Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area



USC GIS Manager

The Department of Geography at the University of South Carolina seeks applications for the
position of GIS Manager.

The successful applicant will 1) provide technical and administrative support for GIScience software and their applications, including the licensing, installation, usage, and troubleshooting of geospatial technology and software, 2) assist in technical and managerial aspects of research projects with a geospatial computing component, and 3) serve as the information gateway for digital spatial resources in the Geography Department and across the university campus.

The successful applicant will be responsible for implementing and managing cloud‐computing and web‐based GIS platforms for providing GIS services and administering relevant spatial‐ and non‐spatial databases. The individual should also be comfortable developing and providing training and instruction in geospatial concepts, technology, integration and software skills.

Minimum qualifications: Masterʹs degree in geography or related field and 4 years related experience, or bachelorʹs degree in geography or related field and 6 years related experience.

Applicants should also have extensive experience in Geographic Information Systems (especially with Esri products) and computer environments; a strong background in Windows OS and server computing environments; experience in database design, implementation, and maintenance; and strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills, including the ability to clearly communicate GIS technologies.

Preferred qualifications include: Experience implementing and managing ArcGIS for Server; experience with the administration of spatial‐ and non‐spatial databases; experience with various programming, scripting, and coding methodology supportive languages/technologies; familiarity with cloud‐computing and web‐based GIS platforms for providing GIS services; familiarity with various geospatial and remote sensing‐related software. A professional certification, such as the GISP, is desirable.

Review of applications will begin July 23, 2014 and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. For more information, please contact Dr. John Kupfer, Chair, Dept. of Geography, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC; email:; phone: 803‐777‐5234.

To apply, please go to: and enter Requisition Number 007716 (Job Title: GIS Manager I). Please check the status of your application regularly and contact Dr. Kupfer if you have any questions.

The University of South Carolina is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

URISA 2014 Salary Survey Open

URISA 2014 Salary Survey Data Collection Period Opens

The entire GIS community is asked to help develop this important profile of GIS professional activities and compensation by participating in the 2014 URISA GIS Salary Survey by July 31, 2014.

URISA conducts a periodic comprehensive Salary Survey for GIS Professionals. The first Survey was conducted in 1998, with subsequent editions published in 2003, 2007 and in 2011.

The data is currently being collected for the 2014 survey with results expected later this year. As in the past, an Executive Summary will be available on the URISA website for FREE and a comprehensive analysis of the results will be available for purchase.

In addition to salary data presented according to job title, employer type and geographical region, the survey delves into:

• How have salary levels changed over the years?
• Have GIS departments increased in size?
• What non-technical skills are required?
• What GIS software proficiencies are necessary?
• What benefits do organizations typically offer?
• How frequent do GIS professionals change jobs and are job changes within the same sector?
• How long is the average workweek?
• How has GIS certification impacted salaries?
• Are GIS professionals actively pursuing continuing education?
• … and much more

The online questionnaire will be active until July 31 and the entire GIS community is invited to participate. The information collected will not be used for additional purposes, nor will URISA seek to personally identify participants nor connect any individuals with specific responses. Results will be presented according to various groupings (by job title, region, type of organization, etc.).

Participants may elect to enter a drawing for one of TEN $100 discount coupons good for any URISA event or product purchase, upon completion of the questionnaire.

Click here to access the online questionnaire.

Quick Hits from 2011:
• GISPs, on average, earned $10,000 more than non-GISPs
• The average salary of survey respondents was $61,540—an increase of 2.5%
• GIS Managers saw a 3.8% increase in salary in 2011—from $67,302 to $69,842
• Over 65% of respondents are employed within some level of government—from local to federal agencies
• Most respondents to this survey hold GIS-related titles, with many possessing management responsibilities

For an Executive Summary of the 2011 Salary Survey results, click here.

Please forward this request to other GIS professionals in your network!

GIS Manager – Nature Conservancy

Job Description
Job Title: GIS Manager (SC Chapter)
Job ID: 42231
Location: South Carolina
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

OFFICE LOCATION: Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina (SC)

The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 35 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit to learn more.

