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Director of SafeCityGIS

Director, SafeCityGIS

Geographic Technologies Group (GTG), a leading GIS consulting company headquartered in Goldsboro, North Carolina, is seeking an experienced director for our SafeCityGIS initiative.

SafeCityGIS is our strategically planned initiative to deploy the very best Esri-based GIS and analytical software solutions in Police and Sheriff Departments, Fire and EMS, Comm Centers, and Emergency Operations Centers. The ideal candidate is a senior GIS project manager who has experience developing and delivering GIS-based products and services to public safety departments (Fire and Rescue, Police, EMS, etc.).

Responsibilities:

As SafeCityGIS Director, you will be responsible for managing small- to large-scale projects for our clients who range in size from small municipalities to large city, county and state governments. You must be technically proficient in geospatial and database tools and systems and have a full understanding of the operations and processes of Police and Sheriff Departments, Fire and EMS, Comm Centers, and Emergency Operations Centers (EOC).

Your expertise will be directed toward maturing our SafeCityGIS initiative into a profitable business line. Preference will go to candidates who have business development experience and experience leading subordinate project managers. As the SafeCityGIS Director you will be required to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff to develop strategic solutions for each new client (working in collaboration with GTG’s in-house development and marketing teams). You will regularly collaborate with industry professionals and develop a large network of communities and leaders who are integrating GIS and geospatial analytics into public safety nationwide and abroad, as well as, assisting both new and existing clients with implementing and expanding the reach of enterprise GIS technology.

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in GIS or related field preferred.
  • 7-10 years of experience in GIS technology field (with a focus on managing enterprise GIS systems in the public safety sector).
  • Experience with ArcGIS or similar geospatial technology.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proven experience in project management. Must be able to manage scope, schedule, and budget of large enterprise projects.  Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
  • Must be able to identify client concerns and objectives and develop applicable strategic solutions.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Business development experience (sales, marketing, customer care, operations, management).
  • Professional certification such as Certified GIS Professional (GISP) or Project Management Professional (PMP).
  • Leadership experience with consultants, project managers or technicians.

Benefits:

  • Retirement Program (match 3% of your contributions)
  • Two Weeks Paid Vacation and Two Weeks Sick Leave Annually
  • Gym Membership reimbursement
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance
  • 9 Federal Holidays
Director of GIS Consulting

Geographic Technologies Group is experiencing continued growth (15% per year for the past 3 years) and is celebrating our 20th anniversary as a company. We have just promoted our GIS Director to Chief Technology Officer and are filling the GIS Director position.

- Our goal is to be the most innovative GIS consulting company in the World.

- We are seeking team members that are forward thinking, innovative, and love GIS.

The bottom line is:

- We are seeking a GIS guru

- A person who is awesome with people

- An organized person who is great leading a team and managing projects

- A person who enjoys diverse projects in diverse geographies

Our growth plans are excited. Come join our team!!!

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Acts as first line supervisor for designated staff within a department, including interviewing and selecting job applicants, training, overseeing work, and establishing and evaluating appropriate performance standards in accordance with the department’s objectives.
  • Responsible for all document creation in the GIS Business Line
  • Manage databases and perform advanced analyses
  • Evaluate user needs and requirements
  • Assist customer with both strategic and operations programs
  • Performs studies of various agency operations to define problems and determine methods to develop GIS applications to facilitate ease of use, including the customizing of desktop applications
  • Provides structured GIS training and technical assistance to company staff
  • May perform the work of other GIS staff as required
  • Supervise staff of the GIS Consulting Business Line, and serve as a technical advisor to clients as well as other departments within GTG.
  • Conduct monthly GIS Consulting Business Line meeting to review projects, billing, and goals/accomplishments
  • Define and track metrics and goals for GIS Consulting team members
Lead Programmer

Geographic Technologies Group is experiencing continued growth (15% per year for the past 3 years) and is celebrating our 20th anniversary as a company.

- Our goal is to be the most innovative GIS consulting company in the World.

- We are seeking team members that are forward thinking, innovative, and love GIS.

