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CBRE GIS Technician 1 in CHICAGO, Illinois

GIS Technician 1

Chicago, Illinois, United States



Requisition # 21011766

Post Date Apr 08, 2021


Individuals in this role support with the production of high quality geographic and demographic materials that would be leveraged for marketing and market analysis purposes.

This role is learning Geographic Information Systems (GIS) fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures and assists other GIS staff within the commercial real estate industry. Learning to work with large data sets for analysis of geospatial information, with manager direction and review. May specialize in the Spatial Data space. In this niche, the individual assists Analysts/Specialists to implement best practices for spatial data management which includes: metadata standards, data storage and management, data update strategies and quality assurance (QA/quality control (QC) policies.


  • Supports with the production of map-based deliverables leveraging ESRI suite, with a heavy focus on

  • paper/static maps. Uses third party, non-traditional mapping platforms (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite) to

  • produce best-in-class aesthetic deliverables.

  • Assists the team with mapping workload overflow as needed.

  • Obtains and maintains accurate market data (e.g., existing/proposed locations of office buildings, malls,

  • shopping centers, retailers) and takes initiative to research new data on a consistent basis. Helps to

  • perform quality assurance and routine diagnostics on data and databases.

  • Extracts, formats, and transforms demographic- and location-related data from various databases for use

  • with mapping services. May use protocols to identify problems with datasets and routine extraction

  • processes, rectify issues, and systematize processes for future work.

  • Logs and prioritizes work assignments using the companys proprietary web-based map ordering and

  • workflow management system.

  • Helps to maintain a map library of commonly used maps and deliverables for dedicated regions.

  • Responsible for keeping up-to-date with continuing internal training and educational assignments geared

  • towards advanced GIS analysis.

  • Supports senior GIS professionals to brainstorm, create, and think through the best client outcomes.

  • May maintain, update, and interact with databases containing geospatial data from multiple sources for

  • commercial real estate analysis.

  • May archive, catalog, and annotate datasets according to department standards to build a common

  • library of materials for use by GIS team.

  • May assist the Analysts/Specialists to determine the definitions of fields for extraction and the

  • organization and storage of input data.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience preferred, or equivalent combination of education and experience (equivalent work experience = 1 year of experience for every 2 years of higher level education).

Bachelor’s degree in Geography or a related degree is preferred.

At least 1 year of experience working with GIS Technology is required.

Relevant experience integrating enterprise databases with GIS technology also preferred.

For those specializing in Spatial Data, database design and management skills are preferred.


Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Strong organizational and analytical skills.

Ability to provide efficient, timely, reliable and courteous service to customers.

Ability to effectively present information.


Requires knowledge of financial terms and principles.

Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages.

Conducts basic financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret documents.

Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires basic to intermediate analytical and quantitative skills.


Demonstrates the ability to take on multiple assignments, while maintaining efficiencies and


Proficiency in ArcGIS Suite, Adobe Creative Suite, word processing, spreadsheet and

presentation applications required.

Knowledge of GIS terms and definitions required.

Knowledge of CRE preferred and the ability to work with mathematical concepts and apply

operations such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations is



Decisions made with understanding of procedures and company policies to achieve set results and deadlines.

Responsible for setting own project deadlines. Errors in judgment may cause short-term impact to co-workers and supervisor.

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About CBRE Group, Inc.

CBRE Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBRE), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Los Angeles, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2019 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees (excluding affiliates) and serves real estate investors and occupiers through more than 530 offices (excluding affiliates) worldwide. CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at

CBRE, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer (Women/Minorities/Persons with Disabilities/US Veterans)