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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

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
06/12/18
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Forsyth County Enterprise GIS Architecture Modernization
Forsyth County Public Safety Complex, Cumming GA


GA URISA News

GIS Analyst – City of Brookhaven (Temporary)

Description

The City of Brookhaven, located in metro Atlanta, is seeking highly qualified applicants for a GIS Analyst in the IT Department.

Job Summary:

This temporary six-month assignment will support Geographic Information System (GIS) activities in the City of Brookhaven using ESRI’s ArcGIS Applications.

The successful candidate will need to have exceptional attention to detail, strong research skills, work ethic, organizational skills, and ability to work with others.

Assist in the Following Duties:

• Map production/printing
• Dataset maintenance/creation/collection
• ArcGIS Online administration
• ArcGIS Server service creation/maintenance
• Verify or assist in creating documentation for existing systems/processes/metadata
• Script development (Python) to automate or enhance routine processes
• Assist other City staff in utilization of GIS through training/education

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

• 3 – 5 years of experience with ArcGIS Applications (ArcMap, ArcCatalog, ArcGIS Server, etc.)
• Working knowledge of methods, standards, and techniques in GIS
• Knowledge of different data formats (shapefiles, geodatabases, relational databases)
• Ability to multi-task
• Excellent communication skills
• Passion to learn, and to accept responsibility 
• Pass background check

Education and/or Experience:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in GIS, geography, planning, civil engineering, computer science, or a related field.

The City of Brookhaven is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply

GIS Technician

 

 

Job Description:   • GIS data manipulation and visualization
• Combining datasets from many sources to create cartographic products
• Creating exhibit maps to be used with land acquisition documents
• Producing project update maps and feasibility study maps
• Enterprise data management
Work Environment:   The GIS technician will be working at the Georgia Power headquarters downtown. The team is under 10 people but they will be working in their own cube amongst the entire Land group.
Qualifications:   The GIS technician should have the following qualifications:

• 2 years of related GIS experience or recent Geography based college graduate with GIS coursework
• Proficient with ESRI suite of GIS tools especially ArcGIS Editor environment
• Proficient cartographic skills
• Knowledge and experience working with enterprise GIS databases
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Exceptional organizational and project/workload management skills

Performance Expectations:   The GIS technician is only expected to have 1-3 years of experience so there will be a lot of training involved. For the first few weeks, they will be shadowing another member of the team. Once they are comfortable, they will begin working on some of their own projects. Performance reviews are at the 30 and 90 day benchmarks.

For additional information, please contact Kaitlyn Teti, Recruiter, at Aerotek: 770-250-1263.

GIS Analyst – Middle Georgia Regional Commission (Macon)

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is seeking to fill the position of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Analyst.  The GIS Analyst position is responsible for meeting the daily information technology requirements of the Middle Georgia Regional Commission (MGRC) and assisting member local governments and partner agencies with service requests of a technical nature.  These duties typically include the application of GIS technology, website and/or web application design and support, network administration, and general systems maintenance.  The GIS Analyst works under the direct supervision of the Director of Technology Services.

Qualified applicants should, at a minimum, possess an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university as well as have previous experience in relevant information technology fields; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  This position requires advanced computer application skills.

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission provides services to 11 counties and 20 cities in Middle Georgia through its office located in Macon, Georgia.  Interested persons should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Middle Georgia Regional Commission

Attention: Jen Doran

175 Emery Highway

Suite C

Macon, GA 31217

or

by e-mail to jdoran@mg-rc.org.

Applications will be accepted for this position until the position is filled.  Candidates for the position will be subject to a criminal background check, motor vehicle license verification, pre-employment drug screening and skills assessments.

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission is an equal employment opportunity employer.

Internship – Georgia Geospatial Information Office (Atlanta)

THE GEORGIA GEOSPATIAL INFORMATION OFFICE – INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Georgia’s Geospatial Information Office (GIO) is looking for an undergraduate or graduate level intern to help grown the Office. The position is available immediately and may be extended through the 2018-2019 academic year. The intern will be assigned to the Geospatial Information Officer and will be housed in the Department of Community Affairs building, in Executive Park at Druid Hills and I-85, within the State Planning, Mapping & Research team. The intern will be exposed to all these groups on a daily basis.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The tasks of the internship will focus on administrative functions in support of the State Geospatial Information Officer. The intern will be exposed to programs such as:

  • Building statewide Programs (e.g. State-wide Imagery, LiDAR, Addressing, etc) in support of every level of government, from cities and counties, to regional, State and federal agencies
  • Building and Facilitating various GIS-related Communities of Practice, including GIS technical teams and governance
  • Website and social media management, including content development and design
  • Marketing, Outreach and Education – promoting this new office throughout the State
  • Administrative functions of a State Office (administrative assistance to the Geospatial Information Officer, planning constituent meetings, preparing reports, etc.)
  • Grant, contract, and technical writing
  • Creating State guidance and best practices for every level of government
  • Development of supporting applications (e.g. StoryMaps and prototyping GIS applications for various State agencies)

