GIS Specialist

Knoxville-Knox County (TN) Planning

Knoxville, Tennessee

Salary Details $48,000+ (depending on qualifications)
Required Experience 2 - 6 years

GIS Specialist

As a GIS Specialist with Knoxville-Knox County Planning, you will work in a fast-paced environment with considerable opportunity to showcase your strong skills in mapping, location analysis, web content delivery, and database management. You will be part of a team of GIS professionals working on projects and tasks with our planners, Commissioners, and city and county partner agencies.

This is a highly responsible and complex position involving map production, use of existing data sets, development of new data layers, advanced data management and maintenance tasks, and quality control routines. You will demonstrate considerable knowledge and skill in the full suite of ESRI’s GIS software.

We offer a career trajectory, not just a job - this position has a professional track for advancement. On-the-job training and formal education opportunities are available to help you expand your skills and remain current in the field's best practices.

Our workplace is modern and equipped with the latest hardware and software tools to help you be a successful contributor. You will work in a vibrant, growing, downtown setting and live in a community with abundant, world-class natural amenities, a major research university, and wealth of outdoor and urban activities, southern history, and national events for cycling, mountain-biking, fishing, and other pursuits.

Work-life balance is understood, appreciated, and valued.

Skills we are looking for:

  • Creative thinking and positive approach to work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the ESRI suite of GIS products, as well as related software like SQL Server, Oracle, and cloud apps.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team and across agency divisions.
  • High level of personal accountability and commitment to public service.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in geography, cartography, or related field.
  • Two+ years of experience in computer mapping or related GIS experience in an ESRI environment.

Starting salary and benefits:

$48,000+ (depending on qualifications).

Our benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision care, life insurance, and retirement with employer matching. We also offer generous paid time off, including 13 holidays as well as family leave and accrued annual and sick leave.


Send your resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Tina Piatt

Knoxville-Knox County Planning

Suite 403, 400 Main Street

Knoxville, Tennessee 37902


Resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be reviewed.

Application deadline – open until filled:

Review of resumes and cover letters will begin immediately. If you opt to submit application materials electronically, it is your responsibility to contact us to confirm that your materials were received. It is our policy to contact only those candidates selected for an interview. An offer of employment will be contingent on the candidate passing a background check before starting work.

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Category GIS Analyst, GIS Technician, Remote Sensing