MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Attainment of a minimum of a bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university in geography, planning, engineering or closely related field, including coursework in GIS or computer mapping and cartography and preferably some experience designing and developing GIS software applications and databases and performing computer operating system maintenance; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK: Good knowledge of GIS concepts and principles, including coordinate systems, Census geography, spatial topology, map scales, address geocoding, statistical analysis and cartographic methods; some knowledge of data processing principles and of systems analysis and design; some knowledge of computer peripheral equipment and graphic output formats; ability to effectively use and operate computer programs of employing jurisdiction; ability to apply GIS technology to solve user problems and information needs; ability to plan and organize work to set priorities and meet deadlines; ability to supervise the work of others; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads and other employees.
EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in position of this class.) Determines system needs by consulting management, users and other technical personnel; writes programs to generate user defined products such as maps, reports or plots using a GIS scripting language; researches and analyzes geographic data conversion requirements; verifies and converts mapping data; plans, implements and reviews database automation and maintenance procedures and ensures accuracy of input data; recommends cartographic solutions and provides technical support to GIS users; assists users in developing and implementing GIS applications or systems; trains technicians, interns, or other personnel to operate the GIS software or run interactive GIS applications; maintains contact and works with various departments to ensure data needs; writes database or application system documentation for publication; assists in the development of cartographic and database standards; maintains frequent contact with users to improve system quality and provide timely assistance; assists in data archiving and retrieval, program installation, and data import/conversion processing; plats and researches legal descriptions; creates vicinity and locator maps; creates and designs digitally submitted site plans; interprets and digitizes hand-drawn site plans; performs land use surveys; creates special project maps as requested; creates routes for buses and other city services; digitizes engineering projects; analyzes census data to create maps and reports; creates custom maps; prints, mounts, and laminates graphics; performs related work as required.
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