New job post: GIS Conversion Specialist @NISC_coop (Lake Saint Louis, MO )

December 17, 2013 by  
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New job post: GIS Conversion Specialist @National Information Solutions Cooperative (Lake Saint Louis, MO )

Would you like to build a career with a company who stresses the importance of solid relationships, presents a challenging workload, and is cutting-edge with GIS software products? NISC is ranked in ComputerWorld’s Best Places to Work survey for ten consecutive years, and we are looking for a qualified individual to join our GIS conversion team. Utilize your skills in Esri and AutoCAD and make a difference by helping serve our members and their communities.

This position reports to the Team Lead of E&O Implementations and Conversions; External customers include Utility Members using E&O products and any prospective GIS/FES systems customers. Collaborates closely and shares resources with co-workers on the GIS/FES team and GIS technicians. This position is responsible for the conversion and configuration of GIS/FES GeoDatabase. Also responsible for answering questions on GIS/FES data requirements via the telephone or e-mail.

Essential Functions:

-Perform GIS/FES project responsibilities by Converting Customer GIS/staking data to NISC GIS/FES data model for use with NISC E&O software
-Assists with data issues for customers who are using NISC E&O products and recommends changes or enhancements as directed.
-Provides superior customer service to our customers in all encounters.
-Promotes and maintains a high-quality, professional, service-oriented company image among users and prospects.
-Assists in identifying data requirements related to E&O products.
-Prepares change requests for software engineering staff and follows-up to resolution.
-Conveys customer feedback to management and product development staff as appropriate.
-May be called upon to assist in other areas.
-May be called upon to participate on design teams regarding enhancements to E&O conversion routines.
-May be required to travel to customer sites on occasion.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Bachelors Degree in a professional field (engineering or information technology preferred) or equivalent experience.
Generally requires three to five years of experience in engineering and operations-related software systems and applications to include Esri ArcGIS, AutoCAD or other mapping systems. Experience with electric distribution systems a plus.
-Strong knowledge of Esri ArcGIS for Desktop software.
-Strong understanding of how databases are built and modified through the ArcGIS interface.
-Basic knowledge of coordinate systems in ArcGIS
-Basic knowledge of AutoCAD.
-Excellent research and problem solving skills with a strong attention to detail
-Strong desire to produce High Quality conversions
-Strong PC skills.
-Basic knowledge of SQL Server Express including Management Studio Express and how SQL Server is used within Esri applications.
-Familiarity with Microsoft Office products including Access, Word and Excel.
-Basic understanding of JAVA or similar programming language.
-Knowledge of the utility industry or other related field
-Familiarity with project management processes and theory.
-Ability to organize and prioritize a large work volume.
-Ability to work in a team environment.
-Ability to interact in a positive manner with internal and external contacts.
-Strong verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills.
-Strong telephone etiquette and an ability to deal effectively with Customers.
For more information and to apply: GIS Conversion Specialist

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New job post: GIS Mapping Intern @tdstelecom

December 10, 2013 by  
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New job post: GIS Mapping Intern at TDS Telecommunications Corp. (Madison, Wisconsin)

GIS Mapping Internship Highlights
In this role students will:
Develop scripts that will automate of tasks within the GIS software and TDS data model. Develop dashboards that will be used for non-GIS personal to query data.
Normalize files with TDS standard Map scales levels, Symbology, Parcel data sets.
Analyze and correlate data from a variety of sources to be linked to features.
Develop databases for managing a verity of project data and data entry in to the database.

Education/Experience Requirements:
Required Qualifications
Currently pursuing BS, BA, or AA degree in Geographic Information System (GIS) or a recent graduate (within the past year)
Familiarity of ESRI / ArcGIS 10.x (desktop; mobile is a plus)
MS Office (Word, Access, Excel)

Other Qualifications
Web Application Programming Interface (API)
C+ programming experience
Java, Python, and HTML5 experience desired
MS Access database creation and design
Strong technical aptitude, including the ability to quickly and efficiently learn applications, systems, policies and procedures
Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong verbal and written communication
Ability to work both independently and on team assignments


For more information and to apply: GIS Mapping Intern

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TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS) is the seventh largest telecom provider in the U.S. For more than 40 years, the company has been connecting people with high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in hundreds of rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across 31 states. Today, TDS has more than 1.1 million equivalent access lines in service and 2,700 employees. Business customers select from the latest technologies, including: VoIP (managedIP) phone service, dedicated Internet, data networking, and hosted-managed services.

New Job Post: Web Developer @BlueRaster (Arlington, VA)

November 15, 2013 by  
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Web Developers

Blue Raster (Arlington, Virginia)

Blue Raster has immediate openings for enthusiastic Web Developers in our Washington DC Dev Center. Come join our team building world-changing web/mobile tools and have fun with the latest technologies like HTML5 and JavaScript. Each day you will know you are making a difference.

