GIS Specialist: Ankeny, IA

Professional Services Ankeny, Iowa


Are you looking for an entrepreneurial position with a growing company leading their industry?  This role will join our popular Insourcing team providing GIS Coordination, Technical, and Management services to a growing number of clients. 


Schneider Geospatial is seeking an entrepreneurial and energetic GIS expert to join to our growing Insourcing team. Become a trusted member of our clients’ teams and help implement and leverage great GIS solutions across a wide range of uses.  The person in this role develops great relationships with a wide range of clients and is often the “face” of our company.

Tired of working in just one organization (and being limited to a small set of projects or uses of GIS)?  At Schneider Geospatial you will work with a portfolio of amazing clients; which will provide you a wide range of projects to work on throughout the year.  We are looking for a team member that has strong technical skills and advanced knowledge of both geospatial and local government operations.  Candidates should be self-motivated and have the ability to adapt to a wide range of client environments.  With a moderate overnight travel schedule of approximately 30% (could grow to ~50%), this person has a good deal of flexibility in scheduling engagements with clients.


Brief description of essential duties:

  • Provide on-site consultation, including implementation of software, use of geospatial tools and techniques to solve problems, training, and support.
  • Continue working on tasks and projects back at the office using included Flex time included in most assignments.
  • Tasks and projects that may be worked on are almost limitless.
  • Engage other team members to work on projects and tasks within your portfolio as needed.
  • Must develop strong, trusting relationships with clients, and help them define and envision their GIS roadmap.
  • Help develop GIS plan(s), budgets, projects and timelines, etc. to achieve goals.
  • Work with multiple offices and people within assigned organizations.
  • Additional project work outside of assigned portfolio will provide additional opportunities and experiences.
  • Look for additional opportunities where Schneider may be able to assist the organization and work with the Sales team as needed.



Qualifications that make you a perfect fit:

  • BA/BS or Certificate in GIS, Geography, Business, IT or related field.
  • Experience working with geospatial and/or e-Government solutions.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a consultancy environment preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with geospatial and e-government solutions, direct implementation experience strongly desired.
  • Advanced knowledge of GIS technologies, ESRI's ArcGIS platform.
  • Strong work ethic and proactive approach
  • Desire to work in small teams with an entrepreneurial attitude.
  • Good communication, enunciation and grammar skills (in the English language) are highly important.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • A valid driver’s license, good driving record, and the ability to be covered by the company’s insurance are required.

About Schneider Geospatial
A technology leader, Schneider Geospatial provides innovative industry leading solutions such as Beacon™/™ (local government information for the Web), GeoPermits™ (cloud based permitting and workflow management), and IDAM™ (web-based solution assessing disaster damage). In addition to publishing a large portfolio of client focused applications and solutions, Schneider also provides a full range of data conversion, technical support, training, and consulting services greatly valued by our clients.