GIS Specialist 2
Job ID
Service line
Advisory Segment
Role type
Areas of Interest
Data & Analytics
Columbus - Ohio - United States of America, Dayton - Ohio - United States of America


Individuals in this role apply advanced GIS concepts towards exceptional client CRE outcomes while acting as the Location Intelligence production consultant for a line of business and/or highly specialized GIS discipline.

Displays GIS mastery using ArcGIS platform and is proficient with other aspects of Location Intelligence. Leverages general and specialized expertise to produce highly custom deliverables. Supports larger and more complex clients. Also partners with specialized departments (e.g. valuations or labor analytics) that leverage GIS data and systems differently.

May also specialize in Spatial Data with responsibility for maintenance and coordination of geospatial data and implementing best practices for spatial data management. This includes metadata standards, data storage and management, data update strategies and QA/QC policies.


Consults on the creation of advanced, highly specialized, web-based, location intelligence deliverables, using a combination of analytic, programming, data management, and graphic design skills.

Serves as project manager for region level client pitches. This includes collaborating with internal Sales Management, Marketing, Research and Client Services teams to define project scope, create and manage timelines and expectations, delegating tasks, and assembly/delivery of final deliverables.

Works with other enterprise-level teams to offer highly customized business development solutions to drive high value brokerage wins at scale. May partner closely with a GIS Solutions Manager to ensure the wants and expectations of their brokers and clients are met.

Leads in the design and implementation of tools, templates, workflows, and deliverables focused on their respective focus of work or line of business, for use in GIS production.

May serve as a formal mentor for a team of GIS Professionals. Resident subject matter experience and ability to make quick and informed decisions on project deliverables. May delegate work to the appropriate GIS staff while keeping purview over them.

Investigates and evaluates data for strategic utilization. Works with Data Management team to determines data quality standards and defines scope for data usage as it pertains to their area of focus. May investigate new data, establish, and improve workflows, creates templates, and builds deliverables.


Acts as the lead in providing education, training, and assistance to other GIS professionals in their respective area of expertise.

Provides guidance to junior members on the team to ensure quality assurance for projects with advanced levels of difficulty across the entire enterprise.

May focus on identifying new sources of geospatial data, both local and national. Creates best-in-class workflows on usage of these datasets, and responsible for testing and evaluating the new data sources. Serves as a resource to others in explaining approaches to data management and extraction.

May leverage APIs and data feeds to create processes and standards for updating location data. Publishes data via ArcGIS Server, connects to enterprise databases, connects to various API’s.

Performs other duties as assigned.


No formal supervisory responsibilities in this position. Provides informal assistance such as technical guidance, and/or training to coworkers. May lead project teams and/or plan and supervise assignments of lower-level employees.


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 a minimum of 7+ years of relevant experience, 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 6+ years of experience working with GIS Technology is required.

Relevant experience integrating enterprise databases with GIS technology may also be preferred. For those specializing in Spatial Data, database design and management with SQL programming skills are preferred.

             CERTIFICATES and/or LICENSES

Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP) or related certifications preferred.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret the most complex business documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive issues. Ability to write reports, manuals, speeches and articles using distinctive style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on complex topics to internal and external audiences.


Requires intermediate to advanced knowledge of financial terms and principles. Ability to calculate intermediate figures such as percentages. Advanced understanding of statistics and conducts intermediate financial analysis.


Ability to comprehend, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to solve problems involving several options in situations. Requires advanced analytical and quantitative skills.

             OTHER SKILLS and/or ABILITIES

Ability to manage a heavy workload focused on a single line of business or area of focus. In this role, you can juggle and prioritize multiple projects and deadlines at once.

Mastery in the ArcGIS Suite, the Adobe Creative Suite and/or the specific software required for their team and/or area of focus.

Knowledge of GIS terms and definitions required.

Knowledge of CRE preferred and the ability to work with complex mathematical concepts and apply operations such as linear and regression formula and other standardized industry modeling concepts is preferred.

Comfort working with Python and front-end development environments using CSS and JavaScript libraries also preferred.


Decisions made with in-depth understanding and interpretation of procedures, company policies and business practices to achieve general results. Errors in judgment may cause mid-term impact to coworkers, supervisor, department and/or line of business.

CBRE is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a long-standing commitment to providing equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, veteran status, political belief, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

NOTE: An additional requirement for this role is the ability to comply with COVID-19 health and safety protocols, including COVID-19 vaccination proof and/or rigorous testing.