Qualities were looking for:
- Problem solver
- Like to tinker
- Always learning
- Love a challenge
- Energized by opportunity
- Doing something new
- Creatively solving problems

Some of the tech we tinker in:
- JavaScript
- Python
- Node.js
- Android/iOS

Share your story with Blue Raster:
Send these three things to
- Note why you want to dev with the Blue Raster team
- Resume that highlights your passion (without listing every tech you’ve heard of)
- Share a bit of your finished code and be ready to talk about it (GitHub or other)

Apply now: Web Developers

New job post: GIS Analyst @ Kodiak Island Borough (Kodiak, Alaska)

September 26, 2013 by  
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New job post: GIS Analyst at Kodiak Island Borough (Kodiak, Alaska)

Education/Experience Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree (B. A.# from four-year college or university in geography, geodesy, computer science, civil engineering, or related field, and two #2# years of experience in the GIS industry. Any equivalent combination of experience, education and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work may be considered.

Salary Range: $27.85-$37.46/hour.
Hiring Range: $27.85-$29.26/hour

For more information and to apply: GIS Analyst

Apply at Kodiak Job Center
211 Mission Road, Suite 103
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
#907) 486-3105.

Position open until filled.

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Kodiak is the second largest island in the United States. Situated in the northern Gulf of Alaska, just east of the Alaska Peninsula, the Kodiak Island Archipelago is home to about 14,000 people, less than 100 miles of mostly unpaved roads, and 3,000 of the worlds largest brown bears. Despite the islands isolation, residents enjoy a cosmopolitan lifestyle. Downtown boasts shops, galleries, restaurants, coffee shops, two museums, and our scenic boat harbor. Commercial fishing and seafood processing, logging, recreational hunting, fishing, tourism and government make up the economy of Kodiak. The island is also home to the nations largest Coast Guard base, a commercial rocket launch facility, one of the largest Travelifts in the world, and six newly installed Pillar Mountain wind turbines, overlooking beautiful Kodiak City. Kodiak offers the best in outdoor sport and recreational opportunities with access to secluded beaches, extensive wilderness trails, and easy mountain hikes.

New job post: GIS Mapping Technician @SouthRiverEMC in North Carolina

September 17, 2013 by  
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New job post: GIS Mapping Technician at South River Electric Membership Corporation in Dunn, NC.

Maintaining and updating the mapping system, developing integrated geographical information system databases and analyzing data through knowledge of GIS.
Drawing electronic and/or physical plans for engineering personnel.
Being proficient with using GIS/GPS technology.

Education Requirements:
Four year degree in Geographic Information Science preferred. Will consider related work experience +(five(5) year minimum) in lieu of educational requirements if there is demonstrated ability to carry out the position responsibilities.

Technical Requirements:
Minimum two(2) years of experience using ESRI software is preferred.
Having experience in the utility industry is also helpful.

$23.72 – $34.71 hourly
For more information and to apply:  GIS Mapping Technician

Check out all available jobs for South River Electric Membership Corporation

South River Electric Membership Corporation is an electric distribution cooperative whose headquarters is in Dunn, North Carolina. The Cooperative also has a District Operations Center in Fayetteville for the convenience of our membership.

Our Cooperative serves over 42,000 consumer/members in Harnett, Cumberland, Sampson, Johnston and Bladen counties. South River EMC has 98 employees and is owned and operated by the consumer/members who use its services.

Job of the week: Sr. Geospatial Data Management Specialist @DigitalGlobe

September 16, 2013 by  
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The job of the week is the Sr. Geospatial Data Management Specialist position at DigitalGlobe in Tampa, Florida.

The Senior Geospatial Data Management Specialist position requires specific technical skills and expertise to provide assistance to the program manager, research and technical staff in supporting the full range of data management activities needed for the production, maintenance, and visualization of a global enterprise data inventory.  Specific objectives that the data management specialist will provide support for include quality assurance, workflow standardization, and data management.

Education Requirements

Masters Degree in Geography, GIS, Information Systems, Environmental Science, Computer Science, or Related Field or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrate professional expertise of greater than 10 years with of ESRI’s suite of desktop GIS software primarily focused on ArcGIS Desktop and extensions.
  • Demonstrate professional experience of greater than 2 years working in a multi-user, enterprise Geodatabase environment using ESRI’s ArcSDE software. Preferences will be given to those candidates that demonstrate using SQL Server in conjunction with ArcSDE though experience with other relational database systems is acceptable.
  • Thorough grounding in GIS theory, including projections, types of overlays, coordinate systems, geoprocessing tools, and spatial analysis.
  • Experience with topology, editing, versioning.
  • Demonstrate understanding of publishing geospatial data using ArcGIS Server. Candidates should provide an understanding of the utility and limitations of publishing data through ArcGIS Server. Preference will be given to candidates that understand MXD and Geodatabase optimization practices.
  • Demonstrate professional knowledge of concepts and principles of geospatial data management by providing a minimum of 2 specific work examples.
  • Experience maintaining databases of large volumes of environmental and geospatial data.
  • Cartography and advanced map creation
  • Advanced statistical analysis
  • Experience working with CAD format engineering drawings, AutoCAD conversion to feature classes
  • Experience with establishing and utilizing QA/QC procedures
  •  Excellent verbal and written communication skills and coordination and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrate ability to communicate technical information effectively to lay persons and geospatial technical experts alike.
  • Demonstrate knowledge working with variety of geospatial datasets from sources within and external to the federal government.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and document detailed data production  workflows using best management practices
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement comprehensive quality assurance/quality control procedures


Check out the Sr. Geospatial Data Management Specialist position or search all available positions at DigitalGlobe.


