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GIS Program Specialist

O & M Administration Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC) department of Facilities Management Services (FMS) – CAD Services is seeking a talented and customer service oriented GIS Program Specialist to join its team.

FMS is a diverse group of innovative and talented professionals who provide high quality facilities maintenance and management services in support of education and research at USC. FMS is committed to being fully responsive to the needs of faculty, students, staff and public, who are our customers. FMS strives to cooperate fully with all campus constituents to provide a functional and efficient facilities operation for the university. FMS values employee recognition, accountability, collaboration, respect, and trust. Learn more about FMS at: www.usc.edu/fms  and http://bit.ly/workingatfms

The GIS Program Specialist manages and coordinates Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program activities for Facilities Management Services units and other university departments/units. Plans and leads in the development and management of program procedures, standards, data collection, and other related duties as required. Coordinates the acquisition and management of CAD, GIS, and other related data, software, and hardware systems. Researches and recommends new techniques and applications to improve the efficiency, coordination, and delivery of program-related projects, data and activities. Leads and supervises staff and students in field data collection for maps and floorplans.

The ideal candidate for the position of GIS Program Specialisthas the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the field GIS, Geography, Computer Science, Civil Engineering or closely associated field.
  • 2 years of direct and verifiable work experience in the use of Esri ArcMap and Server product suite, GPS and Data Collection tools, Autodesk's mapping products, Meridian, Archibus, e-Builder, and City Engine as applied to Facilities Management or Design and Construction.
  • Basic programming skills for html, css, javascript, java, Python desired.
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, problem solving and planning skills.
  • Excellent Interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong customer service skills and experience in diverse, fast paced, customer service oriented environment.
  • Values and demonstrates: trust, respect, accountability, collaboration, and recognition

Job Accountabilities:

  • Coordinate the acquisition and management of data and file management as it pertains to GIS, CAD, and related data files working across multiple organizational levels. Conduct field work to verify Facility Management Information.
  • Assist in short/long-term planning and design of program direction and objectives. Plan, develop, and implement program-related projects goals and strategies. Coordinate and manage facilities management units CAD and GIS activities and projects.
  • Manage the maintenance and provide support for hardware and software systems as well as assist in development and implementation of GIS applications and services.
  • Provides professional GIS & CAD services in support of USC - FMS. Assists program management with administrative functions covering planning, budgeting, proposal development, and marketing of program services.
  • Tests and evaluates the effectiveness of existing program content and services. Recommends and implements modifications as necessary to ensure achievement of program goals and objectives.
  • Researches and identifies client or beneficiary needs and recommends program modifications or creation of new programs and services. Assists in the design and delivery of programs, services and special events.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and supervision to staff, student workers, volunteers, and/or graduate assistants. Leads others in the planning and delivery of services, activities and special events. Develops and conducts program-focused training and assesses proficiency or readiness of trainees.
  • Interfaces with faculty, researchers and staff for committee work or information exchange regarding program services or content.
  • Researches the market and develops marketing strategies to promote program. Creates information materials and plans activities and events to support marketing strategies.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of program policies and procedures.
  • Stays informed of developments in field. Reads pertinent literature, attends meetings and participates in professional associations as appropriate. Establishes and maintains an active network of professional contacts.
  • Coordinates program services with other offices and staff on campus. Serves as a resource for program information. Represents program on university committees as requested.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The University reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Come and join the FMS team – a team that works as trusted partners shaping an environment of innovation and excellence.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree; combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related professional experience in program specialization, e.g., counseling or teaching.



REQ20072172 Posted Date: 01/29/2020

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