Geographic Info System (GIS) Technician Intermediate/Senior
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internal Number: 239479
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.
The University of Michigan Facilities and Operations Information Services Department is seeking a GIS Technician Senior to join the Facilities and Operations Information Services team to create, update, maintain and analyze various datasets using ESRI ArcGIS Pro, FME, and other software programs.
Compile geographic data and attributes from a variety of sources including blueprints, field observation, satellite imagery, aerial photographs, and existing maps
Create maps, utility networks, and web services using GIS software and related equipment
Gather, analyze, and integrate spatial data from staff and determine how best the information can be displayed using GIS
Meet with users to define data needs, project requirements, required outputs, or to develop applications
Analyze spatial data for geographic statistics to incorporate into documents and reports
Design and update database, applying additional knowledge of spatial feature presentations
Create Tasks, Arcade, and Notebook scripts
Enter new map data through the use of a digitizer or by direct input of coordinate information using the principles of cartography including coordinate systems, longitude, latitude, elevation, topography, and map scales
Analyze geographic relationships among varying types of data
Prepare metadata and other documentation
Move, copy, delete, and add files, drawings, and maps to output reports in hard copy or electronic transfer
Present information to users and answer questions
Retrieve and print stored maps
Conduct research to locate and obtain existing data
Maintain and comply with established internal controls
This position may work with and/or support systems that maintain or process sensitive institutional data as defined by university policy. Successful candidates must comply with federal, state, and local law, and/or university policies or agreements that require the university to implement specific privacy and security safeguards, including but not limited to ITAR, EAR, HIPAA, and FISMA
Bachelor's degree in a technical field or formal education in GIS preferred; degree in geography, natural resources, Computer Science or related field; equivalent combination of education and experience or extensive professional experience as an advanced GIS user will also be considered
At least 3 years working with ESRI GIS systems
At least 3 years of working experience with GIS standards and applications, ArcGIS Pro, Portal, SDE Enterprise
Working knowledge of basic mapping and cartographic/GIS concepts; mathematical concepts, research methods, database design principles, basic graphic arts principles; customer service principles
At least 3 years working with FME and python in a GIS environment
Familiarity with Field Maps, Experience Builder, LiDAR manipulation, ArcGIS Indoors, and ArcScene
Experience with ESRI Utility Networks, Geometric Networks
Ability to prioritize and organize, works well under stress, and meet deadlines
Ability to be flexible and adapt to change
Strong interpersonal skills to assist and communicate with staff
Must be able to perform field work, including climbing stairs, ladders, and rough terrain
High degree of computer literacy; strong proficiency in MS Windows and Google applications
Experience developing web-based GIS maps
Working knowledge of Tasks, Arcade, and ArcGIS Notebooks
Familiarity with databases for storing data, running queries, and creating reports
Working knowledge of utility systems and experience mapping them
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
Facilities and Operations seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to sustain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.
Candidates for this position must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Salary and Benefits
Base salary will vary depending on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
The University of Michigan Benefits Office is committed to offering a high-quality benefits package to support faculty, staff and their families. Learn more about our 2:1 retirement matching, healthcare plans with nationwide coverage including prescription drug coverage, three dental plans, a vision plan, flexible spending account, well-being programs, long-term disability, automatic life insurance, general legal services, three early childhood centers, time away from work and work-life programs to promote balance. Learn more at https://hr.umich.edu/benefits-wellness
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.