Georgia Urban and Regional Information Systems Association

Georgia URISA is a proud chapter of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA). The Georgia URISA Chapter is an organization of professionals using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and other information technologies to solve challenges at the state, county, and local government levels. In addition, we collaborate with various private sector agencies that utilizes GIS.

URISA is a non-profit professional and educational association that promotes the effective and ethical use of spatial information and information technologies for the understanding and management of urban and regional systems. It is a multidisciplinary association where professionals from all parts of the spatial data community can come together and share concerns and ideas.

For more information about URISA, go to www.urisa.org.

 

Monthly Lunches

Out of an abundance of caution, Georgia URISA has decided not to host a monthly luncheon in April. At this time we are planning to have our next luncheon on May 12th, we will send out additional information as we move closer to that date. If you have any questions, please email secretary@gaurisa.org.

Georgia URISA holds networking lunches the second Tuesday of every month. More details can be found here.  Click on the event below to reserve your space now.

Date/Time Event
06/09/20
12:00 pm - 1:45 pm
ArcGIS Enterprise: Hosted & Managed Cloud Strategies; COVID-19 Response in the Atlanta Region
10/11/20 - 10/13/20
All Day
Georgia Geospatial Conference 2020
Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah GA


GA URISA News

GIS Programmer/Analyst – (Chatham County)

GIS Programmer/Analyst: A Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, GIS or a related field with at least three to
five (3-5) years of professional GIS experience is required. The GIS Programmer/Analyst will work under the
SAGIS Director to provide geospatial application design, implementation, analysis, and database management
required for SAGIS and partner operations. The position will be responsible for publishing map services, GIS
application development, spatial based mapping and analysis, creating and updating geodatabases, web site
design, and other GIS tools and applications. Experience with ArcGIS, advanced knowledge of geographic
concepts, and strong organizational skills are required. Experience with custom GIS applications, ArcGIS
Server, scripting and automation, and enterprise geodatabase management is preferred. Technical writing,
excellent public speaking skills, and the ability to collaborate across agencies are essential. Full job description
is attached.

Send resume and cover letter to: Lara Hall, S A G IS Director, Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan
Planning Commission, P. O. Box 8246, Savannah, GA 31412-8246; phone: 912-651-1440; fax: 912-335-
5922; or email: halll@thempc.org with the following subject line: GIS Programmer/Analyst. Position
is open until filled with first review of Applications May 11, 2020. Salary will be commensurate
with experience and qualifications.

More Info: https://www.thempc.org/Sagis

 

GIS Analyst (Southern Georgia Regional Commission)

GIS Analyst – Info

The Southern Georgia Regional Commission is seeking qualified candidates for the position of
GIS Analyst. This position involves interaction with local governments throughout an 18 county
region. Position responsibilities include all aspects of Geographic Information Systems, from
sales to solution implementation, data and map production, solution innovation and creation,
delivery and training. The qualified applicant will also assist the GIS Program Director in a
variety of GIS initiatives including projects in desktop and online environments that will cover a
wide array of practical GIS uses. The successful candidate will possess experience and
knowledge in many of the following areas:

Job Title: GIS Analyst
Department: GISRequired Experience/ knowledge/ skills:
Experience using ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop software
Experience with creation and manipulation of spatial datasets
Experience with spatial analysis and geoprocessing methods and tools
Ability to utilize ModelBuilder to automate repetitive processes
Experience utilizing the ArcGIS Online environment in solutions
Experience analyzing user requirements for GIS solutions
Ability to create clear technical documentation of solutions where needed
Experience in planning and coordinating the implementation of new solutions
The successful candidate will have a minimum of 1 years practical experience with GIS systems,
be able to work flexible hours if needed, possess professional interpersonal skills, an ability to
follow written and oral instructions, work well without close supervision and in a team
environment, and have good oral communication skills, as you will be interacting directly with
local government officials.
Full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary DOE/Q. Valid driver’s license, MVR,
background check and drug test required.

Send resume to SGRC, 327 W Savannah Ave., Valdosta, GA 31601, Attn: Rachel Strom or
rstrom@sgrc.us . Open until Filled. EOE M/F/V/A 60+

Geospatial Systems Analyst I (Fulton County Government)

Additional Information

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to support Fulton County operations through the management, maintenance and analysis of geospatial data, the development of maps and other forms of data visualization, and the use of geospatial and related technologies to help manage county physical assets. This classification is considered to be an entry-level professional position.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Creates and manages enterprise geospatial data to ensure completeness, availability, and accessibility of data to internal and external customers; follows data maintenance standards and procedures to ensure the of accuracy geospatial data.