The Nature Conservancy offers competitive compensation, 401k or savings-plan matching for eligible employees, excellent benefits, flexible work policies and a collaborative work environment. We also provide professional development opportunities and promote from within. As a result, you will find a culture that supports and inspires conservation achievement and personal development, both within the workplace and beyond.

The GIS Manager manages and maintains conservation databases and leads the Chapter’s technical support in GIS or other relational database technologies for Conservancy staff. Includes compiling, assembling and maintaining land protection, biodiversity and management information from various sources. This may also include one or more of the following functions:

Participates in conservation planning at various levels
Develops methods for mapping and classifying ecosystems and data management; includes developing and maintaining all documentation for data and data management
Performs data analysis; designs and produces advanced complex queries and professional reports
Processes spatial and other relational data sets derived from cartographic and tabular source material
Provides hardware and software support
Develops and delivers training to staff individually and in groups
Produces maps and other graphic products and reports
Develops and maintains GIS library and/or database products library, specifically protected lands data base (to include public and private).

MS or BS degree and certification in Geography, Cartography, GIS, Environmental Studies, or related field and 3 years related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files.
Experience in managing multiple projects.
Experience in analyzing data and producing data reports.

3-5 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Managing and prioritizing tasks from multiple sources
Demonstrated experience in the following areas: interpretation of image analysis, complex spatial analysis, and data modeling
Knowledge of current trends and practices in relevant discipline(s) and region(s)
Ability to work with partners to collect and maintain protected lands data and to disseminate information to partners when necessary.
Ability to anticipate program mapping needs- upcoming meetings, planning sessions, annual need for updates.
Demonstrated experience collaborating with other parties to obtain different data sources
Ability to make practical sense out of processed data and apply to real world applications
Managing time and diverse activities under deadlines while delivering quality results.
Demonstrated experience operating GIS software, managing relational databases and creating maps
Demonstrated database and computer based management experience including managing, maintaining and populating databases and manual files
Successful experience in developing, directing and managing multiple projects and implementing program goals
Working knowledge of common software applications (e.g.; Word, Access, Excel, Web browsers)
Communicating clearly via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages
Requires valid drivers license and willingness and ability to participate in TNC’s Vehicle Use Agreement.

This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee’s motor vehicle record.

To apply to position number 42231, submit resume and cover letter as one document. All applications must be submitted in the system prior to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on June 27, 2014. Click here for more information.

Click “submit” to apply for the position or “save for later” to create a draft application for future submission. Once submitted, applications cannot be revised or edited. Failure to complete required fields may result in your application being disqualified from consideration.

If you experience technical issues, please refer to our applicant user guide or contact

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of men and women of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

The successful applicant must meet the requirements of The Nature Conservancy’s background screening process.

GIS Manager at DNR

Job Title: GIS Manager I
Agency: Department of Natural Resources
Opening Date: Thu. 03/27/14
Closing Date/Time: Thu. 04/03/14 5:00 PM Eastern Time
State Salary Range: $37,945.00 – $70,204.00 annually
Agency Hiring Range: Min: $40,046.00 Max:$54,074.00
Job Type: FTE – Full-Time
Location: Richland County, South Carolina
Normal Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8:30 – 5:00)

GIS Manager and Lead Cartographer of the Land, Water and conservation Division’s Digital Information Program providing GIS services to the LWC as requested. Coordinate the development of digital information in a GIS format, organize and maintain spatial data, and develop derivative products from new and archival data sets. Supervise map production for State map projects, develop data preservation needs for all programs and projects, and investigate new digital techniques, in GIS. Provide leadership in project development and policy implementation as it affects DIP. Proved, plan, and coordinate support to other groups within LWC. Coordinate the delivery of DIP products to a variety of users in a variety of formats through the DNR GIS Data Clearinghouse and other appropriate mechanisms. Advise project leaders on daily and long-term office projects and needs. Oversee and manage upkeep of the DIP’s office environment. Represent project leaders in agency meeting s and in public forums on issues related to DIP. Direct other staff in office duties as appropriate. Conduct special projects at request of section leaders.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:

