Pee Dee GIS Users Group

SC GIS Professionals in the Pee Dee Area


Career Opportunities


An exciting career opportunity exists for a GIS Supervisor at Beaufort-Jasper Water and Sewer Authority located in Beaufort, South Carolina. The GIS Supervisor is responsible for the maintenance and management of BJWSA’s spatial data, as well as oversight and coordination of GIS projects, tasks, planning and staff. Responsibilities also include database administration for BJWSA’s enterprise GIS system, integrating BJWSA’s applicable non-spatial databases with GIS, administration and development of BJWSA’s mobile and intranet mapping, and supporting GIS applications in a team environment. Reports to the Senior Construction Manager.


BJWSA is a regional water and sewer utility providing services to the southeastern coastal South Carolina counties of Beaufort and Jasper. This region includes the historic City of Beaufort, Town of Bluffton and resort community of Hilton Head Island, and is centrally located between Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA. As part of the South Carolina Low Country, this area exudes traditional southern hospitality and is surrounded by boating, hunting, golfing, fishing, beaches, and great people. BJWSA is part of a community that promotes work/life balance where family and friends are most important.

BJWSA employs approximately 160 employees who are dedicated to our mission to “inspire trust and enhance public health”. We treat and deliver an average of 20 million gallons of drinking water each day to over 48,000 retail customers. We also supply drinking water to wholesale customers who resell or redistribute our water to their residents. Overall, we serve over 150,000 Low Country residents with drinking water. We collect, treat, and recycle over 7 million gallons of treated wastewater (for about 38,000 sewer accounts) safely back into the environment each day.


  • Bachelors degree in Geography, GIS or associated technical discipline accompanied with a GISP certification, or a Master’s Degree in Geography, GIS, or associated technical discipline.
  • Must have 3 years of GIS experience, and proven experience with database administration of ESRI’s Enterprise ArcSDE databases and ArcServer. Must be able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Starting salary $1,911.20 to $2,389.60 bi-weekly, depending on qualifications. Excellent benefits package to include S.C. Retirement System, 401k, generous leave programs, medical, dental, vision, life & disability insurance, an entrenched safety culture, developing wellness initiative , numerous employee recognition forums, extensive talent development opportunities, a flexible work schedule in a collaborative team and family type atmosphere.

Submit BJWSA application to: HR Dept., 6 Snake Rd., Okatie, S.C. 29909, or fax 843-987-7573. Deadline is March 27, 2015.
EEO/AA/M/W/Veterans and individual with disabilities are encouraged to apply

State Geographic Information Officer

Position Summary:

The state Geographic Information Officer (GIO) is responsible for the coordination of the acquisition, management and dissemination of statewide geographic data. The position is supervised by the Georgia Geospatial Executive Council Network. The Network will establish goals and objectives for statewide coordination that will be reviewed at regularly scheduled meetings. The employee will have substantial latitude to make independent decisions regarding daily activities and actions required to achieve the goals and objectives identified by the Network. This is a contract position with the Georgia Association of Regional Commissions and with an office at the Department of Community Affairs.

Typical Functions:

The GIO oversees the management of spatial data and the applications it serves; and is the primary staff to support the mission of the Georgia Executive Geospatial Network and performance of the daily coordination activities.  These include serving as the liaison between the Network, GISCC, GGAC, the user community, state agency needs, preparing position papers, legislative initiatives, and requests for proposals, memorandums of Agreement, grant proposals, and other documentation to accomplish coordination directives. In addition the GIO will make presentations, provide testimony, and support various State Executive and Legislative Branch staff in the preparation of GIS funding initiatives as well as preparing an annual report of GIS related activities, accomplishments and status in Georgia highlighting activities that have been enhanced by improved coordination and the economic benefits from cost reduction and new funds generated through external grants and contracts.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Detailed knowledge of all aspects of GIS technology and data; geospatial technology standards principles and best management practices; experience in strategic planning including cost-benefit analysis and project management; ability to develop and manage budgets, contracts, grants and procurement instruments; ability to develop and maintain relationship with state, federal and local government GIS entities.  Skills in consensus building, oral and written communications, ability to work independently, and exercise appropriate discretion with minimal supervision under sometimes difficult schedules; and strong interpersonal skills.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Geographic Information Science, Spatial Data Management, Computer and Information Sciences or related field with 5 years of applied experience in enterprise or multi-agency level GIS management, coordination and policy development or a Bachelor’s degree in like fields along with 7 years of applied experience as indicated above or 10 years of applied experience demonstrating a progressive history of management and leadership in the areas indicated above.

Special Licensees registrations and certifications

None required; GIS Professional certification (GISP), Association of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) or similar certification is preferred.

