Creates and maintains mapping databases by developing shape files/layers, organizing data, troubleshooting problems, installing software and updates, writing scripts for interfaces, maintaining map inventory of current layers/locations, and working with system vendors. Actively involved in all aspects of database (map) development from raw data input to the editing process to generation of detailed maps, reports and other technical documents.
Provides ancillary services to departments and the public by creating custom and specialized maps, determining flood zone areas, working with land use and airport zoning issues, providing information on streets and new additions, outlining city limits, converting shape files, and organizing flood elevation certificates (digital/paper database).
Assists and analyzes cases and developmental requests by evaluating project plans for ordinance compliance, spatial demographic analysis and integration into projects/reports, evaluating sites, fieldwork level analysis (potential collection of raw data, site checks and windshield surveys, etc.), posting zoning/board of adjustment case notices in the field, and answering citizen and property owner calls.
Provides technical support to departments by facilitating training for software, scheduling tutorials with department GIS users, providing troubleshooting technical support, participating in training opportunities with free online ESRI courses and/or regional ARC User Group meetings, providing backup technical support as needed for the City’s GIS Coordinator.
Perform other duties, as assigned, in support of GIS related projects.
Under and including one year experience
Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.
Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.
Ability to read literature, books, reviews, scientific or technical journals, abstracts, financial reports, and/or legal documents. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in at the college level or above. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Solid working knowledge of ESRI ARC Info/ARC Map software and Microsoft Office, particularly, advanced knowledge in Powerpoint and Excel. Ability to organize multiple concurrent projects with minimal supervision. Knowledge and understanding of spreadsheets and database management. Ability to communicate concisely (oral and written), follow instructions and be accountable for work time/actions.