GIS Specialist – Cottonwood Heights

This position closes February 20, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST

Performs a variety of working level, technical duties related to the development and maintenance of city GIS and database operations.  Assists to ensure the ongoing integrity of the city computer system.

PAY RATE: $19.71 – $28.27/hourly

Works under the general supervision of the Community & Economic Development Director.


GIS/GPS/Mapping: Utilizes ESRI ArcGIS, ArcMap, and related software to review and verify accuracy of various spatial data sets, computerized maps and engineering drawings; compares GIS to as-built engineered drawings; modifies, updates, and corrects existing data in GIS layers based upon research and field verification; assists in conducting field exercises utilizing Trimble field GPS equipment to pinpoint coordinates and measurements for various city infrastructure; may perform general field survey duties as needed.

Synchronizes GIS field collection databases to master GIS databases; utilizes software to perform synchronizing functions and tasks; utilizes specialized software to organize various database elements; gathers and enters new GIS data from field data collections.

Digitizes existing and new additions to city system, engineering or planning facilities; produces custom maps upon request from the engineers and city employees or officials; utilizes various mapping and cartography skills to finalize computerized and hard copy maps.

Develops new GIS layers and maintains existing layers; researches records of plats and property descriptions to determine property location, boundaries and size; digitizes appropriate changes or additions to existing maps; scans documents and attaches the same to appropriate databases; performs GIS system and file backup dealing with county/city systems such as water, sewer, storm drains, streets, electrical, etc.; maps and plots locations of lines, valves, manholes, lift stations, etc. as installed.

Performs field GPS functions to locate and develop maps of new storm water facilities and street infrastructure facilities; coordinates and works with inspectors to assemble and integrate utility data, water and sewer, into the City GIS system; assembles data from GPS, local surveys, county data load, utilities, state and federal agencies and other entities for mapping and analysis; utilizes Trimble software (TGO) to create GPS points.

Provides customer service to public and employees in refining requests for information from databases and determines best format to publish results in maps or statistical reports.

Performs various security measures to protect and preserve GIS data; completes scheduled backups of data files; ensures effective operation of technical equipment, maintains plotter.

Monitors city website for effective community access to various maps and information; updates website as needed; enables interactive mapping tools; performs general programming as needed to complete web related tasks.

Performs related duties as required.

Education and Experience

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in Geography, Urban Planning, Engineering, or a closely related field with an emphasis or certificate in GIS;


Two (2) years of work experience performing above or related duties;


An equivalent combination of education and experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of; data-base management,; system design concepts, computer networking; information system management concepts;  methods and standards for project control;  hardware configurations and capabilities; operating system fundamentals; data communication concepts; documentation procedures;  technical writing;  complex math and computer aided engineering; technical tools and equipment associated with drafting and cartography; mapping scales and their most appropriate use; legal documents and terminology; computerized mapping software and methods (ESRI, ARCGIS, ARCMAP and server); various geographic databases, including surveying practices including GPS point retrieval, State Plane Coordinate Systems, GLO map interpretation and Area Reference Plan (ARP) interpretation; quality assurance and control methods; city geography.

Must possess a valid Utah Driver’s license.

Ability to develop and coordinate effective interdepartmental cooperation related to computer operations; read and understand computer printouts; recognize and solve problems related to data entry and retrieval; communicate technical information effectively, verbally and in writing; develop effective working relationships with supervisors and fellow employees; trouble shoot GIS/GPS equipment.

Special Qualifications:

Skill in the use of Trimble GPS instruments.

Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, periodically involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching.  Talking, hearing and seeing essential to performance of essential duties. Muscular strength of arms, hands, back and legs necessary in lifting boxes of print materials, computer components, and relocating terminal cables.  Duties generally performed indoors under controlled climatic conditions. Mental application requires emotional stability in dealing with time deadlines and stresses of emergency response needs. May be subject to exposure to industrial waste and pathogens such as typhoid, paratyphoid, dysentery, polio, tetanus, etc.  Moderate stress associated with high public contact and deadline demands.  Mental application requires discriminating thinking, guided and creative problem solving.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.

