TNGIC
Mapping Tennessee
Posted on May 2nd, 2018

​The winners were:
Best Cartographic Design: 1st place – Susan Finger
Best Cartographic Design: 2nd place – Charlie Mix

Best Spatial Analysis: 1st Place – Nyssa Hunt
Best Spatial Analysis: 2nd Place – Jessie Eglington – Urban Advancement Relative to Population Growth Using Majority of Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area

Best Student Project: 1st Place – Nyssa Hunt
Best Student Project: 2nd Place – Jessie Eglinton – Urban Advancement Relative to Population Growth Using Majority of Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area

Best online map: Eric Runkle for  - The History of Montgomery Bell State Park: 1800’s to Present

Viewer’s Choice Award: Jessie Eglinton – Urban Advancement Relative to Population Growth Using Majority of Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area

Posted on April 30th, 2018

​2018 Student Project Presentation Awards
Education is a central component of TNGIC’s mission. The purpose of the TNGIC Student Project Presentations is to encourage and support students’ education through the completion of commendable GIS projects. 

Each student is asked to submit a description of the project, a personal statement, a letter of recommendation, and proof of enrollment.   The students are scored based on the written application and oral presentation at the annual conference.  Plaques and cash prizes are awarded during the annual conference to the top three scores. 

This year the third place award went to Danial Adams for his project, A Pre and Post-Hurricane Irma Elevation Analysis of Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge.  The intent of this project was to explain how LiDAR collected post-Hurricane Irma was used to determine vegetation change based on canopy height due to the impacts of the storm by comparing it to LiDAR collected prior to the Hurricane. This project was conducted by Daniel for use within the US Fish and Wildlife Service. 

The second place winner, Jessie Eglinton from Tennessee Tech, compared the urban advancement of the Metropolitan Nashville area to the population growth.  The focus of this presentation was to discover where urbanization is occurring at the most rapid pace and find out what the population growth tell us about the average person’s daily life in relation to local urbanization.

First place was awarded to Tina Sullivan from UT Martin for her project, From the Floodplains to the Mountains - An In-Depth Look into Tennessee Agriculture.  This project focused on analyzing the agricultural census data of Tennessee’s ninety-five counties, formulating equations to determine each county’s effectiveness, and making recommendations to under-performing counties.  

Posted on April 30th, 2018

Full Job description.


​ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Provides Transportation Analyst functions for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization, the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Chattanooga, TN-GA Urbanized Area.

Leads the development, maintenance and manipulation of transportation monitoring systems; collects, processes, organizes, builds and maintains large databases to ensure currency and accuracy of the system; analyzes, interprets and prepares data from the monitoring systems for transportation planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Organizes, interprets and analyzes data and information from various sources such as travel demand model, geographic information system, and traffic counting programs, to calculate performance measures, identify and assess challenges and opportunities, and identify the sources of issues related to transportation planning and land use development.
Identifies strategies that meet the transportation, land use and other goals and objectives in the region to address the challenges and issues.  Performs technical analyses, collaborates with other professionals, and develops committee or stakeholders group consensus to assess and implement strategies.

Develops a process and performs analyses to evaluate the effectiveness of transportation strategies/programs/projects by collecting data and information from various data sources, running travel demand model, using sketch planning tools or other traffic analysis tools.
Prepares technical reports and presents the analysis results using visualization tools to develop maps, graphs, charts, tables and photos to officials and the general public.

Develops, adapts, modifies and extends manual and electronic procedures, tools, scripts and applications to improve and enhance data collection, data analysis and presentations.
Designs, plans and conducts surveys; collects, processes, edits, organizes and analyzes data; prepares technical reports and presents results.

Develops and organizes appropriate public participation processes; prepares presentations, materials and other communication tools to facilitate project review, public meetings and community outreach and serves as lead presenter/facilitator for contentious/complex projects.

