Under the direction of the GIS Supervisor, or designee, performs advanced technical and administrative work in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Primary responsibilities are to provide development, maintenance, analysis, queries, reports, maps, graphics, data collection, support and training relating to City-wide GIS databases and workflows.
The work performed by this class requires incumbents to apply professional knowledge and expertise as well as established guidelines and alternatives to determine facts, analyze problems, and make decisions without immediate supervisory review. Incumbents operate independently and select appropriate methods to accomplish project assignments.
Examples of Job Duties
Other duties may be assigned as needed.
A combination of the experience, education, and training listed below which provides an equivalent background to perform the work of this position.
Three years of progressively responsible experience in a geospatial information system services position, including three years' experience supporting, administering, and deploying enterprise client/server software systems; and experience in project management or leading deployment teams.
Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in geographic information systems, computer science, geography, earth sciences, or related degree with specific training in GIS technology.
Licenses or Certificates:
GISP certification preferred.
Must possess, or have the ability to possess within one month of hire date, a Washington State Driver’s License.
The physical demands and characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those occurring in the performance of the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds; occasionally lift and/or move 10 to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
Work is performed mostly in an office environment with some time spent outside in the field in a variety of weather conditions. While in the field, the employee must stand or walk on variable surfaces including hard, even surfaces and uneven ground, as well as sloped embankments. Employee occasionally works in the right of way or construction sites and may be exposed to physical hazards such as moving traffic and heavy construction equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. Indoors, the noise level is usually moderate; outdoors, the noise level may be moderate to loud.
This position description generally describes the principle functions of the position and the level of knowledge and skills typically required. It does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and it is subject to change as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job change.
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