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GIS Coordinator - Facilities Services

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GIS Coordinator

MR10: Starting Rate depending on education level and experience.


The position is responsible for developing and maintaining the enterprise GIS program supporting the department's long-term geospatial strategy, along with the short-term goals of improving the university's operations with modern geospatial solutions. They will update and maintain various GIS layers and databases for spatial data, generate maps, and web-map applications to support the various projects within Facilities Services. They will assist in the field verification of physical assets on campus using GPS. They will coordinate and manage enterprise GIS projects to improve cross-departmental coordination, and user access to critical information, and decision level at all levels.


Duties and Responsibilities:

- Manage GIS projects through all phases of design, build, and deployment of solutions for a variety of business needs such as field mobility, dashboards, and applications for decision making. Perform complex GIS data creation, maintenance, manipulation, and analysis of necessary data elements of FM databases.

- Support efforts to improve the use of 3D and BIM models and floorplans in the GIS environment for indoor mapping and asset management. Utilizes AutoCAD and ArcGIS to transfer data between both software packages and generate field data (maps and drawings) of campus-wide facilities, grounds, and infrastructure

- Prepare, plan, produce, maintain, and update a variety of maps, drawings, web-map applications, displaying layers, and attribute data using GIS tools for Facilities Services and other departments across the university. Maintain the university's main campus interactive map.

-Provide GIS-related technical guidance and assistance to project teams. Implement new GIS applications as technology changes.


- Bachelor’s degree in Geography, Cartography, Computer Sciences, Information Technology or related field and 3 years of professional experience in the development, deployment, application, use of spatial information systems, associated software and services.

-Must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

- Advanced GIS knowledge and proficiency with Esri ArcGIS product suite: ArcGIS Pro, ArcGISServer/Enterprise; Web GIS system (ArcGIS Portal/Online) and GIS database maintenance and administration; standard and advanced spatial analysis tasks and geoprocessing tools. Experience deploying ArcGIS applications such as Dashboards, Field Maps, Survey123, and Web AppBuilder.

- Operating Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) hardware and software to produce 2D and 3D geospatial data products

-  Excellent computer skills and the ability to learn new software and computer systems.

- Ability to collect, analyze, manage data, and ensure proper QA/QC protocols.

- Ability to work well independently with minimal supervision and to lead project tasks

- Skilled at working across multiple organizational levels.

- Excellent organization and creative problem solving skills.

- Ability to prioritize workload, and work independently with minimum supervision, and take initiative.

- Strong oral and written communication skills.

- Analytical and critical thinking skills.

- Ability to work within groups and multi-task effectively

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Fs Design
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 29, 2023, 3:03:10 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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