The bottom line is:

- We are seeking an exceptional developer

- A person who is awesome with people

- An organized person who is great leading a team and managing projects

- A person who enjoys diverse projects and has the creative impulses to drive GTG into the future of GIS technology applications

Salary Range - $90,000 - $130,000

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly guides and manages a team of software development professionals and can assist as needed in C#, HTML/Java, PHP, SQL and .NET applications.
  • Leads Agile (Scrum) planning and execution to help the team achieve milestones and ultimately deliver the product.
  • Acts as point of escalation on related matters.
  • Works closely with Product/Project Managers to ensure delivery of the product with the agreed upon requirements by the agreed upon target dates.
  • Participates on senior leadership team, representing R&D perspective as well as the overarching strategic objectives of the business.
  • Works with the Management and other stakeholders to establish the long-term vision and strategic direction of the product set.
  • Provides timely and accurate reporting relevant to development function.
  • Participates in scrum meetings (planning, demos, retrospectives, etc.).
  • Ensures that the team’s knowledge and skills are up-to-date through training, pair programming, etc.
  • Manages day-to-day activities including personnel issues.
  • Seeks ways to continuously improve development methods and processes to maximize productivity and quality.
  • Ensures that architectural integrity is maintained and the team is adhering to best practice standards.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Technology or equivalent.
  • Passion for leading, coaching, and inspiring a team to deliver more than they think is possible.
  • Ability to create and foster a team environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity, technical development, and achievement of goals.
  • 7-10 years of experience in hands-on software engineering roles.
  • At least 5 years of experience leading a team of technology professionals.
  • Understanding of key technologies such as the .NET framework, SQL, web services, mobile, etc., and familiarity with ESRI technologies.
  • Background and in-depth knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) technologies.
  • Experience in development of project plans, budgets, and resource requirements.
  • Solid analytical skills.

Contact: Send targeted resume to careers@geotg.com

Senior GIS Project Manager

SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. is currently seeking a Senior Project Manager for our GIS Consulting Department in NC office to work. The individual will lead key client projects and be responsible for ensuring the success of these projects at the highest level within the client’s organization.  Position will require the individual to have an advanced understanding of GIS technologies, perform advanced analyses, evaluate user needs and requirements, assist client with both strategic and operational programs, manage large spatial databases and work as part of a project team.

JOB DESCRIPTION, REQUIREMENTS, AND OPPORTUNITIES

  • Responsible for project management, including compliance with company policies, definition of scope of work, establishment of budgets and schedules, control of project costs, compliance with schedule, timely payments for the work, and assurance of overall client satisfaction. 
  • Acts as primary interface with clients for assigned projects; communicates with clients on an ongoing basis; responds effectively to meets client’s needs.
  • Responsible for the financial success and client loyalty of assigned projects.
  • Responsible for success of technical implementation of assigned projects.
  • Responsible for development of all project documentation for assigned projects.
  • Maintains customer records by updating account information.
  • Conduct on-line presentations/webinars, giving on-site presentations, attending sales conferences, and assist in the creation of sales documents.
  • Provides leadership and effetely communicates project goals and standing to project team.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 2 years direct work experience in a project management capacity for GIS implementation projects, including all aspects of process development and execution.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience utilizing geospatial technology in a professional environment.
  • Strong practical GIS and/or IT skills
  • Familiarity with database design and implementation
  • Familiarity with software development methodologies
  • Demonstrated and verifiable leadership experience

EDUCATION

A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or geography is required.  A master’s degree in a related field is preferred.  Ten years’ experience working with Management Information Systems (MIS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS), with five years’ experience with technical writing and project management is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above is also acceptable. 

GTG offers group health, dental and disability coverage, and retirement plan. Two weeks paid vacation, two weeks paid sick time.

 Salary Range:  $70,000-$95,000 DOQ

Software Specialist/Technical Support

Geographic Technologies Group (GTG) is seeking a Software Specialist/Technical Support to join our industry leading Software Deployment Technical Support team. The ideal candidate should be an innovative thinker, demonstrate high initiative, have great communication skills and work to the highest ethical standards. The candidate will provide technical support for GTG’s Vantage Points product line. The successful candidate will work with our customers to provide software installations, licensing, and other deployment issues. This position requires customer interaction primarily through telephone, E-mails, Web and remote desktop sharing. Occasional overnight travel is possible.

Come establish a career with the leading local government GIS/mapping development company in North America. Come see why we have won numerous industry awards, including Esri Business Partner of the Year and Esri’s Special Achievement in GIS Award.