Please submit resume and cover letter addressed to Geospatial Network Review Committee to

GIS Analyst Position

Using a Geographical Information Systems program, updates current data and maintains a comprehensive geo-database composed of such emergency management related areas as infrastructure, demographics, hydrology, etc.  Acquires new data through participation in outside GIS data groups and development of new data sharing partnerships.  Develops and maintains centralized GIS data library, which serves as a base for live web services.  Creates and maintains GIS applications using Adobe Flex, ESRI, ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online Portal, ArcGIS Server and other tools and software to be utilized both day-to-day and during emergencies and exercise; this includes, but is not limited to SC ESRI Dashboard (Palmetto Vision), and ESRI Web applications.  Develops ways to integrate existing systems with GIS to include, but not limited to various Damage Assessment tools.  Maintains GIS development and production environment with up-to-date system and application patches, service packs, software upgrades, etc.  During emergency responses, coordinates the acquisition of new imagery, manes imagery analysis, and the production of imagery products.  Provides GIS assistance to the SEOC operations staff during emergency activation and exercises; works in the SEOC as assigned, with the ability to make services to appear quickly in the ESRI Flex viewer.  Familiarity with HAZUS is a plus.  As part of the Plans sections, conducts Risk and Vulnerability Assessments in coordination with the Division’s Risk Analyst.  Serves as the technical backbone/data manager in support of the Division’s Emergency Management Common Operating Picture (EM-COP) initiative.
 Minimum and Additional Requirements:
A Bachelor’s Degree in geography or a related field with experience in the use of GIS software.  Must possess knowledge of spatial analysis and cartography, graphic hardware and GIS software applicable to civil emergency/crisis management, including industrial site/transportation incidents and other Emergency Support Functions.  Must be skilled in the operation of GIS hardware and software and have the ability to prepare analytical, concise maps, tables, reports, plans and oral presentations.  May incur overnight travel during attendance at conferences, seminars and training courses.  Will be required to serve in the Emergency Operations Center during activation on assigned shift.
 Additional Comments:
Only those applicants chosen for an interview will be notified of job filled status. A resume will not be considered in the place of a completed South Carolina Employment Application.

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Application closes 3/30/15



GIS Analyst – Florence County GIS Department

General Statement of Job

Under limited supervision, performs complex data entry and manipulation to create, maintain, display, update and analyze data in a comprehensive enterprise geographic information system (GIS) for Florence County. Position reports to the GIS Manager.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

Creates, edits and analyzes geospatial databases and decision-making documents and maps using the ESRIArcGIS software suite to include desktop, mobile and internet solutions.

Reviews and responds to requests for demographic information, reports, maps and data for the public; County departments; local, state and federal agencies; elected and appointed officials, and a variety of other sources.

Utilizes ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, ArcSDE and a host of ArcGis extensions for network routing, map books, geocoding and the development of data models, etc.

Assists with the development, maintenance, updates and enhancement of Florence County mobile and internet mapping services.

Creates, utilizes and assists with the development of programming or automation applications in a variety of geospatial related macros, scripts, SQL, model builder, etc.

Utilizes GPS mapping grade equipment for field data pre-planning and collection in the development and expansion of the geospatial data layers.

Provides assistance and training in the use of GIS and GPS tools, software and websites to the public, county departments and a variety of other sources.

Researches and interprets source records and documents for input on GIS data layers.

Coordinates efforts with other departments.

Handles special projects as assigned by the GIS Manager.

Operates and/or utilizes a variety of office and other equipment including desktop and laptop computers, tablets, printer including large format plotter, scanner, GPS field data collector, vehicle, copier, etc.

Collects field data in a variety of weather conditions and locations.

Performs various clerical duties when necessary, including but not limited to document development using MS Office, copying and filing documents, answering the telephone, etc.

Works independently and within a team environment to accomplish department goals.
Willing to participate in knowledge sharing.

Interacts with various groups and individuals such as department directors, managers, and employees; co-workers; elected and appointed officials; local, federal and state government staff; attorneys; engineers; developers; property managers; venders; consultants; utility companies; citizen groups and the general public.

Additional Job Functions

Performs all other related duties as assigned

Attends in-house and outside training classes/seminars as required.

Minimum Training and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in Geography with an emphasis on Geographic Information Systems (GIS), particularly theESRI ArcGIS software suite, supplemented by three (3) years of responsible GIS experience is preferred. Applicant with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, strong geospatial skills, and a solid knowledge of relational database will be considered. Must possess excellent analytical and problem solving skills along with good oral and written communication skills. Geographic Information Professional (GISP) certification is desired at time of hire or must be obtained within five years of employment. Must possess a valid SC state driver’s license.



Applications are accepted through the Florence County Human Resources office, located at 180 N. Irby Street, Room 605, Florence,SC 29501 (843) 665-3054. Outside of Florence County please contact our office for an application.

