GIS Coordinator-South Dakota

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks
Pierre, SD
Job Category
GIS & Computing
$48,443.20 - $61,838.40
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
This position directs and manages the Wildlife Division's Geographic Information System (GIS). Duties include program planning, researching new methods of data management, implementing new technologies, providing GIS information and applications through a variety of outlets (e.g. web, mobile devices, social media, and distributed media); works cooperatively with other state and government agencies to procure and exchange data, provide overall program guidance, provide technical advice and support, and coordinate the Wildlife Division's GIS data management; acts as a liaison between program developers (state and private contractors) and the department; oversees the department's data management by directing, designing, and assisting in development of data collection methodologies and data reporting programs for the aquatics, terrestrial and operations sections, including implementing new GIS programs; and is responsible for designing and conducting training sessions on use and functionality of new hardware and software. The GIS Coordinator supervises two GIS Program Specialists and one GIS Database Manager. This position will require periodic local, statewide and regional travel. The Ideal Candidate Will Have: Applicants should have demonstrable creative problem solving and project management skills and must be dedicated to promoting data sharing and stewardship within the department while driving excellence within the GIS team also preferred. Applicants should be self-starters, motivated, able to manage multiple priorities and tasks in a dynamic environment with a good understanding of GIS standards and best practices are also preferred. VETERANS' PREFERENCE ELIGIBLE The State of South Dakota does not sponsor work visas for new or existing employees. All persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete an Employment Eligibility Verification, Form I-9. The State of South Dakota offers paid employee health insurance plus ten paid holidays, generous vacation leave accrual, and medical, dental, vision, and other benefits. For more information please visit This position is a member of Class A retirement under SDRS. Apply at: South Dakota Bureau of Human Resources 500 East Capitol Pierre, SD 57501-5070 Telephone: 605.773.3148 Fax: 605.773.4344 "An Equal Opportunity Employer"
Preferred experience includes: ArcGIS Desktop; ArcMap; editing and Managing Data in SDE; proficient in creating and managing Geodatabases; ArcCatalog; experience with ArcGIS mobile platforms (Collector, Suvey123); experience working with teams with various skill levels and knowledge of GIS; experience working with databases (SQL). Knowledge of: ArcGIS Online; database design; project management; global positioning systems (GPS) technology and devices; programming experience (not required, but a plus); GIS/Geospatial processing tasks; Map/Web Services. Skill to: use Python Scripting; use Map Design; problem solve. Ability to: present GIS data in a variety of different formats: web, digital, and paper; present GIS information to a variety of different Groups: public and GFP staff; collect, organize and analyze information with special attention to detail; communicate effectively one-on-one or with large groups.
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Scott Simpson
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