GIS Specialist – Asset Management

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Essential Duties

  • Performs moderate to complex GIS analytical and geoprocessing functions, including input, editing, manipulation, management, analysis and output of spatial and tabular data sets.
  • Assists in management of GIS data or the maintenance of data quality assurance and quality control standards.
  • Develops GIS data utilizing a variety of techniques including COGO, digitizing, and field data collection.
  • Creates appropriate documentation of designed or integrated systems; assists with development of training and help documents; provide training and technical support as needed.
  • Helps to designs and develop GIS application procedures and programs as required; tests procedures and programs to assure that desired results are achieved; and makes necessary changes to correct deficiencies.
  • Meets and communicates effectively with internal users, vendors, and consultants in determining most appropriate approach in providing GIS functionality.
  • Operates GIS computer equipment, such as workstations, printers, plotters, wide format scanners, and GPS units as required.

DAYS AND SCHEDULE: Monday through Friday – 8:00am – 5:00pm

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing, geography, Computer Science, or a related field AND two (2) years of demonstrated competency as evidenced by professional work experience with geospatial software applications, data, and metadata; OR Any combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of a Master's degree in Geographic Information Systems or a related field is preferred.
  • Proficiency in versioned editing techniques within GIS platforms, including creating, reconciling, and posting versions while ensuring data integrity and collaboration.
  • Proven hands-on experience with Esri utility network data model for managing complex utility networks, performing network tracing, and integrating GIS functionalities for asset management and decision-making.
  • Proven expertise in Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) technology for field data collection and mapping.
  • Proficiency in programming languages, preferably Python or JavaScript, for GIS process automation.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of SQL and relational databases for spatial data analysis.

Working Environment

  • Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, keyboarding and manipulating a computer mouse (75%); required to stand for varying lengths of time and walk moderate distances to perform work (10%). 
  • Frequent bending, reaching, lifting, pushing and pulling up to 50 pounds (15%). 
  • Regular activities require ability to quickly change priorities, which may include and/or are subject to resolution of conflicts.
  • Ability to clearly communicate to perform essential functions.

Department Statement

ASU Facilities Development and Management (FDM) maintains and services all university-owned property, and develops and constructs innovative and sustainable facilities. FDM’s vision is to contribute to and guarantee the success of the university’s mission by creating and caring for the ASU campus and environment. We provide quality customer service, effectively steward our resources, and meet the needs of the university through creative and collaborative efforts.

Facilities Development and Management at ASU employment requires current eligibility to legally work in the United States.  Facilities Development and Management will not be a sponsor for this position.

This position is located at the University Services Building, 1551 S. Rural Road, Tempe, AZ (on Rural Road south of Apache Blvd).

This position requires that you must possess a valid Arizona driver's license (minimum of Class D) upon employment and maintain throughout employment.  Post-offer of employment, selected candidate must possess an acceptable driving record which is 5 or fewer points in the most recent 39 month period from date of hire.

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

ASU is a tobacco-free university. For details visit https://wellness.asu.edu/explore-wellness/body/alcohol-and-drugs/tobacco 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.



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