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Associate GIS Specialist


CentralSquare Technologies | Professional Services | Sioux Falls, SD

Associate GIS Specialist



The ideal candidate for this position will have a degree (BA, BS) related to Geographic Information Systems and some professional GIS, public safety, and/or local government work experience. They are self-motivated, excel at problem-solving, learn quickly, and work well both as an individual contributor and a member of a GIS services team.


Duties Include:       

·        Conduct meetings with public safety GIS personnel to outline GIS requirements and coordinate data collection and implementation

·        Communicate geospatial data requirements, identify gaps, and report solutions accordingly

·        Communicate GIS concepts into easily understood terms for clients and staff

·        Utilize Esri and proprietary tools and Python to implement GIS and mapping components and products

·        Update training materials and other documentation regarding GIS functionality or assist trainers and technical writers in doing so

·        Manage and maintain client GIS data deliveries

·        Participate in GIS functionality quality reviews prior to major releases and updates

·        Assist in the “go-live” support of clients as they transition to using the new system

·        Provide occasional client training

·        Assist clients with escalated GIS-related technical support

Skills & Requirements

Preferred Skills/Qualifications

·        Degree (BA, BS) related to the Geographic Information Systems or equivalent work experience

·        Prior GIS and/or public safety work experience preferred

·        Demonstrated proficiency in:

o   ArcGIS Desktop

o   Experience with ArcGIS Network Analyst preferred

o   Python scripting and/or ArcGIS Model Builder

o   ArcGIS Server Administration

o   Experience publishing web map services

·        Excellent problem-solving skills

·        Excellent communication skills: both written and verbal

·        Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office applications

·        Ability to maintain a positive attitude when faced with multiple priorities and deadlines

·        Provides detailed reports to colleagues when resolving technical issues or participating in project deliverables

·        Ability to work independently and as part of a team