CANDIDATE ATTRIBUTES: The GIO’s work centers on establishing and creating sustainability for this new Office within the State. Much of the work involves local and State government and regional commission interaction, public policy, program administration, and some GIS/application building. The ideal candidate will have a basic understanding of programmatic administrative and policy concepts, some functional GIS skills such as the ability to make StoryMaps in ArcGIS Online, and, most importantly, a strong interest in the governmental processes and programs that establish the facilitation of a statewide geospatial community. As such, the following skills are preferred:

  • Comprehensive understanding of Microsoft’s suite of office software
  • Understanding of Esri software (ArcMap, ArcGIS Online, creation of StoryMaps, etc.)
  • Research and Technical writing
  • Interpersonal skills and ability to interact with internal and external partners
  • Strong organization skills, experience as an administrative assistant will be helpful
  • Impeccable attention to detail, thoroughness and time management skills; and,
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time

LOGISTICS: The intern will work 15-30 hours per week (flexible based upon class schedule and candidate’s desire) at a rate of $10-13 per hour (dependent upon educational level and previous experience). An interview will be required for consideration. A valid driver’s license and personal transportation is required.

NEXT STEPS: Interested students should submit a letter of interest and resume via email to Megan Haley at megan.haley@dca.ga.gov no later than April 9, 2018.

For more information, email above or contact:

Megan Haley

Georgia Geospatial Information Office

60 Executive Park South NE

Atlanta, GA 30329

Phone: 404.679.3147

 

GIS Technician – InterDev (Sandy Springs)

Position Description:

THE BASICS

We are offering an entry-level opportunity to join our collaborative team to help expand GIS at the City of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This is a part-time position (20 hours per week), available immediately, that may transition to a full-time position in 6 months. Work will be on-site at the city hall with flexible scheduling available during normal business hours.

Our award-winning team excels in providing high quality GIS products and services to municipal governments through the public-private partnership model. Learn from experienced GIS professionals while honing your skills by working on a wide range of city projects. Highlights of our work include: democratizing GIS through open data sites and public access GIS applications, customized internal staff apps, and integrating GIS in emergency operations. Training and attendance at professional community events is encouraged.

More Info

Email resumes to Mike Edelson/GIS Manager medelson@interdev.com

Intown Subchapter’s First Quarter Happy Hour – 2018

What: Intown SubChapter’s First Quarter Happy Hour – 2018
Where: Fado Irish Pub / 933 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
When: Thursday, March 8, 2018 / 6pm to 8pm

Note: *THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*
Guest Speaker: Sara Yurman, GISP, Principal – Spatial Focus
Presentation: “My Life in Open Source GIS”
Bio: Sara is a founding partner in Spatial Focus, a GIS consultancy started in 1998.  Her work with Spatial Focus has been all over the United States, with international projects in places such as Abu Dhabi, Serbia, Indonesia and Malawi.  She manages Spatial Focus production staff, often using open source GIS to build master address repositories.  She is a member of the Address Standard Working Group, chairing the Quality Control section of the FGDC Thoroughfare, Landmark and Postal Address Data Standard.  Sara is a former GIS Manager for local, regional and state organizations, and currently serves as Immediate Past President of Georgia URISA.

GIS Analyst – Coastal Regional Commission (Darien, Georgia)

The Coastal Regional Commission is seeking a motivated Geospatial Information Systems
Analyst. The GIS Analyst position is responsible for meeting the daily information technology
requirements of the Coastal Regional Commission and assisting member local governments and
partner agencies with service requests of a technical nature. These duties typically include the
application of GIS technology, website and/or web application design and support, network
administration, and general system maintenance. The GIS Analyst works under the direct
supervision of the Director of Information Services.

Requirements: Qualified applicants should, at a minimum, possess an undergraduate degree from
an accredited college or university as well as have previous experience in relevant information
technology fields; or five to seven years related experience and/or training; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.  This position requires advanced computer application
skills.

The Coastal Regional Commission provides services to 10 counties and 35 cities in Coastal
Georgia through its offices located in Darien GA. The Information Services Division provides a
range of technical services including spatial data maintenance, geospatial web applications,
systems administration and cartography.
Salary: DOE, with a competitive benefits package. Deadline: Open until filled.

Submit a resume and cover letter to:
Colletta Harper
Coastal Regional Commission
1181 Coastal Drive SW
Darien, GA 31305
charper@crc.ga.gov


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