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GIS Specialist

Geographic Technologies Group

Goldsboro,  North Carolina

Geographic Technologies Group is a GIS Consulting Company based in Goldsboro, North Carolina,  located 60 miles east of Raleigh North Carolina. GTG is an Esri Gold Partner that specializes in GIS consulting services primarily for local government, telecommunications, and public safety organization. We have an opening for a Senior GIS Specialist. If you possess the required skills and experience, are a good listener, quick learner and excellent collaborator who will flourish in a fast-paced consulting environment, please submit your resume, cover letter and salary requirements to:

A Senior GIS Specialist is responsible primarily for delivering geospatial implementations for consulting clients, and over time will take on designing and managing such implementations. Implementations may consist of many of the following elements: software installation/configuration/customization and database creation / conversion / migration / maintenance. In these cases, the Senior GIS Specialist has a role in liaising with the client, determining and analyzing requirements, and then executing the solution, once it has received the client’s approval. Projects are often done with the aid of other GIS staff.

Depending on the project, the Senior GIS Specialist. may fully perform or participate in the writing of proposals, keeping projects on budget and client reporting. Senior GIS Specialists work closely with and often take strategic direction from GTG’s owners.


  • Provide billable service hours to our clients, off-site and on-site, as needed
  • Provide technical analysis, design, and documentation for GIS databases and systems implementation, as well as organizational analysis to the level needed to support the technical solutions
  • Liaise with our software development teams to help translate user requirements into software specifications
  • Install, configure and train users on both COTS and custom software written by our development team
  • Establish and maintain strong, healthy relationships with clients
  • Assist clients with system implementation tasks, data development, and various consulting services
  • Test and troubleshoot solution components and advise on resolutions
  • Fulfill end-user requirements, identify and resolve systems issues
  • Install, configure and manage ArcGIS Server and Enterprise Geodatabases (on SQL Server / Oracle / PostgreSQL, etc.)
  • Create, configure and manage ArcGIS Server map and data services
  • Configure and publish ArcGIS Server-based websites using third-party middleware
  • Write user manuals and training materials, and deliver training
  • Participate in the design, analysis, and documentation for proposals, client projects, and internal projects.
  • Potentially lead 2-3 person project teams
  • Report progress to clients and GTG management
  • Remain within project budgets and schedules, and help maximize company success, reputation, and profitability
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

  • Proven recent 5 years of experience with Esri GIS software such as ArcGIS for Desktop and ArcGIS Enterprise (ArcGIS Server and Portal for ArcGIS)
  • Experience in spatial data creation, editing, conversion using ArcGIS and loading into an enterprise versioned geodatabase
  • Hands-on experience with SQL Server / Oracle enterprise versioned geodatabases
  • Experience in creating ArcGIS for Server dynamic and cached map services, image services, locators, etc.
  • Experience in configuring/implementing/customizing GIS web viewers
  • Excellent English, both written and spoken, and comfort communicating with a variety of clients, staff, and other professionals
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Geography, GIS or another relevant field

Helpful Skills and Experience:

  • Project management experience
  • Experience with deploying Esri Maps and Apps
  • Experience with GPS field data collection (i.e. not surveying)
  • Experience with mobile GIS apps
  • Experience with Python scripting
  • ArcGIS Enterprise Administration
  • Prior consulting experience including significant interaction with clients

Desired Personality:

  • A collaborative teammate who appreciates the value of communicating, brainstorming and sharing information
  • Enthusiastic and career driven problem solver who enjoys widely-varied technical challenges
  • Able to travel to client sites in and out of the region (typically infrequent multi-day trips or rare multi-week trips)
  • Willing to perform duties outside of the basic job description and quickly expand skill set into new areas
  • Able to thrive in a dynamic environment with rapidly changing objectives and priorities
  • A GIS evangelist who comfortably and enthusiastically engages non-techies in discussions about technology

Employment Terms:

  • Full time, salaried position with benefits
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • Equal opportunity employer

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A personal note about who we are and how you will fit in:

Geographic Technologies Group is a small, successful and growing consulting company consisting of exceptionally skilled people who really love GIS technology. We have been around for 21 years and continue to evolve with the industry. We are geospatial system integrators who help our clients to connect their IT systems through GIS and GIS Web Viewers. Our goal is always to provide a good return on investment to our clients and help them accomplish real business goals. Our clients love our commitment to their success, our willingness to flex and bend to meet their unique business needs.

As consultants, we are subject to a very dynamic workload. Some weeks, especially when project deadlines approach, you may work long hours. Other weeks, you may find yourself looking for ways to be useful while your projects are held up for various reasons. This is the nature of consulting and it is not for everyone. However, if you are someone who enjoys building clever and useful tools, solving problems and doing real things with GIS, it can be very rewarding.

Most days you will probably work from our office and remotely connect to client offices to work on their projects. Periodically you will need to travel to a client location and meet with clients to learn their needs. Occasionally you may work for several days at a client facility. Travel requirements and durations will vary by project and the role you are playing within it.

Given our size, most staff perform a wide range of duties. While this position will emphasize GIS implementation, it is likely to entail most aspects of GIS technology and IT consulting. In a typical week, you are likely to be troubleshooting technical issues, discussing needs and designing solutions with clients, performing all levels of GIS work, creating documentation, building virtual servers and more.

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