 DigitalGlobe is a leading global provider of commercial high-resolution earth imagery products and services. Sourced from our own advanced satellite constellation, our imagery solutions support a wide variety of uses within defense and intelligence, civil agencies, mapping and analysis, environmental monitoring, oil and gas exploration, infrastructure management, Internet portals and navigation technology.

GIS E-learning 24/7 with

September 11, 2013 by  
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If you are looking for online training for ArcGIS or MapInfo, then you need to have a look at GIS247.

GIS247 is a complete training solution for large & small organizations, user groups & individuals.

According to their about page, the e-Learning solution for GIS provides self-paced learning.  that is comprehensive, flexible and affordable. They claim to provide a full range of training courses and technical modules for all levels of GIS user.

After briefly browsing their site, I came up with a list of my own pros and cons:


  • Instant access to courses 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
  • Training for the most resent releases of the software. Some course released even before the software company’s own training.
  • Free trial.
  • Accessible anywhere.
  • Accredited by the Association of Geographic Information (AGI) and the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).


  • You have to provide your own GIS software, unlike an instructor led class.
  • Newer versions are limited to only core GIS functionality.  Not a lot if advanced GIS courses for topics such as 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, and Spatial Analyst.

Whether you are looking for personal training or organizational training, it appears to be well worth your time to check out GIS247.


Job of the week: Bible Map Designer @Logos

September 9, 2013 by  
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The job of the week is with Logos out of Bellingham, Washington as a Bible Map Designer.

Since its inception in 1992, Logos Research Systems, Inc. has grown from a couple of programmers in a basement into the largest developer of Bible software and a worldwide leader in multilingual electronic publishing. They partner with more than 130 publishers to make more than 33,000 electronic Bible study resources available to customers around the world. Their technology is used in more than 180 countries in a dozen languages.

Logos is seeking an experienced Map Designer who will use existing data on Bible places, together with map design tools like TileMill, to create story-specific as well as special-purpose maps for display in Logos software. Our goal is to provide hundreds of the best geographic resources available for Biblical studies.

To apply send resume and/or cover letter to or by fax to 360-527-1707, clearly indicating relevant experience, academic work, data projects, or work portfolio.Send by mail to:

Logos Bible Software
Attn: Jobs—Bible Map Designer
1313 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225-4307

Check out the job on their careers page: Bible Map  Designer

Esri Educational Services: Open Jobs

September 3, 2013 by  
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Esri, the leading GIS software company in the world has many career positions available.  One area in which they are searching employees is Educational Services.

When you think of Educational Services the first position that comes to mind is instructors.  Well, the department has a wide range opportunities beyond instructors.  Some of the positions include: content authors, project managers, training sales, to instructional designers,….and the list can go on.  Here are a few of their open opportunities.

Job Title Location Job ID
Instructional Technologist US-CA-Redlands 2012-1541
Course Developer – Server US-CO-Denver
Training Solution Sales Representative US-CA-Redlands
Training Solution Sales Representative US-PA-Philadelphia 2013-2329
Training Sales Specialist US-NC-Charlotte 2013-2526
Content Specialist US-CA-Redlands 2013-2542
Instructor – GIS US-TX-San Antonio 2013-2559
Instructor – GIS US-DC 2013-2576
Instructor-Server US-DC 2013-2676
Instructor-Server US-TX-San Antonio 2013-2677


Here you can see a live list of Educational Services available positions.

GIS programs will benefit from $500 million in college grants

September 20, 2012 by  
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At least two colleges have stated that they plan to apply grant funds to their Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs.  There are a total of 297 schools that will receive grants as individual applicants or as members of a consortium.

The University of Hawaii Maui College in connection with Kauai Community College and Hawaii Community College plan to target the GIS industry.  In addition to developing a GIS certificate program, the university/colleges have made plans to partner with key employers such as U.S. Geologic Survey and Esri.

The other is Stark State College that will cover curriculum development for new associate degrees and certificates related to the emerging oil and gas industry.  It will also go towards creating and supplying training labs for computers, geographic information systems (GIS), and geology.

This grant will add a big boost for these two programs, and there is sure to be more benefits for other GIS programs at the nearly 300 recipient schools.

Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis today announced $500 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training initiative, which promotes skills development and employment opportunities in fields such as advanced manufacturing, transportation and health care, as well as science, technology, engineering and math careers through partnerships between training providers and local employers. The U.S. Department of Labor is implementing and administering the program in coordination with the U.S. Department of Education.

Read more from the Department of Labor’s press release…
Grantee Summary PDF

Related Info:

Maps of grant totals by state for round one, and combined totals from round one and round two.

Stark State to tap grant for shale-related training


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