Calling Applicants for the Georgia URISA Student Committee

Georgia URISA is excited to announce the formation of a new Student Committee! The purpose of the Committee is to encourage participation with Georgia URISA and to increase opportunities for incorporating GIS at all levels of education.

The responsibilities of the Student Committee will include:

  • Facilitating collaboration between your college/university and Georgia URISA
  • Assisting the Education and Outreach Chair with student events
  • Working on the K-12 STEM Program
  • Contributing to a joint project with all participating colleges/universities
  • Bringing fresh new ideas to Georgia URISA

Any undergraduate or graduate student currently enrolled in school is eligible to apply. In order to apply, please send a short biography, the name of your school, the year you expect to graduate and a brief explanation of why you would like to be on the Committee to The deadline for submitting applications is midnight, March 15, 2017.

Once assembled, the Committee will elect a Student Liaison who will become a member of the Georgia URISA Board.

GIS Analyst – Middle Georgia Regional Commission

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, writing sample, and three references to:
Middle Georgia Regional Commission

Attention: Jen Doran
175 Emery Highway, Suite C
Macon, GA 31217
by e-mail to

Applications will be accepted for this position until March 05, 2017.  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.


GIS Technician – Edwards-Pitman Environmental

Edwards-Pitman Environmental is seeking a GIS Technician for our Smyrna office. Under direct supervision, candidate would be responsible for digitizing and cataloging environmental data from a variety of sources. Responsibilities would include:

  • Identifying environmental resources from paper and digital sources
  • Working with proprietary and open-source GIS tools (ArcGIS, QGIS, PostGIS)
  • Assisting team with GIS-related tasks


The ideal candidate would possess:

  • Bachelor’s in Geography, Environmental Studies, or related field
  • 0 – 2 years’ experience
  • A strong sense of organization
  • A desire to problem solve
  • Proficiency in ArcGIS Desktop (ArcMap, ArcCatalog)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Familiarity with versioned data
  • Fundamental understanding of relational databases
  • Fundamental understanding of geoprocessing and Python scripting

Please send CV and resume to


2017 GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference – Chattanooga, TN

URISA and the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) partner together each year in order to present the GIS/CAMA Technologies Conference, which will take place in Chattanooga, March 6-9, 2017. The conference discusses the important role of GIS, Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) and other technologies in providing access to data and analysis of information for better decision making within a jurisdiction.

The entire educational line-up is online

Don’t miss preconference workshops including “Deploying Mobile GIS Solutions” and “Basics of R Statistical Software”, nearly 20 breakout sessions and featured speakers. Here are a few of the not-to-miss presentations:

  • How Lafayette Parish has Modernized their GIS and What it Means Going Forward
  • Sevier County Tennessee’s Response to the Gatlinburg Wildfires
  • Engaging Public Officials with GIS
  • Developing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan with Parcel Data


Why Attend? “As an appraiser, this conference is a wonderful way to see the power of GIS and how it is being utilized. For those in GIS, exposure to how your users are leveraging your systems and what they need, is a wonderful way to enhance your operation. This conference is the ideal place to be inspired by the work of others in our industry.” – Scott Rountree, Augusta-Richmond County Board of Assessors

The GIS/CAMA Exhibition is always a busy spot. Connect with our Platinum Sponsor, Esri and Gold Sponsor, Tyler Technologies and all of the exhibitors who will be demonstrating the latest and greatest technology solutions.

For complete details, visit the conference website:

GIS Analyst III – Dekalb County

Job Title: Analyst III, Planning/GIS (790060) Closing Date/Time: — Salary: — Job Type: Full-Time Regular Location: 1780 Montreal Road, Tucker, 30084 Department: DeKalb County School District Under direct direction, develops and provides data and information, including capacity, enrollment and projected … [CLICK TO READ MORE]