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Employment opportunity: SSMMA full-time GIS analyst

The South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association (SSMMA) seeks a GIS Analyst. SSMMA is a non-profit Council of Governments representing 43 communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties. SSMMA is involved in transportation, housing, economic development, open space, environmental, broadband and other issues important to our member communities and our region. SSMMA’s GIS department supports these activities and maintains the South Suburban Atlas which provides efficient, innovative and high quality GIS services to members of the South Suburban GIS Consortium. Click here to download the position description, or see below.

Position Description

The GIS Analyst will be responsible for the following tasks:

  1. Create, update, and manage feature classes such as building footprints, infrastructure, zoning, right-of-way, sidewalks, edge -of-pavement, available buildings and land, brownfields, and foreclosure activity.

  2. Upload and manage geospatial data in web mapping applications (

  3. Digitize datasets from paper maps and convert data from AutoCAD data.

  4. Create and update metadata.

  5. Work with, economic development, housing and transportation staff to provide mapping support for various projects.

  6. Assist with various planning-related activities as needed

Required Skills

The GIS Analyst should have a working knowledge of ArcGIS software including ESRI ArcGIS 10.2, ESRI ArcServer 10.2, ESRI Network Analyst, ESRI Spatial Analyst and ArcGIS Online as well as Microsoft Office, AutoCAD. Familiarity with ESRI Business Analyst Online, Microsoft SQL Server, Javascript and/or Silverlight and Python is desirable.

A bachelor’s or Master’s (preferred) degree in urban and regional planning or related field of study is required. Relevant professional experience may be substituted for education.

This is a full time (35 hours/week) position, with a salary range of $33,000 to $38,000 (depending on qualifications) and a fringe benefit package. The position will remain open until filled. South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Please respond with resume and cover letter or with questions about the position by email, fax or mail by 4:30 PM on December 5, 2014 to:

Thomas Vander Woude, AICP South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association 1904 W. 174th Street East Hazel Crest, Illinois 60429 Phone: 708.922.4677 Fax: 708.206.1133

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