GIS Coordinator

Ascent Geomatics Solutions
Added: April 18, 2024

The GIS Coordinator is responsible for identifying GIS based needs throughout the organization, tracking the various tasks and requests, estimating effort and time to complete, assigning resources, and monitoring the work through completion. The GIS Coordinator is well versed in Ascent's GIS capabilities and systems and works with various users (internal and external) to educate on GIS capabilities or solutions, train on use of software and web portals, and provide direct GIS support. The GIS Coordinator is distinguished from the Manager in that they are responsible for assigned GIS projects whereas the Manager has overall responsibility for the system.

Expected Results In The Role

  • Client focused GIS workflow and solution development.
  • Clear visibility of GIS tasks with consistent scope, budget, timeline, and status tracking.
  • Highly accurate GIS deliverables.
  • Innovative implementation of GIS throughout project lifecycle to make geospatial data more available and accessible to clients.

Essential Duties

  • Plans, organizes, coordinates, and participates in the development and implementation of GIS Solutions.
  • Identifies, organizes, tracks, and monitors all GIS project requests and corporate initiatives.
  • Provides expertise, support, assistance, and technical guidance to team members and clients.
  • Conducts quality assurance reviews for GIS products and processes.
  • Assist with planning, developing, and testing GIS models, ETL tools, Geoprocessing Tools, Scripts, and automated QAQC protocols.
  • Develops, documents, and maintains GIS processes, procedures and standards.
  • Stays up to date on GIS systems and products by attending user conferences and seminars.
  • Maintains general knowledge of the rules, regulations, and data requirements for oil and gas permitting in the Permian Basin.
  • Presents GIS solutions to clients and peers.
  • Researches, procures, manages, and maintains datasets from federal, state, and local entities.
  • Assists with publishing web services, maps, and applications via Portal for ArcGIS.
  • Uses ArcGIS to create accurate information products (e.g., maps, exhibits, reports, and electronic data deliverables).
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


  • Intermediate knowledge of technical application, concepts, principals, and theories in GIS.
  • Intermediate understanding of coordinate systems, projections, datums, and geoid models.
  • Intermediate understanding of database design, creation, and management.
  • Intermediate understanding of GPS concepts and technology.
  • Intermediate proficiency with ESRI ArcGIS Desktop Suite.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Esri applications including ArcGIS Pro, Model Builder, and some ArcPy.
  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Relentless advocate for data integrity.
  • Ability to work on multiple dynamic projects concurrently.
  • Adapts to the changing work environment and managing competing demands.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and effectively communicate GIS concepts. and processes to employees.
  • Have an inquisitive and curious mind with a passion for GIS, developing new skills, and mentoring others.
  • Resourceful individual who is motivated to work though small problems independently.

Required Education And Experience

  • BA/BS degree from an accredited College or University in GIS, Geography, Planning, Natural Resources, Engineering, or related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • 4+ years' of demonstrated experience performing in a GIS role.
  • Experience with ArcSDE is a plus.
  • Experience with Portal for ArcGIS or ArcGIS Online is a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD software operations and file formats is a plus.
  • Experience with Feature Manipulation Engine (FME) is a plus.
  • PLSS and general survey experience practices are a plus.
  • Oil & Gas industry experience is a plus.
  • Electrical or renewable energy industry experience is a plus.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Other Need-to-know Items

  • Working remote is acceptable.
  • Travel may be required on occasion for team meetings, client meetings, and business development events, but is anticipated to be less than ~10% of the time involved with the role.
  • Weekend and/or night work may be required from time to time to avoid database or website maintenance during production hours.

Salary: $70000 - $90000 per year