Creates a variety of materials such as maps, charts, graphics, reports, brochures and visual presentations for meetings and to facilitate community education and outreach activities with interest groups, neighborhood associations, advisory boards and elected officials.

Represents the Agency, County and jurisdictions and serves as a technical resource and consensus builder on a variety of meetings, public events, training sessions, committees, task forces and other related groups.

Provides professional-level staff support to various Commissions and Boards, such as the Chattanooga Hamilton County/North Georgia Transportation Planning Organization, including organizing meetings, preparing informational packets for members and performing other related activities.

Provides guidance and monitors the work of contractors and ensures the contract terms are met.

Reviews, interprets and applies federal, state and local regulations as they relate to transportation and land use planning.

Develops policies, grant applications and requests for proposals related to transportation, land use, and capital improvements.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Posted on March 29th, 2018

Please send your resume and cover letter to sbates@gdga.com.  No phone calls or in person questions or resumes’ to be accepted.  We will correspond via email to set up interviews

​​Job Description
                                              
Position Title:  GIS Analyst                                            
 
Department:  Operations
 
Report to:  Engineering/Compliance Manager
 
_____________________________________________________________________
 
 
I.  DESCRIPTION:
 
The purpose of this classification is to direct, organize, and implement functions associated with managing functions associated with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Automated Drafting (CAD) based mapping for the Greater Dickson Gas Authority. Duties and responsibilities include maintaining all geographically relevant data for gas utilities, providing technical assistance to GIS database users, investigating complex problems and/or complaints and recommending solutions, researching and implementing new technology, analyzing the mapping system, using the computer network and personal computers, and coordinating with other private and governmental entities on GIS-related projects. Reports to GIS and Compliance Manager.
 
II. ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
 
The following duties are normal for this position.  The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. While this is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, management reserves the right to revise the job. Other duties may be required and assigned.
 
Maintains gas utility system maps and associated databases.
 
Collect the locations and attributes of utility assets using Global Positioning System.

Assists managers in system flow analysis, training, State and Federal compliance reporting, and others as directed by supervisor.

Performs customer service functions; Assists citizens, engineers, contractors, developers, and other agencies by providing information on laws, maps, tools, etc.

Provides information and technical assistance to users regarding the GIS System and other related issues; assists agencies with operation of the GIS System.

Develops and maintains Internet map services and internal GIS web applications.

Verifies construction plans; analyzes impact on gas utilities.

Maintains a working knowledge of a variety of computer operating systems, programming languages, and software programs; implements new technology and software as needed.

Provides record maintenance using various hardware and software combinations.

Assists in maintaining all federal and state mandated reports.

Assists in the daily maintenance and operations of the utility network.

Aids other departments in implementing new GIS technologies.

Performs various administrative functions to include: creating records, reports, correspondence, memorandums, etc. using word processing, spreadsheets, graphs, and PowerPoint presentations.

Assists in ordering supplies, materials and other commodities.  Maintains inventory of stored items.

Receives, monitors, and directs incoming calls.

Plans, coordinates, and assists in special projects and events.

Accurately files and maintains records.

Schedules appointments and meetings with outside software and hardware vendors; researches updates and upgrades.   

Maintains records in compliance to Federal, State, and City regulations.

Work safely observing all OSHA, Federal, State, and City regulations.  Reports any accidents immediately to supervisor.

Correctly wears appropriate personal protective equipment when required.

Performs routine maintenance on equipment.  Reports any malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor.

Maintains the cleanliness of machines, work area and facility.  Reports incidents, or malfunctioning equipment to the supervisor.
 
 
 
III. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
 
The GIS Analyst must initially have an attitude to learn about the natural and propane gas industry. The GIS Analyst must be capable of meshing with their peers in the work place and work together when required. The GIS Analyst must be capable of communicating his/her thoughts in a proper manner and display a congenial attitude in accepting assignments.  The GIS Analyst must work safely and follow all safety policies and procedures. The GIS Analyst must get proficient in the knowledge of the Authority’s system mapping, gas works and work efficiently with little supervision.
 