Designs and performs basic geospatial analyses using geoprocessing and statistical software aimed at providing insights into the social, natural and built environments; collects, cleans, massages and prepares data for anlysis; produces reports, maps and other graphical displays to communicate analysis findings.

Designs and develops digital maps using geospatial data for the purpose of supporting county business operations, programs, and strategic planning; designs and produces digital maps according to established standards and to meet the specific requirements of the customer; designs and develops supplemental forms of data visualization.

Supports departments in managing County physical assets such as facilities, the IT network and the water and waste water infrastructure through the use of geospatial technology; coordinates with County personnel and contractors to ensure that assets are accurately represented in the geospatial database; configures, maintains and provides user support for geospatial applications used by departments to manage assets; coordinates field collection of asset locations and characteristics.

Performs all geospatial functions, tasks and assignments in accordance with established GIS standards, Fulton County policies and procedures, and Fulton County Code of Ethics.

Geospatial Systems Analyst II (Fulton County Government)

Additional Information

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to support Fulton County operations through the management and advanced analysis of geospatial data, the configuration of geospatial computer applications, the development of maps and other forms of data visualization, the administration of geospatial web services, and the use of geospatial and related technologies to help manage county physical assets.

Essential Functions:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Analyzes department business processes in order to improve efficiencies through the use of geospatial technology; Develops databases, workflows and applications to integrate geospatial technology into business processes; Asseses user and business needs and translates them into technical requirements, diagrams and plans for system design and application development;  Determines what technology platform, data and analytical methods are required to answer complex questions for system design and application development.

Configures web mapping applications using common development frameworks; Implements web mapping applications by configuring application templates; Uses web development technologies to create, modify, or enhance web mapping application; Tests and deploys web mapping and related applications; Develops and maintains application technical documentation; Integrates county business systems with geosptial data and technologies.

Develops project plans and manages projects involving geospatial technologies. Designs and performs complex geospatial analyses using geoprocessing and statistical software aimed at providing insights into the social, natural and built environments; Uses a variety of analytical operations and methods such as buffers, overlay, neighborhoods, spatial cluster analysis, and density estimation to solve problems, help formulate strategic goals and improve county business operations; Collects, cleans, massages and perpares data for anlysis; Produces reports, maps and other graphical displays to communicate analysis findings.

Designs and implements geospatial data models in relational databases; Develops and documents data maintenance workflows and procedures; Converts and transforms data for specific uses; Develops and manages extract, transform, and load (ETL) procedures in a SQL environment; Creates and manages enterprise geospatial databases to ensure completeness, availability, and accessibility of data to internal and external customers; Develops procedures using GIS desktop software, custom scripting and/or procedural SQL to ensure data quality and integrity; Integrates data from county business systems and external sources with geospatial data.

Supports departments in managing County physical assets such as facilities, the IT network and the water and waste water infrastructure through the use of geospatial technology; Coordinates with County personnel and contractors to ensure that assets are accurately represented in the geospatial database; Configures, maintains and provides user support for geospatial applications used by departments to manage assets; Coordinates field collection of asset locations and characteristics.

Designs and develops digital maps using geospatial data for the purpose of supporting county business operations, programs, and strategic planning; Designs and produces digital maps according to established standards and to meet the specific requirements of the customer; Designs and develops supplemental forms of data visualization; Designs digital maps to be served through interactive mapping applications; Assesses user requirements and provides a product best suited to the intended use.

Assesses existing geospatial environments and recommends improvements for application technology, system performance, and software migration; Communicates with IT infrastructure architects and developers to successfully deploy solutions; Performs installation and configuration of GIS server software; Creates mapping, imagery, data, geoprocessing, and geocoding services; Troubleshoots problems with GIS enterprise server software.

Information Technology Specialist (GIS) — FEMA

Information Technology Specialist (GIS)

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Open & closing dates

     03/16/2020 to 03/25/2020

    This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
  • Service

    Excepted

  • Pay scale & grade

    IC 12

  • Salary

    $80,830 to $105,083 per year

  • Appointment type

    Term – Temporary – Not to Exceed 2 Years

  • Work schedule

    Full-Time – Full Time

1 vacancy in the following location:

  • Atlanta, GA1 vacancy

See https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/PrintPreview/562945100 for more information and directions on how to apply.