Job Closing Date:

Friday, September 29, 2017

Position is located at GTG’s Corporate Headquarters in Goldsboro, NC – one hour east of Raleigh.

Responsibilities

The Software Specialist is responsible for ensuring the smooth running of GTG software for our clients. Tasks vary depending on the client and software involved. Typical activities will involve

  • Installing and configuring computer systems
  • Talking clients through a series of actions, either face to face or over the telephone
  • Troubleshooting system problems and diagnosing and solving hardware/software faults
  • Providing support, including procedural, documentation;
  • Supporting new applications; re-installing software for clients
  • Setting up new users
  • Responding within agreed time limits to call-outs
  • Working continuously on a task until completion (or referral to third parties, if appropriate);
  • Prioritizing and managing several open cases at one time
  • Responsibly communicates to all parties involved in issue resolution to meet and manage client expectations.
  • Provide guidance in data correction and resolving/escalating client incidents.
  • Follows up on defects and acts as advocate for the client to ensure timely and accurate issue
  • Continually develop product expertise by reviewing new functionality, testing product issues, and utilizing internal resources.
  • May assist with documentation of support processes.
  • May submit client issues to development team for resolution as needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional travel (0-25%) for on-site support required.

Qualifications and Education

Associate's degree or equivalent required, preferably in Computer Science. - Minimum 2 years’ experience in Product Support or related field preferred.

Due to the wide range of skills required, there are many paths of entry to a job as a customer support specialist. A bachelor’s degree in computer science, geography, GIS, or information systems is desired. A strong background in supporting customers, Esri based GIS software, ArcGIS Server, and general computing is needed. A combination of experience and education will be analyzed.

  • Familiarity with GIS terminology is desired.
  • Strong working knowledge Microsoft client and server operating systems (Win7/8/10, Server 2008/2012)
  • Basic experience with Microsoft SQL Server and ability to run simple SQL queries
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective decision making and problem solving skills involving troubleshooting basic to moderate issues.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to simultaneously manage several projects/support cases
  • Ability to work and research independently
  • Monitor progress of ongoing client inquiries until they reach resolution.
  • Perform quality assurance testing for software module upgrades/changes, analyze results to ensure that software performs as required, and document outcomes.
  • Prepare and deliver training on our software products to our clients
  • Willingness to learn and become an expert on new systems, software, and procedures
  • Must be highly productive, able to balance competing priorities and meet all established productivity measures
  • Effective analytical ability, particularly in a technical environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of database structures including fields, tables, views, database objects, etc.
  • Knowledge and understanding of software development tools a plus.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: bbutts@geotg.com

Paid Time Off: Because we believe it is important for staff to have time for relaxation and recreation, we have a generous paid time off policy. We offer 2 weeks of vacation each year with additional time accrued based on length of service.

Sick Time: Because we understand that there are times when an employee becomes ill and is unable to work, we provide two weeks sick time to our employees to aid in a speedy recovery.

Paid Holidays: There are typically 9 per calendar year.

Other Benefits

  • Retirement Program (match 3% of your contributions)
  • Reimbursement of Membership to Health Club
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Health Insurance
  • Various Company Functions throughout the Year
Geographic Technologies Group

About Geographic Technologies Group:

GTG has more than 700 clients located throughout North America and Europe and serves all levels of government as well as the private sector. To support our clients, GTG maintains three offices located across the United States: Headquarters in North Carolina, and regional offices in Texas, Florida.

GIS Specialist

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) Specialist

Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. is currently seeking a GIS Specialist for our NC office to work on our Public Safety GIS initiative. An understanding of Esri-based software and GPS equipment is desired. The successful candidates should preferably have a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography or related field. Effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to complete projects independently and/or in small teams in a responsible and timely manner are required. Frequent overnight travel is required.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION, REQUIREMENTS, AND OPPORTUNITIES

The purpose of this position is to create and organize spatial and tabular data by way of GIS.  This position interacts extensively with under the direct supervision of the GIS Project Manager who reviews work primarily on the basis of results attained.

