GIS Specialist

Website Georgia Forestry Commission

Job Opening: GIS Specialist 3 (LSP062)
Annual Salary: $63,351.55

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Directs Statewide GIS operations, which includes an on-premises virtualized
GIS using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Enterprise as well as ArcGIS Online. Oversees enterprise spatial
application development in support of internal and external GIS users and field collection staff, spatial
database administration and spatial data development, enterprise asset management implementation,
and customer support and training, as follows:
Connect with customers to understand their business needs and directions and strategize how
spatial technologies can support them as follows:
Ensure service level expectations are clear, and needs are being met or exceeded. Maintain a
strategic plan for Spatial Services to guide growth, resources, and budget in the support of
department and public needs.
Establish work methods, processes, tools, and standards for executing unit responsibilities.
Provide technical input and recommendations for contracts, grants, software, and related services
needed for technology areas. Negotiate with, direct, and manage performance of vendors and
Work in conjunction with the cybersecurity team and all IT units to oversee the security of the
GFC’s technology operations including prevention, detection, and response.
Serve as a technology ambassador and liaison for the Information Technology Division by
establishing and providing proactive communication with clients, county leadership, regional
partners, and team members. Conduct outreach to peer organizations, and external clients. Be a
visible leader in organizational change management for IT-related initiatives.
Provide maintenance for GIS Applications and web-based applications.
Ability to work autonomously while managing multiple tasks simultaneously.

Minimum requirements: 4 years of experience working with ESRI Products. Candidate must haveexpert level knowledge using ArcGIS Pro and ArcGIS Online. Familiar with ArcGIS Dashboards, Survey123 Connect, ArcGIS Field Maps, Quick Capture, Web App Builder, and Experience Builder. At least 2 years of experience working with ArcGIS Enterprise (Server and Portal for ArcGIS) and Enterprise Geodatabase management.

Preferred qualifications: In addition to the minimum requirements, the ideal candidate would have a B.S. in Computer Science, GIS, or related field. Relational database experience using SQL Server and working in the Microsoft Azure environment. Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Power Automate. Familiar with programming languages such as Python, SQL, and Arcade.

Location: Macon, GA
Apply to: Trey Spivey (

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