         Well versed in a variety of technical areas including LIDAR, photogrammetry, boundary research, organizing and conducing field surveys including route and property surveys, preparation of right of way plats, data reduction, calculations, and preparation of topographic maps and site plans from survey information;

·         Ability to manage both field and office staff;

·         A degree in Engineering, GIS, Geography, or a related field;

·         Licensed Professional Surveyor;

·         12+ years of relevant progressive geospatial project experience;

·         A strong background in survey methods, including use of robotic total stations, 3D terrestrial scanners, GPS, hydrographic survey equipment; and mobile mapping systems and aerial mapping techniques;

·         A strong background in data management and technology, including familiarity with Autodesk, Bentley, and ESRI products; and 

·         Ability to travel for meetings and projects.

Anticipated Classification Range: E/S V - VII

Contact:  Interested and qualified Hanson employees should submit HRMP-8.2 "Employee Application for Posted Position" and a current resume to Human Resources-628-F by December 19, 2014.  Form HRMP-8.2 is available through Human Resources.

Interested and qualified applicants, other than Hanson employees, should apply through the Hanson website, to job #628-F by December 19, 2014.

As employers/governmental contractors, we comply with government regulations, including affirmative action responsibilities where they apply.  To assist us in meeting our affirmative action goals, employees are encouraged to refer minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.



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Lead GIS Analyst (System Analyst Lead)



St. Louis County Missouri Division of Personnel invites applications for the position of Lead GIS Analyst (System Analyst Lead)

$23.73 - $37.97 Hourly    $49,358.40 - $78,977.60 Annually

OPENING DATE: 12/05/14

CLOSING DATE: 01/05/15 11:59 PM


The GIS Analyst Lead position is located in the GIS Service Center of the Division of Information Technology.


  •  Manages data conversion, design, development, training, and quality assurance for GIS software systems applications.
  • Develops, implements, and manages GIS data and its organizational structure/database environment. Analyzes and interprets spatial data used in the production of maps, reports, and other products.
  • Manages activities involving GIS projects. Develops and implements methodologies for creation and use of spatial data including digitizing, editing, coding, and annotating line, point, and polygon data.
  • Consults with County departments in the development of their GIS plans, goals, and objectives. Coordinates GIS activities between the County and other external agencies.
  • Designs, develops, and maintains GIS production schedules. Manages and monitors project progress to ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Designs GIS project methodology for assigned projects to include the primary staff assistance in identifying needs and acquiring GIS products and services.
  • Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the geographic information systems field for application to responsibilities under charge.
  • Retrieves, processes, and analyzes archive spatial data.
  • Provides training for staff in the use of GIS.
  • May participate in special projects working with special requests, special report preparations, and GIS presentations.
  • Determines budgetary requirements for GIS systems and provides long-range planning related to GIS.
  • Coordinates database and host server activities with the enterprise server support team.
  • Schedules and coordinates ArcGIS patches, updates, and upgrades.
  • Troubleshoots issues and provides direct input to ESRI for recommended features, enhancements, etc.
  • Functions as database administrator for all GIS related processes and projects.
  • Performs related work as required.


Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Geography, or a related field and two years' experience with GIS systems analysis; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.  Preferred applicants will possess thorough knowledge of ArcGIS software as well as experience working with Geodatabase maintenance and replication, Cadastral mapping, and SQL Server database maintenance, Arc GIS Server and Extensions, and REST API.


SELECTION AND APPOINTMENT: A selection committee will evaluate the qualifications of each applicant which will include recentness and appropriateness of the applicant's education and experience, answers to the supplemental questions, results of employment references investigated and any other appropriate information available.

The selection committee will admit to the interview only those persons who possess the most job related qualifications and may establish admittance criteria beyond the minimum qualifications stated above. The interview will comprise 100% of the applicant's earned grade. A candidate must earn a qualifying grade of 70 or more on the interview to be eligible for appointment.

The five top ranking candidates, based on the final grade, will be certified to the Department Director/Appointing Authority who will make the final decision.

All applicants conditionally offered a permanent part time, full time, term or on-call position will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Screening will be performed by a reputable clinical laboratory. The cost of screening will be bourne by the County.

