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GIS, Mapping & Drawing Supervisor (0528U) - 5345
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Feb. 4, 2020
Title GIS, Mapping & Drawing Supervisor (0528U) - 5345
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Geology - GIS

GIS, Mapping & Drawing Supervisor (0528U) - 5345

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Departmental Overview

Facilities Services works to maintain a campus built environment that is conducive to teaching, learning and research. We strive to continuously improve the campus in partnership with all members of the campus community. Facilities Services is comprised of the following units: Campus Recycling and Refuse Services, Custodial Services, Environmental Services, Grounds Operations, Shops, Quality Assurance & Customer Service, Sustainability and Engineering Services and People's Park.

The GIS, Mapping and Drawing Group within Facilities Services provides critical support to the department by providing accurate drawings, GIS and spatial data information. This position will oversee the operations of the unit and establish methods and processes for developing and maintaining a functional and accessible FS spatial database, drawing archives, and mapping data.

  • Analyzes current business practices, processes and procedures internal to the group and with external customers.
  • Manage the development and maintenance of base data to support mapping and spatial data needs of the Facilities Services including aerial maps, orthophotos, topographic data, digital terrain models, lidar data, 3D mesh models; analyze and develop data sets and create geodatabases to publish to AGOL.
  • Datasets include utility systems, hardscape features, landscape features, and other maintainable assets; provide spatial and location data to support FS CMMS systems; maintain and distribute floorplan layouts.
  • Manages day to day operations including supervision and training of GIS, Mapping and Drawing staff.
  • Assists in preparing and managing annual budget and monitoring of expenditures.
  • Provides leadership and direction within the division organization.
  • Administers campus policies that directly affect subordinate employees and their assignments.
  • Participates in development and monitoring of policies and procedures for department or department operations and recommends changes to department policies and procedures.
  • Oversee dissemination and organization of drawing data/documents (CAD and PDF) to create printable maps to support operations, manage building and project drawing (as-built and record) archives, and provide drawing access for FS staff and campus partners.
  • Coordinate, organize, and prioritize work requests from various units, and assign and monitor work output of assigned staff
  • Interacts with peer managers within Facilities Services and across the organization.
  • Provides technical assistance in database planning, and in creating and improving digital GIS data, drawings, and map illustrations.
  • Leads project teams and provides resource estimates for projects.
  • Interaction frequently requires the ability to gain cooperation of others, conducting presentations of technical information concerning specific projects and schedules.

Required Qualifications
  • Requires Critical Thinking, Persuasion/Negotiation, Mentoring, Leadership/Management, Problem Solving, Human Resources policies and procedures relating to management responsibilities, Verbal and Written Communication, Quantitative Abilities, Analytical, Strong Technical Database Systems skills.
  • Proficient in GIS database planning, design, and implementation.
  • Ensures that the GIS and other systems are efficient and up to date; evaluates and incorporates advances in technology and software to achieve this goal.
  • Experience with campus and system protocols and procedures for budget and account management.
  • Ability to read and interpret graphs, charts, diagrams, air photos and maps and communication complex, technical data to a non-technical audience.
  • Requires regular use of telephone, PC computer and Windows workstation/server; frequent use of GIS equipment such as printers, GPS systems and plotters; and frequent use of GIS and CAD software, including object-oriented programming and SQL.
  • Knowledge and experience collecting topographic, infrastructure, and facilities features and assets.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Utility Mapping standards
  • Understanding of and experience organizing constructions drawings and documents.
  • Familiar with conventional surveying systems.
  • Proficient in digitizing, plotting and drafting techniques and procedures, as well as data collection using GPS equipment.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with others in a matrixed organization.
  • Ability to read and understand technical documents and manuals and ability to write such documents for use by others.
  • Working knowledge of networking concepts and implementations.
  • Proficient in administering and using the Windows operating system(s).

  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This is an exempt, monthly paid position. Annual salary is commensurate with experience within the range of $93,600.00 - $139,000.00.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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