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GIS Administrator

City of Cocoa

Cocoa,  Florida

JOB SUMMARY
Under the direction of the Chief Technology Officer, performs applications and/or database design and development. The GIS Administrator implements services for departmental users utilizing Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and supports environment, policies and procedures, standards, and the accuracy and consistency of the GIS information.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Administers application systems including creation of user interface layout that enhances existing GIS applications for departmental productivity.
  • Manages ESRI products serving production feeds, administering SQL databases, and managing GIS web services.
  • Develops long- and short-term strategic goals for GIS the City’s GIS operation and examines both current and future GIS requirements.
  • Develops GIS solutions and provides support after the product is delivered, incorporates software solutions within the GIS architecture in order to meet the future needs of the organization.
  • Familiarity with Esri Local Government Information Model schema development and implementation of Esri solutions for Local Government.
  • Supports in the production of customized maps and/or other product deliverables for City departments when necessary or directed.
  • Manages installation, configuration, upgrades, and support of GIS system including databases, software, and user applications. Expands, tests, and executes upgrades involving GIS products, web publishing strategies, and system architects, and assures spatial system quality and security.
  • Assist in the evaluation, development, adaptation, and programming of software applications for capture, conversion, and maintenance procedures related to GIS.
  • Evaluates and investigates prospective solutions, including software, training, and maintenance, identifies problems, issues, and risks and participates in the identification, documentation, and communication of solutions, and assists and trains other City of Cocoa staff in implementing technical solutions for GIS related business opportunities.
  • Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared or undeclared emergency.
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Skill in ESRI ArcGIS for Server and Microsoft SQL Server administration, basic CAD functionality and programs, MS Access, MS Project, Relational Databases, and Cartography.
  • Skill in written and verbal communication.
  • Skill in multiple areas of information systems development, implementation and maintenance.
  • Skill in evolving GIS technology as well as contemporary GIS business practices and trends.
  • Ability to identify the technology user’s needs and opportunities to use technology to add value.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal communication and analytical skill.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously and display originality in logical thinking and decision-making.
  • Ability to give and receive effective instruction and training.
  • Ability to assimilate and develop GIS applications for specific needs.
  • Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in frequent contact with employees, elected officials and representatives of outside agencies and organizations.
  • Ability to function as a liaison between various user departments, Information Technology staff, contractors, and vendors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems or related fields with five (5) years of experience in an information systems environment, including systems analysis, design, integration, and implementation; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Special Qualifications:
For positions requiring the operation of City vehicles, must possess a valid current Florida driver's license, or be able to acquire one within 45 days of hire. Must be capable of passing a comprehensive background investigation, including but not limited to a polygraph/CVSA, physical and a drug screen. Must have experience in GIS software package implementation and systems integration.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The work is generally sedentary to light and may require exerting up to 30 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:

  • Feeling: Ability to perceive attributes of objects by touch.
  • Dexterity: Primarily with fingers, as in picking, pinching, or typing.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure with the whole hand.
  • Handling: Picking, holding, or otherwise working with the whole hand.
  • Hearing: Ability to hear and understand at normal speaking levels with or without correction.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Ability to lift and move objects
  • Mental Acuity: Ability to make rational decisions.
  • Reaching: Ability to extend hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Speaking / Talking: Ability to communicate clearly, accurately and concisely through speech.
  • Visual Acuity: Ability to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; and/or extensive reading, operating motor vehicles; including color, depth perception, and field vision.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in a dynamic environment that requires the ability to be sensitive to change and responsive to changing goals, priorities, and needs



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