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Chicago, Illinois - USD Full Time Posted: Wednesday, 11 July 2018
Job Description

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will be responsible for supporting the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Manager in the ongoing operations of the GIS program and systems, and design and/or prepare graphic representations of data, both spatial and non-spatial. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist will work with the GIS program to create and maintain mapping applications, self-service tools and various data blending and processing automations as well as all geographically referenced data. This position requires an employee to be flexible, be able to multitask, think intuitively, implore time management skills, and possess troubleshooting ability. The GIS Specialist must take ownership of project they are tasked to complete and will report progress regularly to the GIS Manager. The GIS Specialist must be able to support in operating and maintaining the GIS system hardware and software.


  • Develop and/or maintain online mapping applications hosted in ESRI Portal environment that support various groups within the organization
  • Develop automations and self-service tools using Alteryx (or comparable data blending software) between various company systems
  • Identify process and reporting streamlining opportunities both within the GIS team and across the organization and develop workflows to improve efficiencies
  • Prepares GIS databases, maps, reports and specialized queries in support of various projects
  • Consistently test data for quality and completeness and actively promotes the highest data quality in all personal and team deliverables.
  • Uses scripting, desktop GIS, and modeling applications to automate data analysis for a variety of purposes
  • Writes summarized reports and communicates results of data analytics, including technology and data recommendations
  • Develops system documentation and user manuals on GIS best practices and functionality
  • Supports GIS Manager in onboarding and training new employees as necessary
  • Site selection support as needed


  • Bachelor's Degree required in GIS or related areas; GIS Certificate or higher required
  • Three or more (3+) years of experience with GIS or Data Analytics
  • Advanced knowledge of spatial analytics, mapping application creation and maintenance, cartographic and GIS concepts, database management principles, and product output/development.
  • Experience with Alteryx (or comparable data blending software)
  • Advanced working knowledge of ESRI Portal environment (building and maintaining various mapping applications, REST services, API calls, etc.)
  • Experience developing Portal widgets using Java or other Scripting language preferred
  • Experience working with ArcGIS Desktop (or comparable software) on a daily or weekly basis to create maps and/or run analysis.
  • Experience with SQL, Python, and HTML preferred
  • Resourcefulness, speed, and creativity in problem solving with excellent critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to meet with users to establish specific project requirements/priorities and communicate these to the GIS team to develop products that meets the client's needs.
  • Advanced experience working with the Microsoft Suite of products including Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
  • Experience with summarizing and presenting data to both technical and non-technical audiences as well as upper management.
  • Able to efficiently and quickly utilize all available tools and datasets to find creative solutions to challenging problems.
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment.
Company Description About Saicon:
Saicon Consultants, Inc. (Saicon), founded in 1998 and headquartered in the Midwest with 7 offices (5 in the US and 2 International), provides IT and non-IT Contingent Labor and Project services to Commercial clients and Government agencies (Federal, State & Local) nationwide. Saicon is a certified WBE and MBE that is CMMI Level 3 appraised and possesses a Facility Security Clearance at the Secret level.

Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
Saicon Consultants Inc
Saicon Consultants Inc
7/11/2018 5:48:07 PM

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