University of Illinois F&S GIS Specialist Job Opening

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 21:13 -- exf107

The University of Illinois Facilities and Services Department is hiring a GIS Specialist. Please pass this announcement along to anyone who may be interested.

For more information about the position and to apply, see

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Job Description:


The Engineering & Construction 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 three units:  GIS, Records, and Space Inventory.

Under the general supervision of the Facilities Information Management Coordinator this position is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations and assisting with the development of GIS in Facilities and Services.  The GIS Specialist is also responsible for production work involving maintenance of our GIS ArcSDE database, creation of GIS products and services and GPS data collection. In addition, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will provide expertise, knowledge and a high degree of technical skill related to the field of geographic information science.  The GIS Specialist will be responsible for developing strategies to help manage and maintain Facilities Information Resources GIS data, coordinate cross-unit initiatives to standardize access controls, implement standards and procedures for maintaining GIS data and collaborate closely with staff across multiple Facilities & Services units including University personnel.

Duties and responsibilities include:
Work closely with Energy Services, Utility Distribution Staff managing, documenting and maintaining the University’s utility distribution systems GIS data.
Assist with the development of client ESRI ArcGIS web applications and services.
Assist with the development, implementation and maintenance of 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 Resource GIS ArcSDE Database.
Assist with coordinating cross-unit initiatives to standardize controls and access to GIS related resources.
Develop custom maps for Facilities Information Resource’s, 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 use of GIS applications.
Assume appropriate related additional duties to further the mission of the unit.

Minimum Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required in Geographic Information Science (GIS), Computer Science, or other related field.

Minimum Required Work Experience:
0-2 years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems.
0-2 years of experience working with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcSDE

Additional Preferred Education and Work Experience:
Master’s degree preferred
2-5 years of experience working with Geographic Information Systems.
2-5 years of experience working with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop and ArcSDE AutoCAD or AutoCAD Map 3D Experience
Knowledge and understanding of basic geography information systems management functions.
ArcGIS Server including programming with one or more of the following:  ASP.NET, Java, JavaScript, HTML, web scripting or SQL
Working knowledge of Microsoft office suite Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
Excellent organization skills; ability to prioritize workload, work independently with minimum supervision, and take initiative.
Basic computer skills and the ability to learn new software and computer systems.
Experience working across multiple organizational levels.
Basic understanding of large scale utility distribution systems
Strong customer service values and skills.
Creative problem solving skills.

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 undergraduate college transcripts, and the names/contact information for three professional references by October 5, 2017. Applicants may be interviewed before October 5, 2017; 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 conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit To learn more about the University’s commitment to diversity, please visit

James V. Whitacre
GIS Specialist
Scholarly Commons, University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
306 University Library, MC-522
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL  61801  USA
(217) 333-0531

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