IV. QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Associate's degree in applied sciences, geography / computer science.
or
Three (3) years experience with ESRI software packages including ArcGIS Desktop and ArcGIS Server; Global Positioning Systems and Geographic Information Systems in the public utilities industry or government related field.
or
An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
 
Demonstrated proficiency in the use of ESRI ArcGIS Desktop including
creation and maintenance of Geodatabases.
 
Must be 18 years of age. 
 
Must possess a High School Diploma or GED.

Must have a valid Tennessee Driver's License.
 
 
V. OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED:
 
Conducts behavior at all times in a professional manner to reflect positively on customer's perception of The Greater Dickson Gas Authority.

Promotes the teamwork environment.  Assists co-workers when necessary.

Provides coverage in absence of other personnel.

Continues professional growth with internal and external training.

Other duties as assigned by supervisor.
 

Posted on March 19th, 2018

Consolidated Utility District of Rutherford County, Murfreesboro, TN GIS COORDINATOR

PRIMARY FUNCTIONS
This position will be responsible for managing the GIS program under the direction of the Engineering Manager. The primary responsibilities include overseeing a small group of GIS technicians/editors and be responsible for programming and maintaining desktop and mobile software applications for enterprise wide data collection, visualization, QA/QC, conversion and integration with other software technologies. Other responsibilities include managing data sharing with external entities, coordinating GIS activities between different departments and providing troubleshooting and training on GIS technology as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Perform database management (in coordination with IT Dept.); this may include, but not be limited to:
Manage users and permissions
Manage data backups
Manage versions
Perform database compression
Create and maintain replications
Perform data schema modifications
Troubleshoot database or server performance issues
Maintain GIS services and database connectivity
Conduct periodic restoration tests to ensure data integrity and availability
Develop and implement database and GIS backup retention policies and procedures
Understand and implement best security practices regarding data and applications.
Lead data management activities; this may include, but not be limited to:
Data clean-up and validation
Create and update meta data
Develop and implement standard operating practices for this subject matter
Develop and maintain relationships with external entities with whom data is shared.
Oversee the maintenance of GPS equipment, including approximately 18 Trimble GPS receivers & corresponding data collectors, base station and software.
Identify, plan and implement GIS projects which may involve, but not be limited to:
New or modified means and methods for data collection and/or editing
New or modified map interfaces and/or functionality
GIS data migration and/or conversion
Manage and maintain all mapping software and closely integrated software including, but limited to:
ESRI - Arcmap Desktop, Arcgis Online and/or Portal
iWater %u2013 infraMAP
Trimble %u2013 TerraSync
Work order management software in the future
Develop and maintain a good relationship with the on-call GIS Consultant who has historically performed or significantly contributed to many of the above tasks. It is anticipated the on-call GIS Consultant will continue to provide assistance as needed.
Direct supervision of two GIS editors/technicians.
Other duties as assigned

JOB SPECIFICATIONS: specialized, technical, or practical knowledge, skills, experience or abilities needed to perform the job. (degrees, certificates, licenses, or other bona fide job qualifications.)

KNOWLEDGE/EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
Bachelor%u2019s degree in Geography, GIS, Cartography, Computer Science or related discipline or the combination of another degree and professional experience in the GIS field
GISP certification is preferred
ESRI software experience must include:
ArcMap 10.4 (or higher)
ArcServer 10.4 (or higher)
Enterprise Environments
ArcGIS Online/Portal - including Webapp builder, enterprise logon administration, application and map creation and management, and updating and publishing map services
Experience with geometric networks, versioning and replicated databases
Experience with multi-user geodatabases, attribute data structures, data acquisition, database construction, spatial analysis, metadata, editing attribute and graphical data, and QA/QC methods
Experience with Python and/or Model Builder
Experience with GPS data collection process and field data collection methods
Microsoft software experience must include a working knowledge of SQL server and Internet Information Services (IIS)
Experience implementing best security practices regarding data and applications
Ability to train and provide technical direction to less experienced personnel
12 or more years of overall GIS experience preferred [minimum of 7 required]
A minimum of 5 years in a position with supervisory responsibilities
A minimum of 3 years of experience with GIS as it applies to the utility industry with preference to water/wastewater specifically

