Mapping Tennessee
Posted on September 14th, 2017

​Job Description
Collier Engineering Company is seeking an entry level GIS Analyst with a strong background in interpreting and studying geographical information, developing functional geographical plans and programs. The successful candidate will be well-organized, have acute attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of GIS software and technology.
Job duties include:

Utilization of GIS techniques to develop superior geographical contents for client projects.Extracting data from GIS software and uses varying analysis methods to arrive at results.Providing maps and data sets to management for client projects.Coordinating production of project tasks.Assists with the editing and maintenance of spatial data and databases.Collects GIS related data out in the field. 
Desired Skills and Experience
Minimum Qualifications:
B.S. or M.S. in Geography or related field
​0-2 years of related experience
Proficiency in ESRI GIS software
Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
Excellent graphic, written and verbal communication skills
Experience working within multidisciplinary teams of professionals
Desired Skills:
Proficiency in graphic communication and associated software platforms such as Adobe Creative Suite, Sketchup and hand drawn graphics
Experience with Python scripting and GIS programming
SQL server experience
AutoCad experience/knowledge
Knowledge of civil engineering concepts
Ability to develop written project reports for clients
Compensation and Benefits
Collier Engineering works with all of our employees to ensure a balance between work and personal life.  We value team players and community minded individuals that will contribute to a vibrant and supportive work environment. 
This will be a full-time position offering benefits that include:
Competitive Salary
Group Health Insurance with multiple plans to choose from Group Dental and Vision Insurance
401kTerm Life Insurance
Long and short term disability insurance, as well as accidental coverage
Paid Personal/Vacation Leave
9 Paid Holidays 

Company Description

 “Values from the Past, Experience for Today, Preparing us for the Future”

Collier Engineering Company, Inc. is a privately owned consulting engineering and design firm based in Nashville, Tennessee. The company was founded in 1981 by the late Mr. James L. Collier who instilled the knowledge and commitment to service that the company thrives on today. Our staff of engineers, landscape architects, transportation planners, materials lab technicians, GIS specialists, inspectors, surveyors and support personnel provide complete engineering, design and construction services for state, local and county governments, as well as private clients. We seek to provide the highest level of customer support on projects of various sizes and complexity, from concept to completion. We place a high value on providing projects of lasting value and seek successful outcomes that preserver long after contract closeout.

Collier Engineering Company, Inc. and its staff are committed to providing quality, professional services for every client and are committed to the safety and welfare of our employees, current and future clients and the general public.  We are an equal opportunity employer and offer experience commensurate compensation and excellent benefit packages for our professional staff.  We recognize individuals who put forth an extra effort and reward those who continue to improve Collier Engineering Company’s reputation for results and excellence in the built environment.
If interested, please email your cover letter and resume to Heather Rich, HR Manager, at 

Posted on September 13th, 2017

​​Position Summary
The successful candidate will have excellent written and verbal communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, be an efficient problem solver and self-starter, and have the ability to work effectively with diverse individuals and agencies. Candidate must be a flexible and creative team player able to handle a variety of tasks simultaneously. Experience in project management and GIS/GPS skills are required. Experience in successful grant writing is strongly preferred. Knowledge of land survey standards, equipment and procedures will be a plus.

This position is in the Division of Facilities and Land Management and is responsible for leading high quality projects on the Tennessee State Parks. This includes the ability to work in the field as well as in an office.  The position requires the ability to effectively have multiple projects taking place at one time. This position requires the ability to work with a variety of people including central office staff, Rangers, volunteers, and others. The GIS software to be used is ESRI.
Knowledge, Skills & Responsibilities
Minimum Requirements:
  • Able to work and communicate effectively with all levels of co-workers and external contacts
  • Working knowledge of ESRI’s ArcGIS for Desktop.
  • Creates specialized data sets, reports, maps, graphics, and other requested materials by analyzing data using GIS
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Able to learn company specific applications
  • Working knowledge of key cartographic concepts and skills.Ability to read legal descriptions, deeds, subdivision plats, maps and software procedure manuals or help files
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Willingness to accept and follow directions
  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in team settings
  • Skill in interpreting land descriptions, survey records and aerial photos
  • Skill in the use of land survey equipment and software
  • Physical Requirement:Enter data into a computer requiring continuous or repetitive arm-hand-eye movement
  • Remain in a sitting position for extended periods of time
  • May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds  

Education & Work Experience
Minimum Requirements:
B.S. degree in Natural Resource Management, Geography, GIS or related fieldDegree may be substituted with 4 years relevant GIS experience
Experience in Land Records
Experience maintaining digital maps, including; constructing polygons, using coordinate geometry (cogo) and map editing in an ArcGIS environment Work Environment 

Located in Nashville, TN.  Under the general supervision of Conservation Program Manager. This position is non- traditional and requires field work as well as frequent weekend and overnight travel. The work area will include all regions of Tennessee State Park. 
This position may involve strenuous activities. This position may spend time in remote locations. The position involves working with office equipment as well as mobile devices, such as phones, tablets, and GPS units. The ability to lift up to twenty five pounds and hike up to five miles a day on and off trail may be necessary. Must maintain pertinent certifications. 


