Overview

The GIS Specialist will be a member of the mapping team within the Facility Asset Management (FAM) group. Typically requires an Associate’s degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree in GIS, Geography, Environmental Science or related field preferred. Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Server, ArcGIS Online, or AutoCAD is preferred but not required. Minimum Requirements: Requires excellent customer service skills; and demonstrated work experience with GPS and ArcGIS for Desktop as well as GIS data creation and maintenance. This position requires that you operate a motor vehicle as a part of your job duties. A valid driver’s license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks. Other Qualifications: The successful candidate will have experience with some or all of the following: administration of Enterprise GIS data through updates and input on a scale consistent with a large, geographically distributed University; performance of field collection of utility, environmental, landscape, and landbase features; collaboration with other departments within an organization including engineering, utilities, construction, and project management groups; development of GIS layers as well as identification and implementation of changes to existing GIS layers; creation of custom hardcopy and digital maps and map books; experience serving as specialized GIS support to other users in the organization.

About Penn State U

The Office of Physical Plant, Work Control Division is seeking a professional GIS Specialist to assist with the maintenance and development of OPP’s enterprise GIS.

As Pennsylvania's only land-grant university, Penn State has a broad mission of teaching, research, and public service. But that mission was not so grandly conceived in 1855, when the Commonwealth chartered it as one of the nation's first colleges of agricultural science, with a goal to apply scientific principles to farming.