SKILLS REQUIRED:
Ability to gather and analyze data.
Ability to resolve problems and/or complaints.
Ability to read scientific technical journals, technical manuals, maps, etc.
Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries.
Ability to think independently within the limits of policies, standards, and precedents.
Effective interaction with others within the organization.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is in an office setting. Physical demands include but are not limited to: fine dexterity (hand movement computer keyboard, writing, mouse, GPS equipment), sitting, standing, talking, twisting, and good vision.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Must meet residential policy requirements of a 25-mile radius and maintain that status as a condition of continued employment.
Valid Tennessee Driver%u2019s License and good driving record.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To Apply: You may apply online at www.cudrc.com. You may also mail your completed application to Human Resources, P.O. Box 249, Murfreesboro, TN 37133-0249 or deliver your application to our office located at 709 New Salem Highway, Murfreesboro, TN between the hours of 8:00am-4:00pm Monday-Friday.


Posted on March 5th, 2018

​Job description

GeoConex is always looking for motivated and qualified people to fill positions at our company. Our dedicated, energetic and friendly team is committed to providing the highest standards of public safety solutions and customer service.

Currently, we are looking for a GIS Mapping Technician in our Corporate Office located in Knoxville TN.

Key Responsibilities
Collection and conversion of new customer GIS vector data and features;Conversion of raster data to tile packages using ARC Server;Developing workflows for new customers to maintain and update their GIS project using GeoConex or ESRI editing tools;Documenting and training customers on the maintenance and update workflow;Work with customer GIS departments to collect initial data and include them in the workflow;Perform quality assurance assessments on new and existing customer GIS data;Develop scripts for customer map data manipulation;Create customer MXD files for use with the GeoConex Map Viewing software;Provide technical support for MSAG, Addressing and GIS systems and databases;Create wall maps and map books for customers as needed;Improving and maintaining GeoConex GIS standards documentation.

Special Skills
Experience in analyzing spatial data in a municipal environment;Knowledge of modern GIS tools and addressing methodology for public safety systems;Knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server Databases and ArcGIS Server is an asset;Knowledge of ArcGIS Portal is an asset;Knowledge of Python scripting language is an asset;Strong organizational, time management and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications
Minimum two-year College Diploma in Geographic Information Systems, Computer Sciences, Engineering Technology, or equivalent experience;4-6 years’ experience and knowledge with GIS databases and editing using ESRI ArcGIS software;2-4 years’ experience and knowledge of ESRI Python scripting;2-4 years’ experience and knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server;Ability to travel as needed

Posted on February 28th, 2018

​Job Description
GEO Jobe is looking for a Business Development Representative that truly possesses a drive to absolutely change the geospatial industry. A strong candidate is one that has experience in the Esri ecosystem that can knowledgeably discuss GEO Jobe products ( Admin Tools for ArcGIS Online / Portal, GEOPowered Cloud, etc. ) along with GEO Jobe professional services in the areas of software development and Esri technology implementation.