Carbon County GIS Specialist

Job:                    GIS SPECIALIST

Hours:               Full – time

Beg. Salary:     $16.20/hour                  After probation:     $18.00/hour

Probation:       Six months

Opens:              Immediately                 Closes:   February 1, 2019


Carbon County has an immediate full time position open.  Must have knowledge of GIS.  Degree and 1 year experience preferred.


Will be creating maps for departments and public, as requested.  Will create layouts and print maps on paper or film.  Assist with maintenance on GIS and GPS websites.  Will be updating Web App Builder websites.  Must be proficient in a Microsoft network environment, Microsoft office, & GIS software.  Keep backup digital files in required format.  Keep accurate metadata on all layers in GIS database.  Requires strong data base skills and prefer experience with SQL server.  Must maintain professional demeanor and conduct at all times.  Majority of work will be in office but field work will be required.  Will be required to learn and adapt to new software, as required.

Applicant will be required to pass a background check, physical, and drug screen.

Deadline for submitting applications is Friday – February 1, 2019.





Carbon County

Job Description

Title: GIS Specialist Job Code:  
Department: GIS Effective Date:  
Reports To: GIS Supervisor Last Revised:  
Full Time   FLSA Status: Non Exempt


Overall Responsibility:

Create maps, update data base, collect data with survey accuracy GPS, will complete other job duties as assigned


Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Create maps for departments and public as requested

Find ways to help Departments utilize GIS for greater efficiencies

Create layouts and print maps on paper & film

Assist with maintenance on GIS and GPS data

Update and Maintain Web/Mobile Applications

Field Collection of Data


Skills and Attributes:

Must be proficient in a Microsoft environment, Microsoft office, and GIS concepts

Must maintain professional demeanor and conduct at all times

Will be required to learn and adapt to new software, as required


Detailed oriented while able to multitask various projects


Experience Requirement:

Knowledge of GIS (Degree preferred)

Preferred 1 years prior experience

Excellent computer skills

Able to interact well with public

Must possess a valid Driver’s License


Physical Effort/Environment:

Using primarily just the fingers to make small movements such as typing, picking up small objects, or pinching fingers together

When talking must convey detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly

Average, ordinary visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents

Most time spent in office environment but field work will be required

Occasionally harsh outside environment

Lifting up to 25 pounds

2019 UGIC Pre Conference Training Classes


(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Joe Peters (NOTE: This is the first offering of a one-day workshop. The Tuesday ArcGIS Pro workshop is a repeat of this class, NOT a continuation. Please do not sign up for both classes.)

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Cartography (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Brandon Plewe

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to Python (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Keaton Walker

  • Want to learn how to make your ArcGIS Pro geoprocessing workflows repeatable and efficient? If so Python is the tool you need. This Python course will start at a beginner level with a review of the basics of Python syntax and data types. We will also learn to use variables and basic python data structures like the list and dictionary. Then we will take a dive into functions and classes and in order to become familiar with the fundamentals of an object oriented programming language like Python.

    Once we have covered the basics we will work with arcpy, the Python scripting library for ArcGIS, to access data with cursors and organize geoprocessing tools into a program.  A stretch goal for the course will be learning to use the arcpy geometry objects and trying the ArcGIS api for Python.
    Previous Python experience is not a requirement, but some basic awareness of running ArcGIS geoprocessing tools will be helpful. ArcGIS Pro will be used and it should be installed and licensed before the course begins.

(Mon.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to UAS – Unmanned Aerial Systems (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructors: Michael Philp

  • This class will involve a general introduction to UAS, and a discussion of the evolution of UAS data over the years and the laws governing UAS usage.  In addition, we will cover hardware platforms, software tools, and how to best incorporate your UAS into a geospatial workflow. We’ll talk about some practical items, tips and tricks, and other essentials to getting started with managing your own UAS program. Additionally, we will discuss the Part 107 test and what it takes to be prepared for it.


(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Introduction to ArcGIS Pro (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Joe Peters (NOTE: This is a 2nd offering/repeat of the Monday workshop, NOT a continuation of the Monday ArcGIS Pro workshop. This is a one-day class. Please do not sign up for both classes.)

