The George Mason University, Facilities Department is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic person for GIS Technician position at our Fairfax location. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.
The primary responsibility of this position is to support GMU and its Facilities Department's efforts to maintain, update, and expand the Facilities Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The successful candidate will collect and import utility and infrastructure data with a variety of methods including: archives records, GPS equipment, publically accessible data, and in cooperation with other organizations. The position will be responsible for generating outputs using GIS and CAD systems for inspectors, project managers, and other facility related positions within the University. The position will also manage the university's online ArcGIS account. The GIS Specialist will assist in supervising interns.
Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Engineering, Computer Science, Environmental Science or a related field with knowledge and experience in GIS, archives, and records management; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Familiarity with database applications, processing, preservation, records management protocols, and collections care. Some experience directly related to the construction/architectural field. Experience with web and digitization technologies, typical office software (e.g. Microsoft Office), and office/administrative functions. Experience with computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) to include:
Demonstrated experience working with Esri ArcGIS software and extensions;
Strong understanding of cartographic principles, spatial data concepts, projection systems, data management, digital map production, hard copy presentations, and quality assurance/quality control;
Demonstrated experience working with ArcGIS 10.x or higher including desktop extensions (Spatial Analyst, 3d Analyst, etc.);
Working experience using ArcGIS Online to develop solutions for field staff;
Ability to analyze and interpret data from many sources, including field data and online data sources;
Ability to create high-quality cartographic products suitable for client deliverables;
Ability to effectively collect, process, and evaluate GPS data;
Knowledge of ArcSDE (ESRI Geodatabase design structure and management), as well as general database knowledge, including the manipulation of tabular data in GIS, summarizing, joining, and linking related data;
Python scripting and general application development are desired;
EQuIS Database desired;
AutoCAD in environmental applications desired;
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
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George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report “Up and Coming” spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.
Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason’s diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 44518
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.