HOW TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying for this position should visit our website at or apply in person at St. Louis County Government, Division of Personnel located at 41 S. Central 7th Floor, Clayton, Missouri 63105.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY: The policy of the Civil Service Commission of St. Louis County is to support fair and equitable employment opportunities for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability/handicap condition, sexual orientation, marital status, veterans' status or political affiliation. Call the Division of Personnel at (314) 615-5429 for more information on this policy.

St. Louis County
Division of Personnel, 7th Floor
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Hearing Impaired TTY: (314) 615-5889
Fax: (314) 615-7703

41 South Central
7th Floor
St. Louis, MO 63105
(314) 615-5429

EXAM #2014-00487

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GIS Technician



The Champaign County GIS Consortium is currently seeking a full-time GIS Technician.  Under the direction of the GIS Director, the GIS Technician is responsible for the creation and maintenance of GIS data and maps using GIS software.  The position may be responsible for directing the work of others on a project basis.  The position will involve interaction with Consortium members, clients and the general public.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, with a  concentration in Geography, GIS or a related field preferred; GIS experience may be considered a substitute for a Bachelor’s degree
  • Experience with interpretation and research  of property legal descriptions, the Public Land Survey System, and parcel mapping in a GIS environment
  • Expertise with ESRI GIS edit, topology, query and annotation tools
  • Ability to construct advanced spatial and tabular database queries
  • Ability to perform basic GIS analysis
  • Familiarity with Python (ArcPy, SMTP and other relevant libraries)
  • General understanding of an Enterprise Geodatabase environment
  • Familiarity with surveying and/or COGO parcel compilation methods Ability to manage time to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Excellent organizational, analytical and verbal skills


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee assigned GIS tasks
  • Interpret and research land boundaries from legal descriptions, plat surveys, and deeds
  • Create and maintain GIS data layers
  • Develop and complete data quality control procedures
  • CreateGIS maps utilizing accepted cartographic practices and design
  • Provide GIS technical support to Consortium members and clients
  • Fulfill data orders and general map requests
  • Review the work of others and direct the work of others on a project basis
  • Othertasks as required by GIS Director


Please complete the application and attach your resume and cover letter at by Friday, December 19, 2014.  All applications will be treated as confidential.


Champaign County offers a generous benefits package including paid holidays, health insurance and IMRF retirement.


Hourly Wage:  $17.50 - $19.50, negotiable DOQ

Location: 1776 E. Washington Street, Urbana, IL

Closing Date:  12/19/2014

Champaign County is an equal opportunity employer.


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Montgomery County GIS Technician

The Montgomery County Supervisor of Assessments office is seeking a GIS Technician/Plat Act Officer for full-time employment of 35 hours per week Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Main tasks will include mapping of tax parcel boundaries, including creating, designing, and maintenance of County  GIS database.  Other duties include customized map creation for County needs and the general public, Plat Act Officer responsibilities to approve parcel divisions, and related work performance as required.   Starting annual salary is from $28,000 to $32,000 plus benefits, which include IMRF pension, paid holidays and health insurance.   Position requires an Associates Degree in GIS or related field and GIS related work experience is preferred.  Working knowledge of ArcGIS software is essential.  Must be able to work independently and have excellent written and verbal communication skills.  Applicant must possess technical skills plus the ability to successfully interact with various constituents including elected officials, department heads, staff and customers.

To apply send resumes to Supervisor of Assessments, 1 Courthouse Square, Room 201, Hillsboro, IL  62049.  Resumes must be received by January 2, 2015.                      

Successful candidate must agree to a background check and pass a drug screening.  Preference is given to Montgomery County residents.

Montgomery County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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GIS Specialist

The beautiful city of Sioux City, IA is seeking a full time GIS Specialist – see details below.

 Engineering Technician II (GIS Specialist)

Posted Date: 12/8/2014
Closing Date:
Salary: $50,599-$58,282/DOQ

Job Requirements

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN II(GIS SPECIALIST), $50,599-$58,282/DOQ Performs highly skilled technical work in support of public works and utility engineering functions using ArcMap (ESRI), AutoCAD, surveying/GPS, performing record-keeping functions, including related office filing, maintain geospatial data, permitting, and assessments, with the primary function supporting GIS activities. This position will be responsible for various GIS functions and may assist the Chief Land Surveyor, Surveyors, Engineering Technicians, and Inspectors in surveying/GPS, inspections, design, drafting or other engineering functions. Minimum qualifications: Associates Degree and four years GIS experience with emphasis on ESRI products.

