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Posted: 08/23/2019

Utah Division of State History (UT SHPO)

The State of Utah is an equal opportunity employer. Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability. Reasonable accommodations provided to known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For accommodation information or if you need special accommodations to complete the application process, contact the Dept. of Human Resource Mgmt. at 801-538-3025 or TTY 801-538-3696. This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.

Public GIS Specialist
Professional Opportunity
Salt Lake City, UT
$16.76 - $30.42 Hourly
Open Until

Do you love geospatial technology, history, archaeology, and heritage, AND making all of that accessible to the public through innovative means? If so, the Utah Division of State History is interested in hiring you. The Public GIS Specialist focuses their attention on creating geospatial content that allows the public to engage directly in our mission to protect and steward Utah's rich history. The incumbent creates and manages geospatial databases for a variety of data types, creates interactive online maps and ESRI Storymaps, supports colleagues on developing high-quality static maps for publication and information, and works with a collaborative team that spans archaeology to architectural history. The successful applicant will have the skills necessary to do all the above responsibilities in a high-paced and fun environment. Besides the needed skills in ArcGIS and other ESRI tools, the successful applicant must have the ability to learn new software skills, manage time and projects effectively, and a willingness to partner and communicate with diverse partners. 

Principle Duties
As the Public GIS Specialist  you will typically:

  • Maintain, edit, and create geospatial databases on a variety of topics.
  • Create map graphics for posters, flyers, web documents using ArcGIS and other software packages.
  • Complete online and historical research in support of a project.
  • Develop and execute online or in-person workshops to expose more groups and individuals to history and archaeology and GIS.
  • Continue to expand knowledge and skill set to leverage new and innovative geospatial techniques to educate the public on history and archaeology related topics.
  • Assist in the creation and maintenance of historic buildings GIS data.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal person for this position will possess:

  • Extensive knowledge of Geographic Information Systems, geospatial databases, and online mapping platforms.
  • Skills in Python or other related scripting language is a bonus.
  • Experience with relational database management.
  • Good verbal, writing, customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work in a flexible team environment
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize time and workload in order to accomplish tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Competency in Microsoft Office, Adobe, and social networking. Ability to learn new software such as Geocortex Essentials.

Preference will be give to those with an Undergraduate or Graduate Degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems. 

Why You Should Join Our Team
We offer a rich benefits package with 11 paid holidays per year. Annual leave starting at 4 hours per pay period and increasing over time. In addition, 4 hours of sick leave per pay period as well as medical, dental, vision, life insurance Eco-pass for UTA allowing free travel on Bus, Trax, and FrontRunner along with many other employee incentives and bonuses.

Supplemental Information

  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated, e.g. safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc.

How to apply
Apply online at: http://statejobs.utah.gov/jobseeker/ Select “710 Department of Heritage and Arts” and click “Apply Search” Job #21057 Public GIS Specialist
Crystal Haywood
Phone: 801-536-4281

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