GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Employees at this level work under direct to general supervision and are responsible for creating and maintaining geographic information system (GIS) databases, translating geographic and demographic data, programming, testing, modifying, configuring, updating, maintaining, documenting and/or otherwise supporting basic GIS systems software (computer programs).
Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following
Geospatial Data and Map Production
Maintains enterprise geodatabases and their contents and associated metadata using standardized processes. Reviews existing or incoming data for currency, accuracy, usefulness, quality, or completeness of documentation. Utilizes geoprocessing tools and applications to import, transform, and export data stored in a variety of spatial formats. Uses advanced editing tools to maintain spatial data integrity and complex relationships. Fulfills requests for spatial data, maps, reports and queries from the GIS system. Maintains standard map products and map series.
Analyzes spatial data and business processes, and applies spatial analysis methods and cartographic design techniques to produce maps, reports, and other graphic representations. Coordinates and works with other GIS Analysts, programmers and information system administrators in the development of GIS applications. Develops business solutions using configurable web and mobile GIS applications. Develops applications to automate standard geo-processes, spatial analysis and map products. Utilizes the county’s standard documentation and version control systems.
GIS User Support
Provides customer service and support for GIS end-users to ensure effective and accurate operation of the system and derive its full benefits. Provide primary or secondary support via phone, email and in-person in a knowledgeable and positive manner. Mentor and train end-users in system operations. Trouble-shoot any aspect of the system including installation, network, and GIS servers. Provides on-call GIS support for disaster response and emergency operations.
Designs, creates and maintains spatial datasets and geodatabases, and associated metadata. Coordinates with other GIS Analysts to implement spatial data conversion projects. Develops and maintains data processing scripts and applications to import, transform, and export data stored in a variety of spatial formats. Maintains and administers applications and systems that comprise the county GIS. Administers internal and online GIS servers, manages the content management system, including users, groups and content.
Participates in meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions. Performs other duties as assigned.
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Basic knowledge of: Application programming techniques, systems maintenance and security, application development tools, principles and practices of data communication, computer hardware and systems software in supporting application systems; database management systems, principles and techniques; applicable computer programming languages. ESRI software and computer mapping techniques; data integrity control; legal descriptions pertaining to land ownership; cadastral principles; research methods to determine right of way and ownership history; principles of geographic mapping and cartography, mathematics, statistics and spatial data analysis.
Skill and ability to: Establish controls and security measures; code, test and document applications; plan and coordinate program efforts to achieve data processing requirements and objectives; develop and implement data processing projects. Provide technical assistance or train others in the use of computer hardware and software; resolve user problems; communicate effectively with user divisions and technical staff; create and maintain databases; write computer programs; digitize cartographic data. Operate and use personal computers and various other computer aided devices, such as digitizers, scanners and plotters. Define programming sequencing necessary to produce maps, interpret legal documents and translate legal descriptions into the database. Distinguish gradations of color, understand and respond to mapping requests from the public, read, understand and work with a variety of mapping data; organize and write worksite instructions and procedures; code, test, debug, maintain and install computer applications and modify applications according to worksite requirements; establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, the public and other agencies.
Drives a motor vehicle in the performance of duties; uses depth perception; reads a 12 pt. font; distinguishes colors and shades; speaks with a clear and audible voice; hears a normal speech level; sits; moves about the work area; uses hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate objects; operates a computer; bends; reaches overhead; lifts up to 15 lbs.; pushes/pulls up to 50 lbs.; uses office chemicals such as toner.