Job Detail

Organization: R1 Planning/WinGIS
Title: GIS Project Specialist
Location: rockford, IL

Posted: 2022-04-14
Application Deadline: 2022-06-30

Position Description:

Position Summary: This is a full‐time position, working on‐site in our beautiful office along the riverfront
in downtown Rockford, Illinois. This position is responsible for, through the use of GIS and other
appropriate software, the creation and maintenance of the geographic information as well as
maintaining and updating ETSB 911 systems. This will include updating geometry, and attributing data
and production of hard copy and/or digital maps. This may also include the coordination and
participation of other projects to facilitate the use of the GIS data between all WinGIS member agencies.
This position will also be responsible for the creation of web applications that allow for the displaying
and editing of geographic data either using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro, ArcGIS Portal or the ArcGIS
JavaScript API.
Other illustrative examples of work to be performed include:
 Create, edit, integrate, verify, and manage geospatial data and attributes using GIS software.
 Create web applications using ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Portal or the ArcGIS JavaScript API.
 Compile and extract geographic data from a variety of sources.
 Perform GIS database conversions to and from different formats.
 Perform database design, advanced GIS analysis, and modeling.
 Communicate task status, needs and issues to team members and manager.
 Document and maintain records of data processing procedures and decisions.
 Demonstrate continuous effort to improve operations, streamline
Minimum Required Qualifications
 Graduation from an accredited institution with a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information
Systems (GIS), or an associated field or an equivalent combination of work experience and
training that demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of the position.
 Five (5) years of experience in GIS spatially‐enabled database‐related activities.
Critical knowledge and fundamental skills required for the position, include:
 Familiarity with local governmental GIS system design, implementation, and management
 Proficiency in the use of Esri GIS software, ArcGIS 10.x, ArcGIS Pro, ArcSDE and ArcGIS
 Proficiency in the use of MS SQL, MS Excel, and MS Access.
 Experience with project management.
 Experience with ArcGIS Online.
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
 Experience with AutoCAD desirable.
 Experience with CAD (Computer Aided Dispatch – for 911) desirable.
Compensation and Benefits: Rate of pay will take into consideration prior applicable experience. Full‐
time positions include a generous paid time off package including vacation, sick, personal, holiday, and
floating holiday time, and access to health, dental, vision, and life insurances; flex, dependent care, and
health savings accounts; employee assistance program; and retirement plans including IMRF pension
and 457 deferred compensation.
About Region 1 Planning Council: R1Planning, a special‐purpose, regional government agency, is an
engine for regional collaboration and governmental efficiency in Northern Illinois. We serve a six‐county
area through long‐term, multi‐jurisdictional, and state and federal projects including analytics, funding,
and planning.
What do our team members love about working at R1? Our team is passionate about doing work that
makes a meaningful, multifaceted impact on the region and its residents. Team members enjoy working
with one another, with a mix of individual and collaborative work that advances their skills, knowledge,
and experience.
 We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the US. However, we
cannot sponsor visas.
 Preference will be given to persons living (or willing to relocate within the first 60 days of
employment) within a 45‐minute commute.
 Employment is subject to drug screening.
 Region 1 Planning Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity and

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