Posted on February 28th, 2018

​The City of Johnson City, ​Tennessee is accepting online applications for a Transit Technology Specialist. The employee provides technical support to Mass Transit technology systems; performs intermediate technical work in database management and assists with the implementation of GIS activities utilizing the City's Geographic Information System (GIS) Division for mass transit; does related work as required. This position is a technical position working for the transit department. The employee uses technical knowledge and skill to analyze, plan, and support transit related technology devices. The employee will maintain existing hardware and software. The work is performed under the supervision of the Transit Director and Assistant Transit Director. Will provide technical support for mass transit surveillance camera systems. Will provide technical support for mass transit AVL/GPS and software routing systems including the testing, adjustment, and repair of mass transit technology equipment.  Performs periodic preventive maintenance for onboard vehicle computers, DVRs/cameras, message signs, and other vehicle technology equipment.  Will monitor and maintain accident/incident reports and will communicate required items to Risk Management. General knowledge of geographic information systems with the ability to work proficiently and independently with very minimal daily guidance is critical in this position.

Posted on February 28th, 2018

​JOB TITLE: GIS ANALYST JOB CODE: TBD
DEPARTMENT: GIS and Data Management FLSA: EXEMPT
PAY GRADE: TBD


Company Overview
Allworld Project Management, LLC is a locally owned small business that specializes in Project Management of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, and Construction Management projects. Geographic Information Systems and other Technologies are the backbone and foundation that provide efficiencies and solutions to support operations and decision making.


Position Summary
The role of this position is to support the larger goals of the organization and clients. Our projects and clients are diverse and demanding, therefore flexibility and excellence are expected. Primary duties include the following:
Provides on-site digital mapping support to clients,Troubleshoots various data conversion and ETL processes,Creates and manages static as well as dynamically updated maps,Edits data in a variety of GIS formats (open source to ESRI SDE),Completes maintenance and update changes to datasets in enterprise databases,Coordinates with team members and clients to fulfill project goals,Completes quality control to manage data integrity,Maintains organized datasets, map templates, map documents, and other mapping related resources,Performs related duties as assigned.

Posted on February 28th, 2018

​Description

Company Overview
Allworld Project Management, LLC is a locally owned small business that specializes in Project Management of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Urban Planning, and Construction Management projects. Geographic Information Systems and other Technologies are the backbone and foundation that provide efficiencies and solutions to support operations and decision making.


Position Summary
The role of this position is to support the larger goals of the organization and clients. Our projects and clients are diverse and demanding, therefore flexibility and excellence are expected. Primary duties include the following:
Provides on-site digital mapping support to clients.Troubleshoots various data conversion and ETL processes.Creates and manages static as well as dynamically updated maps.Edits data in a variety of GIS formats (open source to ESRI SDE).Completes maintenance and update changes to datasets in enterprise databases.Coordinates with team members and clients to fulfill project goals.Performs related duties as assigned.Qualifications
Minimum Requirements
Ideally, all applicants must:
be familiar with and interested in asset management of water resource facilities as they pertain to Civil Engineering and Environmental Engineering projects.have a Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning, or related field; those close to graduation with a qualifying degree will be considered. (Equivalent and relevant work experience may be substituted for education requirements.)have six months to one-year technical experience manipulating spatial data. Technical experience is described as:
familiar with ESRI ArcGIS software (desktop, pro, online, and server),experienced in generating maps and a strong understanding of cartographic principles,familiar with the foundations of dataset, database design,manipulation of both tabular and spatial data,joining and relating data,creating and maintaining FGDC compliant metadata,integrating MS Access and ESRI ArcGIS databases,familiar with programming in Python,familiar with SQL queries,familiar with Hydrology and Hydraulic Modeling,familiar with Autodesk suite (AutoCAD and Civil 3D)familiar with InfoSWMMmaintain effective professionalism (communication, punctuality, quality, accountability, team-oriented, and respectful to self and others).


Additional Skills
Experienced in managing and coordinating project assets such as people and processes.Experienced programming with Python for GIS applications.Experienced in mobile / field data collection using GPS devices such as Trimble and Leica, mobile data collectors such as tablets and handheld units, and remote sensing.Experienced with MS Project, Oracle P6, or other project management software.Experienced programming in Python, HTML5, JavaScript, VB.Net, and/or Java.





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