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1 The Geospatial Work Force: Meeting Wisconsin’s Future Needs Presented by: Geospatial Information & Technology Association, WI Chapter Executive Board members: Thomas Tym – Ruekert / Mielke, Inc. Emily Champagne – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)

2 Agenda Where are the jobs Education vs. Compensation Breaking into the Profession Recruitment Strategies & Prospects

3 Public Sector Jobs Federal Government State Government Regional Government County Government Municipal or local Government Educational Institution

4 Federal Government National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency (NGA) Homeland Security (FEMA) United States Geological Survey (USGS) National Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Many others

5 State Government Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Department of Transportation (DOT) Department of Administration (DOA) –Facilities Management –Military Affairs Several Others

6 Regional Government Regional Planning Commissions Metropolitan Sewerage Districts Water Management Districts

7 County Government Land Information Office Planning & Zoning Register of Deeds Emergency Management Conservationist Sheriffs Office

8 Municipal/Local Government Department of Public Works Planning & Zoning Public Services –Water Meter Reading –Snow Plowing Police Department

9 Education Institutions Teaching –High School –Technical Colleges –Universities Research State Cartographer

10 Private Sector Jobs Mapping Companies Consulting Firms Software Developers Utilities Land Development Non-Profits Others

11 Mapping Companies Publishers Conversion Companies Satellites Companies

12 Consulting Firms Engineering Planning Surveying Remote Sensing

13 Software Developers GIS CADD/Design Parcel Modeling Web Applications

14 Utilities Electrical Gas Telephone Pipelines Digger’s Hotline

15 Land Development Real Estate Title Companies Big Box Retail

16 Non-Profits Environmental –(e.g. Nature Conservancy, International Crane Foundation) Land Trusts –(e.g. Gathering Waters Conservancy based in Madison) Community Development –(e.g. Center for Neighborhood Technology in Chicago) Historical Preservation –(e.g. Taliesin Preservation in Spring Green, WI)

17 Others Insurance Forestry Agriculture Manufacturing

18 Educational Requirements, Positions, & Compensation Technician level –Data Entry –CADD –Survey Crew 2 Year Technical Degree Hourly Position –$20,000 to $40,000 per year

19 Educational Requirements, Positions, & Compensation Sub Professional level –Programmer –Supervisory Management –Instrument Operator Bachelors Degree Hourly Position –$30,000 to $50,000 per year

20 Educational Requirements, Positions, & Compensation Professional level –Software Engineer –Photogrammetrist –GIS Professional Bachelors/Masters Degree Salaried Position –$40,000 to $80,000 per year

21 Educational Requirements, Positions, & Compensation Managerial level –Land Information Officer –Project Manager –Director of Public Works Bachelors/Masters Degree Salaried Position –$40,000 to $100,000 per year

22 Educational Requirements, Positions, & Compensation Research/Education level –Professor –Researcher –Trainer Masters/Doctorate Degree Salaried Position –$30,000 to $120,000 per year

23 Job Skills Project Management Technical Support Report Writing Training Public Speaking Research Programming

24 Other Software Skills MS Access Excel SQL Server Visual Basic HTML / ASP

25 Software Skills (cont.) Mobile & Web Technology Visual Studio Silverlight Flex Python

26 Breaking Into The Profession Educational Opportunities Internships Professional Associations Publications Users Conferences Credentials Network

27 Educational Opportunities UW GIS Certificates and Degrees Online GIS Degrees Technical Training –Technical Colleges –Software Training

28 Internships Independent Study College Credit Summer Employment

29 Professional Associations “National” Urban & Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) urisa.org Geographic Information Technology Association (GITA) gita.org American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) asprs.org

30 Professional Associations “Regional” Wisconsin Land Information Association (WLIA) Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa/Illinois Chapters of GITA Western Great Lake Chapter of ASPRS Minnesota GIS/LIS Illinois GIS Association (ILGISA) Michigan (IMAGIN)

31 Regional Conferences WLIA Spring Regional Meeting La Crosse, WI, May (wlia.org) ILGISA NIU Naperville, IL, Oct 18-19, 2011 (ilgisa.org) EWUG, Green Bay, WI, Nov 9-10, 2011 (ewug.org) MN GIS/LIS St. Cloud, Oct 5-7, 2011 (mngislis.org)

32 Publications Earth Observation Magazine PE&RS Professional Surveyor GeoWorld Geospatial Solutions Earth Imaging Journal ArcUser

33 Blogs James Fee’s blog Planet GeoSpatial Matt Artz’s GIS and Science Blog ESRI’s ArcGIS Blogs GoogleEarthBlog tmlhttp://www.gearthblog.com/index.h tml SCO’s Wisconsin Mapping Bulletin NSGIC News

34 Users Conferences Software Company Sponsored –ESRI –Autodesk –Intergraph

35 Credentials College Degree GIS Professional (GISP) Registered Land Surveyor Certified Photogrammetrist Professional Engineer

36 Network

37 Recruiting Strategies of Area Companies Job Postings Networking Contract Work and Internships Employment Agencies and Recruiters

38 Job Postings Internal Company Postings Company Website Relevant Employment Websites –GIS Jobs Clearinghouse (gjc.org) –GISjobs.com & Geojobs.org –GeoCommunity –GIS Café –Monster.com –WI State Cartographers Office –WLIA (wlia.org/classified.cfm)

39 Job Postings Internal Company Postings Company Website Relevant Employment Websites –GIS Jobs Clearinghouse (gjc.org) –GISjobs.com & Geojobs.org –GeoCommunity –GIS Café –Monster.com

40 Job Postings Internal Company Postings Company Website Relevant Employment Websites –GIS Jobs Clearinghouse (gjc.org) –GISjobs.com & Geojobs.org –GeoCommunity –GIS Café –Monster.com

41 Networking “Conference Scouting” Employee Referrals Linked in Facebook

42 Other Recruiting Strategies Contract Work and Internships Employment Agencies and Recruiters Job Boards – local colleges & universities Internships

43 Future Prospects Many Opportunities –Upper Midwest Pent-up Demand Off-Shore Threat Surf the Net

44 The Geospatial Work Force: Meeting Wisconsin’s Future Needs Presented by: Geospatial Information & Technology Association, WI Chapter Executive Board members: Thomas Tym – Ruekert / Mielke, Inc. Emily Champagne – Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD)


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