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: – Field Operations with ArcGIS Apps (Esri)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructors: Chris LeSueur & Derek Law

(Tues.) Pre-Conf. Full Day Workshop: Incident Command System and Emergency Management for GIS (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Unified Fire Authority

  • Because GIS plays an important role in emergency response, it is critical for specialists to be familiar with the terminology, concepts, and roles within The Incident Command System. The Incident Command System (ICS) is a standardized approach to the command, control, and coordination of emergency response that provides a common hierarchy within which responders from multiple agencies can manage an incident effectively. Part of the National Incident Management System (NIMS), ICS now serves as a model for similar approaches internationally. The 100-level course introduces the basics of ICS, including its history, features and principles, and organizational structure; it also provides the foundation for higher level ICS training, including the subsequent courses covered in this training. ICS-200 is designed to enable personnel involved in an incident to operate efficiently and understand the supervisory roles within ICS. Both 700 and 800 cover NIMS-related topics with the former providing an introduction and the latter providing an overview of the National Response Framework. Certificates of completion from FEMA will be awarded to participants and can be used for credentialing to become a member of the state’s GIS response team.

(Tues.) Pre-Conference Full Day Workshop: Insights for ArcGIS (UGIC)

8:30 AM – 5:30 PM — Instructor: Bruce Cheney

  • Come to this one-day training to learn how to use Insights for ArcGIS.  Learn how to perform simple yet powerful geospatial data analytics. Explore spatial and tabular data together and get answers to questions.  Learn how to explore and analyze information to gain deeper understanding into what is happening with your data. Use these newfound Insights to create opportunity for impactful decisions and meaningful change in your work.

2019 UGIC Registration Open

Register Now for the 2019 UGIC Conference!

The UGIC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the 2019 UGIC conference will be held from May 6th through the 10th, 2019 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.  Located in scenic Swiss-themed village of Midway, this exciting UGIC destination will provide plenty of opportunities for hiking, biking and viewing scenic vistas!  Historically the UGIC conference has been an incredible value for attendees who need to maximize every training dollar, and this year will be no exception.

Lodging is open now – rooms at the Zermatt are available for the conference rate of $100/night.  Please click HERE for reservation information.

Individuals are encouraged to identify themselves as part of the group block (UGIC) to receive the discounted rate. The rate is good until 4/15/2019, so please make your reservations before that date in order to receive the conference rate.

UGIC Conference registration is $345.


Click here to register as a VENDOR for UGIC 2019


GIS Analyst I, II or III – St. George City

Salary Ranges
GIS Analyst I – Range 47 – $47,142/year
GIS Analyst II – Range 50 – $50,766/year
GIS Analyst III – Range 53 – $54,670/year

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Position Summary
Under the direction of the GIS Administrator, performs a variety of administrative and technical duties for the City of St. George related to the development and implementation of GIS, including ArcGIS Enterprise on SQL Server and related integrations including Cityworks AMS.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics.  The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

GIS Analyst I
1.     Develops basic web mapping services and tools using ESRI’s ArcGIS for Server and ESRI’s ArcGIS Online.
2.     Prepares high quality maps and other exhibits in digital and hardcopy formats.
3.     Assists in handling internal and external requests for maps and spatial data.
4.     Plans, publishes, designs, updates/upgrades, and maintains GIS data and services in coordination with GIS and IT staff and groups.
5.     Publishes GIS services and map products to help achieve City mission and objectives.
6.     Assigns street addresses for use in 911 emergency response systems and general mapping.
7.     Builds models or writes basic scripts to perform routine data maintenance and other tasks.
8.     Maintains GIS Metadata and participates in GIS user groups.
9.     Consults with users and supervisors regarding GIS hardware and software requirements.
10.   Performs other related duties as required.

