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University of South Carolina - GIS Manager
Posted on August 11th, 2014

The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for the
position of GIS Manager. The successful applicant will: 1) provide technical and administrative
support for GIScience software and their applications, including the licensing, installation,
usage, and troubleshooting of geospatial technology and software, 2) assist in technical and
managerial aspects of research projects with a geospatial computing component, and 3) serve as
the information gateway for digital spatial resources in the Geography Department and across
the university campus. The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing and
managing cloud‐computing and web‐based GIS platforms for providing GIS services and
administering relevant spatial‐ and non‐spatial databases. The individual should also be
comfortable developing and providing training and instruction in geospatial concepts,
technology, integration and software skills.
Minimum qualifications: Masterʹs degree in geography or related field and 4 years related
experience, or bachelorʹs degree in geography or related field and 6 years related experience.
Applicants should also have extensive experience in Geographic Information Systems
(especially with Esri products) and computer environments; a strong background in Windows
OS and server computing environments; experience in database design, implementation, and
maintenance; and strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, including the
ability to clearly communicate GIS technologies.
Preferred qualifications include: Experience implementing and managing ArcGIS for Server;
experience with the administration of spatial‐ and non‐spatial databases; experience with
various programming, scripting, and coding methodology supportive languages/technologies;
familiarity with cloud‐computing and web‐based GIS platforms for providing GIS services;
familiarity with various geospatial and remote sensing‐related software. A professional
certification, such as the GISP, is desirable.
Review of applications will begin July 23, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is
selected. For more information, please contact Dr. John Kupfer, Chair, Dept. of Geography,
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; email: kupfer@sc.edu; phone: 803‐777‐5234.
To apply, please go to: https://uscjobs.sc.edu and enter Requisition Number 007716 (Job Title:
GIS Manager I). Please check the status of your application regularly and contact Dr. Kupfer if
you have any questions.
The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women
and minorities are encouraged to apply.


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