A bachelor’s degree in geography or a related field and four (4) years experience in digital cartography, developing digital geologic maps or relative experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Should have administrative, management, or program development experience, particularly as it applies to implementation of GIS projects. Experience developing and maintaining data sets using GIS, experience with coordinate systems and transformations, and validating data. Experience working with a variety of earth science data collection techniques including geologic mapping, geophysical techniques (aeromagnetic, gravity, GPR, subsurface logging tools, and seismic), geochemical, surface and ground water measurements, data loggers, drilling and well records, GPS data collection and data, and experience in developing GIS from these various data sources (digital and non digital). Must be familiar with a variety of software and hardware packages to complete project tasks.

Go to – search on jobs – check the checkbox for Department of Natural Resources.

Lexington County GIS Manager Position

Position Title: Planning/GIS Manager
Grade: 21
Position #: 001042
Salary Range: $56,945 Depending on Experience

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum Education – Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field.

Minimum Qualification – 5 years exp w/ESRI Suite of products, working knowledge of personal computer apps, and strong organizational and management skills. Exp w/ HTML5 & JavaScript programming is an extremely relevant additional benefit.

This is an important management position in the administrative and technical structure of Lexington County. Responsible for GIS and planning project management within the Department of Planning and GIS. There are five mapping/GIS technicians/analysts and cartographers within the Department. This position reports to the Director of Planning and GIS and serves as the deputy department head. Because projects often reach into all aspects of County services, coordination with virtually every County Department is very important. This coordination also reaches many County-wide agencies and commissions, and all of the municipalities and school districts. It is also essential to maintain close communication with organizations and entities utilizing similar technology throughout South Carolina and the United States.

Minimum Qualifications:5 years experience with ESRI Suite of products, working knowledge of personal computer applications, and strong organizational and management skills. Experience with HTML5 & JavaScript programming is an extremely relevant additional benefit.

Application Deadline:


GIS Job Opportunity – Cherokee County SC

GIS/Mapper ll • Analyzes survey data, source maps and photographs, computer or automated mapping products and other records to establish boundaries of properties for property owners, attorneys and public agencies. Performs deed and title searches and maintains accurate mapping records. Works closely with the Tax Assessor’s office

• Qualifications:
o Prefer two years technical or college training in drafting or CAD
o Prefer experience in reading plats and deeds
o Must be proficient in Microsoft Office
o Must be able to work well with the public
o Must possess a valid driver’s license
• Deadline for accepting applications is August 8, 2013
• Applications can be found at

If you have more questions, you can also contact Alan via email:

City of Sumter Job Announcement

City of Sumter


Planner/GIS Analyst
Planning Department
(Starting salary $30,000-$50,000 depending upon experience and qualifications.)

Job Purpose: Under general supervision, coordinates and manages GIS applications and projects for the joint City-County Planning Department; performs a wide variety of GIS applications to planning projects in comprehensive planning, transportation planning, infrastructure planning and environmental planning for the City and County of Sumter.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Planning, Geography, Geographic Information Systems or related field with emphasis on GIS. Candidate should possess greater than 2 years experience in GIS applications, map creation, data base design, analysis, and data management. Practical knowledge and experience using ESRI suite of software including ArcCatalog, and related extensions and tools is expected. Experience with GPS, Python, and Model Builder is preferred.

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

Mail resume with cover letter and application from to:

City of Sumter Human Resources
PO Box 1449
Sumter, SC 29151

Discounted Training Offered by Tripp Corbin with eGIS Associates, Inc.

GIS Professionals of the Pee Dee and beyond… see below for a discounted training offer from Tripp Corbin with eGIS Associates, Inc.

If interested, act quickly – class is Monday the 10th of June!

ArcGIS 2: Essential Workflows
June 10-12, 2013
Navigation Electronics (NEI) Office in Norcross GA
Cost: Normal $1,325.00 (With 15% Discount – $1,126.25)

Tripp Corbin, MCP, CFM, GISP | Chief Executive Officer
eGIS Associates, Inc. |
678-710-9710 ext 21 | 866-304-3864 Fax
Esri Certified Trainer | Esri Certified Desktop Associate


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