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GIS Analyst

City Of Gainesville

Gainesville,  Florida
GIS Analyst

SUMMARY
This is paraprofessional GIS work creating and maintaining geographic databases and ArcGIS online applications.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished other classes by its emphasis on specific technical expertise in maintaining property records and maps.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Depending on area of assignment:
  • Designs and produces thematic and reference maps requested using GIS techniques and equipment.
  • Maintains inventory of assets in GIS and updates geographic databases as geographic features change in area.
  • Monitors GIS data with regards to integrity of files, positional and dimensional accuracy and documentation.
  • Provides general information to public concerning Land Development Codes and Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan.
  • Analyzes GIS issues that relate to problem solving, software, hardware enhancement and customizations.
  • Proposes and recommends solutions as appropriate.
  • Provides assistance to others regarding GIS products services, printing and spatial databases.
  • Determines legal description of lots and acreage from deeds, wills, plats, detailed maps, right-of-way dedications, and other records. Prepares proper legal descriptions to be given parcels involved.
  • Inspects and examines varied public records to find definite information regarding land titles or to understand ownership of a given parcel of land.
  • Assists in preparing studies and reports.
  • Transfers data from non-digital sources to GIS digital formats.
  • Attends work on a continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • May act in absence of supervisor.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in geography, urban planning, graphics, design, or related field and one (1) year experience with GIS.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses
A valid United States Driver License is required at time of appointment. Valid Florida Driver License required within 30 days of start date.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Depending on area of assignment:
  • Working knowledge of illustration, cover design, hand lettering, drafting, and cartographic design.
  • Working knowledge of computers and relevant GIS software and related applications.
  • Knowledge of legal descriptions and documents.
  • Working knowledge of advanced mathematics, including geometry.
  • Knowledge of sources and availability of related information.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with co-workers and the general public.
  • Ability to conduct photographic field surveys, site analysis, and field checks.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is often required to sit for prolonged periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

  • Work may require performance of tasks outdoors under varying climatic conditions.
  • Requires local travel to other general government locations within the Gainesville area.


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