University of Utah GIS Database Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/22/2018

Requisition Number PRN17609B

Job Title Programmer/Analyst

Working Title GIS Database Administrator

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

In general, work can be accomplished within 40 hours per week, weekdays, during regular business hours. Infrequent requirements for work in response to abnormal conditions may exist outside normal business hours.

VP Area President

Department 01893 - Records & Data Management

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 55000 to 80000

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The University of Utah seeks a customer- and results-oriented individual to lead a team of highly skilled and talentedGISprofessionals and maintain an enterpriseGISsystem that meets customer needs. This individual will engage with team members and stakeholders as he/she guides theGISeffort and investment at the university. TheGISSystem Administrator/Team Lead will also collaborate with various IT professionals in order to design, implement, and maintain enterpriseGISsystems and solutions.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of thePAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

Facilities Managment mission is to provide a safe, sustainable, and attractive University environment.

As a member of the Facilities Management team, you will enjoy working in a stable Higher Education environment with plenty of opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers an excellent pay and benefits package, including affordable health care available on your start date, generous sick and vacation pay accrual, cell phone reimbursement, and a freeUTATRAX/bus pass.

Do you have excellent customer service and problem solving skills? Would you like to be challenged to take individual initiative in an environment that rewards your efforts with career growth opportunities? Many of the roles on the University of Utah’s Facilities Management Team are casual dress, tools are provided, and you’ll be working on resolving issues with experienced and knowledgeable team members who will help you build on the skills you bring to the team. Apply today!


Collaborate with various IT professionals to proactively maintain productionGISsystem consisting Windows servers, Linux servers, network load balancers, and various databases in order to deliver high qualityGISproducts and services to customers. Troubleshoot hardware, software and network issues. Administer all aspects of ArcGIS Server, Portal, ArcGIS Online including performance monitoring and tuning, service configuration, security, licensing. Administer Enterprise Geodatabase. Administer ArcGIS concurrent use license servers. Support and mentorGISprofessionals working in various departments at the university.

Maintain virtual servers and applications in production, staging and test environments. Vet and apply operating system security patches, maintainSSLCertificates, assess, implement and troubleshoot various server solutions such as multi-server file replication, etc. Apply application patches and service packs as necessary. Implement and maintain solutions that improve our ability to continually deliver high quality applications to customers. Design, and implement EnterpriseGISSystem that continues to meet customer demand over time as technology improves.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, a related area, or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). 2-5 years of programmer/analyst or related experience.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


•Ability to administer all aspects of an enterpriseGISsystem, including performance, stability, and security.

•Ability to architect and implement a scalable, highly available enterpriseGISsystem.

•Ability to administer an enterprise geodatabase.

•Ability to troubleshoot software, hardware, and other system components.

•Ability to design and implement solutions to rapidly deliver high quality software and other services.

•Ability to identify opportunities for process improvement and efficiency.

•Collaborate with and mentor programmers, analysts, and other specialists.

•Provide project oversight to ensure the highest quality products and services are provided to customers.

•Ability to communicate effectively to technical and non-technical audiences.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.