Junior Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst (Norcross)

Junior Geographic Information System (GIS) Analyst

Location: Norcross, GA

 

Employment Contact John Hudler at John.Hudler@Rizing.com

 

DESCRIPTION OVERVIEW

Rizing Geospatial is a full-service geospatial services group under RIZING’s Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) line of business. Rizing Geospatial supports our existing and potential clients with enhancing their geospatial environments and with integrating asset management and geospatial workflows and technologies.  We are looking to hire a full-time Junior GIS Analyst with a background and/or education in GIS to join the team leading our geospatial initiatives. Rizing provides competitive salaries and benefits

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Configure and implement Esri’s ArcGIS suite of products 
  • Configure and implement Esri’s ArcGIS Desktop Extensions
    • Roads & Highways
    • Data Reviewer 
    • Workflow Manager 
    • Task Assistant Manager 
  • Configure and implement ArcGIS Server with above mentioned extensions
  • Configure and implement Rizing’s suite of geospatial products
  • Utilize ArcGIS and Esri extensions to analyze and edit data
  • Work with a team and clients to design, develop, test, and implement geospatial data maintenance and analysis workflows, geospatial databases, and productive and efficient systems for our clients
  • Develop technical design specifications
  • Assist with data migration tasks from legacy systems to new production systems
  • Train clients on products and implemented solutions
  • Assist with technical sales demonstrations and proposals

 

EDUCATION

  • Four Year Degree in GIS or related field

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  • Experience with and/or knowledge of the Esri ArcGIS desktop product suite (10.x) 
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of Esri ArcPro (2.x)
  • Good understanding of spatial and non-spatial databases 
  • Strong grasp of GIS and mapping principles
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiasm and drive to learn new things
  • Dedication to work in a team oriented and collaborative environment
  • Positive attitude and a desire to solve complex problems

 

DESIRED SKILLS

  • Knowledge of or experience with Esri’s Roads and Highways and Data Reviewer extensions
  • Knowledge of Linear Referencing System (LRS) concepts and data models
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of the Esri ArcGIS server product suite (10.x) including Roads and Highways and Data Reviewer extensions
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of SQL Server and/or Oracle
  • Experience with Esri Model Builder, Python (ArcPy)
  • Experience with ArcGIS Online and Portal

 

GIS/CAD Specialist (Cherokee County)

Fire Department Based EMS (GIS) Analyst
Specialist to support programmatic research and analysis related to the evaluation of local
emergency response systems and the deployment of fire and emergency medical response
resources. Designs, implements, develops, and analyzes geospatial information, databases
and applications. Duties include field data collection, geoprocessing, map production,
documentation, automating repetitive tasks, sharing maps, data and tools as services, and
establishing and implementing standards and procedures for database management. Works
closely with the County’s CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch) manager to ensure proper
dispatch of Fire Department resources.

Detailed Job Description

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GIS Manager (City of Atlanta)

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Posting expires: 03/08/20

Salary range: $63,200 – $105,400

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Develops, implements and manages geographic information systems for an assigned department or for a centralized IT function. This is an experienced managerial level charged with responsibility for one or more activities within a department. Position manages a group of employees, typically with intermediate supervisors, or a smaller group of specialized professional employees. Areas of responsibility are typically unique within the department.

Supervision Received

Normally receives guidance regarding overall mission, short-term and mid-term objectives, scheduling, unusual priorities, etc. but is free to set work methods, timetables, performance standards, etc.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned. 

  • Provides management direction to the GIS function including the development and implementation of the GIS program for assigned department.
  • Establishes operating and project priorities and allocation of GIS resources for the organization; balances ongoing responsibilities and special projects as assigned.
  • Coordinates and facilitates activities and commitments with other departments and/or functions.
  • Develops and tracks project schedules.
  • Prepares and monitors departmental budget.
  • Selects, trains, coaches, recommends salary increases, administers corrective action and reviews performance of department employees.
  • Maintains knowledge of current technological developments in GIS and assures that staff skills are updated and enhanced as needed.

Decision Making

Establishes team organization and processes within policy limitations. Selects technical methods.

Leadership Provided

Has managerial authority over a group of professional employees and/or technical employees.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list. 

  • Extensive knowledge of concepts, processes and tools of IT and GIS. Leadership and motivational skills.
  • Skill in identifying operating issues and developing solutions.
  • Ability to apply experience and professional knowledge to carry out most assignments in GIS; ability to apply general IT and GIS knowledge across organization or discipline lines.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in GIS, geography, computer science or engineering (equivalent professional experience may be considered for substitution for the required degree on an exception basis).
  • 5 years professional experience in GIS.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Master’s degree in GIS, geography, computer science or engineering
  • 5 or more years of directly related GIS professional work experience.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

GIS Coordinator (City of Atlanta)

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Posting expires: 03/04/20

Salary range: $58,800 – $98,000

Here at the City of Atlanta, we are passionate about building and improving our community. Our Police Officers, Fire Fighters, and Building Inspectors keep our Citizens safe. Our Public Works Staff keep our City clean and help to maintain, build, and improve our City’s infrastructure. Our City planners help envision and shape future City growth. Our Parks & Recreation professionals enhance our quality of life. Our Engineers help to keep our drinking water clean, the largest airport in the world (by passenger volume) operating, and our buildings maintained. Along with the host of Finance, Procurement, and Human Resources professionals whose support is vital, we are the City of Atlanta! If you’re seeking a meaningful role where you can make a real difference improving and growing our City, we welcome you to explore the job opportunities we have to offer.