  • Collecting, compilation and analysis of GIS data to assist in the development of GIS applications for the automation of the GIS.
  • Documents and modifies computer applications to satisfy their requirements; does related work as required.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and outside agencies as needed to gather and disseminate information related to work.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, and the ability to complete projects independently and/or in small teams in a responsible and timely manner are required.
  • Responsible for ensuring customer satisfaction throughout the implementation of GIS software, during task driven GIS projects, and as a follow up to all client interaction.
  • Frequent overnight travel is required, as are periods of prolonged project location on-site stays.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Skill in the operation and use of various computers, GIS software (Esri suite of applications, including ArcGIS Online), and mobile devices is required.  

  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques employed in creating maps and GIS products
  • Knowledge in the fundamentals of Cartography
  • Knowledge of research methods and techniques to analyze statistical and spatial data
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality control and quality assurance procedures
  • Knowledge of geographical information system technology, computer software and hardware
  • Ability to initiate and maintain satisfactory working relationships with government officials and the public

EDUCATION

A Bachelor’s degree in a field directly applicable to GIS such as, surveying, engineering, planning, IT, computer science, mathematics plus experience in a responsible project management role.  At least 5 years of experience with Esri software, and excellent communication & cartographic skills.

 

COMPENSATION

This position offers a compensation range between $40,000 and $60,000 DOQ.

GTG offers group health, dental and disability coverage, and retirement plan. Two weeks paid vacation, two weeks paid sick time.

GIS Technician

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) Technician

Geographic Technologies Group, Inc. is currently seeking a GIS Technician for our NC office to work on our Telecommunication Initiative. An understanding of Esri-based software and GPS equipment is desired. The successful candidates should preferably have a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography or related field. Effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to complete projects independently and/or in small teams in a responsible and timely manner are required. Frequent overnight travel is required.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION, REQUIREMENTS, AND OPPORTUNITIES

This position interacts extensively with the Project Manager responsible for the project. GTG is a rapidly growing GIS consulting and software engineering firm with headquarters in North Carolina and regional offices throughout the country. GTG offers excellent benefits.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Strong preference given to applicants with prior experience developing and working with utility geodatabases, preferably telecommunications. Typical work performed by this position includes geo-referencing scanned as-builts or AutoCAD files and capturing utility data from them using heads-up digitizing in the Esri ArcGIS for Desktop environment. As well as using GTG’s in-house tools to import/design systems for client delivery.

 

  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques employed in creating maps and GIS products
  • Knowledge in the fundamentals of Cartography
  • Knowledge of research methods and techniques to analyze statistical and spatial data
  • Knowledge of the principles of quality control and quality assurance procedures
  • Knowledge of geographical information system technology, computer software and hardware
  • Ability to initiate and maintain satisfactory working relationships with government officials and the public

EDUCATION

Candidates should preferably have a Bachelor’s Degree in GIS, Geography or related field and up to 1.5 years’ experience with GIS and local government. Effective oral and written communication skills, presentation skills, and the ability to complete projects independently and/or in small teams in a responsible and timely manner are required. Frequent overnight travel is required, as are periods of prolonged project location on-site stays.

 

COMPENSATION

This position offers a compensation range between $32,000 and $40,000 DOQ.

GTG offers group health, dental and disability coverage, and retirement plan. Two weeks paid vacation, two weeks paid sick time.

"A Great Place to Work!" - February 2017

"GTG was a fantastic company to work for! To them you're not just another employee, but part of a team and a family. I really enjoyed working here and learning how GTG is on the cutting edge of implementing GIS software to local governments."

Working for GTG

Employee Benefits
Location
Culture
Employee Benefits

GTG Offers a full benefits package including:

  • Health Insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Dental & Vision coverage available
  • SimpleIRA with 3% match
  • Tuition & Professional Development Reimbursement
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Paid Holidays
Location

GTG is headquartered in Goldsboro, North Carolina, a city of approximately 40,000 people.  A few perks of moving your career to Goldsboro include:

  • Rich local history, and family friendly historical sites and events.
  • Nearby outdoor recreation at the Cliffs of the Neuse State Park or a short drive east to the Atlantic Ocean, or West to the Smoky Mountains.
  • Many Public, Charter, and Private schools options are available.
  • Excellent housing market in both suburban or rural settings.
  • Outlet shopping within a half hour.
Culture

Geographic Technologies Group fosters a culture of innovation.  Working here, you'll work with intelligent minds, hard workers, and self-starters.  

As a growing company, in a growing industry, GTG strives to add new team members who can see the company's vision, and help propel the company towards growth.

Contact careers@geotg.com with questions about working for GTG