Posted on September 12th, 2017

​Shelby County Public Health Data Analyst - Memphis

​Position Summary

This position works under the supervision of the Senior Epidemiologist. The Data Analyst performs data analysis, prepares descriptive and analytical reports, provides data support and technical assistance to Epidemiology program staff, and fulfills internal and external data requests.

Pay Grade: 48
Minimum Qualifications
100% -
1. Two (2) years’ experience directly related to data analysis in a health care agency or organization; and
2. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in public health, health informatics, statistics or related degree; OR
3. Master’s degree in public health, epidemiology, health informatics or closely related degree preferred.
4. An equivalent combination of related education and/or experience.
5. Data management or data analyst experience preferred.
Duties and Responsibilities

1. Educates and empowers the public though the dissemination of data to programs that create educational material, seek grant funding, or evaluate programmatic benchmarks within the Health Department.
2. Researches to keep abreast of health related literature and uses literature to determine appropriate ways to define and analyze health indicators, as well as to conduct literature reviews for special projects.
3. Links consumers to resources and information by providing heath related statistics to health department programs, community agencies, other health professionals, and public citizens.
4. Fulfills internal and external data requests and ensures that consumers receive requested data in a timely manner.
5. Performs analyses of data, including GIS mapping, and uses statistics to interpret the meaning.
6. Prepares descriptive and analytical reports, fact sheets, and presentations.
7. Conducts quality control regarding data entry for diseases reported in NEDSS.
8. Performs monthly import and export of provisional birth and death files from the Tennessee Department of Health and makes the data available to the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Team.
9. Maintains Heat and Cold Related Illness Surveillance Databases.
10. Collaborates with the Regional Epidemiologist to maintain the Sentinel Provider Network.
11. Develops new material and updates existing information on the county website.
12. Provides data support and technical assistance to Epidemiology program staff including database design, data entry, data management, GIS mapping, and basic data analysis.
13. Drives from location to location, as needed.
14. Performs other related duties as required or directed.

Posted on September 12th, 2017

​Plans Review Specialist – Chattanooga 

​Incumbents in this classification are responsible for facilitating the process for plans submittal and review within the Land Development Office. Provides technical support to City officials, design professionals and the public and maintains paper based and electronic information systems. Provides technical support for users of the automated permitting system and ArcView GIS. Work is performed with limited supervision.

WORK LOCATION: Economic & Community Development, 101 E. 11th St., City Hall
WORK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 Examples of Duties:ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Examines a variety of residential applications and commercial building plans, sewer drawings and subdivision reviews and determines required number and type of plans to be submitted for civil, structural, architectural, mechanical, electrical, gas and plumbing review; verifies submitted plans meet a variety of code requirements prior to plan acceptance; assembles plans and forwards on to appropriate individual(s).

Inputs a variety of plans and permitting data and information into applicable database(s).

Responds to and provides assistance to City officials, internal departments, individuals, external organizations/agencies and/or other interested parties regarding permitting processes, codes and requirements.

Conducts research to verify and validate parcels, service availability, easements, setbacks, zoning requirements and/or other applicable information.

Processes Certificates of Occupancy.

Provides training and technical support to internal staff on applicable software and database applications utilized in the division; analyzes troubleshoots and resolves applicable software issues; develops training manuals for software users.

Processes sanitary and storm sewer plans which includes logging approvals into applicable spreadsheets or databases; scanning drawings into applicable database and disseminating to appropriate individuals; coordinating testing and acceptance of public line processes; tracking construction progress; notifying applicable individuals when sewers are built in order to start final process for as-built drawings; forwards as-built drawings on to applicable internal department for editing and publication; tracking easement information for plats and deeds and performing other related activities.

Maintains the division web page.

Creates, updates, maintains and edits custom layers in the GIS database specific to the division or for storage and retrieval of computerized geographic data to facilitate research, planning, presentation and reporting of departmental operations.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Posted on September 11th, 2017

​Position Description:
Tennessee American Water is seeking a qualified contractor to assist the GIS team in the maintenance and addition of main replacement as-builts and developer installed as-builts to the existing distribution system maps. The work will start in November of 2017 and last for approximately 6 months.

The GIS contractor will be responsible for working directly with the Engineering team to maintain and update distribution system maps. The contractor may also be responsible for special mapping projects as needs arise. Specific duties may include:
• Adding and editing features and attributes in GIS. • Managing the Asset Management system in SAP • Reading and interrupting As-Built drawings. • General familiarity with working with an existing SDE geodatabase and in a versioned environment.
• Managing the GPS workflow • Managing the ArcGIS Online data and mobile applications

• Current or past enrollment in a degree or certificate program in GIS, geography, urban planning, engineering, or related field.
• Experience using ESRI ArcGIS software (specifically ArcGIS 10.3), including ArcMap and ArcCatalog.
• Experience using ArcGIS Online
• Familiarity with basic GIS concepts, including data creation and management, cartography and spatial analysis.
• Must be able to work collaboratively with the Engineering Team and other staff members, as well as independently.
• Excel spreadsheet skills a plus.