GIS Analyst II
1.     Promotes the use of and provides training for staff on the use of various software applications, including ArcGIS, Cityworks, internet based mapping services, and customized third party applications.
2.     Provides data analysis, report design and development using a wide array of tools including Google Suite and ArcGIS.
3.     Works with City staff in the development of GIS databases including spatial data design, collection, development, and editing.
4.     Participates in the land development review or utility planning processes by providing mapping support, reviewing developments or engineering plans for conformance with adopted standards, preparing a variety of graphical exhibits, spatial analysis, and other related tasks.
5.     Utilizes ESRI’s ArcGIS for Server and Microsoft SQL Server to perform basic management of spatial databases stored in a relational database management system.
6.     Coordinates with developers, citizens, consultants, engineers and businesses on projects and processes requiring GIS support.
7.     Provides training and technical support for GIS users in multiple departments throughout the organization.
8.     Provides training and support services in the use of laptops, tablets, GPS units, and other mobile devices as they relate to computerized work management systems and field data collection.
9.     Performs other related duties as required.

GIS Analyst III
1.     Designs configures, creates and supports new GIS tools, workflows, integrations, spatial databases and methods for data collection, processing, interpretation and display, in coordination with GIS and IT staff and groups.
2.     Utilizes ESRI ArcGIS software to carry out advanced spatial analysis such as geocoding, network analysis, location analysis, and complex spatial queries.
3.     Oversees, directs and supervises the development and implementation of an asset management program, which incorporates a computerized Cityworks Asset Management System (AMS). This includes developing and maintaining reports and interface programs using Crystal Reports, XML, MS Access, and web scripting tools; understands the GIS data schema necessary to support the Cityworks functionality; maintain databases for maintenance history, work orders, logs, management information systems, equipment records and facilities inventory; maintain computerized and manual records of plant maintenance activities; prepare reports of efficiency, cost, time, supplies, materials used and work accomplished.
4.     Represents the City and coordinates with other agencies in the development of data standards, regional data collection efforts, data sharing, and other activities.
5.     Leads and manages GIS projects.
6.     Serves as team lead, providing direction and support to other team members.
7.     Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions
Comfortable working conditions.  Intermittent sitting, standing, and walking.  Uncomfortable conditions may include stooping, crouching, bending, etc.  Ability to lift or move medium to heavy weights up to 50 pounds. Exposure to stress as a result of human behavior and irregular working hours required to get equipment or programs set up or repaired under department time constraints.

Minimum Qualifications
GIS Analyst I
Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science, mathematics, or a related field.
Experience:  Related experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
Licenses and/or Certifications:  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

GIS Analyst II
Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science, mathematics, or a related field.
Experience:  Two years of related experience. Additional related experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
Licenses and/or Certifications:  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

GIS Analyst III
Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science, mathematics, or a related field.
Experience:  Four years of related experience. Additional related experience may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
Licenses and/or Certifications:  A valid Utah Driver License must be obtained within 60 days of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
•         Geography, cartography, and GIS technology.
•         Geographic coordinate systems.
•         Advanced geographic information system software (ESRI ArcGIS Desktop, Pro and Server).
•         Basic principles of global positioning systems, land surveying, and land records.
•         Web programming and web mapping tools.
•         Computer scripting/programming languages (Model Builder, Python and SQL,).
•         Project management techniques.
•         Specific local government functions that employ GIS heavily including  electric, water, and wastewater utility systems, transportation systems, sign and signal systems, fiber communications, environmental conservation services, storm water drainage, asset management, emergency services; 911 systems; city planning and permitting; and waterwastewaterelectric utility provision.
•         Computer networks, servers, Windows desktops, relational database management systems, and enterprise software applications (web based, cloud based, and server based).
•         Operating GIS related equipment such as GPS units and large format plotters.
•         Basic statistical techniques for demographic and geographic analysis.
•         General local government business processes and functions including budgeting, management structures, political structures, and public service delivery.
•         Research techniques, GIS best practices, and knowledge of contemporary issues in Geographic Information Systems.
•         Asset Management principles and practices.

Ability to:
•         Communicate technical information to technical and non-technical co-workers.
•         Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
•         Troubleshoot and resolve problems.
•         Work independently and make decisions related to job function.
•         Manage multiple projects and prioritize effectively.

GIS Analyst III
Ability to:
•         Assume a team lead role for the work group.

Other Information
To Apply:  Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Position closes 11/8/2018 at 5:00 p.m.  Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background check is required. EOE. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.