Application and further details can be located at the city's website,, under the "Job Openings" section.

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GIS Specialist

 Job Title: GIS Specialist
Prepared By: Human Resources
Department: Engineering
Prepared Date: October 2014
Reports To: Manager of Engineering
Approved By: General Manager and CEO
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Approved Date: November 2014
Physical Effort: Level 1 (Minimal)


Under the direction of the Engineering Department Manager and the GIS Administrator, this position is responsible for updating the Cooperative's geographic information system and engineering analysis model and for providing mapping solutions and reports for department needs.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES may include other duties as assigned.
               Updates the geographic information system (GIS) and engineering analysis model to reflect corrections or changes made to the electrical system.
               Updates proposed project details within the GIS (for construction, engineering, etc.)
               Edits current GIS and engineering model as directed to ensure locational accuracy and alignment with basemap.
               Produces maps, diagrams, and reports as requested for field operations or UEC staff.


JOB DUTIES may include other duties as assigned.
               Exports data from company systems (Financial, Outage Management, Customer Information/Billing, and Engineering Analysis) as needed for reports and mapping products.
               Assists and trains technical and non-technical end users of GIS in the cooperative’s mapping solutions.
               Undertakes field work as needed to verify and update Cooperative GIS and engineering data. Reports technical issues with GIS database and systems to the GIS Administrator and IT Department.
               Reports data quality or product accessibility issues to the GIS Administrator.
               Occasionally runs engineering analysis models, reports errors or invalid outputs, and presents results.
               Recommends processes to automate or otherwise improve data collection, integration and presentation.
               Complies with Cooperative GIS database and product backup protocols.
               Maintains proficiency in understanding the relationship of GIS and other company systems such as Financial, Outage Management, Customer Information/Billing, and Engineering Analysis.
               Maintains up-to-date knowledge of technology and GIS functionality. Participates in local professional group meetings, online professional listservs, stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of GIS, database design, and related hardware/software.
               Focuses with detail and accuracy on quality in all aspects of the job.
               Acquires thorough knowledge and familiarity with electric distribution system components and their functions, the National Electric Safety Code, and standard RUS assemblies.
               Works collaboratively in a team environment with a spirit of cooperation.
               Conducts themselves in a manner that reflects well on UEC and contributes to harmonious relations with members and the general public.
               Respectfully takes direction from the appropriate supervisors.

 This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.
Education: Associate degree (A.A.) from two-year school in Geographic Information Systems, Cartography, Computer Science, or a related computer-aided design field; or five (5) to six (6) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Four (4) years of experience and training in ArcGIS or similar mapping software is preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimal experience with field data collection is required. Familiarity with electrical utility systems and engineering analysis is preferred, but not required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common technical descriptions/instructions, work or service orders, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common communications from colleagues, regulatory agencies, or members of the Cooperative or business community. Ability to effectively present information to colleagues, management, the public, and/or boards of directors.
Ability to comprehend and apply algebra and spatial statistics. Ability to work with concepts such as buffers, network connectivity and flow, query structures, and measurements related to various coordinate systems.


Proficient in computer technology; adapts and embraces new devices, software applications and technology processes. Must have experience with ArcGIS products and database management software. Has advanced computer skills in such fields as GIS, graphic design, electric system design, statistics and/or web-based training. Familiarity with web mapping services, mobile mapping solutions, modeling/scripting, and working with multiple data formats is preferred. 
Ability to work independently and collaboratively to define problems, collect data, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret and follow a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.
A valid Drivers’ License is required.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Skills:

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision. The employee needs depth perception and the ability to adjust focus and to read computerized and paper maps where various colors are key indicators. While performing the job duties, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; twist, turn; push and/or pull; talk or hear.

Physical Effort:

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, be able to drive a motor vehicle for extended time periods, and be able to walk outdoors in field areas, encountering uneven terrain.


Works in a climate-controlled office the majority of the time. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to work near moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Visit the UEC career opportunities page for application details:
Maggie Murphy
(541) 289-0380 

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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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