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GIS Specialist

City of Delray Beach

Delray Beach,  Florida
GIS AnalystGIS Technician

EEO Statement
The City of Delray Beach does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability, marital status, family status or sexual orientation in employment or the provision of services.

The City of Delray Beach is a Non-Tobacco Workplace. The City will not consider applicants who have used tobacco or nicotine products for a period of at least three months prior to application for employment. The definition of "tobacco or nicotine products" includes but is not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, pipes, snuff, e-cigarettes and nicotine patches or gum.

The purpose of this position is to assist in the development and maintenance of the City's computer-generated land-based databases using a Geographic Information System (GIS). Utilizing GIS/.CADD/GPS hardware and or software, to perform the following: collect/manage geographical data, produce various maps/reports, develop, maintain, and/or enhance database structures. Operates a computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data; verifies accuracy of entered data and makes corrections; utilizes word processing, database, computer aided drafting (CAD), geographic information system (GIS), mapping, graphics design, or other software programs. Assists with field surveys utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) equipment to obtain field collected data for GIS projects. Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed. This position reports to the GIS Coordinator.

Essential Job Duties:
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Employees in this position are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-100, IS-700, and IS-922 within 30 days of employment and will be required to participate in the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) during activation
  • Prepare or complete various GIS/map data forms as required using computer aided drafting (CAD) and geographic information system (GIS) software programs. Which may include: reports, correspondence, thematic maps, utility and utility as-built inventory maps, facilities maps, hurricane preparedness maps, road centerline files, statistical analyses, presentation materials, or other documents.
  • Develop, maintain and enter using computer-aided drafting (CADD) all the construction as-built drawing documents that come through the Engineering dept. for the purpose of updating and maintaining the City's water and sewer atlas and databases thereof for the development of the Citywide Geographic Information System (GIS).Enter data into the (TAC)technical advisory community database for as-built drawings.
  • Assist the public and internal employee's with the retrieval of all as-built documents and data through a database GIS mapping program, property appraisers website, clerk and comptroller website, various city plats, and aerial and map atlas.
  • Operate and maintain data in the City geographic information system (GIS); update data in GIS enterprise database; enter data from various sources into GIS system.
  • Perform quality control checks on GIS data layers to ensure they meet specifications.
  • Inspect graphic and attribute information to find logical inconsistencies with the data and to ensure data validity.
  • Update utility inventory mapping and data.
  • Communicate with supervisor, employees, other departments, users, user groups, consultants, the public, outside agencies, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
  • Collect, store, update, manipulate, analyze, and display geographically referenced information; electronically manipulates data files by importing, exporting, creating, recalling, editing, or updating data; stores and/or retrieves archived data.
  • Perform analysis using spatial data tools.
  • Fosters positive employee relations and employee morale on a City-wide basis.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associates degree in survey/mapping, engineering, geography, computer science or related field and minimum of three years experience in GIS applications is required; Bachelor's degree proffered supplemented by two years previous experience. Minimum of three years experience in GIS applications. Ability to use highly technical computer applications, such as GIS or CAD. Ability to manage and prioritize routine, specialized and complex assignments and problems utilizing knowledge acquired through prior education, training, and experience. Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form. Ability to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment. Requires demonstrated ability to utilize personal computer and office software such as MS Word, MS Excel and electronic mail.

The abilities expected of all employees include being able to respond to supervision, guidance and direction of superiors in a positive, receptive manner and in accordance with stated policies, be appropriately groomed and attired so as to present a professional image in accordance with the organization's mission, goals, and policies; report for work promptly and properly prepared at the time and place required by the assignment or orders; notify the appropriate supervisor of intended absences in accordance with stated rules; conform with standards and rules regarding use of accrued time; demonstrate a polite, helpful and courteous manner when engaged in any activity with the public; operate and care for equipment to manufacturer's specifications and/or within the specified parameters; demonstrate an understanding, consideration, and respect of cultural, religious, and gender differences when interacting with the public and colleagues.

A comparable combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position, may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.

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