General Description and Classification Standards

Coordinates GIS projects and activities in the City. Uses geospatial technology expertise to provide support for various departments as it relates to the needs of users to access GIS Datasets and Applications. This is a Senior level position capable of carrying out most assignments under general direction.

Supervision Received

Works under very general supervision. May work independently or with other skilled or semi-skilled workers with responsibility for completion of assigned tasks.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities These are typical responsibilities for this position and should not be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. May perform other duties as assigned.

  • Coordinates and assigns GIS personnel to projects.
  • Provides team lead oversight on projects including quality assurance, data analysis, map production and report production.
  • Provides technical support to staff and other departments to ensure that the Department of Watershed Management GIS system is meeting the needs of the department’s missions.
  • Provides daily management of city’s enterprise geographic information system servers, and related workstations.
  • Maintains, creates, and updates GIS databases. This includes database design, GIS applications, and ArcGIS Server instances.

Decision Making

Selects from multiple procedures and methods to accomplish tasks. May make purchasing recommendations or resource allocation decisions within organization guidelines. Applies organizational policies. May interpret organizational policies and recommend exceptions.

Leadership Provided

Serves as a technical resource or mentor to other employees. May lead or instruct less experienced workers in high level or technical jobs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities This is a partial listing of necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job successfully. It is not an exhaustive list.

  • Specialized knowledge of ESRI ArcGIS Suite including Desktop, ArcGIS Server/Enterprise, and ArcGIS Online. Familiarity with Model Builder, Python, SQL or similar in an Oracle environment. Ability to resolve issues without escalation. Substantial understanding of the job and applies knowledge and skills to complete a wide range of tasks. Specialized knowledge of personal computers and related systems and networks.
  • Knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) principles. Appropriate application of theory, re-engineering design, and systems development practices.
  • Skilled in using a range of software tools for GIS map creation and maintenance, data analysis, and Internet-enabled GIS.
  • Makes modifications to existing applications based on user needs and specifications, software, database, and operating systems. Skill in managing administrative tasks, projects, and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers receiving GIS services.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications – Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • 6 years of work experience in GIS support.

Preferred Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 8 years of work experience in GIS support.

Licensures and Certifications

  • GISP or Esri Technical Certification preferred.

Essential Capabilities and Work Environment

Required physical, lifting, and sensory capabilities are requirements to perform the job successfully. Typical environmental conditions associated with job.

City of Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Georgia DNR Wildlife Resources Division — Job Announcement, GIS Specialist 3

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division

Job Title: GIS Specialist 3
Position#: 00213630
Job Location: Walton County

Job Responsibilities: Under limited supervision, working both independently and as part of a team,
this position will support the coordination, development and management of land and species
management geospatial databases. The incumbent will coordinate statewide data collection, bridge
data and information gaps, develop informative GIS products, and evaluate and support
administrative requirements for annual reporting. This position will also coordinate the collection
and management of geospatial data to include annual population surveys, wildlife management area
(WMA) habitat projects, WMA operation and maintenance activities, shooting ranges, timber
management activities, hunting maps, and all spatial data needed for federal grant proposals and
performance reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in geography, cartography, geology, forestry or a closely related field from an
accredited college or university
AND
One year of experience in the area of assignment
OR
One year of experience required at the lower level GIS Spec 2 (LSP061) or position equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preference may be given to applicants with:
1) Experience with Geographic Information System applications, tools, and resources,
including familiarity with both raster and vector resources, geodatabases, cartographic
principles and common software tools.
2) Experience with relational, multi-user spatial database design, development and
management; including the integration of existing databases (spatial and non-spatial).
3) Experience with collection, analysis and dissemination of geospatial and related
data/information.
4) Experience with wildlife management or biological sciences databases or geospatial
projects.

Salary: $42,622.26/year plus benefits

If interested in applying for this position, please submit an electronic DNR application
(www.gadnr.org/careers) for employment to the e-mail address below or mail a completed DNR
application for employment to following address:

Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Wildlife Resources Division
Office of Human Resources
Connie Hopkins
2067 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE
Social Circle, GA 30025
Connie.Hopkins@dnr.ga.gov

The Deadline to submit applications is February 20, 2020.


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