Florence County is an Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H/V.
Download and review the County’s Policy on Non-Discrimination

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Charleston Water System – Asset Analyst

Located in beautiful historical downtown Charleston, SC, CWS is seeking an Asset Analyst to perform technical duties relating to asset management program development, data collection and management, performance analysis, capital prioritization, and condition assessment for the water and wastewater infrastructure. Qualified applicants must have a BS in Engineering Science, Computer Science, Business, Accounting or related disciple and a minimum of two (2) years experience with enterprise asset management. Valid SCDL required.


Salary Range:  $50,481.60 – $78,249.60

Closing Date: January 8, 2015



Excellent Comprehensive Benefits – EOE

Floodplain/GIS Technician

Town of Surfside Beach Job Description

Job Title:                     Floodplain/GIS Technician

Report to:                    Planning-Building-Zoning Director

Department:               Planning-Building-Zoning

Salary Range:            $32,000 to $52,000


Summary:Under general supervision, performs day-to-day support of the GIS (Geographical Information Systems) ensuring that all data and databases are maintained and consistently updated/edited to help the workflow of multiple departments. Performs fieldwork to capture data for GIS and develops and manages spatial databases and mapping. Maintains the FIRM’s (Flood Insurance Rate Maps).Assists in the coordination of FEMA’s CRS (Credit Rating System).Acts as liaison for the census.Works closely with the public to provide customer service for flood information and GIS.Reports to the Planning, Building and Zoning Director.

Sabrina Morris, CFM, CPD
Director of Planning, Building & Zoning
Town of Surfside Beach
“The Family Beach”
Phone: 843-913-6341

Moore Farms Botanical Garden – Plant Recorder

Job Summary:

To manage all aspects of the plant records, including the plant database, mapping and GIS.


  • Maintain accurate plant records in the Filemaker Pro database by entering new accessions, de-accessions, notes, images, sources and other data updates.
  • Update mapping by surveying new plants, beds, structures, pathways, facilities, utilities, etc. with GPS equipment.
  • Perform plant inventories.
  • Create all necessary labels for plants in the collection. Assists with installation of labels.
  • Research and verify plant names.
  • Create new fields, architecture and relationships in the database as needed.
  • Maintain and update GIS.
  • Remain current on all new technology and software relating to plant records management.
  • Work with contractors, consultants and temporary employees, and aid in supervision and training of interns.
  • With managerial approval, source, procure and purchase office supplies, hardware, software, and other materials and equipment.
  • Serve as the organizational resource for providing information on the living collections by providing training, instruction, updates and reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and experience:

Bachelorʼs degree in Computer Science, Horticulture, Plant Science, Geography or related field or any other equivalent combination of training, skills and experience.

Preferred: Previous professional experience with databases, GIS and botanical gardens and arboreta. Knowledge of common landscape plants of the southeast.

Physical/Mental requirements:
Ability to lift 30 lbs. Ability to operate standard office equipment.

Willingness and ability to perform some work outside in all weather conditions. Ability to carry, climb, push, stoop, reach, dig and to load and unload various objects. Strong organizational skills and ability to keep accurate and detailed records. Ability to develop, manage and coordinate multiple activities and projects. Must possess a valid South Carolina driver’s license or be willing to obtain one.

Working conditions:
Office work, with time spent working outside collecting data and conducting inventories. Summers are hot and humid with exposure to biting insects and occasional poison ivy.

This is a full time exempt position with a competitive salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical coverage, paid vacation, holidays, sick leave, etc.

About the garden:
Moore Farms Botanical Garden is a nonprofit organization set on over 500 acres near Lake City, South Carolina. The garden is cultivated on 50 acres and is a dynamic mix of formal, naturalistic and agrarian landscapes. Garden areas include a formal garden, vegetable garden, green roof, turf farm, muscadine vineyard, pond gardens, formal shrub borders, and a greenhouse and nursery. Other land use includes agriculture, forestry and wildlife habitat. We are currently in a period of growth in both our horticultural displays and programming. This is a very exciting time to be part of the MFBG team. Please visit our website at to learn more.

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ethan Kauffman at

Geographic Information System (GIS) Supervisor

The City of West Columbia has an immediate opening for a Geographic Information System (GIS) Supervisor for the City’s operations. A bachelor’s degree and two to three years experience, including some contact with computer programming work and GIS experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must have a valid SC Drivers License and provide a 10-year driving  record.

Benefits package includes medical and dental insurance, and participation in the SC State Retirement System. Salary DOQ. Applications may be obtained Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm from the Lake Murray Water Treatment Plant located at 730 Old Cherokee Road in Lexington or from the City’s website at Send resumes and  applications to PO Box 4044, West Columbia, SC 29171-4044, attn: Sidney F. Varn, Director of Engineering.

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.

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