Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager

Chapman University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 16, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Facilities Management & Physical Plant, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
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Full Time
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager

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Job Description Summary

The Manager of GIS, Space Inventory & Facilities Data oversees and facilitates the development, implementation and expansion of the University geographic information system. Establishes a vision for further development of GIS data sets and information infrastructure. Manages space inventory and related facilities data.

  • Provides technology planning and leadership for the design, development, implementation, and support of GIS technology solutions, including analytic solutions and integration with other operational systems.
  • In collaboration with clients produces data, narratives, physical and online maps, and graphics of infrastructure, buildings, landscape, and other assets needed for physical planning, facility operations, and wayfinding.
  • Maintains GIS, Space Inventory and Facilities related databases.
  • Leads data development and implements data standards, policies, and guidelines for data management.
  • Utilizes GIS applications to perform advanced spatial analysis, data conversions, and manipulation.
  • Employs applications and scripts to create automated geoprocessing workflows for space inventory and facilities data.
  • Develops and maintains project files in accordance with internal policies and standards.
  • Configures various GPS devices and mobile data collection applications.
  • Collaborates with and provides direction to assigned coordination staff.
  • Interfaces with other departments and outside agencies regarding current and future GIS projects.
  • Maintains expertise in GIS -related software and technologies.
  • Work collaboratively with Campus Planning & Design, Facilities Management, Information Systems & Technology and other relevant divisions of the University on the integration of GIS, Space Inventory & Facilities Data.
Required Qualifications

  • Professional degree in Geographic Information Systems, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental Sciences, Planning or a closely related discipline.
Professional Experience:
  • Minimum of six (6) years of experience as a GIS specialist, significant experience with data development, GIS solutions, and GIS management using ESRI Enterprise environment including ArcMap and ArcGIS Pro.
  • Experience with Space Inventory management and Facilities Data management.
Supervisory Experience:
  • Minimum of one (1) year of supervisory experience.
  • Professional certifications or licenses related to job requirements are preferred.
Desired Qualifications
  • Familiarity with the design, development, and management processes of major capital projects.
  • Thorough knowledge of applicable requirements, regulations, and industry reference standards.
  • Knowledge of and experience in the development of principles, practices and methods of managing computer information systems, GIS applications, GIS spatial analysis techniques, and databases.
  • Knowledge of interfacing with CAD and BIM software strongly preferred.
  • Skills in effective use of applicable technology/systems including ESRI Enterprise applications.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both verbal and written form, in order to convey ideas, facts and instruction.
  • Ability to support a mission and strategic vision.
  • Ability to automate GIS tasks using scripting.
  • Ability to create SQL queries.
  • Instructional, training, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
  • Proven track record in collaborative work in a large and complex organization is preferred.
Special Instructions to Applicants

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman University can be found at

Applicants for Staff and Administrator positions must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Chapman University does not sponsor applicants for Staff and Administrator positions for work visas.

The offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion and outcomes of a criminal background screening and returning to the Office of Human Resources a signed original acceptance of the Chapman University Agreement to Arbitrate.

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