Hours of work will be 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Compensation: To be determined

The successful candidate will be working with an experienced GIS Analyst.
Email resume to

Posted on September 1st, 2017

Posted on August 24th, 2017

You have seen this recently posted on our Facebook and Twitter sites, but the purpose here is to announce that countywide 2ft contours, generated from the DEMs, are now available to the public on the TNGIC hosted google drive site.  The download is a zipped ESRI File GeoDatabase.  The Cumberland 27 (with pilot counties project) and West TN NRCS projects are all available now.

​The dataset is quite large and cumbersome in a map document.  I suggest using the Clip Geoprocessing Tool to just clip the areas you need using your own project area polygon.  You can do this in ArcCatalog or ArcMap without displaying the contours.   We really hope this helps folks who do not have the ability/extensions to generate their own contours (Alternatively, you could use QGIS to generate contours).
There also is a document that accompanies each zipped .gdb and it has some suggested best practices and information regarding the contours.  

This data can be found here: ​

Posted on August 17th, 2017

​The Strategic Technology Solutions Office of GIS Services, in Nashville is looking for a GIS Analyst.

Posted on August 16th, 2017

​GIS Analyst – Murfreesboro

​Geospatial Analyst
Date: August 07 2017
Location: Murfreesboro, Tn US, and Birmingham Alabama Category: Spatial Solutions Group Schedule: Full Time/Part-time
Description: The GIS Analyst I is responsible for collecting, analyzing and interpreting geographic information using a variety of source material.  This position will conduct research and prepare maps and other spatial data in digital or graphic form. The GIS Analyst I may work with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Part-time, internship, and Full time positions available.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform digital feature extraction from multiple data sources.Attribute digital data accurately.Understand and follow complex project specific guidance.Independently use technical resource and guidance documents.Perform data checks and other data quality controls including but not limited to attribution checks, and managing associated documents.Clean geographic data errors and omissions.Cartographic editing to include feature displacement, thinning, symbolization, and annotation.Suggest and implement improved work methods.
Required Qualifications:
0-5+ years of professional experience.Experience with geospatial data collection, analysis, and/or conversion Experience with (ESRI products are preferred.Courses in computer aided design, GIS, or Geography is preferredExcellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work well with a diverse team of people.Must be able to multi-task and troubleshoot for technical solutions.Must be punctual to all work schedules and perform job assignments in a timely and efficient manner.Must be able to adjust to unexpected changes in work demand to meet deadlines.Ability to communicate and troubleshoot issues to supervisor.US citizenship required.

Company Description: Wiser is a certified small business firm offering a broad range of Geospatial Products, Intelligence Analysis and Information Technology services to our customers. Wiser provides the agility and efficiency of a small business as well as the low risk of quality and performance of premier GEOINT services provider. Wiser's unique approach includes offering products and services as a single unified company. We provide a comprehensive team of skilled professionals, armed with an array of state-of-the-art equipment and techniques. Customers rely on us for support under crisis situations and during times of competing priorities knowing the Wiser team will always maintain the highest dedication to quality.

Excellent starting salary and compensation package - DOE/DOQ.Comprehensive medical/dental/vision insurance benefits.401K Retirement Plan available after 90 days.Generous vacation/personal time.Life insurance provided at no cost to full time employees.Short term/long term disability insurance provided at no cost to full time employees.

Wiser is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, status as a covered veteran, or any other similarly protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

Posted on August 16th, 2017

​Yosemite National Park will have a vacancy announcement for the GIS Specialist Interdisciplinary GS-9/11 (0150, 0401, 1301) beginning next Monday, August 21st at 

​This vacancy is open to Status Candidates, including those eligible through the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act, and will close at 11:59pm (EST) on the day 50 applications are received (or by 8/30/2017), so get your resumes ready and apply early! All applications submitted by 11:59 (EST) on the closing day will receive consideration, even those that exceed the 50 applicant limit.
Development, management, coordination, and implementation of the Geographic Information System (GIS) for the park.Design, develop, and manage GIS databases and data base management system, Manage and integrate a variety of GIS and data base management software, implement data documentation procedures and distribution.Enhance park-wide capability and provide leadership, training, and instruction to staff in the use of GIS applications and related technology.Please see the full announcement for details and Occupational Questionnaire. Please distribute broadly as you see fit. 
Contact Jim Roche, 209-379-1446,, or Human Resource Specialist Cyndi Mattiuzzi, 209-379-1806,, with any questions about the position.

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