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GIS Specialist (Full-Time)

Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission

The Southeast Missouri Regional Planning & Economic Development Commission is seeking a qualified person to work as a GIS Specialist for the Commission.  Qualified applicants should have an undergraduate degree or tangible work experience in GIS or a closely related field. In the event the degree is not related to GIS, prior training directly related to the job description is preferred plus one-year experience in GIS or have an equivalent combination of education and experience in a professional setting.

Responsibilities and Functions:

  • Responsible for all aspects of GIS to include mapping, verification of data accuracy, and maintenance of database information.
  • Research and analyze data in GIS necessary to support specific documents, reports, plans and maps as related to planning, economic development, grant administration, and other departments.
  • Maintain and update geospatial data, databases, and online map services.
  • Collect data using GPS and other mobile platforms.
  • Work directly with various city and county officials, employees, and departments to maintain and deliver GIS services.
  • Conduct drone flights for LiDAR data collection and photography/photogrammetry
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned by the Director


  • A bachelor’s degree in GIS, or a related field
  • One (1) year of progressive work experience performing GIS data development, management and maintenance tasks, geo-processing, map preparation and electronic file management is desirable but can be substituted with relevant volunteer and/or academic experience.
  • Familiarity with online GIS services and configuration
  • Familiarity with enterprise-based GIS software and server configuration


  • Experience with current GIS software and geo-data processing
  • Experience with ESRI and Microsoft software
  • Employee occasionally works outside and is subject to weather conditions
  • Must be able to lift and carry 30lb
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
  • Attendance at evening meetings as needed
  • Travel with overnight stays possible

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